Inner peace is like the Sasquatch—many people claim it's real, but most remain skeptical until the moment it seizes them while meditating on a mountaintop. Today’s Groupon brings the bliss: for $49, you get one month of unlimited yoga, Pilates, and belly-dancing classes (a $120 value) at Poise Studio in Beaverton.
Poise Studio is home to two studios that offer a wide variety of class styles for different fitness levels and preferences. Before mapping out your month of taut transformations based on the upcoming schedule, consider the type of classes offered and the color of your yogi belt. Barely bendable novices can get comfortable in Yoga I/II, which provides individualized attention during fundamental stretches. Fusionists will gobble up yoga with Dr. Linda Rowe, who incorporates her chiropractic knowledge and kung-fu daydreams. Pilates classes are designed to strengthen the core muscles in order to maximize strength, flexibility, and control over spiderwebbed stairways in emergency evacuations. For those who prefer to shimmy and hip-pop their way into mental and physical harmony, belly-dance classes are also offered.
Each class at Poise Studio is limited to 12–17 students, so you'll never have to feel uncomfortable doing a downward dog while backed into a tiny alcove by a hoard of perspiring classmates. The instructors are as strong and skilled as nimble gibbons swiftly brachiating through the treetops, always ready to guide other earthbound mammals through the bendy side of the fitness wilderness.
New students only.