Like bird watching, yoga encourages participants to become one with nature and requires them to recognize the subtle differences between an eagle and a pigeon standing on its head. Point out pristine poses with today's Groupon: for $25, you get five yoga classes (a $50 value) and mat rental (a $10 value) at Power Yoga Chicago (a $60 value).
Power Yoga Chicago's head instructor Judd Albring enlightens aspiring yogis to the benefits of power Vinyasa yoga in an intimate studio setting. Held in an environment heated to 80–90 degrees, power Vinyasa challenges the mental and physical abilities of each practitioner, forcing breath and body to function in sync like the most talented of boxing bagpipers. Proponents of the practice boast heightened focus, balance, and flexibility, and no previous yoga know-how is required to enroll. Benders can choose courses from the center's robust schedule, and a 16-person class cap ensures spaciousness for personally perfecting stances. Mats are also provided by the studio, helping posers stretch with soft stability and allowing home welcome mats to keep their day jobs.