Holding a yoga pose builds strength, discipline, and immunity to motion-sensor devices. Increase your nighttime stealthiness with today's Groupon: for $35, you get 10 yoga classes at Ra Yoga in Costa Mesa (a $130 value).
Ra Yoga's seasoned instructors lead cadres of pupils through a variety of yoga classes designed to center the body and mind while building strength and increasing flexibility. A Bik Ra class guides aspiring twisters through a 60-minute series of poses that fuse hot yoga and traditional Vinyasa in a heated environment, allowing pupils to sweat out toxins and secret family recipes as pores open and sinews loosen. A session of Vinyasa, available at various levels and temperatures, hones traditional yoga techniques, focusing on proper alignment and connecting breath to movement. Ra Yoga touts a restorative Yin-yoga class with a focus on calming flow, as well as a 45-minute lunchtime-yoga session for a midday energy boost to ward off a severe case of the afternoon droopsies. Check the schedule for specific times and classes.
Students can bring their own mats or rent one from Ra Yoga's foam-laden library. The center provides locker rooms with showers, as well as an ample 55-space parking lot for motorized vehicles and pack mules loaded up with yoga accessories.
Filled with radiant heat and eco-friendly furnishings, Ra Yoga's quartet of practice spaces emanates warmth, calm, and a pervasive sense of well-being. Here, a team of instructors leads more than a dozen classes designed to strengthen the body and center the mind. They offer a range of different yoga styles—including restorative Yin, flow-centric Vinyasa, and more rigorous hot yoga flow—with and without added heat meant to foster detoxification and keep out nosey penguins.
To melt any remaining stress after class, students may unwind in the studio's showers or socialize in its cozy lounge. Parents may also leave kids aged 6 months to 9 years in the care of an experienced babysitter during most of the studio's midmorning classes.