Inner peace is like the Sasquatch—many people have claimed it's real, but you’re skeptical until it seizes you while you're meditating on a mountaintop. Today’s Groupon brings the bliss. For $39, you get one month of unlimited classes at Red Pearl Yoga (a $160 value), located in Fort Lauderdale, about 30 miles north of Miami.
Housed inside the giant oyster that is the state of Florida, Red Pearl Yoga offers an array of yoga classes for all levels of flexers and focused breathers. Bend your body and stretch your spirit in an Ashtanga yoga class, linking together physically challenging poses through a set series of flowing movements. Roll the dice that is your body with a Vinyasa yoga class that flows unpredictably from pose to pose while maintaining a focus on breathing. Merge the oil of the body and the water of the mind through the alignment focus of Hatha flow, or prepare yourself for motherhood with a pre-natal yoga-therapy class. There are several other yogadventures to set out on at Red Pearl Yoga, so check the schedule to see what's being offered when and by which of Red Pearl Yoga's 12 orange-tinted instructors.
Red Pearl Yoga spreads the art of meditative movement from a second-floor studio overlooking the Middle River. With sunlight illuminating the space, Atlantic Ocean breezes serving as nature's folding fan, and a complimentary cup of tea on tap, clients enter a Zen zone at Red Pearl Yoga.
Red Pearl won Best Yoga Studio in 2009 from the Broward-Palm Beach New Times.
- In this magical studio, sunbeams reach through the open windows and extend along the floor, allowing you to roll around and warm yourself like a cat while opening up your chakras. Caring leaders, like Karen Gavrilov, roam as they guide, gently repositioning you from "ugh" to "ahh" postures. But the best thing about Red Pearl? Here, exercise doesn't feel like work. It feels like a welcomed reward. – Broward-Palm Beach New Times