Hot yoga became popular after a study concluded that high heat was the main reason grandpas normally emerge from gym saunas feeling relaxed, limber, and totally nude. Experience the benefits of warmth without wishing for a blindfold with today's deal: for $30, you get three hot yoga classes and a 15-minute Migun massage (a $69 total value with mat, towel, and water included) at Riverflow Yoga in Point Pleasant or Lambertville. The Lambertville site will have its grand opening in October.
Riverflow Yoga offers tension-melting hot yoga classes for folks of all fitness levels. During each 90-minute class, students are guided by masters of heat to perform 26 muscle-releasing poses in a 100-degree-plus room. You will definitely sweat, but the long-lasting benefits, such as decreased blood pressure, increased flexibility, and weight loss far outweigh any extra deodorant expenditures.
Classes are offered seven days a week in the Pennsylvania location; standard sessions are great for all levels, while music and silent classes allow more experienced stretchers to rock out and rock in, respectively ($20 per class). With your Groupon, you’ll also receive complimentary mat and towel rental (a $1 value) at your classes. Be sure to properly prepare for each class to prevent dehydration and the real-time situational comedy of showing up overdressed.
For stress that simply won’t sweat itself out, try a 15-minute hot Migun massage (a $20 value). The Migun thermal massage bed uses acupressure, helium heat, jade-stone healing, and infrared rays, combining Eastern and Western techniques in a healing blend that rivals the 1972 party that Nixon threw upon his arrival to China in its cross-cultural significance. Massages can be redeemed after your class or any time during studio hours.
The Hot Introductory Special is not applicable with this Groupon. Though the special offers a buy-one-get-one special on yoga classes, this Groupon is still a better value.
Riverflow Yoga was recently featured in NJL Health + Beauty magazine, which has this to say:
- After the 26th pose, we lay in savasana (corpse pose) until we were ready to get up. I ended up being one of the last people to get up – not in defeat – but because I felt awesome. All that hard work (and sweat!) left me feeling elated, flexible, relaxed, and refreshed. As vigorous as it is, the payoff is well worth the persistence. Would I do it again? Sure, I’ll race you there. – Lauren Johnson
Riverflow Yoga owner Rhonda Uretzky lives and breathes yoga. After 40 years of dedicated practice—and with every member of her immediate family either teaching or practicing yoga—she has come to think of it not just as a workout, but as a way of life. Aided by an experienced team of instructors and sweat-inducing temperatures that work to purge bodies of toxins, Rhonda’s Hot 26 Yoga classes focus on stretches that nurture physical flexibility and foster spiritual exploration.
Riverflow Yoga's studio, located in a former laceworks, features free parking and uses a combination of heat to boost blood flow, ease sore joints, stretch tight muscles and tone bodies during hot yoga sessions. When Rhonda's guiding students through each class’ 26 poses, she elongates spines and unkinks vestigial tails with hands-on adjustments. Her hands, adept and perceptive from so much practice, can feel when bodies are tense; a mere touch can tell her where each student needs the most attention.