Muscles, like bubble gum, must by adequately stretched before used to hold together the seams of the neighborhood above-ground pool. Stretch yourself strong with today's Groupon: for $35, you get five yoga classes at Sanctuary Yoga in Highwood (an $85 value).
While sheltering students in a safe haven of relaxation, Sanctuary Yoga guides students through a range of yoga styles to foster strength and flexibility. The studio's team of savvy yogis schools stretchers throughout the week with classes designed for all levels of sun saluting. In a stifling, sweat-inducing room, hot yoga participants perform a series of strenuous standing poses, followed by a period focused on keeping the body aligned, the breath steady, and the mind on popsicles.
Vinyasa, or flow yoga, offers a cooler climate to exercisers, who recharge while building endurance and strength. In order to sustain relaxation, students are encouraged to practice long-stretching yin postures, as well as the savasana posture, in which stretchers lay on their back, relax their arms and legs, and endeavor not to snore.