Yoga is one of the world's oldest forms of exercise, second only to holding the earth on your shoulders. Practice ancient athleticism with today's Groupon: for $29, you get one month of unlimited classes at Santa Barbara Yoga Center (up to a $170 value).
In business for 20 years, Santa Barbara Yoga Center boasts diverse instructors who shepherd students through more than 100 weekly classes in styles stretching from Anusara to Iyengar to Ashtanga. Each instructor channels a passion for tranquility through beginner- and advanced-level sessions, fitness-oriented classes, and specialized instruction for soon-to-be mothers, athletes, seniors, and those suffering from injuries. After the deep breathing and mantras of meditative Kundalini sessions, students emerge centered and better calibrated to weigh the souls of others. On the opposite end of the spectrum, Peak Performance yoga classes mold and fortify the physique through a mix of Vinyasa and strength training. As a bonus, Groupon holders will receive a 10 percent discount if they purchase an additional class series within one week after their month of classes.
Through the studio's tall french windows, sunlight pours onto hardwood floors, causing shadows to slip and crawl off to meditation rooms outfitted with cushions and lanterns. Colors of cornsilk and violet greet visitors of Santa Barbara Yoga Center, where a neoclassical design scheme lush with flora evokes the stately ashram that George Washington built at Mount Vernon.