Sometimes our dreams are within reach, but more often those dreams are on the highest of high shelves, beside the BB gun and the cupcakes "for tomorrow." Reach that shelf with today's Groupon to stretch your muscles and muscle your stretches: for $45, new students get one month of unlimited classes at Semperviva Yoga (a $98.57 value). This Groupon can be used at any of Semperviva’s five Vancouver locations.
Semperviva Yoga brings the flexibility and meditative focus of crazy-bendy straws to the human body through a variety of classes—try a bit of each in your month of unlimited classes. Move within a set sequence of postures in an Ashtanga yoga class, or enjoy the same fluidity of motion without the rigid roadmap in a Vinyasa Power Flow class, synchronizing breath with each strength-sharpening movement. Prep your body for the labour of labour with a prenatal yoga class, or help baby achieve his or her first Downward Facing Dog with a nurturing mom and baby yoga class. Other classes offered at Semperviva’s studios are Yin yoga, in which poses are held for a long period of time to open up connective tissues and relieve stress; Hatha yoga, a slower-paced class exploring many of the same postures as the Ashtanga and Vinyasa Power Flow classes; and Kundalini yoga, a fast-paced form that yields quick results. Semperviva Yoga offers more than 145 classes throughout the week, so check their schedule to find the times that best fit your demanding schedule as a stuntperson-for-hire.
Semperviva Yoga entrusts its yoga instruction to more than 40 qualified purveyors of tension-tearing meditative movement. In the hands of these bona fide balancers and first-rate flexers, students of every ability and inability level will take their first measured steps in mastering the brand-new art of yoga. Make plans to join Semperviva Yoga at one of its five studios illuminated by the smile of the sun god Helios and offering breath-balancing waterfront views, and see why Semperviva Yoga tied for first place in the _Straight_’s reader's choice list of Vancouver’s best yoga studios in 2010.
Semperviva Yoga was the number-two studio in Vancouver according to Vancouver Yoga Review in 2009, and tied for number one according to readers of the Straight this year. Five Yelpers give an average of 3.5 stars to their main Kitsilano location, and three Yelpers give a four-star average to the Granville Island studio.
- Kits yogis love the convenience of so many classes being offered in their area, almost any time of day. Bonus: no need to lug your yoga mat around, use their yoga mats free of charge. – Taya, Vancouver Yoga Review
- Every week, I spend an hour and fifteen minutes in this room and for the fleeting moment, I am lost in my world of stretch, breathing, self and forget that about strife, stress and burdens. – Phil S., Yelp
As Vancouver's longest running multi-style Teacher Training Yoga College, Semperviva Yoga tempers the city's hustle and bustle with joy and peace. Inside its four local studios, friendships bloom among mats, blocks, and bolsters, which students may borrow for free. Here, seasoned instructors from around the world demonstrate yoga's power to cultivate flexibility and focus during workshops for people of all ability levels. Classical Hatha sessions offer plenty of cues to help students tailor the poses to their goals and limitations. Deep breaths and stretches fuel Vinyasa Power Flow routines, which build more strength and grace than a swan bench-pressing a ballerina. Several Semperviva studios feature boutiques, which foster healthy lifestyles with yoga mats and props, yoga-themed jewelry, and yoga wear.