Yoga is a much easier way to exercise both mind and body than testing Einstein's theory of relativity by racing a beam of light. Avoid a science-related sprain with today's Groupon: for $39, you get a 10-class yoga pass to Shine Wellness in New Westminster (a $120 value). Online registration is required.
In addition to being a hub for seekers of open-mindedness, Shine Wellness boasts supportive and experienced instructors who lead students through a variety of classes in Hatha and other yoga styles. Stressed limbs stretch away tension in Restorative Yoga, which sequences restful postures to balance both the body's parasympathetic nervous system and checkbook. Ideal for beginners, the Fusion class shows participants how to coordinate breath and alignment, and Classic Hatha students practice a 6,000-year-old yoga method that synchronizes opposing energies through postures, breath, and meditation. Classes are scheduled Monday–Saturday, with most sessions lasting 75- to 90-minutes.
Handsome hardwood floors awash in natural light support class-goers as they unfurl complimentary Jade yoga mats in preparation for the studio's copious morning, afternoon, and evening classes. Each session has a maximum of 12 students per class in a boutique-style setting, ensuring the soothing camaraderie of group yoga immediately followed by animated games of Twister.