Yoga teaches people how to sustain poses while controlling their breath, a technique most yogis use to live undetected in wax museums. Steady your stillness skills with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $29 for one month of unlimited yoga (a $110 value)
- $19 for 10 yoga classes (a $115 value)
Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center
For more than half a century, the volunteer instructors of Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center—a nonprofit organization—have kept founder Swami Vishnu-devananda’s mission alive. To help students balance their mind, body, and spirit through yoga, the instructors lead classical yoga and meditation classes seven days a week. Yoga newbies can take part in 60-minute beginner sessions, which focus on breath work and posture practice, and more seasoned yogis can challenge themselves in an “open” class that encourages meditating until they levitate and touch the ceiling. To ensure ample attention, instructors keep all class sizes small and take a gentle approach to teaching the ancient fitness form.
Along with enlightening students about yoga, the center’s volunteers also encourage helping out with charitable endeavors such as the prison project, which provides yoga books, correspondence letters, and yoga classes to inmates. The center also serves donation-based vegetarian meals at 12 p.m. and 7 p.m. each day. At Sivananda’s 40-acre yoga farm, located in the Sierra Nevada Foothills, students can escape the hustle and bustle of the real world as they decompress with daily yoga and reenergize with organic foods harvested from the farm.