The first yoga in America was practiced on waterbeds, though yogis quickly switched to sticky mats when the only pose they could achieve was the Awkward Fish. Strengthen your body and dignity with this Groupon.
$39 for 10 Drop-In Yoga Classes (Up to $120 Value)
Soleil Yoga's passionate instructors combine their eclectic mix of yoga specialties to lead students through sessions in Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Anusara, and power-yoga styles. The studio's schedule of integrated sessions includes beginner-friendly level-one classes, which acquaint newbies with yoga's foundational movements. During level-one sessions, novice yogis learn breathing techniques in a competition-free, supportive environment, in which teachers help students achieve and maintain proper alignment. Intermediate yogis explore more challenging poses, including inversions and strengthening handstands, and the savviest of stretchers learn how to bend backward far enough to read their own Sanskrit back tattoos.
Though Soleil Yoga sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
As many as 25 teachers shelter under the umbrella of Soleil Yoga, each with his or her own history, story, and style of instruction. Their collective knowledge spans the spectrum of yogic disciplines, from the highly traditional Ashtanga yoga to the ever-changing Vinyasa style. They carefully calibrate the thermostat in their seaside studio to produce temperatures that complement each workout. These range from room-temperature sessions to 99-degree bouts of hot yoga—or, as the FBI calls it, stolen yoga.