Yoga and meditation have been intertwined since a yogi master performed the lotus position and had to think himself free. Begin the path to mind-body mastery with today's Groupon: for $30, you get a 10-class card for yoga, dance, and meditation at The Jade Apple, an inedible yoga studio in North Hollywood.
The Jade Apple's wide array of classes caters to students of all ability levels, ages, and blood types, providing both mental and physical wellness. The Essentials class teaches the fundamental yoga poses, the Kind & Gentle class takes poses gingerly for beginners or those with chronic pain from a stint filling in for a trampoline, and the Belly Dance class coaxes hips, arms, and core out of stasis. The Jade Apple also offers specialized classes such as Date Night Yoga, a partner class designed for couples, friends, or former NBA teammates looking to improve their on-court chemistry.
A 10-class card allows holders to experience a bevy of classes and passionate, friendly instructors. Before or after class, relax and meditate on the outdoor patio, or read your favorite novelization of a Charles Bronson movie in its lending library.
Twelve Yelpers give The Jade Apple a five-star average:
The Jade Apple
The Jade Apple’s extensive lineup of instructors leads a schedule brimming with rejuvenating yoga and dance styles for all levels and interests. Classes include introspective restoration sessions, which buoy soothing postures with pillows, blankets, and a studio pumped full of helium, affording students time to reflect on the day. On early mornings, Rise to Shine jolts drowsy ligaments awake with classic Hatha asanas and periodic traffic updates, while hips twist in energetic belly dance classes. The studio also hosts events to promote participation in the ancient art such as a family workshop. There is also a boutique that accessorizes students' ever-expanding range of postures with goods ranging from yoga mats ($30) to Jade Apple T-shirts ($22).