The more flexible one becomes, the easier it is to Rockette-kick volleyballs into space and limbo past height restrictions on children’s carnival rides. Achieve premium pliancy with today’s Groupon: for $29, you get a 10-class punch pass to The Yoga Underground in Provo (a $75 value).
The yogis at The Yoga Underground school students in a synthesis of yogic practices that draw on Ashtanga yoga, Vinyasa flow, and Pilates. Like playing darts on roller skates, attending the studio's classes elicits positive emotions and cultivates physical stamina. Kick Asana is an energetic, Ashtanga-inspired class that builds bodily strength and pliability with fast-paced exercises that make hearts race, skin steam, and tendons stretch like rubber bands. Introductory Mat Pilates strengthens students' cores, targeting the secret compartments where muscles go to hide from flu-shot injections. The PowerHour session develops students' endurance by asking them to hold picture-worthy poses and perform deep-tissue stretching. Check the schedule for class days and times.
The Yoga Underground
When The Yoga Underground's four passionate instructors aren't shopping for shoes, watching the sun rise while hiking up Mount Timp, or partaking in the great American pastime of wearing crazy socks, they're hitting the mat to teach students how to build physical strength and emotional wellness. Although they consider themselves students of the ancient practice of yoga, they aren't afraid to add some modern twists into the Ashtanga and Vinyasa yoga traditions, such as incorporating core-bolstering moves from Pilates and, according to instructor Brittany, playing "really awesome music." They offer an octet of lighthearted, yet challenging classes, which includes two fast-paced kick-asana classes, a primary series, and a lunchtime yoga session that accommodates working yogis on the go.