Much like politicians, yogis engage in a series of carefully orchestrated and far-reaching moves only to eventually pull back to the center. Do right by your anatomical constituency with today's Groupon: for $24, you get four drop-in classes at Tualatin Yoga Studio (a $48 value). Classes take place at either the Van Raden Community Center or the Winona Grange in Tualatin.
Instructor Kate Dessommes leads sessions enlightened by her in-depth knowledge of yoga, which she learned by traveling the world to study with internationally renowned instructors. Blending Hatha yoga and deep meditation, Kate's classes convene in the late afternoon or early evening on Monday and Wednesday, instilling in students a sense of calm in both body and mind. Much like underwater taffy pulling, Hatha yoga requires a careful balance of breathing and stretching while performing challenging moves to strengthen and tone muscles. Postures easily adapt for the less experienced mat-letes in gentle yoga, still incorporating engaging rhythmic breathing and poses for more experienced human pretzels. For moms-to-be, prenatal yoga helps to stretch out swollen bodies and facilitate flexibility and easy movement, allowing baby-bulked ladies to put on their own socks through all nine months of pregnancy.