Sometimes our dreams are within reach, but more often, those dreams are on the highest of high shelves, beside the BB gun and the cupcakes "for tomorrow." Reach that shelf with today's Groupon to stretch your muscles and muscle your stretches into intense muscular moves: for $40, you get five classes at Tula Hot Yoga (up to a $95 value); the values vary by the class chosen. Purchase one of the following Groupons for the location—Tula Central or Tula West—most convenient for you:
- Tula Central
- Tula West
Whether you want to stand taller, bend over backward, or open a pickle jar taped to your back, Tula Hot Yoga offers a suitable yoga or Pilates style. The sister studios each offer more than a dozen daily classes in the disciplines of yoga, hot yoga, Pilates, and yoga/Pilates fusion, taught by an array of skilled instructors. Chat with your body to determine how to best spend your five classes. Hot Hatha yoga classes are held in sweatoriums heated at 35–40 degrees Celsius, while Pilates, Vinyasa flow, Kundalini, and non-hot Hatha courses take place in more-comfortable climes. Awaken all seven chakras from an ice-cream-themed dream with a Kundalini yoga class, or stabilize your stomach strength with an appropriately levelled Pilates course. Consult the Tula website for a detailed course schedule for your location, as well as additional information on the ins-and-outs of each bend-and-breathe discipline.
Tula, which translates to "balance" in yoga-ese, boasts a friendly and non-competitive atmosphere, ideal for personal recalibrating, relaxing, and rethinking impulsive purchases of vacation homes in Estonia. Both studios are committed to green practices and hold themselves to high standards of cleanliness. All five classes must take place at the same studio.
- The space is airy, the changerooms and showers are clean and the staff are friendly. They even have body wash and shampoo in the showers so you don't have to bring your own. – Kat Tancock, Best Health
- From the moment I walked in I felt at peace! The incense in the air, the candles, the water fountain - so relaxing! The front desk people were fantastic and really helpful in going through the class schedule (TONS of classes to choose from) and figuring out which package best suited by schedule and budget. – Emma Mae, ChickAdvisor
- My husband commented that my skin looked really nice after. The class was quite challenging and we spent a lot of time in positions with our heads upside down, which hurts after awhile, but I feel like I got an excellent workout and will definitely be going back. – Ali de Bold, ChickAdvisor
Named after the word tula, which signifies balance, Tula was created to promote guests' inner and outer harmony and well-being. After a Pilates or Hatha- or flow-yoga class—available in a hot or temperate studio—patrons can indulge in spa treatments ranging from herbal body wraps to Ayurvedic facials and massages. Each location evokes a soothing, nature-inspired look, characterized by wood flooring and water fountains. The studios' radiant heating panels, natural cleaning products, and organic spa products also speak to a desire for balance with the earth.
Tula has built a loyal local following for both its yoga classes and spa services. The Tula West location made a list of Best Health magazine writer Kat Tancock's favourite yoga studios. Studio director Isabel Lambert's "meticulous approach" to sugaring was praised by Fashion Magazine in 2010, and the establishment was voted Best Hot Yoga by BlogTo in 2012, along with Toronto's Best Workout Studio by Now.