Increased flexibility introduces a host of new exercise options, from tumbling to figure skating to unlatching a guard dog’s leash and scampering up a tree. Take fitness to new heights with today’s Groupon: for $30, you get one month of unlimited yoga classes (a $109 value) at Twist Vinyasa Yoga in Edmonds.
At each Twist Vinyasa Yoga class, an accomplished instructor helps students flow through a variety of yoga poses while fostering strength, focus, and confidence. Aspiring rubber bands gather at Vinyasa I–II classes, where they practice arm balances, inversions, and jump backs that develop lithe muscles and the ability to transform peanuts into peanut butter with one’s mind. Vinyasa II–III flows more forcefully, adding headstands, advanced breathing exercises, and a balmy 84-degree temperature, while yogis of all levels sweat with spiritual verve as they sculpt their physical muscles in power yoga. The one-hour slow-flow class dials back the intensity, focusing on meditation, breathing practices, and the fundamentals of bending and posing. As the sun sets on Friday nights, restorative yoga participants grab props and blankets, and then hunker down for some relaxing Yin-fueled movements at Twist’s playground of mindfulness.
Founder Jen Mitchell fell head over heels for yoga when a Vinyasa class enabled her to touch her toes without literally falling head over heels. A high-school journalism teacher by day, she strives to infuse Twist with a sense of community and an appreciation for Horace Greeley’s famous downward Whig pose.
Two months after she began practicing yoga, Jen Mitchell could touch her toes for the first time. She had turned to the art to help relieve the tightness in her lower body, the result of years spent as a teacher for group cycling classes. As she trained, she became more and more devoted to yoga's restorative power and relaxing aftereffects. Her exposure to the Vinyasa style made her feel as though she had "taken a shower from the inside out." She now leads a team of instructors at Twist Yoga, where she strives to acquaint patrons of all fitness levels with their innate potential.
Twist Yoga’s instructors focus on slow, deliberate breath work and mantra in connection with proper posing technique. The classes encourage students to flex in pursuit of a still mind, but the lighthearted atmosphere eschews utter stoicism for humor and support. Modifications for many poses allow guests of all skill levels to find balance at their own pace. Temperatures in the studio can reach 84 degrees, causing bodies to release toxins and minds to reach a state of clarity while considering buying summer real estate on the sun.
122 5th Ave. S
Edmonds, Washington 98020Get Directions