While holding a mountain pose yields comfort and serenity, holding a mountain goat yields a lifelong friendship. Embrace tranquility with today’s Groupon to UpDog Yoga Centers and WuDang Martial Arts, valid at the Athens, Florence, and Huntsville locations. Choose from the following options:
- For $20, you get 10 classes (a $90 value).
- For $30, you get 20 classes (a $160 value).
- For $425, you get a one-year membership (an $850 value).<p>
UpDog Yoga Centers’ master instructors lead students of all skill levels through yoga, tai chi, and kung fu workouts. The studio’s robust, six-day schedule of classes includes Yoga 101, where instructors acquaint beginners with the foundational postures and secret yogi handshakes that prepare them for more challenging classes. Seasoned yogis gather for hot Vinyasa sessions, where intense heat helps bodies wring out toxins while students flow through a series of strengthening poses. During Yin yoga, students target connective tissues, ligaments, and tendons by holding deep stretches for up to five minutes at a time, or until the tyrannosaurus rex decides the classroom of yogis are nothing but unappetizing trees. Instructors in traditional tai chi classes help center spirits by demonstrating a peaceful practice of flowing movements; students in kung fu work to master precise moves for cardiovascular and self-defense benefits.