Yoga is unique in that it is the only medieval physical fitness art that does not involve firing crossbows at a grendel. Bend and stretch bloodlessly with today's Groupon: for $35, you get one-month of unlimited classes at Yoga at Cindy's in Sunnyvale (a $165 value).
Yoga at Cindy's takes a variety of yoga styles and places them into a heated environment. Using hot air harvested from the egos of smug astronauts, the rooms are heated between 90 and 98 degrees, which leads to improved detoxification and warm, malleable muscles. The studio offers classes for all levels, from non-nimble newcomers to yoga veterans as flexible as the space-time continuum. A flexible schedule ensures that students will find a time to engage in heated flexing no matter the night shift, 9-to-5, or sub-temporal job, with the number of classes soon to be doubled thanks to a second yoga room. Each one is led by a friendly, experienced instructor who will keep the class quality high, while maintaining a non-competitive, healthy environment.
Heated yoga practice is an excellent way to purge a clogged system of malingering toxins, re-center a topsy-turvy nervous system, and build stamina from a slushy puddle to an upright, impervious snowman. Whether engaging in vinyasa or more vigorous power flows, the charming atmosphere at Cindy's is an ideal place to get into a committed routine. From the neutral-hued lobby, dotted with potted plants and eastern decorative touches, to the airy expanse of the gossamer curtain-lined studio, the yoga center exudes an air of relaxation.
Yoga at Cindy's
Smiling terra-cotta statues, forever posing, and potted orchids caught in a heliotropic stretch mirror the stillness and intensity inherent in Yoga at Cindy's challenging sessions. At both locations, skilled yogis guide groups through warm- and hot-yoga classes, sweating out toxins and loose change caught in pores in up to rooms that range from 82 to 95 degrees. Practitioners of all skill levels bend their way through a variety of poses in the 60-, 75-, and 90-minute sessions as the heat helps to keep muscles malleable, improve blood flow, and promote detoxification. Classes include heated Vinyasa-flow that focuses on the synchronization of breath and movement. Yin Yang Yoga, therapeutic flow, yin and gentle yoga consist of slower movements, while power flow and dynamic yoga sculpting also attract a loyal fitness base. In between classes, the studio is cleaned daily, and deep cleaned every other week to avoid the notoriously judgmental eye of the full and half moons.