In its constant attempt to stay fit, humanity has given in to such unfortunate workout trends as livestock lifting, Spazzercise, and mixed-martial charades. Embrace body and mind fitness that has withstood the test of time with today's Groupon: for $25, you get eight yoga classes at the Yoga Center of California, located in Costa Mesa (a $104 value).
Led by internationally recognized yoga master Ramakrishna Ananda, Yoga Center of California's experienced instructors teach Orange County residents how to torque their bodies and unwind their minds. Combining a no-strain approach to pose perfecting with an emphasis on personal meditation, classes help put stiff students on the road to better flexibility, straighter posture, and easier prison-vent escapes, regardless of age or experience level. Beginners can get their bendable feet wet in Hatha yoga, where they can learn the basic poses (or asanas) in a gentle, tension-relieving flow, and experienced yogis can seek out a challenge with Ashtanga, meditation, or Chinese yoga, a holistic healing class that focuses on breathing, self-massage, and opening fortune cookies with the mind. Browse the online schedule to find the class right for your interests and time constraints.
Aside from the physical benefits, regular yoga practice can yield a number of psychological improvements, including positive thinking, mental clarity, increased willpower, and a decrease in pipe-cleaner nightmares. For busy parents on the bend, Yoga Center also provides childcare during Tuesday-night courses. Check out their helpful tips for successful yoga practice before scheduling your first class.
Yoga Center of California
Before yoga was a household activity and people meditated to guard their minds from computers' thought-control beams, Yoga Center of California was already teaching students a relaxed approach to yoga. Within the center—established more than four decades ago—instructors who have all trained for at least five years under internationally renowned guru Ramakrishna Ananda demonstrate time-honored poses and emphasize meditation techniques from each yogic style to help students find the technique that suits them best. These professors of flexibility also guard pupils against strain as they find each group's comfort zone, showing them how to relax a pose and modify positions to match skill levels. In each class, such as Hatha, Chinese, or prenatal yoga, two instructors introduce the philosophy of yoga while training participants in asanas and meditation. Yoga Center of California also teaches a variety of meditation techniques including mindfulness meditation
445 E 17th St.
Costa Mesa, California 92627Get Directions