High-energy yoga combines velocity and serenity more seamlessly than shouting an ancient mantra from a high-speed rollycoaster. Safely reach new mental and physical peaks with today's Groupon: for $45, you get 10 yoga classes at YogaHop in Pasadena and Santa Monica (a $150 value).
YogaHop's invigorating, core-fortifying yoga classes set to booming high-tempo music have attracted such celebrity fitness fans as Reese Witherspoon. Hip-hop, rock, and pop music surges through the studio as participants unleash their inner Gumby for a strengthening full-body workout that fosters yogic balance and serenity. Choose from a flexible schedule of one-hour classes taught by skilled instructors to twist torsos and stretch limbs with fast-paced exercises. YogaHop also conducts some evening classes by candlelight, cultivating a calm, peaceful atmosphere free from snidely critical fluorescent bulbs.
In honor of its culture-fusing workouts, YogaHop has dubbed its two studios “East Coast” and “West Side,” adorning both with bold color schemes complemented by chocolate-colored wood, guava-tinged walls, and marshmallow-hued air vents. Free parking is available for 90 minutes at a nearby lot.
Upon entering YogaHop’s boldly colored confines and hearing vibrant pop and hip-hop tunes blasting from the classrooms’ speakers, exercisers know they’re not in a typical yoga studio. At both the Pasadena and Santa Monica locations, students immerse themselves in energetic classes that, like the Taj Mahal after hours, blend the ancient practice of yoga with pulse-pounding dance music that forms a workout InTouch magazine dubs “insane” and Maxim calls “inspiring” and “spiritual.” No matter the ability level, students find their stride thanks to patient and effervescent instructors who lead them through a continuous flow of poses, stopping only to gently correct a position or ask occasional student Reese Witherspoon for her autograph. Newly added "Pump" classes add weights and High Intensity Interval Training to the already energetic YogaHop class.