Yoga can improve posture, centre the mind, and endow practitioners with two-for-one travel deals as they gain the flexibility needed to fit into companions' suitcases. Prepare to see the world with today's Groupon to The Yoga Loft in Old Strathcona. Choose between the following options:
- For $29, you get a five-class punch card (an $84 value).
- For $39, you get one month of unlimited yoga classes (up to a $136.50 value).
The Yoga Loft's vetted instructors lead all levels of practitioners through Sattva and Ashtanga classes at its eco-friendly studio. Sattva classes explore Hatha yoga, flowing through postural sequences and breathing techniques that encourage the connection of mind and body. Ashtanga synchronizes breath and movement to specific rhythms, increasing flexibility and strength to improve your range of motion, balance, and posture, all vital to moving up in the corporate world, seeing over the steering wheel, and slicing your morning bagel. The deep relaxation classes focus on longer holds, deeper postures, and slower paces, opening the hips, shoulders, and spine to enhance range of motion and to release stress to go follow its dream of working on an Alaskan crab boat. Sessions last 45–90 minutes and run all week, comprising a class schedule starting as early as 6:15 a.m. and ending as late as 9 p.m. Before most Sattva classes, the studio is open for self-guided meditation and mime monologue rehearsals.
Classes are held in The Yoga Loft's eco-friendly studio, kept tidy by nontoxic cleaning products and enlivened by natural light spilling onto the hardwood floor and golden walls coloured by low VOC paints. No reservations are necessary, though participants should arrive 15 minutes before classes start with comfortable, movement-friendly, and perfume-free attire (changing rooms are available on-site). Mat rentals are available for $1, and the studio dispenses free water to fill students' bottles and well buckets.
Although Yoga Loft offers their own discount on unlimited month classes when planning on renewing from month to month, this Groupon still represents the best value.