Yoga emphasizes seamless transition between poses, a skill set adopted by the Navy to teach cursive flag semaphore to its sailors. Spell out serene stances with today's Groupon: for $25, you get a five-class punch card at Yoga Mix in Neptune Beach (up to a $62 value).
Taught by former NFL cheerleader and current mat maven Nicole DeLoreto, Yoga Mix's schedule of integrated classes combine a variety of yoga styles, focusing primarily on linking movement to breath. The 75-minute mixed-level class welcomes students of all abilities, especially fledgling flexers, who can glean a solid foundation for safe personal yoga practice. With the studio temperature kept in the 80s, muscles become malleable enough to lengthen, stretch, and form rudimentary wings during flowing postures and breath work. More experienced students may strengthen their bodies while honing concentration in a power yoga class practiced in 95-degree heat. Yoga Mix's sweat sessions incorporate inspiring tunes to further encourage students to connect movement with each breathy Sting lyric.