Sometimes our dreams are within reach, but more often, those dreams are on the highest of high shelves, beside the BB gun and the cupcakes "for tomorrow." Reach that shelf with today's deal: for $29, new clients get five yoga or Pilates mat classes (a $63 value) and 10% off first-visit boutique purchases at Yoga Shakti Studio's chic and spacious Huntington Beach and Irvine locations. Five Yoga Shakti classes usually cost $70, but since the studio sometimes offers them to new clients for $63, this Groupon knocks the discount lower than the temperature in space. Customers can use Yoga Shakti's yoga mats free of charge.
Yoga Shakti is a comprehensive wellness center dedicated to healthifying Orange County. Classes are available for seasoned stretchers and newbies as malleable as fresh-baked German pretzels. Yoga options come in multiple levels and styles, including Gentle yoga, Shakti yoga (meditative Vinyasa flow), power yoga, Hatha yoga, prenatal yoga, and kids yoga. Pilates mat classes, which focus on core conditioning and help improve coordination, flexibility, balance, and more, are also offered on the flexible schedule. After you take your first class, you'll have 90 days to take the rest.
All instructors are hired for their depth of experience and years of practice molding even the Disneyest villains into healthier, calmer, and happier evildoers. Yoga Shakti's unassuming Huntington Beach location is a relaxing environment for undertaking what may become a lifelong lifestyle, as many students of yoga come to find the practice central to their life and livelihoods. With today's Groupon folded into a downward-facing paper dog, you also get 10% off at the Yoga Shakti boutique when you redeem your Groupon. With access to the store shop, you won't have to spend hours foraging through the aisles at your local Mega-Box-Mart for mats and props. Find all manner of items—from candles and jewelry to exercise straps, balance blocks, books, and music—that can help anyone stay toned and limber.
Yelpers give Yoga Shakti Studio an enthusiastic 4.5 stars but recommend bringing your own mat.
Yoga Shakti Wellness Center
Yoga Shakti Wellness Center's director, Diana Pipaloff, has unwavering confidence in her instructors' abilities. It's appropriate, because most of them learned their practice at the center. Their 500-hour training program, which includes post-graduate mentorships and internships, equips graduates with Yoga Alliance registration. Once trained, a select few of these yogis begin work at Yoga Shakti Wellness Center's locations in Irvine and Huntington Beach.
At each location, students stretch and breathe during more than 10 types of yoga classes. Shakti yoga, the center's flagship style, leads participants in combining sun salutations, poses, and energy work to move toward increasing their physical and spiritual strength. Other options from the more than 100 classes offered each week include prenatal yoga and gentle yoga, which elucidates yoga's foundational poses and philosophy.
However, the staff isn't super-glued to their yoga mats. They also teach ayurveda, a lifestyle that combines dietary changes with massage, meditation, and other purification therapies.