From Napoleon's great crab walk through Europe to J. Robert Oppenheimer's discovery of nuclear fission by kissing his own elbow, victory has always gone to the most flexible. Overpower enemies with today's Groupon: for $30, you get one month of unlimited classes (a $99 value) at Yoga Union in Mt. Tabor.
Seven days a week, yogis of all ages and experience levels flock to Yoga Union to stretch together, sweat together, and potato-sack race together. Yoga Union offers a wide variety of popular yoga classes, all of which are taught by seasoned and buttered instructors under the leadership of owners Annie Adamson and Todd Vogt. Treat your limbs to some windstorm simulation as they gracefully flow in a movement-based vinyasa class, or tighten and lengthen your body during a series of more-intense core-yoga classes. Hot flow combines the balancing movements of vinyasa but takes place in a heated room. The added atmospheric warmth stimulates your body's systems, helps eliminate pesky toxins, and soothes joints and muscles to prevent injury and relieve chronic pain. A full list of class descriptions can be found on Yoga Union's website.
Regularly practicing yoga can improve your quality of life by increasing muscle tone and flexibility, reducing stress, and stimulating weight loss. The dedicated team of instructors at Yoga Union brings years of experience and buckets of motivation to guide your body and mind overhaul. Recruit the guys from your sewing circle or the ladies from your crocodile-wrestling club to join you on your one-month journey across the yogaverse. Feed off the energy of friends to increase stimulation and add another friendly face into a sea of friendly faces. It is recommended to arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of each class.
As its name attests, Yoga Union is all about togetherness, valuing the strength and support of its student community over the athleticism of its members. Although this community is made up of people from all over the city, its roots are firmly planted in the surrounding Mount Tabor neighborhood; many of the highly trained teachers come primarily from the surrounding homes speckled across the scenic countryside. In fact, residents Annie Adamson and Todd Vogt—who would eventually become co-owners of the studio—fell in love with each other as students at Yoga Union, a testament to the close-knit, supportive atmosphere of the studio.
During the nonjudgmental classes, natural light spills in from the windows onto open flooring, illuminating a space where bodies of all builds and experience levels stretch, breathe, and hone their "Om" yodeling skills in rhythm.