Experts have concluded that the best way to lower stress is by not thinking about how stress can ambush you at any time when you least expect it, even while you sleep, and destroy your life, often in a clown costume with dental implements. Failing that, there's always today's Groupon for YogaWorks. Choose one of the following options:
- $15 for two weeks of unlimited yoga in any one of a dozen varieties of bendiscipline (a $30 value)
- $49 for one month of unlimited yoga (a $139 value)
This Groupon is good at all four YogaWorks locations in the Bay Area: San Francisco, Larkspur, Mill Valley, or Walnut Creek. Groupons activated by September 15 will also get 20% off a single full-priced item at YogaWorks Boutique.
Classes vary from location to location, but together you'll have your pick from dozens of sessions a week, some starting as early as 6 a.m. and others as late as 8 p.m. YogaWorks' impassioned and experienced instructors remix pliable poses from well-known traditions such as Ashtanga and Vinyasa with samples from lesser-known paths to lithe enlightenment like Iyengar, known in secret circles as the "way of the swift-handed dancing snake." There are also specially crafted classes for pre- and post-natal women and kids, and hybrid classes such as BarWorks and SculptWorks.
Different poses unblock dammed channels of energy, and deep breathing suffuses the fatigued spirit with renewed vigor, just like blowing into a Nintendo cartridge. Finally become flexible enough to eat your food with your feet and touch your earlobes together. Yoga veterans malleable as warm wax and neophytes unable to touch their hands are equally welcome, with different classes attuned to different levels of ability and a perpetual emphasis on increasing satisfaction and skill.
Valid only for new students or those who've not attended a YogaWorks class in the past year.
YogaWorks studios across the country have been featured in national and local publications. LA Yoga has profiled teachers, and the San Francisco Business Times has featured the Bay Area locations. Yelpers give the Bay Area locations an average of three to four stars. The San Francisco location won a Best of Citysearch award in 2008:
Guided by a mission of embracing every student's quest for personal growth, the team at YogaWorks offers programs for all ages and walks of life. Harnessing a minimum of 500 hours of Yoga Alliance training, expert instructors build lean muscles with traditional Ashtanga, Iyengar, and Vinyasa flow classes enhanced by inspiring music, ambient candlelight, meditation, and props. Their fitness classes further the body-shaping results of yoga, strengthening core muscles with Pilates, increasing endurance and lean muscles with TRX classes, and building stamina with resistance-based SculptWorks.
Instructors also host exotic yoga retreats, which marry the excitement of travel to far-away locales with the benefits of yoga to bestow students with the confident grace required to approach a foreign yoga mat without startling it. Those in search of further training can access online videos by subscribing to myyogaworks.com, which offers a free, 14-day trial for new users. Students can search for videos by workout duration, skill level, and the targeted area of the body.