The first master yogis bent themselves like twist-ties around their enemies, smothering them with relaxing vibes. Get a similar chance to defeat work-related stress with today's Groupon: for $49, you get one month of unlimited yoga classes at YogaWorks, which has five Orange County locations (a $130 value). This Groupon cannot be used toward Pilates classes, but it is valid for Pilates mat classes.
Elongating bodies across Huntington, Laguna, and Newport Beaches, as well as Costa Mesa and Mission Viejo, YogaWorks' practitioners stretch in a dozen different flavors of yoga yogurt with the more than 40 sessions offered each week (starting as early as 5:30 a.m. and ending as late as 9 p.m.). YogaWorks' impassioned, experienced, and quadruple-jointed instructors remix pliable poses from a variety of styles, with well-known traditions such as Ashtanga and Vinyasa mingling with samples from lesser-known paths to lithe enlightenment, such as Iyengar, known in secret circles as the "way of the swift-handed dancing snake." Each location offers complimentary showers so that sweat-swaddled rubberbodies can hose down after their lessons.
Yelpers give the Costa Mesa location a four star average, while three Yelpers give the Mission Viejo location an average of 3.5 stars. Eight Yelpers give the Newport beach location a four-star average and five Yelpers also give the Huntington Beach location a four-star average. Five Yelpers give the Laguna Beach location a near-perfect 4.5 star average:
- Excellent yoga studio. Spacious, clean, large variety of class types, times and levels. Professional teachers who care about their student's well being, training and safety. – Rose C., Costa Mesa location
- Fanfriggintastic! Awesome intructors! Mellow atmosphere. Large spacious room. Great variety of moves and styles. – donna s., Huntington Beach
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.