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 (up to a $149 value) and a $25 gift card at YogaWorks (up to a $174 total value), valid at the following locations: Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach, Laguna Beach, Mission Viejo, and Newport Beach. This Groupon cannot be used toward Pilates classes, but it is valid for Pilates mat classes. The additional $25 gift card expires May 31, 2011.
Elongating bodies across Orange County, YogaWorks' practitioners stretch in scores of different flavors of yoga yogurt with dozens of daily sessions offered each week (starting as early as 5:30 a.m. and ending as late as 8:55 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 Flow 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."
Gift cards can be used to increase the amount of yoga accouterments on your pack camel in the studio's boutique, which offers mats ($39+), layerable clothing, and DVDs to continue lessons from the comfort of home ($10.99+). The cards can also be used to extend the month of blissful bending with additional classes. Each location offers complimentary showers so that sweat-swaddled rubberbodies can hose down after their lessons.
Though YogaWorks sometimes features a discounted price online; this Groupon is still the best deal available.
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.