The only yoga studio that can keep me going!
As a 50+ woman, I had my doubts when my fitness nut friend insisted I accompany her to Yoga in Motion for a trial visit. I ""trialed"" for several times and despite red face and sore muscles, I kept going back. Effie Wood, the owner, has an effervescent personality (it doesn't hurt that she is also an Older Woman) and always remembers your name. Her Monday evening beginner's class is the way I look forward to beginning my week. She also understands that 50 year old bodies some times have things wrong with them and always gives options for differing levels of ability when teaching new poses. Most important is learning how to breathe. Effie says that proper breathing techniques help you use your parasympathetic system which moves you into weight loss mode. I don't know about that, but I CAN tell you that since joining Yoga in Motion ( I am an official member, on my 2nd card) I have lost the pesky 8 lbs that have been plaguing me for the past 5 years!
Another thing I appreciate is that you pay by the class. If you commit to more classes, it costs less (I don't want to say how much, because my class is full enough already and I don't really want you to come to it). My new Wednesday beginner teacher, Julie, is fabulous and gorgeous. Not every one in my beginner classes is my age either, so there is always something pleasant to look at when I'm not doing a Downward Facing Dog or Warrior 2.
I may (OK will likely) always be in the beginner class, but I get a good workout, I've lost weight and I feel welcome and cared for. I've been to a lot of gyms and yoga classes and this is the best I've ever found. SO STAY AWAY!!