missing classes and new studios
25 down. 35 to go. 5 behind.
I went to the Wednesday 6:30p class and had a pretty strong class….the heat at our studio can be overwhelming at times though! We were flying to California the next afternoon, so I had wanted to get to the 5:30am class…..but that didn’t happen. So I missed class on Thursday AND on Friday since we were setting up all day for my Dad’s surprise 50th Birthday Party!
On Saturday, I used fitfindr to find the closest Bikram studio to me. There are quite a few studios in downtown San Francisco, but I decided on Bikram Yoga Castro. I drove there for the 4p class, and I loved the area. The studio is probably the smallest I have ever practiced in. There were only 9 people in the class….candles lit around the studio….light meditation music in the background….just an overall cool (and different) vibe. The whole class was very different. The owner/instructor, LaMott Atkins, teaches a pretty quiet class. A lot of his dialogue is very simple and focuses on breathing in and out of the postures. He doesn’t speak the normal Bikram dialogue, which was a bit refreshing, and a lot of the class was pretty silent. This actually made for a tougher class, because you really had to have focus going in and out of the postures.
It’s nice visiting new studios and seeing how the practice is a little bit different!