Today, I will head to another studio and see if it is a good fit for me. This studio is heated and small. I remember from a visit in February. There is a different instructor teaching and so I am hopeful that I will enjoy the sequence. I won't know unless I go, right?
I managed to arrange a 3 class pass for $15. Benefit of being new to the studio. It is a welcoming studio with a shower, separate bathroom and small studio space to practice yoga in. And it's heated. I entered the space and set up my mat. I waited for the class to begin and thankfully two other people joined us. The instructor had an outline of what she wanted to teach. I felt that she was a new instructor from that and that her flow was disjointed. She did recognize that we all had a strong practice and she changed her routine to accommodate us. I appreciated that. I hope to use the three classes this month as it was a nice change to my typical class. Was I in love with the class? No. I wish she had integrated more sequence into the flow. We did a bunch of chatarangas and optional chatarangas. Still I like a warrior sequence where flow is utilized as opposed to doing a warrior 1, side angle, chataranga to do the other side. It was a little choppy/disorganized in my opinion. However, she seemed open to suggestions and was kind. She recommended that I check out their interval class as it was a little more athletic which I seemed to prefer (according to her). I did express my love of power flow and how I was finding it challenging to practice in SF. There are not a lot of options to practice this style of yoga.
I am super excited to head to AZ next week. I can hike Camelback and/or check out multiple yoga classes. There are so many instructors that I would love to see and attend their classes. My plan is to go directly to the noon class on Thursday. I am traveling in my yoga attire to achieve this. My hope is to attend 3 classes while in AZ. The first class will be a given. I can cab it from the airport. The other classes will be more of a challenge. How to get around without a rental in AZ and make it to early classes. Do I rely on friends or try to cab it around the city? I have a lot of things I would like to do while in Phoenix. Yoga, pedicure (definitely need), foodie factor and friends....wish I had more time.
Until then, I will make the most of the yoga scene in SF. That and/or embrace running. I have a feeling that I will be fully returning to that for a way to reflect on life.