I took my first hot vinyasa class here while visiting my in-laws in Seattle and was really impressed with the class. His Caturangas frightened me as did some of his twists- very incorrect. Some of the classes also fill up, so if you don't register ahead of time for the more popular classes you run the risk of not getting in. I would come back to this studio but just want to take classes with the owner. The studio is small, but homey with lots of light, and the instructors are knowledgeable. Natt is my favorite but all the others are great too. I have to say I am not too impressed with this studio.
Both are within a stone's throw to the studio. If you are so packed into a space that people's sweat falls on you; it's not my type of studio. Everyone has been so welcoming and wonderful. There's 2 studios for yoga and 1 for spin. It is a peaceful haven after a long and stressful day at work.
I was afraid it would be too difficult for me or it was going to have one of those yoga classes that everyone is a yoga guru and you're the only person who can barely handle downward dog. I asked my physician if there was anything else I could try. This kind of rubbed me the wrong way because I feel like people should be encouraged to try new things. What's nice about his place is that now you get a cold lavender scented towel at the end of a hot yoga session. I'm super impressed by the quality of instruction, use of--and cleanliness--of space. Some yoga studios can feel non-inclusive and a tab snobby, but this Core Power studio is the opposite. This week I have gone twice, both at the noon class on Monday and Friday.
Since I was there for a work event I was given 20% my purchase. On weeknights, there are several parking spots available around Cascade Park. She opened the doors sometimes which is super nice. Nearly three years ago I was in a serious auto collision that left me with severe neck and back pain. I was visiting family in Seattle, was in serious need of hot flow Yoga and re-centering and found Modo via yelp.
Speaking of space, when the studio is full, it doesn't allow for the safe or free practice of arm balances unless you are very experienced. He also really tries to help everyone get the pose correctly. I was able to donate my extra breast milk through the group - and what a cool experience it is to donate milk. I've practiced yoga in the Seattle area on and off for about six years. I have been a member for about two years, I enjoy the Friday 9:30 a. The classes are challenging, creative and empowering. Basically - we want it all, every time.
Definitely one of the hotter studios I've practiced at. Also, booking or cancelling a class is a breeze, especially for someone as disorganized as me. I live in the apartments right above the studio and never thought much about it. I am not super experienced student but I have visited lots of studios and I am familiar with most of the positions. The classes are challenging, creative and empowering. They've opened 3 more studios and now has 4 in Seattle metro area.
This combined with her vague use of language created confusion. I love Michelle's hatha class! I always leave class feeling strong of body and clear of mind! I didn't love it - it was a little too fast paced even for a C2 class, and the instructor was a little tense through its duration. The instructors are attentive to their students and alter the pace as needed unlike many multi-purpose gyms. I was afraid of going as you picture yoga as all hot beautiful people. I stay for all of those reasons but there is more! Don't get me wrong, she'll definitely have your core working, and your heart rate going and she gives great adjustments while doing so. For how small it is, they really do have everything you need: cubbies to store things, a bathroom, 2 change stalls, and a shower room with complimentary towels! Found out three months later they were still billing me. However, my girlfriends and I did the Hatha 1-2 and I left feeling like it was lacking.
She would then say let's wait for everyone to catch up and let's do it together and I won't remind you to get water. The experienced teacher was focused on her paper with diagrams of poses and sometimes seemed unaware of how to convey the importance of proper form or posture. You're welcome to take child's pose when it gets too hot. If I didn't know for a fact that she had been teaching for over 4 years, I would think this was her first time teaching. The work outs are different every time which I love, but you still get all the essentials every class. These classes will help you advance your practice even for folks with advanced practices already.
This place was my first real yoga experience. Had I known this would be the case, I would have gladly skipped out. He met new friends, tumbled on mats and headed for the stuffed animal tent. Sadly, I've been avoiding vinyasa classes because the flow can get a bit too fast paced for my feet to handle. So my first time here was Saturday before Christmas with Katie Klodell.