I love taking the Sunday afternoon prenatal class with Eva Joy. It is conveniently close to my home so I am able to get a nice walk in before yoga, even when it is raining! The studio is so well kept, clean and inviting. I am new to yoga and this has been a very positive and fulfilling experience. I hope to continue to take classes at the studio after my baby is born and I have fully recovered from the birth. Thank you for providing such a welcoming and affirming space to practice yoga.
I love Maria. She brings me in on Saturday mornings even when I'm reluctant to get out of bed. I have one private complaint though. In recent months the instructor for the following Saturday morning class (not Paul) has regularly been rather disruptive during and following Maria's class. In the midst of her class he loudly comes in the front door (and sometimes in and out), making no apparent attempt to soften the doors closing; he heavily prances down the stairs, grunting, seeming almost purposefully announcing his important presence; last Saturday he noisily took a call in the basement on speaker phone, on loud enough volume that the class above could clearly hear his caller's every statement, with himself loudly replying, making no attempt to even use an indoor voice, much less a quiet voice; his bathroom use seems purposefully noisy; after Maria's class he immediately starts to impinge on the classroom space, totally disrupting the quiet, meditative atmosphere which she has carefully created; he has made comments seemingly critical of her, such as a pejorative reference to her class use of bolsters, blocks, etc, plus once even commenting about how his class was superlative (I forget his exact words, and he pretended it was a joke, but it did not come off that way); and more. When Paul taught the second Saturday class he entered quietly from the back door, kept his profile decidedly low key, and had a quiet, back-of-the-house respectful presence as Maria's class dissipated. In contrast, this new guy overall appears to have a disdainful attitude toward the scene he has entered (and by implication toward Maria), seemingly purposefully wanting all to know that the alpha male has finally arrived. Maybe he's such a good teacher that he deserves to be so full of himself, but I wish he'd attempt to show more respect for Maria's class and for Maria. I have been bothered by this fellow since a couple of months ago, but assumed that his rudeness was an aberration; then the speaker phone call event occurred last Saturday, and I thought you should be told; today's request for feedback obviously precipitated thoughts that have been percolating for a time.