My husband and I have basically been hibernating this entire winter and have not been going to TYR. We showed up a couple of days ago since the the weather is nice again and there were no judgments from staff about our absence. Only that they missed our faces and hope to see more of us. I also came in about 15 min late to Jen’s Yin Yoga class (which I love, especially If your stressed out individual) and if you give them a heads up they’ll set a spot for you so you don’t interrupt the class. What I’m basically saying is TYR is a caring and nurturing place for mind, body and soul. Working and living in this city you need an outlet to escape it all, even if it’s for an hour and TYR is the place to go.
I love Nil's class, have not taken others, BUT....I think ALL new yogis to your studio should have a 15 minute sit down introduction to yoga etiquette as here is what I notice when new people join:
1. Why we "ohm"
2. etiquette when arriving to class AFTER it has begun
3. No CELL PHONES, water bottles, clothes on yoga space. Personal belongings should be on side of shelf. NO USE OF phones in yoga room (this really bugs me)
4. Purpose of putting props away neatly
While signs are posted, they are not read based on my observations.
I love the space of the studio: the plants are beautiful and locker/changing areas very convenient. I also like the work out rooms a lot. My only concern is that the rooms should be swept more often. Sometimes there is hair and dirt or dust on the floor and it gets on you when you’re practicing yoga.
I also like the free hand towels and tissues provided and the option to use the shower if desired. The space is very welcoming and relaxing. Most of all, the instructors are supportive yet challenge us to better ourselves in our practice. I really like the classes with Stephanie N at 6:45am Friday and Monday. Also love classes with Shalini and Nick.
I’m in a transitional mode so I haven’t been coming regularly to class lately but I dream of the yoga room when I’m not there. So once I move apartments I’ll be back in the swing of things. I attended the teacher training open house and though I can’t do it this year, I’m so excited that the Yoga Room offers such a comprehensive and wonderfully thorough and thoughtful program. I’m saving up and getting the family used to the idea so I can do it next year. I’m hoping to take the training more than once in the next decade, I’m planning on transitioning into my second career during my forties.
I went to baby yoga on Friday and I have to give props out to the front desk who helped me sweep up the cascade of Cheerios my daughter sprinkled all over the place. I was totally willing to clean up and the lady at the desk insisted that she do it for me. So that was sweet. And it shows me, again, why I love tyr.
I wanted to also float out an idea about a class; I would love to participate in a ‘Family Yoga Day,’ where it would be ok if adults and kids practiced together, we learn some safe poses to do with kids at home, and try to have a group meditative ‘moment’ together. I love Victoria’s harmonium and her ‘call and responce’ chants, easy enough for children and adults. It wouldn’t have to be a weekly thing, but I’d love to be able to practice as a family together in the studio once in awhile. I love the baby and toddler classes; but I like the idea of seeing older kids participate as they tend to influence the younger ones. And my husband works during the week kid classes so having a family day on a Saturday would be so awesome.
Oh, and I attended both of Wesley’s Yogathons and they were AWESOME! I loved both classes, felt great afterwards. I would pay to do more of those in the future.
TYR is an amazing community!! From the staff to the teachers always very welcoming as soon as you walk through the door! A clean, friendly & NO judgement environment.
Happy customer since day 1!
Thank you TYR!!!