I have been trying various yoga studios over the years as I truly believe diversity makes life interesting. I was travelling for work and saw an advertisement for 502 Power Yoga. They were offering a gift certificate for unlimited yoga sessions, so I figured I’ll try out my luck. Since I was stuck with Bikram Yoga for a while, I wanted to try some new forms of Yoga. The studio is located near the plaza and there are many restaurants around, so I found it hard to find a place for parking. When I entered the studio, it did not have a very good vibe as the building where its located is quite shabby. The elevator was out of order, so I had to climb the stairs up to the fourth floor. It had only one room for both regular and hot yoga with no enough space. There were no mirrors on the walls which could allow us to see that adjustment to shoulder, knees and neck during different postures. The bathroom was very stinky and did not have enough cubbies for the personal items. They do not allow you to bring your own mat, rather convince you to rent out one from the studio which costs $2 per hour. They do not offer a wide variety of classes throughout the day, so its inconvenient for people with a fixed schedule. The instructor was not encouraging and had no confidence in his skills. She did not show any demonstration of the poses, neither did she explain how to correctly do each of the postures. It seemed that she had no conception of the subject and had not covered a comprehensive area of the yoga science which is a must for a professional yoga teacher. While trying different postures, I maintained breathing through the nose which was a real mental workout. Each Yoga class is very speedy. The instructor does not give enough time to properly engage the body in each posture. As mats of students were very close its extremely dangerous if one student falls on the other. I haven’t been to any other classes where the instructors push you to your absolute limit making you demotivated. I was about to faint while practising savasana, as I couldn\’t bear too much heat. I was urgently looking for something cool. Another student was courteous enough to tell me about cold lavender towels which we could get from the counter. My classmates advised me not to leave any valuables in the lobby or studio because it can get stolen in the blink of any eye and they have lost their belongings previously, as well. However, the owner has to inform the newbie of this important detail and it would be even better if they put a sign regarding this issue. The membership cost is just crazy high and I am not going to sign up for such inconvenience ever again. I am advising you to stay away from 502-Power Yoga. Goodbye 502-power yoga!
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