My first yoga class ever and it was marvelous. This studio was located in a little strip mall building with pretty fountains throughout. Upon entering the studio, I was wowed at how beautiful inside was. There was a sign to leave your ego outside which I found was witty. It's suppose to be a no judgement zone and a time to relax, which I love. It was a loft style with lovely yoga decor; there were a few Indian god elephant pictures decorated on one of the walls. I was greeted by Shelli, the owner and she was very pleasant. We walked upstairs to her office and I got my card. The card is for the Groupon I purchased; I have 10 classes and each time I attend, she will mark it on the card. She provides yoga mats but you could bring your own. Also, I like that there are no shoes and socks on the studio floor; every pose is done barefoot which reduces slippage.
There was one other student besides me and we began to start our one and a half hour class. Shelli put on some zen music and repeated a mantra before class started. The moves were challenging but it was easy enough for a beginner like me. I am very inflexible with my joints so some moves were more uncomfortable for me than others. I managed to keep up and try every pose. She asked me to do a head stand which I was very scared to do. However, she guided me throughout and I did one with her help. I was surprised with what my body could do! The whole experience was relaxing and rewarding. I felt rejuvenated after class. At the end of the class, Shelli repeated another mantra that ended with namaste.
Overall, I'm looking forward to the next class and even purchasing a membership. I always wanted to try yoga but I was scared to go to a class because I'm a beginner. I felt really comfortable here at Sabeena Yoga.