What can I say, I've always been intrigued by the mysteriously generic gray building on the corner of Abbot Kinney and Westminster. Even more, I was completely intimidated by the garage full of sweaty, yelping people pedaling their brains out to FANTASTIC music early in the morning. On my first visit, I came with a friend to a level 1-2 yoga class. And man was I pleasantly surprised! I was first struck by the teacher, who right off, asked my name, introduced herself; really seemed interested&concerned. The level of the class was great too; it's a set sequence of positions, first a flow sequence that is pretty challening, then floor work, stretches. The class title tells it like it is "Yoga for Athletes," you won't find a huge amount of spiritual stuff in this class, it's pretty active from the get-go, which, I happen to like. The studio is beautiful, warm, lovely wood flooring, no mirrors, which I think is just brilliant, lots of space (though classes can be crowded at certain times). Couldn't ask for a better atmostphere.
Pros: lots of classes, energetic teachers, energetic music
Cons: parking, certain classes can be crowded