During the past couple of years I have been to about 30 different yoga studios in 5 different states, including some very well known studios in NY. In the greater Seattle area alone I have practiced in 14 different studios. Ashram is without a doubt the best I have experienced. Everything at the studio is brand new, and it has a state of the art heating and ventilation system, plus a special floor that retains heat which helps loosen the body. The locker rooms are enormous, and have showers. There is plenty of free parking, and access is great, right off of I-405. What really separates Ashram though is the staff. You will never find another instructor who cares about his students and motivates them as much as Gary does. Susie is the other primary instructor, she is very gifted also. I have had literally hundreds of instructors over the years, and at Ashram they are the absolute best. Having been intensely involved in athletics my entire life, I can honestly say that at age 50 I have never been in better shape. Gary's unique hot power vinyasa, coupled with Bikram, are the most complete and challenging workouts I've ever done. But the real benefit is not physical, rather it is mental. After class, with the prana circulating through your body, your mind is completely at ease, filled with contentment. A regular practice at Ashram will dramatically enhance your life, for the better. Just ask the person practicing next to you. Namaste.