I decided to try the new local studio and was amazed at how unfriendly and rude the staff was. I was standing by the front door (it was locked) when the receptionist walked up to unlock it. We were standing on the street, literally 2 feet apart, and she did not say a word to me. No ""Hello."" No ""Welcome"". We got inside and she ignored me again while I filled out the new student form, at which point she realized that I was new. Again, no welcoming words or information about anything I might need to know.\r
OK. I can forgive. Maybe she had a bad day. Time for class!\r
3 people in class and the instructor did not ask anyone's name or inquire about injuries. I felt like I was an intruder, not a student. The other people in class were newer and a bit weak and the instructor offered little, if any, help when they could not get into the poses. \r
I'm sure everyone at Rising Lotus has the best intentions. I would just hope that someone at a yoga studio would at least smile at me.