Wednesday, December 4, 2013

New Spaces: Liberation Yoga

Liberation Yoga welcomes you into the studio the minute you step off the street. There is a front desk directly through the front doors and signing up for my first class was as easy as filling out a waiver and putting my name on a sign up sheet. There are two large studio spaces, lovingly titled "Cave" and "Garden", both rooms have hard wood floors. They have a filtered water station, with cool, refreshing water near the front door! They have a very limited retail space and a small bench to wait for class to begin. There are no lockers, but there is plenty of space for your belongings. Just double check that your electronic devices are on silent, as your bags will be in the space where you and others are practicing.

I took Antonia's Flow and Restore Class in the Garden on Friday from 4:30pm-6pm. The Garden studio was really an oasis from the noisy and overwhelming store front on La Brea Ave. It was quiet and there was a small fountain which filled the space with sounds of a trickling stream all throughout class. It was very easy to become immediately present and at ease with the space. I would recommend bringing a light layer if you tend to get cold easily. I was happy to be in the outdoor space, but also happy that I had a small sweater nearby! Antonia's challenging flow was set to music. I wouldn't recommend this class to a beginner, as the peak postures were handstand and half moon, but every movement held space for a deeper connection and intention. The 90 minute class really allowed us the time and space for a flow that built slowly and mindfully to several peak postures and ended with an extended savasana. It was a beautifully calm and centering class from start to finish. During class, the traffic level outside the studio often found it's way into the space, which caused a minor disturbance to the final resting poses of class, but didn't ruin the overall feeling of the class. This studio offers a wide variety of class for every level. And what have you got to lose? The first one is FREE!

Additional Information:

Website: Liberation Yoga for all class schedules, pricing, and special events/workshops

Location: 124 South La Brea Ave. Between 1st and 2nd Street (Meter Parking on La Brea and Surrounding Neighborhoods, restricted hours during the mornings and evenings)

First Time is FREE for New Students
Lots of New Student Specials, including a 10 Class Pack for $105
$12 Weekday Drop In Class
$15 Weeknight and Weekend Drop In Class
Special Discounts for Qualifying Membership Programs (check website for details)
A variety of class packages, memberships, and workshops are available

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