O M Yoga Ctr

★★★★☆
  • 826 Broadway Ste 6

    New York, NY 10003

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  • 212-254-9642

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I have been frequenting Om on and off since 2003. I love this studio for its peaceful and simple layout. The ambience is sweet and simple. It reflects the very simple buddhist philosophy. Both Cindy and David have done an excellent job to keep the studio up and running. I have attended a few meditation classes run by Cindy and they were unique and profound. I have attended over a dozen studios all across the country and this is more like home to me. Kyle, Cindy and many others provide excellent instructions. There is a good selection of books and yoga gear to browse through. Each studio is given a unique name: Sun, Moon, Forest, and Earth. Om also offers personal yoga sessions. Having tried one over 4 years ago, I have been very fortunate to come across an excellent instructor who taught me some techniques that have been very helpful and stayed with me till now. At Om, it's not the price you pay for a class. I believe it's the donation you make to be introduced to a peaceful, serene and enlightening center of learning. I am a life time Om supporter and truly respect this institute. Highly recommended.

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★★★★★

I have been frequenting Om on and off since 2003. I love this studio for its peaceful and simple layout. The ambience is sweet and simple. It reflects the very simple buddhist philosophy. Both Cindy and David have done an excellent job to keep the studio up and running. I have attended a few meditation classes run by Cindy and they were unique and profound. I have attended over a dozen studios all across the country and this is more like home to me. Kyle, Cindy and many others provide excellent instructions. There is a good selection of books and yoga gear to browse through. Each studio is given a unique name: Sun, Moon, Forest, and Earth. Om also offers personal yoga sessions. Having tried one over 4 years ago, I have been very fortunate to come across an excellent instructor who taught me some techniques that have been very helpful and stayed with me till now. At Om, it's not the price you pay for a class. I believe it's the donation you make to be introduced to a peaceful, serene and enlightening center of learning. I am a life time Om supporter and truly respect this institute. Highly recommended.

Pros: Ambience, Instructors, Philosophy, Studios, Location

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This place is a fantastic place for one who is interested in the various aspects of yoga, along with the possibility of training for a teaching role, or for a yoga retreat. I still get e-mails from them with the various programs that they run regularly, and would love to attend one sometime.

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★★★★☆

This place is a fantastic place for one who is interested in the various aspects of yoga, along with the possibility of training for a teaching role, or for a yoga retreat. I still get e-mails from them with the various programs that they run regularly, and would love to attend one sometime.

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I have been to Om Yoga twice. I use a yoga pass book whic is meant for people who cannot afford the highly expensive classes throughout ny, but who would still like to exercise. Om yoga was both rude and snobby both times I used the pass. The second time I used it, they wouldn't even let me take the class because I had already been there. NO other yoga studio that I have used the pass at has ever said that to me. I find their snobbiness and lack of interest in allowing people to take a class at the expensive, market-place like yoga studio extremely disheartening and very un-yogi.

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★☆☆☆☆

I have been to Om Yoga twice. I use a yoga pass book whic is meant for people who cannot afford the highly expensive classes throughout ny, but who would still like to exercise. Om yoga was both rude and snobby both times I used the pass. The second time I used it, they wouldn't even let me take the class because I had already been there. NO other yoga studio that I have used the pass at has ever said that to me. I find their snobbiness and lack of interest in allowing people to take a class at the expensive, market-place like yoga studio extremely disheartening and very un-yogi.

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I'm one of those people who could never get beyond basics, but with the varied basics classes offered at OM, I never felt like I was stagnating. Each class was challenging and very worthwhile. Classes get crowded, but the instructors find a way for everyone to get the most out of the class.

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★★★★☆

I'm one of those people who could never get beyond basics, but with the varied basics classes offered at OM, I never felt like I was stagnating. Each class was challenging and very worthwhile. Classes get crowded, but the instructors find a way for everyone to get the most out of the class.

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I've been practicing yoga in NYC for about 10 years now. I've tried bikram, jivamukti, crunch and others.
There's something very relaxing about coming to OM. The friendly community feel is genuine. People in the hallways smile at eachother. Teachers are relaxed and supportive. The yoga feels refreshing inside and out. Sometimes I don't sweat as much as when I visit other places but, the relaxed feel from getting off the elevator to getting back on when I leave is a true gift to myself.

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★★★★★

I've been practicing yoga in NYC for about 10 years now. I've tried bikram, jivamukti, crunch and others.
There's something very relaxing about coming to OM. The friendly community feel is genuine. People in the hallways smile at eachother. Teachers are relaxed and supportive. The yoga feels refreshing inside and out. Sometimes I don't sweat as much as when I visit other places but, the relaxed feel from getting off the elevator to getting back on when I leave is a true gift to myself.

Pros: Friendly Atmosphere, Variety of Classes & Workshops

Cons: Can get crowded in evenings

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This studio is great for relaxation. It is so clean, lots of different rooms and space. Many classes to choose from and at different times so OM is east to fit into my hectic schedule. The teachers are friendly and very attentive. I will definitely continue to take classe here. I get everything i am looking for in one spot! Perfect :)

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★★★★★

This studio is great for relaxation. It is so clean, lots of different rooms and space. Many classes to choose from and at different times so OM is east to fit into my hectic schedule. The teachers are friendly and very attentive. I will definitely continue to take classe here. I get everything i am looking for in one spot! Perfect :)

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The studio itself is quite large, with lots of winding hallways and rooms with cutesy names (every yoga studio in the world is guilty of this...oh, that will be taking place in the sky room...you'll be having class in the love room...just leave your mind right outside the earth wind and fire room...) and the dressing rooms are practically palatial compared, which was actually really nice, as I'm so used to bumping elbows (and all kinds of other things) with my fellow dressers.

After getting dressed I lined up with my fellow classmates outside the earth room (sigh) where we would be taking class. Again with the silence! No talking, no laughing, no groovy chant-y music playing...we all just kind of jammed ourselves against the wall and pretended we were alone. Other signs of chilliness: a full-size model of a skeleton staring at me from down the hall. (I mean, I get why it's there, but really...necessary?), and a large-size note next to the perfectly organized rolled-up mats declaring over and over that if you are NOT a member or a teacher you are NOT to touch these mats. Mats for you (oh, non-member peon) are hanging up in the studios!

Finally, the doors opened and we were allowed in to the studio (also huge), and all beige, which I was not super fond of...though the light was nice and because of the monochramatic thing going on it felt kind of ethereal, which I like...and stocked to the brim with mats and props. I found what I thought would be a nice hidden spot, one row from the back, and set myself up....

For more, visit my yoga blog at shanti-town.blogspotdotcom

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★★★☆☆

The studio itself is quite large, with lots of winding hallways and rooms with cutesy names (every yoga studio in the world is guilty of this...oh, that will be taking place in the sky room...you'll be having class in the love room...just leave your mind right outside the earth wind and fire room...) and the dressing rooms are practically palatial compared, which was actually really nice, as I'm so used to bumping elbows (and all kinds of other things) with my fellow dressers.

After getting dressed I lined up with my fellow classmates outside the earth room (sigh) where we would be taking class. Again with the silence! No talking, no laughing, no groovy chant-y music playing...we all just kind of jammed ourselves against the wall and pretended we were alone. Other signs of chilliness: a full-size model of a skeleton staring at me from down the hall. (I mean, I get why it's there, but really...necessary?), and a large-size note next to the perfectly organized rolled-up mats declaring over and over that if you are NOT a member or a teacher you are NOT to touch these mats. Mats for you (oh, non-member peon) are hanging up in the studios!

Finally, the doors opened and we were allowed in to the studio (also huge), and all beige, which I was not super fond of...though the light was nice and because of the monochramatic thing going on it felt kind of ethereal, which I like...and stocked to the brim with mats and props. I found what I thought would be a nice hidden spot, one row from the back, and set myself up....

For more, visit my yoga blog at shanti-town.blogspotdotcom

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I was not especially impressed with Om. The studio does not seem as clean as many others I have been to, and the classes are far too crowded. The classes themselves are decent, though I found the instructors tend to spend a LOT of class time talking.

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★★★☆☆

I was not especially impressed with Om. The studio does not seem as clean as many others I have been to, and the classes are far too crowded. The classes themselves are decent, though I found the instructors tend to spend a LOT of class time talking.

Pros: lots of classes on the schedule

Cons: crowded classes, chatty instructors

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Beautiful, super-clean, and HUGE space with great rental mats and all sorts of props. Like another reviewer mentioned there is a lot of branding and Cyndi Lee is an amazing businesswoman. I had no idea what to expect from her as a teacher and as a human being (rather than the face on the books, DVDs, toothpaste, etc.) So I finally took an immersion with her and was so surprised. Her vibe is like she's your bestfriend's mom who's a Buddhist and way cooler and more fun than your own mom. She's incredibly warm and down-to-earth with a wealth of knowledge about asana and meditation. Putting aside my misgivings about overly commercializing those things, I really enjoyed practicing with her for a week. As for other teachers, check out Joe Miller, Frank Mauro, and Brian Liem.

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★★★★☆

Beautiful, super-clean, and HUGE space with great rental mats and all sorts of props. Like another reviewer mentioned there is a lot of branding and Cyndi Lee is an amazing businesswoman. I had no idea what to expect from her as a teacher and as a human being (rather than the face on the books, DVDs, toothpaste, etc.) So I finally took an immersion with her and was so surprised. Her vibe is like she's your bestfriend's mom who's a Buddhist and way cooler and more fun than your own mom. She's incredibly warm and down-to-earth with a wealth of knowledge about asana and meditation. Putting aside my misgivings about overly commercializing those things, I really enjoyed practicing with her for a week. As for other teachers, check out Joe Miller, Frank Mauro, and Brian Liem.

Pros: Best space in NYC

Cons: Cyndi's in town infrequently.

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Om has solid Vinyasa classes, with sweet teachers, set to music. But I never feel connected to this place. It's huge and the giftshop, with lots of branding, is a little off-putting. Gotta hand it to Cyndi Lee, though. She is an amazing businesswoman.

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★★★☆☆

Om has solid Vinyasa classes, with sweet teachers, set to music. But I never feel connected to this place. It's huge and the giftshop, with lots of branding, is a little off-putting. Gotta hand it to Cyndi Lee, though. She is an amazing businesswoman.

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I attended OM Yoga Center on and off since 2003. They used to consistently offer the best yoga classes in the city, and teachers like Brian, Margi, Sarah, and Christie still offer amazing instruction. These teachers are some of the most knowledgable in NYC, especially when it comes to alignment and adjustments. However, over the past 2 years, OM has added several sub-par, inexperienced teachers to their regular staff. A few of these uninspiring teachers are now teaching several classes a week! This has hurt the overall quality of instruction at OM. To make matters worse, OM does not disclose in advance when a class will be covered by a sub. This makes it impossible to avoid the worst teachers, who invariably end up subbing for their more talented and experienced co-workers. After several experiences paying $16 to take a class with one of my favorite teachers, only to be taught by someone who needs to spend a few more hours in teacher training (one of whom gave me a sloppy adjustment that had my back aching for a week), I'm saying goodbye to OM forever!

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★★★☆☆

I attended OM Yoga Center on and off since 2003. They used to consistently offer the best yoga classes in the city, and teachers like Brian, Margi, Sarah, and Christie still offer amazing instruction. These teachers are some of the most knowledgable in NYC, especially when it comes to alignment and adjustments. However, over the past 2 years, OM has added several sub-par, inexperienced teachers to their regular staff. A few of these uninspiring teachers are now teaching several classes a week! This has hurt the overall quality of instruction at OM. To make matters worse, OM does not disclose in advance when a class will be covered by a sub. This makes it impossible to avoid the worst teachers, who invariably end up subbing for their more talented and experienced co-workers. After several experiences paying $16 to take a class with one of my favorite teachers, only to be taught by someone who needs to spend a few more hours in teacher training (one of whom gave me a sloppy adjustment that had my back aching for a week), I'm saying goodbye to OM forever!

Pros: Beautiful studio, some great teachers

Cons: uneven instruction

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I've just moved downtown from midtown and was really excited for all the supposed great yoga studios in my new neighborhood. I decided to try OM yoga with my friend and we each bought "trial package" where you get 2 classes within 1 month for a slightly discounted price.
This is where the problems began: 1) We went to one class and the class was just ok. The teacher was super nice, but the poses were very mundane & repetitive as if filling up time. 2) The class was way too crowded where even placing us head-toe and side-ways, we would still bump into each other. 3) After doing more research, I found that Om's prices are 20% more than others for NO justifyable reason 4) Worst of all, my friend travels for work a lot, and found out that he can't make it to the 2nd class (that's within the package) within the month. The manager was only willing to extend 5 days, or give him a $7 credit for purchasing a 3-class+ package - meaning more money for Om! When we asked if he can transfer his 1 class to me, or even transfer his credit, the manager was absolutely inflexible. He had no problem saying "no" to us, essentially just taking our money.
By now, we are too upset about this, not because of the mere money, but the studio's attitude and inflexibility to their clients.
Don't they know they're dong business in NEW YORK CITY!?? Aren't we all busy? and Stressed enough already??

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★★☆☆☆

I've just moved downtown from midtown and was really excited for all the supposed great yoga studios in my new neighborhood. I decided to try OM yoga with my friend and we each bought "trial package" where you get 2 classes within 1 month for a slightly discounted price.
This is where the problems began: 1) We went to one class and the class was just ok. The teacher was super nice, but the poses were very mundane & repetitive as if filling up time. 2) The class was way too crowded where even placing us head-toe and side-ways, we would still bump into each other. 3) After doing more research, I found that Om's prices are 20% more than others for NO justifyable reason 4) Worst of all, my friend travels for work a lot, and found out that he can't make it to the 2nd class (that's within the package) within the month. The manager was only willing to extend 5 days, or give him a $7 credit for purchasing a 3-class+ package - meaning more money for Om! When we asked if he can transfer his 1 class to me, or even transfer his credit, the manager was absolutely inflexible. He had no problem saying "no" to us, essentially just taking our money.
By now, we are too upset about this, not because of the mere money, but the studio's attitude and inflexibility to their clients.
Don't they know they're dong business in NEW YORK CITY!?? Aren't we all busy? and Stressed enough already??

Pros: friendly instructor and receptionists

Cons: poor & inflexible management, high price, way too crowded

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This is one of those great funky Yoga places in NYC as you enter an old office building, get on the elevator and start to smell the incense on the way up. I made sure that I took a class with Cyndi Lee and since I was new to Yoga, was not sure what to expect from a well known Yoga teacher. It is only now that I was impressed that she took the time to know everyone in her class, asked our names and Yoga experiences. Her class was hard, but she is a funny, funny person. I'm impressed that she continues to do an intermediate class as if to place herself right in the middle of her students abilities.

What a great place as I took another class there with another teacher, Tania, left briefly before the class began and when I returned, she asked if I was Mark. How amazing that no one knew me from Adam as I dropped into that studio and yet the teacher actually looked at the student list of her class to welcome new students.

If I lived in NYC, Om Yoga would be my Yoga home.

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★★★★☆

This is one of those great funky Yoga places in NYC as you enter an old office building, get on the elevator and start to smell the incense on the way up. I made sure that I took a class with Cyndi Lee and since I was new to Yoga, was not sure what to expect from a well known Yoga teacher. It is only now that I was impressed that she took the time to know everyone in her class, asked our names and Yoga experiences. Her class was hard, but she is a funny, funny person. I'm impressed that she continues to do an intermediate class as if to place herself right in the middle of her students abilities.

What a great place as I took another class there with another teacher, Tania, left briefly before the class began and when I returned, she asked if I was Mark. How amazing that no one knew me from Adam as I dropped into that studio and yet the teacher actually looked at the student list of her class to welcome new students.

If I lived in NYC, Om Yoga would be my Yoga home.

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Om Yoga is fabulous. I've been going for over two years and love love love the classes and the studio. Teachers are stellar - they are in love with yoga and teaching it to their classes. The studio is clean and offers a lot of information on yoga programs and other related information.

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★★★★★

Om Yoga is fabulous. I've been going for over two years and love love love the classes and the studio. Teachers are stellar - they are in love with yoga and teaching it to their classes. The studio is clean and offers a lot of information on yoga programs and other related information.

Pros: hours, teachers

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About 20 minutes into class I looked at my friend--she got up and left. 5 minutes later, I left the class- she hadn't come back. she was sick. We went to front desk to tell them there was a problem with the room-- front desk was very nice. About 10 minutes later the manager showed up. He was a total jerk. He treated us like we were making up everything. by now, we missed a lot of class and wanted money back. The manager said, "no." He told us that we would have to email some other guy who works there. We asked for the email address- he said, "FINE! GIVE THEM THEIR MONEY BACK!" We heard some talk about "adding two schmos to the class" and he walked away. Anyway, I've never gotten such attitude from a yoga studio over something that shouldn't have even been a big deal.

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★★★☆☆

About 20 minutes into class I looked at my friend--she got up and left. 5 minutes later, I left the class- she hadn't come back. she was sick. We went to front desk to tell them there was a problem with the room-- front desk was very nice. About 10 minutes later the manager showed up. He was a total jerk. He treated us like we were making up everything. by now, we missed a lot of class and wanted money back. The manager said, "no." He told us that we would have to email some other guy who works there. We asked for the email address- he said, "FINE! GIVE THEM THEIR MONEY BACK!" We heard some talk about "adding two schmos to the class" and he walked away. Anyway, I've never gotten such attitude from a yoga studio over something that shouldn't have even been a big deal.

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I found the atmosphere very relaxing. Being a beginner, I wanted a studio where the instructors wouldn't be intimidating. Adjacent to the reception area you'll find the shoe racks. The attendants at the front desk are friendly and very approachable. They've got an intro class, 90mins of the basics for a nominal fee of $5 (note: you can only take this one time). A downsize for me was the overcrowded class size; also they should not allow latecomers, as it is disruptive to the class.

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★★★★☆

I found the atmosphere very relaxing. Being a beginner, I wanted a studio where the instructors wouldn't be intimidating. Adjacent to the reception area you'll find the shoe racks. The attendants at the front desk are friendly and very approachable. They've got an intro class, 90mins of the basics for a nominal fee of $5 (note: you can only take this one time). A downsize for me was the overcrowded class size; also they should not allow latecomers, as it is disruptive to the class.

Pros: Friendly staff, reasonable prices

Cons: crowded classes

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Okay, a class here probably hurts more than Nirvana probably does, but these classes really are the most thorough you are going to find. These instructors are trained to the extreme. They will work you out good. Om downplays the spiritual without avoiding it altogether, which is kind of how yoga should be. It started as a spiritual practice, after all. The rooms can get a little over-crowded, but a good thing is hard to keep secret, after-all.

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★★★★☆

Okay, a class here probably hurts more than Nirvana probably does, but these classes really are the most thorough you are going to find. These instructors are trained to the extreme. They will work you out good. Om downplays the spiritual without avoiding it altogether, which is kind of how yoga should be. It started as a spiritual practice, after all. The rooms can get a little over-crowded, but a good thing is hard to keep secret, after-all.

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Not only the space is very beautiful, comfortable, and clean, many of the teachers here are just amazing! My favorite teachers are: Susan "Lippy", Sarah, and of course, Cindi Lee. The change room is very communal (wish there were more privacy) but it is what it is. They run special almost every month, so if you take classes here often, it's so worth paying their month or 3-month pass. The class size could be very big - up to around 40 people at times, literally mat-to-mat. But most teachers are very mindful and make amazing adjustments on students.

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★★★★★

Not only the space is very beautiful, comfortable, and clean, many of the teachers here are just amazing! My favorite teachers are: Susan "Lippy", Sarah, and of course, Cindi Lee. The change room is very communal (wish there were more privacy) but it is what it is. They run special almost every month, so if you take classes here often, it's so worth paying their month or 3-month pass. The class size could be very big - up to around 40 people at times, literally mat-to-mat. But most teachers are very mindful and make amazing adjustments on students.

Pros: Fantastic Teachers, Beautiful Space, Nice Receptionists

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OM's new location is wonderful, very relaxing, and the classes are great. They are relaxing, but also challenging.

There is another review on this site that references OM's old locaton. I have been going to OM regularly for about a year and a half and am familar with the old location. The new location is GORGEOUS and the teachers are top notch. They bring a lot of fun and lightness to the practice. I definately recommend OM.

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★★★★★

OM's new location is wonderful, very relaxing, and the classes are great. They are relaxing, but also challenging.

There is another review on this site that references OM's old locaton. I have been going to OM regularly for about a year and a half and am familar with the old location. The new location is GORGEOUS and the teachers are top notch. They bring a lot of fun and lightness to the practice. I definately recommend OM.

Pros: Intructors, Class Times

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Om Yoga Center's brand new facility is amazing. It is beautiful and spacious. My favorite part is the living room where you can hang out, talk and meet like minded people. The four large studios are Earth, Sky, Forest and Sun. Each studio has a different colored ceiling with individual climate control and indirect lighting. The teachers as always are top quality. The new center still has that friendly and down to earth vibe that the old center did but now in an awsome space.

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★★★★★

Om Yoga Center's brand new facility is amazing. It is beautiful and spacious. My favorite part is the living room where you can hang out, talk and meet like minded people. The four large studios are Earth, Sky, Forest and Sun. Each studio has a different colored ceiling with individual climate control and indirect lighting. The teachers as always are top quality. The new center still has that friendly and down to earth vibe that the old center did but now in an awsome space.

Pros: Great Teachers, Beautiful Studios, Showers

 

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