This studio is conveniently located near Guy and St. Catherine Street. It is in an old building, which gives it lots of character. When I walked out of the elevator, I could not believe what a beautiful view I saw.
This studio is stunning. The vestibule, large enough for 150 or so coats and boots, was full both times I was there. Starting with a welcoming front desk, and friendly staff, I quickly made my way to the pristine washroom, where three attendants made the place shiny and sparkling. It is unbelievably clean.
I took two classes – one barre and one yoga.
The yoga class was challenging enough, but I thought there could be more intensity. It is geared to an intermediate student, with limited holding times for each posture, and some use of blocks to enrich effectiveness of postures. The focus was on core strength, but there were adequate stretching positions. I thought there could be a few more balancing and standing postures.
The barre class was not what I expected. The average age was 23-35, so I felt a little out of place at 53 (a fit 53). Nevertheless, I found the class to be mostly toning and core strengthening – using very little of the actual barre. There were very limited stretching, balancing and yoga postures, so if you want stretching and yoga asanas, I would not recommend this class. The class was 1.5 hours.
All in all, I would say this is a nice studio to go to, but I felt like I was paying more for the physical space rather than the quality of the teaching. The average price is $20 per class. they have specials, so ask before you pay.