I attended my first yoga class since the Introductory Session Maureen taught in Woburn, for family and friends, last month. Following my plan to try different class styles, locations, times, and instructors to find a home base, I started with Boston Sports Club in Woburn. They offer a two week guest pass for $20. I took them up on the offer (a great value) and tried the Monday night class with Julie. It was a Vinyasa class defined by the gym as “A vigorous and dynamic style of yoga with special attention paid to linking breathing with movement. There is an emphasis on standing postures.”
Julie was very mindful of the different levels of students that were participating in her class. Moving at a steady pace she continuously offered an alternative variation of the postures to keep us (the beginners) safe. I felt that I got a good workout and did not have any problems with any of the postures. Yes, I did choose to go with some of the alternate moves!
The only downfall was the atmosphere – they were unable to dim the lights so the brightness of the room (fluorescent) could affect your experience. Overall, I think it is a great place to begin and learn.