Ugh. I am struggling with Yoga related decisions. I am almost through with my class passes for Spynga and Yoga Tree…and then will be left with a monthly unlimited pass for Moksha. Of course, it is where I want to practice, because I love Ashtanga AND my Ashanga teacher and they are both there. He is there twice a week…at a time I can often (but not always, because it requires flexing my workday and somedays that just wont work) attend. His last 2 classes of the month at at a time I can almost never attend (5:30-7). There is also a Wednesday night Vinyasa flow class I love…that I can almost always attend. That is probably 8-10 classes a month I will go to…so it is worth it to get a $100 monthly pass. 10-12$ a class is a very good price!
But…what about all the other days? I am accustomed to practicing in a studio much more often, maybe 20 times a month. Because I like to get a lot of use out of my monthly passes, and because I like to get out of the house and practice Yoga with a teacher and a class…a lot. The last month or so, since starting Moksha, I have also been going to Yoga Tree Monday nights (led Asthanga), and Spynga on Sundays (for a combo spin/Yoga class). This has worked out well for me. But now that I am done my Spynga classes and almost done my YT classes and on an unlimited Moksha pass (I started with classes), I don’t know what to do
Because…besides the 2-3 classes a week at Moksha I attend, the other classes are all hot. They have a not-hot studio there…but the schedule for the studio is not very full, and I am not sure if or when it will be. As for the heated classes, I just don’t like them. I have tried about 10 hot classes over the last few years (5 at Moksha). Some have been tolerable more than others…but I am yet to find one I really want to go to, or walked out thinking “I liked that, I really did” as opposed to “I liked the class…the teacher was nice….I didn’t vomit…but I was MISERABLY HOT AND NEVER EVER WANT TO BE THAT HOT AGAIN”>>>that has been as good as it has gotten.
The other problem is the Sunday class (one of my favorite times to practice, while Zoe is at Hebrew school and I have time to spare between drop off and pick up) is at 9:30. Hebrew school drop-off time (and Adam takes Charlotte to swimming at the same time) so even if I wanted to do a Hot Class on on Sunday mornings…I cannot. I have always done 10am classes at this time.
I guess I have a few options now…none of them ideal:
1) Continue as I have. Go to Moksha for the classes I like on a monthly pass (which is worth it for the number of classes I’d attend there, whether or not I also go elsewhere) and buy passes for other studios (or at least one other Studio, likely Spynga since I enjoy spinning and the location is better for me). Not ideal due to the cost but otherwise works very well for me. But it is simply not reasonable for me to buy an unlimited class for one studio, and passes elsewhere. Nor is it reasonable for me to buy passes for 2-3 studios if I intend to be at one of them 2-3 times a week. I bought passes when I started at Moksha because I didn’t know my Mysore class was moving there , and I just wanted to check it out. But now that it has and I know I will be there 2-3 times as week, only an unlimited pass makes sense.
2) Go to Moksha for the classes I like, and do other things (run or elliptical or practice at home on Saturday mornings, free Lululemon Sunday morning classes, practice at home other times) when I am not there. Not ideal because, although it will work for me fitness wise, I prefer to do more classes…especially when I am paying for an unlimited month.
3) Go to Hot Yoga when I want to practice and it is the only option. Hope I learn to like it. Not ideal because, so far, I don’t like it.
Even though option 1 is what I would most enjoy…I will likely do a combination of 2 and 3. That is, try to go to a few more hot classes in addition to my current non-heated Moksha classes, and do some other free stuff when I really cannot (due to schedule or desire) take a Hot class.
Any of my readers ever learn to like Hot Yoga…after disliking it? Is it possible? I would really like to like it…because there almost always seems to be a Hot class to go to!