Excellent Community Studio.
Great studio in a great neighborhood. Lots of different types of classes with a good focus on helping beginners start out strong -- I felt comfortable right from the start about 15 months ago, and as I've grown, the studio has grown with me! The studio has a mix of ages and there are a number of male students in most of the classes.
Also, I like that you don't need special yoga clothing or props to practice here, just put on some stretchy clothes and you are all set.
Strike a Pose. I moved to Ballard a few months ago, just down the street from NW Community Yoga. The little studio called to me every day, until I took advantage of the new member's special (2 months for the price of 1). I can only say it's been transforming; within a few weeks, everyone I know told me I never looked so happy and at peace! I feel stronger both mentally and physically, and my arms have never been so toned. I haven't braved the higher level classes yet, but all of the instructors for the basic and restorative classes are wonderful; Pilates too. I particularly enjoy Trudy's class on Monday and Friday mornings. Stop by and try it; Diane leads a free class every month!
Not just for the fit and flexible: Comfortable, non-intimating environment marks this North Side studio..
Down-to-earth instructors teach in simple terms to beginning and intermediate level students. While some studios offer specific styles of yoga (Iyengar, ashtanga, viniyoga), Northwest Community Yoga mixes several styles into one. More advanced students should check out classes taught in vinyasa, a style that links poses in a fluid, almost seamless motion. The classes are often fast-paced.