Worst yoga class I've experienced in my life, coming from London with years of practice across different styles and numerous teachers. Don't waste your money or time.
My friend and I were looking for a Hatha drop-in and were drawn in by the big blackboard sign and trendy looking café downstairs. Don't be fooled.
We were warned by reception to book early in the day to reserve our spots but ended up being the only ones in the 5pm class. The 'teacher' sauntered in and didn't acknowledge us. With her eyes closed, she started the lesson without asking us about any injuries or our prior experience.
The instruction was exceptionally light, missing basic cues. She would tell us to hold a pose for 5 breath counts but would move on to the next asana after 2.
She couldn't mirror actions, regularly got her left and right mixed up and didn't know the names of poses. She would forget to complete sequences on both sides.
If my friend and I didn't follow a pose, she wouldn't notice as she wasn't observing us. Opening her eyes would have helped. It felt like she was doing her own thing and we just happened to be in the same room as her. She didn't offer adaptations nor asked us why we weren't doing certain movements.
Her own form and alignment was very poor. Her spine was collapsed in triangle, she leant onto the wall to get into tree and fell over a couple of times when coming out of lunge.
At the end of practice, she left the room without acknowledging or looking at us. My friend thanked her and she didn't respond. I've never felt more awkward or less welcome in a yoga class, which is the antithesis of what it's about.
Out of principle, I decided to ask for a refund and was met with aggression and told I should have behaved differently, that I should have walked out of the class. I explained that I was hoping it would improve and only decided to ask for a refund at the end of the class, and that I shouldn't be having to tell a teacher how to do her job. I doubt whether the instructor had any professional qualifications whatsoever -- I asked her, and her answer didn't fill me with confidence. They finally agreed to a refund but rudely and loudly shooed us out.
Priced at 750rp, that's an expensive class for Pokhara / Nepal. Don't spend it here.
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