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Gerry @ Balance in West End Glasgow

General Yoga Suitable For All Except Absolute Beginners, Tuesday 10am – 11.25am

 
Yog-ee Description
Location

Address

Balance Studio

118/122 Napiershall Street
Kelvinside

Glasgow

G20 6HT

Email/Tel mailto:info@balance.co.uk

0141 332 8800

Website http://www.balance.co.uk
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Area West End
Date Attended 24th February 2015
Time 10am-11.25am
Day Tuesday
Length of class 1hr 25mins
Teacher Gerry Kielty
Teachers website (other than studio if required) Owner of Balance
Class style Listed as general – Hatha and Flowing
Equipment available Bolsters, Mats, Blocks, belts, blankets
Suitable clothing Yoga clothes, comfortable but fitting for inversions
Others in class and numbers attending Mixed age, mixed sex, mixed clothing styles. 7 in class today
Level Stated as all students but not beginners
Music No
Par-Q/medical history/injuries/pre-class discussion Contact details taken at reception

Gerry spoke with me at the start about any injuries – explained about back issues

Studio/health club/building STUDIO – Main studio is past reception to right at end of corridor. Notice on the door.
Max numbers Room will take about 15-20 roughly
Rules of space Shoes off outside studio but can walk past reception and down corridor before having to take off. Flier states lateness may mean no admittance. Arrive 5 mins early for class. Cancellation rules.
Changing area – lockers, money, shower, toilet Opposite studio are the toilets and changing rooms on the left (male & female), “ toilets in ladies with small changing area with bench seat. Lockers are outside toilets and studio in corridor. No coins. Key operated.
Welcome Reception for other therapies there to great you and take payment
Reception YES
Cash/Card YES
Numbers In Class 7
Parking Out on road meters at 30p for 20mins. I spent £1.70 but bit short could have done another 30p for changing time
Refreshments Wasn’t aware of anything
Shop Think some items at reception but definitely shop on line
Drop in/booking/block Drop in and pre-book 9/10wks in studio or online
Cost/discounts/
concessions/membership
£10 drop in £81-90 block price. Other prices for other classes

Gift vouchers available

Yoga space description Open bright room with above eye level window onto street. Blinds on windows for sunlight and relaxation. Wooden floor. Equipment cupboard on left hand side next to door. Teacher stood at opposite end to door with back to windows. Students stood facing window side. Plain walls without mirrors. Posts in room with hammocks tied to them.
Room Temp Warm enough throughout the class. Jacket/top on during relaxation
Sample postures See video (soon) Mixture of flow and hatha and Iyengar like precision of poses. Gerry described as flowing with pauses to examine your pose and think about moving with it. Resetting with static counter poses after flow sequences. Talked through body requirements in poses and how to adjust yourself. Modifications given to ease the post
Savasana Traditional for 5mins
Requirement for class Willingness to be where you are at with yoga and not feel you need to ‘keep up’ as Gerry offers lots of levels and there is a real mix of abilities.
Other This was actually part of a block although drop in is fine. Gerry explained the sequence had been going for 8 weeks out of the 10 week block with a section the same every week and a section being varied every week
Registration requirements Online if wish but drop in did not require paperwork
Teacher Training Yes .Details on website
Workshops Yes . Variety on website
Teacher/studio other classes? Timetable for Gerry and other classes at studio
Meditation No
OM chant at the end No
Other Chanting No
Pranayama or breath work Breath focus at end in savasana (relaxation)
Extra
After class comments Hips open, well stretched and strengthened and suitably tired.
Departure Chatted with Gerry after about back and gained some great advice
Social No – I was last to leave after chatting.