Moksha Yoga Edmonton was the second studio on my Edmonton studio tour and definitely mixed things up a fair bit in comparison to Noorish. I was very strongly encouraged to check Moksha Yoga Edmonton by a friend of mine who is a regular at this studio. Overall my experience was good. Good instruction and the studio is very well organized.
Here’s the breakdown:
- Location: 14927 – 111 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (map)
- Studio is heated
- Instructor: Angela Zawada (there are a number of instructors but I practiced with Angela)
- Style of yoga: Moksha (they also offer Yin classes)
- Class length: 60, 75, 90 min
- Schedule: See here for their schedule
- Price: Drop in was $16.00. They also offer class packages like any other studio.
Moksha yoga studios are a group of independent studios (not unlike a franchise) that are all over North America. Pure or traditional Moksha classes practice 40 postures in 90 minutes that include standing and sitting series. The class I attended was a Moksha Flow so not only was it 105 degrees but we were flowing the entire class. It definitely got my heart pumping and I had to take a few time outs to hang out in child’s pose to catch my breath. Because it was a flow class it deviated a bit from the traditional 40 postures.
The instructor was very insightful and focused a lot on breath. Which was incredibly helpful since the class was quite vigorous. I appreciated Angela’s demeanor and lightheartedness because I think it can be pretty easy to take a class like this too seriously/intensely. Angela also provided multiple levels of variations for a lot of the poses. Advanced variations were preceded by “if this variation is in your regular practice please take it” which is a great statement to ensure that people are not overexerting themselves.
This studio is very popular so make sure to get their early (15-20 min) to drop your mat down. That being said the studio is a well oiled machine, very well organized and laid out.
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My “style” of yoga can be characterized by a few key words: anatomical, foundation, avoiding warrior poses and arm balances. My favorite teachers are: Jeff Mah, Tiffany Cruickshank and Kathryn Budig. If you are familiar with any of these teachers you’ll know that I like to get my heart pumping and flow through Asana’s.