At a Glance:
Address: 7901 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Length: 60 minutes
Price: 1 class/$20, 10 classes/$149, month unlimited/$150 or $45 for new clients
Sweat scale: high
Energy level: low
This studio is located in the same building as Melrose Pilates so I was familiar with the parking—one side is single spots and the other is tandem. I happened to park inside of a tandem spot but waited until someone parked me in so I could make sure they were also going to the same yoga class. I walked up a flight of stairs and checked in at the main desk before heading to the studio on the floor above. I brought my own mat but you can also pay to borrow a mat.
When I got to the studio, I put my stuff in a locker (I didn’t lock it but there was a sign that you could get locks from the front desk) and headed inside. The room was hot and shaped like a T. I got a spot in the back (learning from my mistakes) and wished I had remembered a towel. The music was playing softly and there were images projected on the walls that changed throughout class to different relaxing scenes.
Kelly, the instructor, led us through some basic moves before we started the flow that we would be doing during class. I hadn’t done this type of yoga before but it basically meant that we would do a pose and then build on it over time with other poses. In the end, we had learned a sequence that came together kind of like a dance routine. It made the class feel more purposeful than the classes where you just do a pose and then move on to another without connecting them.
Each sequence concluded with vinyasa—plank, chaturanga (basically holding a low push up), upward facing dog—and then downward facing dog. By the end of class, my wrists were killing me. Some poses we did during our flow were cactus, warrior 1, warrior 3, warrior 4, chair, and reverse warrior. We took a break in the middle of class and did a couple ab exercises. By the end, I was very ready for savasana!
Check out my post on Melrose Pilates for great suggestions in the area.
**New store opening! Mean Greens has opened up directly across the street from Earth’s Power Yoga. Mean Greens is a brand new build-a-salad restaurant that uses locally grown produce. Check them out on Yelp to get $1 or 15% off!
Tricks of the Trade
- Bring a towel to put over your mat or to wipe your face. Hot yoga will definitely make you sweat.
- Freeze your water bottle before class so it stays cold for longer.