Yoga Booty Ballet at Swerve

At a Glance:

Website: http://www.swervestudio.com
Address: 8250 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Length: 55 minutes
Price: 1 class/$18, 10 classes/$155, month unlimited/$155 ($100 for new clients!)
Sweat scale: medium
Energy level: high

When Danielle Cuccio reached out via Instagram about taking one of her classes, I did some research and found that not only is she a private yoga instructor with her own wellness company, but also she writes a blog, The Beauty Blender. Danielle invited me to either Yoga Booty Ballet or Power Flow Yoga. We all know that I am not yoga’s bigger fan, so I opted for the one that included the words booty and ballet thinking it would basically be a barre class…I was completely wrong!

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Yoga Basics/Level 1 at InYoga

At a Glance:

Website: http://inyogacenter.com
Address: 5142 Laurel Canyon Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91607
Length: 85 minutes
Price: 1 class/$20, 10 classes/$160, month unlimited/$120 w 3 month commitment
Sweat scale: medium
Energy level: low

After buying a mat I feel more indebted to the practice of yoga. I am on the hunt for my favorite place to strike a mountain pose, which brought me to the beginner class at InYoga.
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Basic Flow at Jade Apple Yoga

At a Glance:

Website: http://www.jadeappleyoga.com
Address: 10502 Magnolia Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91601
Length: 75 minutes
Price: 1 class/$18, 5 classes/$70, month unlimited/$110 w 3 month minimum
Sweat scale: low
Energy level: low

This was my second yoga class ever and, to avoid a $2 borrowing fee, I decided to go all out and buy a yoga mat beforehand. I headed to TJ Maxx and left with a beautiful turquoise one for a mere $12.99, carrying strap included! I felt pretty legit when I walked into the beginners class that night.

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Basic Level One at Liberation Yoga

At a Glance:

Website: http://www.liberationyoga.com
Address: 124 S La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 90036
Class length: 90 min
Price: 1 class/$15, 10 classes/$130, month unlimited/$120
Sweat Scale: low
Energy level: low

The extent of my yoga practice is taking a class or two at my old gym in Memphis where the crowd was definitely a bit older. It was always too slow for me and the positions made my head hurt (it also could’ve also been the six hours with 25 screaming children that was responsible for this pain). I decided to suck it up and give yoga another shot, signing up for a level one class at Liberation Yoga. Continue reading