Better Living Yoga, Aliso Viejo
Better Living Yoga fills a particularly unique niche in the yoga world as it is a studio that specializes in classes for the over 40 age group (although all ages are welcome and encouraged to attend too, of course). The studio has a great community atmosphere and, I have to say, is probably the sweetest smelling yoga studio I’ve ever visited 😉
location on a small mall off of Aliso Creek Rd in Alison Viejo
parking very easy. shared with other businesses on the mall
welcome excellent. the welcome started when one of the studio’s regular students chatted to me outside the studio and kindly introduced me to one of the instructors. I met two of the instructors and the owner who were all very friendly and welcoming. The owner was particularly helpful and took the time to show me around the studio pointing out studios, restrooms and treatment room. A few days after my first class I received a friendly, follow up call to check on my experience.
facility 2 yoga studios, 1 treatment room, restrooms. water freely available in reception
studio environment Light, bright and fresh, beautifully maintained and well organized.
props Lots available. blocks, blankets, straps & bolsters aplenty
schedule morning classes 7 days a week. late afternoon and evening classes every weekday. class lengths range from 60 -75 minutes.
yoga styles and instructors A mixture of gentle flow, restorative, yin yoga. The studio also teach their own BLY signature yoga series, which is a set sequence of poses devised by instructors at the studio. The foundations class offers Iyengar inspired hatha yoga instruction.
capacity Two large studio spaces. The classes I attended were not overcrowded and mat spacing was comfortable for the students.
other services offered Mat pilates classes, and body treatments
workshops & trainings A variety of great workshops across a range of topics including yoga, reiki healing, aromatherapy (at the time of my visit). some workshops include a glass of wine – what’s not to like?
website Very easy to use and understand. lists links to some interesting yoga themed articles
retail Retail area in reception
value Single class $22 / ten class package $180 / monthly auto renewal $148 autopay – $225 non autopay (Oct 2016)
deals New student deal $49 unlimited month pass (Oct 2016) & $90 for a 10 class pass. regular deals on groupon & similar deal websites. you can also sign up online for a free class