Sales staff/ reception: Friendly, no selling at all.
Membership options: Class cards – 10 ($160), 20 ($300), 30 ($420) (Opening specials until 31st August 2016!)
- Cheapest price per class: $14
Class booking: Available on mindbodyonline
Number of outlets: 1.
- Character: Loft with high ceilings, spacious with a lot of light.
- Condition: Barren with concrete floors but laminate wooden floors for the studios.
Crowd attracted: Those working nearby.
Class types: Flow, Hatha, Yin, YogaHour (Anusara based) and Hot.
Crowd: Studio is still new, not sure yet.
Class timing: Typically 2 morning, 2 noon and 3 evening classes. 20mins express classes available in morning and noon as well.
Yoga studio: 9/10
Hot class: 1 hot room with heating panels.
Non-hot class: Air-conditioning.
Mats: Manduka Pro
Class size: About 43 for the biggest room, around 30 for the other 2 rooms.
Cleanliness: Mats are cleaned after every class.
Changing room: 4/10
Toilet: 1 or 2
Showers: around 4 (not sure)
Lounge area: Huge common area, but within the changing room there isn’t any space.
Lockers: Metal lockers with combination locks.
I am impressed. It’s been a long time since I found a new studio that looks nicely done up. This studio is located within the CBD, in a non-shop house building (thankfully! I do not like shop houses for yoga studios) and it’s on the top floor. The ceilings are so high it looks endless and there’s a lot of space. In the city where space is limited, this is rare. Usually other studios pack up any available space with mats but this studio is different. There’s a lot of walking space around the reception and lounge area – so much space that they could easily have one more yoga room on top of the existing 3.
The 3 rooms are all quite big and the mats are well spaced apart despite having so many mats in them. Good quality mats and blocks are used here. The rooms are quite barren and minimalistic with half length windows for the 2 non-hot rooms, while the hot room has window facing the lounge area from above (loft concept).
What did not really make it was the small changing room. It was too small for the scale of the studio – if all classes were full, there could be around 60 females coming in and out of the changing room, waiting to shower/ wash up. The space it has could probably only fit 5 people comfortably and 10 people with a squeeze. There were only 2 hairdryer units too.
However, the non-hot classes has good air-conditioning so I guess you do not really need to shower after class. This is ideal for people who need to rush back to work. Those who wants to sweat can opt for the hot class, but do note that towel rental and water comes with a $1 charge.
Pros: Large space, good ventilation and air-conditioning, good mats, good location
Cons: Super small changing room, towel and water not provided free
Heng Da Building
137 Cecil Street