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Moksha Uptown Reviews - Toronto

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    July 13, 2009

    I seemed to be in a punishing mood this Saturday as I swapped my regular Pilates class for a 90 minute hot yoga class at Moksha Uptown. I used to go to this particular Moksha studio quite a lot in the winter, but have slacked off in recent months as my schedule has gotten busier. I also found that their 90 minute classes are often a bit too much for me – 60 minute classes seem to suit me better but aren’t that convenient for me to get to. It’s not really so much to do with the heat, but the extra length of time holding poses that aren’t my favourites in the first place. Dancers pose and something called salabasana are definitely positions my body is not meant to be in.

    This particular class I found myself in on Saturday was taught by one of their more hardcore teachers – normally @ Moksha you don’t end up doing a lot of downward dogs, but she kept on having us do some flow sequences which meant that I had to take a lot of breaks. I do find, though, that you tend to “get away with a lot” at any of the Moksha studios I have been to. Teachers there just don’t tend to correct – not sure if there is some form of philosophy behind that. So chances are I’m probably not doing a lot of the poses correctly?

    What to expect at the studio?

    The studio itself is clean, but kind of tight on space. The woman’s change room is actually extremely cramped and you will often find yourself waiting for some space to use. I would not advise showering there either. Bathrooms are also not located inside the studio space which is kind of annoying.

    Why go here?

    Escape the winter air and feel some warmth

    Getting soft skin (I swear after class here your skin feels so soft!)

    Try something new

    Tip: Check out Yoga Journals’ online pose directory for some good tips/variations about what yoga poses are and how to do them properly.

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