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Where are you located?
Located on the East side of Cincinnati, Ohio in a little town called Amelia. About 12 minutes from the interstate going east on Beechmont/Main St. Our address is 64 East Main Street Amelia Oh 45102. There's lots of different ways to arrive if you don't want to use the main road - You will learn various routes as you come that will help you to miss traffic.
Landmarks - (Past Kroger on the right and before Walmart on the right)
What do I wear?
You should wear comfy clothes, something you can move easily in. Try to wear a shirt that is a little longer so you have some room to move freely while stretching.
What do I bring?
Bring an open mind, this will be most beneficial. If you have a mat you should bring it, but we have mats you can borrow if you are just starting out. When you are ready we have mats for purchase. Water - always bring a water bottle with you, it is important to stay hydrated as well as flushing out any toxins that will be released through the practice.
How do I pay?
Your first class is FREE. If you decide to buy a pass after taking your free class then you get 10% off any pass you'd like. It is our House Newbie Special for everyone when they join. However, the offer is only good that day only and IN the studio. After that, you can purchase a pass in the studio or online. We accept Cash, Check or Credit Cards.
Are you registered with Yoga Alliance?
No. We have decided to revoke our membership with Yoga Alliance after years of membership.
There are SO many reasons why and many other Yoga Instructors and Yoga Schools following this path as well.
Please read below for this amazing explanation to assist you with understanding the answer(s) to this question.
From Josh Schrei - Tapta Marg Productions
"Yoga Alliance is based on a faulty premise, and this is hurting Yoga in a big way.
Yoga Alliance, for all its talk of standards, is built around a fabricated standard based on an inherently false premise — the idea that 200-hours of training is a sufficient minimum level of yoga education for a person to become a yoga teacher.
I say this not to disparage any of the great up and coming teachers out there or the hard work they’ve put in. This is not a criticism of the enthusiastic practitioners of yoga or of their desire to share the practice.
But it is important to understand point by point what the inexcusably low 200-hour standard — and the fact that, thanks to Yoga Alliance, it is the centerpoint around which the modern yoga world is constructed — is doing to yoga.
It is currently possible, within Yoga Alliance standards, for a person to take their first yoga class ever on the first day of a certain month and to be a Yoga Alliance registered yoga teacher by the end of that same month.
Yoga Alliance does not actually monitor and regulate the standards that it sets
Even if you buy that there should be a western organization regulating the yoga world along self-created (and inarguably low) standards, the sad truth is that Yoga Alliance doesn’t actually regulate.
I’ve helped launch 5 yoga schools. In none of my dealings with Yoga Alliance has there been a hint of monitoring or a question of standards. I could have frankly been teaching anything this entire time and calling it yoga and Yoga Alliance would keep collecting my annual fee and looking the other way.
In my dealings with Yoga Alliance employees, they do not seem qualified or empowered to care about anything other than whether the forms on their website are correctly filled out. That is the extent of quality control. Once a school is approved there is no follow up, no surveys, no communication other than a reminder to pay the annual fee.
Schools that are unquestionably offering teachings that are not linked to any yogic tradition whatsoever, schools that offer practices that by any definition are non-yogic, even schools that have accusations of mental and physical abuse are allowed to continue on with their Yoga Alliance certification.
If the counter argument is that the yoga world is too big to adequately monitor, this only proves all of the above points even further. How has it gotten this way? How have we ended up in the unsustainable situation we are in?
It is difficult to reasonably conclude that Yoga Alliance exists for any other purpose than to make money
Within a system that from any objective perspective leaves itself open to plummeting quality, easily skirtable standards, and unsustainable growth, Yoga Alliance is in the position to actively monitor, to raise standards to a level that would change the face of the yoga world, to implement real and agreed upon guidelines for what it means to be a yoga teacher, to put their foot down on (or at least make statements condemning) such aberrations as ‘beer yoga’, to discredit schools that are clearly abusing the system, and on and on. With over $7 million in assets in the bank and an annual payroll of $1.2 million (I’d be interested to see a breakdown on that number by staff member), Yoga Alliance is certainly in a position to do more. All I can conclude is that they don’t want to.
Can you teach yoga without being registered with Yoga Alliance?
Registration with Yoga Alliance is voluntary and is not required to teach yoga.