I checked out the other yoga studio near our house last night. It is about a 15 minute drive. Having driven about 10 minutes to the closer studio, I wasn't sure if this new place would be worth adding another 10 minutes to the process. Time is a little tight between work and yoga. I Caltrain home and let the dogs out before heading to yoga. After changing and jumping in the car, I headed north on 280. As I entered the interstate, I saw a lot of cars; it was 6pm after all. Luckily, the traffic was heavy, but it was moving. I was starting to doubt my choice to go to the further studio; that is until I took Hwy 1 South toward Pacifica. Wow...what a scenic drive.
This is what I saw as I rounded a corner. No, I didn't take this picture as I was driving; someone else captured this slice of beauty.
As you round the bend heading toward the town of Pacifica, you get a nice view of it from above.
So the scenery on the way to the Pacifica studio is waaaaaaaaaaaaay better than the shorter drive down a six lane road with lots of businesses and frequent pedestrian crosswalks. I parked on the street in front of the Pacifica studio unlike circling in the strip mall parking lot of the closer studio. The closer studio is also next to a Starbucks, so there are usually a lot of people sitting out front of Starbucks watching the parade of people going into the yoga studio.
The Pacifica studio doesn't have all the higher tech online purchasing features of the closer studio, or bamboo flooring, or a locker room with showers, but it does have room to stretch your arms out without hitting another person, and teachers who learn your name, and students who are kind and don't get all agitated.
The Pacifica studio has the same vibe as Skip's studio in Longwood, so I feel like I'm returning home versus being bombarded by unnecessary noise and mania.