I had a coupon to try out the yoga at Semperviva, so I went to the one on Granville Island. The reception/waiting area was a bit small, but it was clean. It wasn’t super crowded, but that could be because it was pouring that evening. However, I guess it was pouring the night I went and tried yoga at Yyoga (see my post of Yyoga), and it was super busy. The yoga room was super huge. I thought at least 50-70 people could fit in there. Similar to Yyoga, it was trying to cram as many people into the class. There was an older woman who seemed to be having troubles that was neglected by the instructor. The pace was fast, and wasn’t much of the meditation part. It was hard for me to keep up, but this could be because I was still a newbie when I went. I got so dizzy I had to stop several times.
I did like the room. It was really spacious with really high ceilings. Semperviva seems to always have big windows that let in natural light (I had once dropped by to the location on Broadway – for an information session on becoming a yoga instructor. Yup! I was really into it! I didn’t end up enrolling, just because of health related and money issue at the time, especially from just graduating out of design school).
I wouldn’t mind going back to them again. The only downside for me is that they don’t have a downtown location, and their drop in rates are really high at $20/class. They do have a $30 for 30 days, $139 for 10-class pass, and $150 for unlimited month pass, all which are cheaper than Yyoga
I’m curious to know what your experience with Semperviva has been! Let me know~