A new and good experience. First the refurbished neighborhood is lovely at night. Everyone in class was nice and ranged from beginner to experience, yet no sense of competition or judgment that was uncomfortable. Coming from more power martial arts in my youth like boxing, Tae Kwon Do and full contact karate this was very new, pleasant and surprising challenging. By the end of class I was no longer, or at least not terribly, the bull in the china shop. Further, along with experiencing yoga the first time that week as well, I found what people keep talking about - mind-body centering. Being an academic or brute type - this middle gear shock me, I only held it for moments, but my mind quickly attached to how it would be highly useful in many or all areas of life. I am a couple's counselor by day and see applications there, in business, and even intimacy. It was an eye opener. The intermediate moves are challenging, they use a type of thought in motion that we Westerners do not learn or gravitate toward, and we saw some of those, sticking with it one would absorb a lot. Very recommended.