Triad Yoga is what a yoga studio should be. From the time I signed up (a little rusty in my practice) to the time I moved away (able to execute asanas I'd never imagined possible and feeling mentally balanced to boot), I felt welcomed and supported.
The vibe of this place is, yes, "zen", but not in any way pretentious. The instructors push you in the friendliest way possible. Everything is clean. The lighting ushers you into a calmer state of mind without your notice. I moved to Dallas TX in December; while I am happy at my current studio, nothing brings it all together like Triad.
When I first started with Yoga, I gave Triad a shot because I worked in the area. The instructors were awesome, offering coaching and encouragement... not to mention their wonderful personalities. Over the next few years I built up some confidence in my yoga practice with their help and found attending more than just weekdays after work. I even attended a Yoga Retreat with the instructors in Santa Barbara. I haven't found a studio that matches Triad
Never having been to yoga ever before a friend and I jumped right into the Tuesday Hatha Yoga class. The instructor (Marlene) was pretty clear and very helpful with my numerous flubs. It's a good workout despite how relaxing it looks it should be. We went a week later for a proper beginner class with a different instructor and terms were explained etc. Much less intense but perfect for an introduction or someone who isn't as flexible just yet.The staff is very courteous and professional. There are also loaner mats if you aren't sure that you want to invest in one just yet.
Just completed my first class with Newton Campbell at Triad Yoga. I was so impressed I have done a lot of Yoga classes in various studios in Orange County, but no instructor ever took the time to train me properly on the positions. Newton took care to ensure each student understood each position, that our form was correct and explained the purpose of each move, which made all the difference in the world. I got so much more out of this class than any class I've ever done, and highly recommend this studio