175 classes in 170 days.
28 classes in 27 days in the 101 challenge.
Since the first week of January, my studio has been packed most nights. I'm not exactly sure why this is. Part of it is the 30 day challenge and people wanting to start off the new year healthy (I guess). Part of it is people wandering over to my studio from the other two studios in Vegas that have disappeared. And there are a fair number of new people each night. Two nights ago there were 8 new people in class!
Whatever the reason is, I'm not sure how I feel about a packed room. Now I'm not talking about a packed room of experienced yogis, like when teacher training is going on. That's a whole experience by itself (and a fun one!) In the studio, I'm fine with packed classes when it's a lot of experienced people. A packed class with newer people is a little harder for me. The one thing I'll say is it helps me work on focusing more, because when there's that many people, you can have a lot of distractions, or potential distractions.
Oddly enough, the thing that distracts my attention the most isn't loud breathing, or drinking water or moving around by other people. It's the postures by other people. I like to be in the front row, but it's not always possible lately. So I often end up having less experienced people in front of me, and believe me I notice their postures. I'm not talking about minor corrections, but major things. It's hard to miss these things when the people are right in front of you. When I'm in the front row, I barely notice anything except myself, but it's trickier when people are in front of me.