As the title implies, Sarah's class had a heavy focuse on posture and spinal alignment. Being that Sarah's Pure bio said she "came to yoga from a dance background," in my head she was trying to turn us all into ballerinas: not a pretty site. I've digressed.
At the beginning of class, Sarah came around to inquire about injuries and asked for each of our names. It was a full house, and so there wasn't time for much else, but during this short interaction she sort of looked me up and down suspiciously as if I didn't belong. I felt...singled out? It was kind of like high school, except a high school where everybody is twice your age and tries to look as un-cool as possible.
The class focused on a lot of deep stretching aided by blocks and ropes. There was not a heavy emphasis on classical yoga posing (i.e. no chaturangas, only two downward-facing dogs) and there were a lot of great back stretches, but again, I feel like class focused too much on the spine. At one point there was some good hamstring/calf stretching, but it was short lived.
The class was very full and so Sarah was not able to come around and give much personal attention. She did give great demonstrations though of both correct and incorrect forms. I wanted to also note that during class one woman went into child's pose for quite some time while the rest of us were not going into child's pose. What's that about? And for the amount of people in class, the Om was WEAK. I've been in classes with a fraction of the amount of people Om-ing twice as loud. This coupled with Child Pose Lady made the class have a certain feeling of disinterest that Sarah couldn't seem to enliven or motivate.