I encountered an interesting woman as I waited for my yoga class to start. She asked me who the teacher was, although the schedule was posted right in front of us. I first assumed that she was only asking as an icebreaker, but almost immediately after I told her the teacher's name, the woman began complaining. She said she's a stay-at-home mom, so she needs to use her time wisely and wished that she had brought her sneakers so she wouldn't have to endure this class, which was going to be terrible.
I guess my lousy poker face gave away that I was disturbed by her lack of respect for our teacher, so she began apologizing, but she continued to complain about why this teacher is substandard. Her reasoning was that this teacher is new agey and weird, doesn't explain the meaning of some poses, and yoga is about so much more than stretching. I agree with the woman's observations about teacher and yoga, but I don't think the teacher is bad. I think Donna is a great teacher.