The West Coast is known for being more “chill” than the East Coast, but anyone who has lived in Los Angeles knows that in the City of Angels there is little time to stop and breathe. That is probably why yoga is such a popular activity in Los Angeles, it forces us to stop and reflect on everything we are grateful for. At the end of a long and stressful week, there are few things more relaxing than taking an hour of your day for yoga. That is why we have compiled a list of our favorite yoga studies in the Silicon Beach!
Mind Body & Soul on Pacific Promenade focuses on much more than just physical strength. The instructors focus on connecting your mind, body and soul, to find your inner self.
Mind Body & Soul Yoga was founded in 2017 by Chech Chapdelaine. “Her life-long passion for yoga manifested into a space rooted in the principles of truth and love. Mind Body & Soul is a dynamic community of yogis, teachers, students and everyday people who strive to be the best version of themselves in this lifetime,” boasts the website.
Mind Body & Soul has classes 7 days a week-- morning, afternoon and night -- so no matter what your schedule is, you can find an hour to relax. Pricing varies, but newbies get to try 3 different introductory classes for just $30!
YogaWorks Playa Vista is a 7500 square foot studio located at the new Runway Playa Vista development. Surrounded by healthy restaurants, shops, parks, art, entertainment, schools, creative and technology business, going to YogaWorks never feels like a chore.
The studio contains two beautiful practice rooms with plenty of natural light, a room dedicated for Pilates Reformer classes, and a large yoga boutique with everything you might need. To add to the stress free ambiance, the studio is equipped with large spa-like locker rooms, featuring full showers and lockers and a community space.
YogaWorks schedule features classes for novices and experts alike, that will both invigorate and challenge you. They offer everything from Vinyasa Flow, Hatha, Gentle Yoga, and YogaWorks signature classes in various expertise levels. YogaWorks also offers fitness classes including BarWorks®, SculptWorks®, Pilates, and TRX® for those of us looking to work up a sweat.
Power Yoga in Santa Monica changes the way you think about pampering yourself. Unlike other yoga studios, Power Yoga donates part of your class fee to one of 3 charities: Children’s Tumor Foundation, Smile Train and Veterans Yoga Project.
Creator of Power Yoga, Bryan Kest, began teaching classes in 1979 at the age of 20. Since then, he has traveled the country spreading his zen and strength to many. His Santa Monica studio is unique, and not only because of their donation concept. The studio was created to give yoga instructors a space “to share their practice without the need to conform to a studio lineage. Instructors simply rent time slots, while keeping all donations. Within these time slots, the space is theirs. This has created an eclectic group of instructors who seem to carry a similar torch,” states the website.