The Top Yoga Studios in Los Angeles
Take a break from the LA bustle with a relaxing yoga class | © Tetra Images, LLC / Alamy Stock Photo
Despite the abundance of yoga studios in Los Angeles, it can be difficult to find one that speaks equally to the physical and mental components you want to fulfil. These studios address both crucial aspects of the practice – each offering a distinct charm and grace that elevates the experience beyond just a workout.
Rising Lotus Yoga
Rising Lotus packs so much heart and humor into each class, it’s impossible not to leave here beaming – and you will carry that glow throughout the day. Playful inversions are touched upon and offer a safe environment to learn how to trust yourself and carry your own weight. Peel back the layers of self-imposed limitations and see what you’re truly capable of. Offering Kirtan, as well as powerful flow classes and breath work, this studio is a must. Recommended teacher: Daniel Stewart.
This beautiful space in mid-city is a welcomed reprieve from the LA hustle. Staff are friendly and accommodating, paper lanterns dot the ceiling and teachers gently nudge you to explore your limits. There is a strong sense of community and a welcoming vibe; akin to the Cheers of the yoga studios, no matter how many times you frequent, everyone will know your name. Some of the most rigorous, playful, cathartic classes you’ll ever take. It also has a lovely indoor studio plus and enclosed garden studio. Recommended teachers: Sarah and Noelle.
Yoga at the Raven
Spa, Yoga Studio
In the heart of Silver Lake, Yoga at the Raven is a charming little studio with a palpable warmth and an inviting air. Tasteful décor and abundant natural light streaming in through the windows, make it feel like a sanctuary. While the classes can get quite large, the instruction feels individualized, and teachers are always available for questions. Be sure to take advantage of their acroyoga class, which is a fun and unique way to get to know your classmates. Sweetening the deal: Yoga at the Raven shares its space with a spa. Recommended teacher: Tony G.
This donation-based Santa Monica studio offers rigorous classes that will challenge your balance and test your focus. Steeped in ashtanga yoga, a powerful flow class, the teachers offer spiritual focal points as well as physically demanding classes, so you leave feeling like your body and your soul were stretched in the best way possible. Catering to yogis of all levels, classes offer a challenge but provide a safe environment to listen, learn and grow at your own pace. Recommended teacher: Bryan K.
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These recommendations were updated on August 4, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.