At Namaste Pacific Yoga, seasoned instructors dissolve stress and its symptoms with a relaxing blend of stretches, exhalations, and meditation. The studio specializes in Ashtanga Vinyasa instruction, which weaves ancient poses and deep breaths into a flowing sequence that cultivates strength, flexibility, and stress relief. Some routines also feature focusing exercises, which clear the mind of panic-inducing thoughts, such as a giraffe nabbing your diary from your second-story window. In addition to sharing personalized tips during group classes, teachers lead one-on-one yoga sessions to customize students' practices as they perfect their technique and alignment. After class, students may steam away any lingering tension in the studio's showers.
In addition to bolstering bodies with holistic exercise, studio owner Chris van der Merwe fortifies them with a stockade of vitamins, probiotics, and other nutritional supplements. His nutrition boot camps teach attendees how to boost energy by eating healthy meals that eschew pizza-wrapped candy bars stuffed with pizza-wrapped candy bars.
The instructors at Mosaic Yoga know firsthand that every yoga practitioner's journey is unique. Melissa Love, for instance, found yoga as a way to overcome depression after being diagnosed with cancer. Her husband Ryan Glidden, on the other hand, took his first class to impress Melissa.
Now, the pair heads Mosaic's team as they lead students of all backgrounds and skill levels through classes held daily. Heated and non-heated classes range from slow-moving courses designed for first-timers to more intensive, candlelit sessions that combine yoga with reiki and crystal healing. In addition to reaping yoga's benefits ? from weight loss to increased strength ? during classes, visitors can attend workshops or one of Mosaic's retreats, which head to exotic locales such as Hawaii as opposed to an old cabin with "Fiji" painted on it.
Started and inspired by Sean O’Shea and his passion for empowering students through yoga, Four Seasons Yoga carried on his legacy after his passing in 2006 under the watchful eyes of husband and wife duo James and Jenny Bouwer. Endowed with a passion for yoga and a desire to honor Sean’s memory, James and Jenny created an impassioned community of dedicated yogis to practice and relax together.
Now the studio teems with activity with multiple classes a day ranging in difficulty from foundation-building True Beginner classes to more challenging Ashtanga Vinyasa, which combines a swift Vinyasa flow that links breath to movement and strength-building postures. Lunchtime yoga sessions are offered daily Monday–Friday, and gentle Hatha yoga, a style of yoga that involves slow-paced stretching with some simple breathing exercises, is also available. The expert instructors also lead different workshops designed to deepen practice.
Shafa Yoga borrows its name from a Persian word that translates into “healing, remedy, and recovery.” The studio’s founder, Newsha Mobin, chose this moniker because of her life and studio’s devotion to the therapeutic benefits of yoga practice. Her own journey of healing began in Tehran, Iran, where she studied alternative and holistic medicine. Newsha's semiprivate classes share the fruits of that inquiry by promoting an intimate working relationship between students and instructors, like the relationship between runway models and things people will never wear.
The staff conducts sessions in a tranquil environment with drawn window shades, dark mocha flooring, and earth tones set in relief by red walls. In addition to regular classes, the studio plays host to workshops, Yoga Alliance–approved teacher training, and private sessions of Yumeiho yoga therapy.
Smoky hardwood floors, soft hanging lights and wall sconces, and dusty blue walls create a serene scene in Indie Yoga's practice room, where certified yoga instructors helm heated Vinyasa-style classes seven days a week. This experienced team caters to students of all abilities by offering beginner, intermediate, and advanced classes that combine a series of continuous postures with a deep-breathing technique called the ujjayi breath. As they lead students through the tapestry of poses, they allow the studio's heated temperatures to infuse the blood with oxygen, facilitate deeper stretches, and expose devious undercover snowmen masquerading as yogis. They also offer a couple specialty classes, such as the surf-flow session, which focuses on core strength and balance to help wave riders enhance their hang time, and a children's yoga class where poses are fueled with fun themes, games, and music.
The Little Yoga Studio is an intimate studio that aims to help its students achieve and maintain physical, mental, and emotional health through yoga. The certified instructors are passionate about yoga and want to share their belief that yoga can transform lives. Walking in, clients feel as if they’ve entered a sacred space—big windows let the sun stream in on honey-colored wood floors and wall paneling, and calming Buddha shrines add to the feeling of openness and serenity. Students can unwind in a Yoga for Deep Rest class, an alignment-focused class that works with breath, or get an intense workout in the challenging Power Vinyasa class, where emphasis on creative, gymnastic vinyasas build lean muscles and increase flexibility.