Radiance Yoga and Therapeutic Exercise Center is located in the charming community of Mission Hills, Radiance Yoga was established in 1975 and continues to be family owned and operated. We have an experienced and dedicated staff, many of whom have an extensive background in biomechanics, orthopedics, and Yoga therapy.
Pose your way to the pinnacle of vitality and strength while ascending through degrees of difficulty and degrees of Fahrenheit during classes in CorePower's temperature-controlled studios. The raised heat level expedites the breakdown of fatty acids, delivers more blood to the muscles, and reduces the chances of injury. Start at level one, where you'll be comfortably introduced to proper postures at room temperature, then ascend to the humid human heights of advanced yoga in a detoxifying 95 degrees. Yogis of all skill levels can step into the 97-degree atmosphere of Hot Power Fusion, during which 26 static poses stretch over the course of one rejuvenating hour. Classes vary by location, so check out the full schedule here.
In 1984, Gloria was working as a waitress when a customer changed her life. He'd started his own business, he said, and when she asked why, he said, "I wanted to." Gloria realized then that forging her own path through life could be simple if she decided what she wanted and committed to it. A few days later she took off her apron, quit her job, and with her parents Joaquin and Helga—whom Gloria calls "the shaman and the philosopher"—fueling her "thirst for deeper life wisdom and compassion," she started Eight Elements West.
Part school and part clinic, Eight Elements West is a holistically minded practice where clients have found balance and health for more than 25 years. In its studio, ocean views make up one wall while mirrors make up another, flanking hardwood floors that invite students to practice yoga, Pilates, and Nia—a body-spirit exercise that draws from marital arts and dance. Energy healing, massage, and acupuncture, meanwhile, help heal in the business's integrative clinic.
Owner Jodi Ketchum has spent a decade helping clients unwind with Tuina bodywork and therapeutic massage. At Lotus's Los Angeles location, she exclusively practices Tuina, an ancient form of Chinese massage that has helped restore wellness reportedly since 2300 BCE. At her San Diego location, Ketchum joins with other wellness and Oriental medicine practitioners to guide guests through yoga classes, Tuina bodywork, massage, and acupuncture. Both locations are airy and bright, a concept that runs throughout the facilities and is evoked by plants, large windows, and light hardwood floors. Customers can schedule appointments online or, after studying yoga at the center, shape their bodies into letters that spell out appointment requests.
Although his full name was probably never thrown into poems or songs, Bellur Krishnamacharya Sundararaja Iyengar (B.K.S.) certainly left his mark. Iyengar began practicing yoga in India in 1935 before moving west during the 1950s, where he taught his version of the ancient discipline. Eventually, those teachings reached San Diego, where, in 1979, they surfaced in the form of Iyengar Yoga of San Diego.
Today, the facility employs a roster of certified instructors to lead groups through multiple levels of Iyengar yoga. Through the perfection of yoga postures, or asanas, and yogic breathing, the facility strives to coordinate the mind with every part of the body and, according to their philosophy, connect the individual spirit with the universal spirit.
Nature's Whisper Yoga puts a special focus on pregnant women and new mothers, with a range of classes that include Hot Mama Yoga for moms-to-be, and Mamas Tummy Time Core, which welcomes new moms with their babies in tow. The classes help mothers connect with their babies as well as their bodies. But the studio offers a wide variety of other yoga styles as well. This includes energetic flow, Hatha, candlelight yoga, and restorative yoga, most of which can still accommodate expectant mothers.