From Our Editors
Nestled in the center of West Oakland, YogaLove Oakland is a community-centered yoga studio that believes in small class sizes and personalized attention. Its certified instructors offer everything from classes teaching the basics of yoga to sessions for moms-to-be and advanced students. Owner and director Treina Alexander, an RYT-500 instructor, leads a team of RYT-200 and RYT-500 teachers whose styles focus on different aspects of yoga such as flow, meditation, heart opening, gentle movement, and energy flow. In a Level 2 class, yogis practice more challenging poses and breathing skills, while in Level 3 classes, they gain strength and flexibility with a focus on breathing and visualizing themselves as a rubber band. Everything students need for class is provided, including filtered water, yoga mats, and a hand towel, and YogaLove Oakland is only three blocks from the West Oakland BART station.