Yoga mats don't just aid in balance and friction, they offer an oasis from the hustle, bustle, and thick, poisonous fog of today's modern workplace. Take some breathing time with today's Groupon: for $50, you get 10 classes (a $105 value) at Liberation Yoga on South La Brea Avenue.
Liberation Yoga aims to create healthy bodies and tranquil minds in a beautiful, welcoming studio setting. Novice benders and seasoned human pretzels alike are invited to mix and match Hatha yoga classes in a stretchy sampler of soothing varieties. Choose the soothing Gentle Class to ease stress and correct alignment, ideal for newcomers. More advanced students can opt for sessions in Ashtanga yoga, a more dynamic discipline designed to build strength. Candlelight Vinyasa Flow Yoga provides a peaceful way to gain flexibility free from the harsh glare of electric bulbs and their correspondingly judgmental moths. Whatever the class, guests can relax in the outdoor garden yoga space, or in Liberation's beautifully decorated studio, richly adorned with dark wood floors and twinkling lights, as they forcibly evict stressors from bodies and minds. See the schedule to plan your transformation from tension-riddled terra cotta into serenely moldable clay. Liberation Yoga has a small parking lot with both meter and non-meter parking.
- I'm now a regular and this place is still awesome! Free parking in the back, great ambiance [sic], free and clean yoga mats for use, awesome classes-- this place is amazing. – Eva V., Yelp
- Liberation's owners, Christine and Gary, have created a very spiritual and welcoming vibe. The teachers are wonderful and it is always a joy to take classes there. There's no "attitude". They all make everyone from beginners to the most experienced feel welcome. – georgicapond, Citysearch
The founders of Liberation Yoga were probably flattered when their studio was named one of LA Weekly's best yoga studios in 2013. But it wasn't the highest honor they'd ever received—in 2007, Travel+Leisure crowned Liberation Yoga one of the best studios in the entire world.
Those are just two of the numerous awards the studio has accumulated since it opened in the early 2000s, right when the '90s fitness craze of teasing hair until your arms gave out began to decline. Perhaps the praise is due to the fact that the majority of its yoga instructors boast more than a decade of experience. Or maybe it's because they focus solely on yoga while still offering a wide variety of classes types. That class range includes from gentle styles of yoga, which relieve stress, to flow classes, which challenge the body with rigorous, Vinyasa-style movements, to classes specifically designed for families and toddlers.
Or maybe it's the classroom itself—a bright, mystical place where mismatched dark and light hardwood slats cover the floors, natural light pours through the windows, and a sky-blue ceiling slants toward the outer wall. Touches such as tree-like wooden poles, greenery and flowers, and brown vines complete the fairytale look, making the studio a magic place in which to move and obtain inner peace.