- $26 for 10 yoga classes ($175 value)
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You and the Mat / Piedmont School of Yoga
Sometimes, it's impossible to keep all of the peacefulness in one place. Such was the case for the yoga instructors behind You and the Mat / Piedmont School of Yoga, which recently expanded their harmonious empire to include a brand new studio in Oakland's East Bay. Their expansion also helped preserve a local legacy, rescuing some of the most distinguished instructors of the venerable Piedmont Yoga Studio from disbandment. These include Piedmont co-founder Richard Rosen, who joins senior instructors including Leslie Howard, JoAnn Lyons, and Yoko Yoshikawa on a team sporting multiple decades of shared experience.
Here, inside two 1,200 square foot practice rooms, these seasoned instructors lead students through yoga and meditation classes calibrated for every experience and ability level. Whether they're relaxing in the flickering glow of Candlelight Yoga, developing awareness and attention to detail with Annie Carpenter's SmartFLOW yoga, increasing range of motion during Yoga For Flexibility, or recentering with Mindfulness Meditation, students practice their craft in a studio built around education and openness.
The studio's positive qualities don't end there; designed for maximum eco-responsibility, the space lets people improve themselves while simultaneously improving the environment around them. In addition to classes, the space also hosts a fine arts gallery dedicated to yoga-inspired art.