Top 3 Yoga Studios in La Jolla
Yoga is an ancient practice, developed in India thousands of years ago, that can help embrace mind-body unity. While yoga helps to strengthen you physically, it also focuses on harmonizing your body and mind. There are a variety of schools and styles to explore in San Diego, just as there are multiple goals for why people choose to practice yoga. La Jolla is home to many options when looking for a studio to practice yoga, and we’re spotlighting the top three in the area for residents to consider.
Prana Yoga Center
Prana offers a welcoming environment which offers an array of classes for every student, as well as 1-on-1 sessions. The majority of classes are taught in the Vinyasa Flow style, which focuses on connecting your breath with your physical movements. While the style of classes are similar, Prana encourages it’s students to take classes from a variety of instructors, as they offer a wide array of styles.
For those who are looking for a more gently-paced experience, they also offer Hatha classes, which center around gentle stretching techniques, incorporating more meditation and relaxation into the class. Prana offers classes that focus specifically on the meditative and spiritual aspects of yoga, so check out their Kundalini or Yin Yoga classes. There’s no need to register for a class in advance – just stop by about 15 minutes before a class begins to fill out a registration card. Their class schedule is available on their website.
Prana is currently offering a New Student Special: Get one week of unlimited yoga for $30. Visit their website for details.
There are many options when choosing which yoga classes to attend at Buddhi. For beginners, they offer gently paced “Slow Flow” classes. If you’re ready to kick it up a notch, they offer “Vinyasa Mixed” classes, which focuses on movements and your breathing simultaneously. The “Buddhi Flow” signature class combines two of their own instructor’s styles to provide smooth vinyasa style with creative sequencing of poses. Even if you don’t have time to make it to class as often as you’d like, Buddhi offers online yoga with a library of 20-60 minute videos for all skill levels.
Visit the Buddhi blog to expand your yoga knowledge past the mat. Here you can find articles covering philosophy of yoga, alignment tips to help with your practice, and delicious recipes to try (staff favorites included!). If you’re looking to shake up your usual yoga routine, Buddhi hosts a variety of events. Every month at the La Jolla Open Aire Market, you can find the Buddhi instructors leading classes for Family Yoga Day.
Buddhi Yoga has a special for First Time Students: Get two weeks of unlimited yoga for $39. You can find all of the details on their website.
At Akasha, the class sizes range from 8-15 people, so each student gets the personal attention they deserve. They specialize in high-quality instruction for all levels of fitness, and aim to teach in a non-intimidating environment to foster personal growth. There a variety of options for classes at Akasha, offering membership plans, and class packages and drop-in rates. For new students, private sessions and “Yoga 101” class to help with your foundational knowledge. With over 12 different types of classes, Akasha has something for everyone. They also hold unique classes like Yoga for Backs – focusing on strengthening and stretching to help avoid common back problems.
Akasha Yoga is running an offer for new students: Any three classes of your choosing for $20. See their website for further details.
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