Looking to stretch your muscles? Improve your balance? Get bendy-er? Then yoga might be for you. Whether you’ve been doing it for years or looking to try it out, there are a lot places to check out in Los Angeles. So this week I wanted to highlight a few in our area.
Yoga Works on Larchmont Boulevard features plenty of classes, free parking, a boutique, and a tea bar. And there are great places for a cleansing juice or coffee after your class.
Just east of Hollywood, Larchmont Village has as a casual feel to it, the main street lively with foot traffic. Smack in the middle of the bustle sits Center for Yoga, a peaceful, homey studio steeped in history. Originally founded in 1967 by Ganga White (of White Lotus fame), Center for Yoga was the first yoga studio to open in Los Angeles. Maty Ezraty, one of the original YogaWorks founders, worked as a manager at the Center before moving on to open her own studio on Montana Ave.Larchmont Yoga Works Website
Spanning two floors, this charming space has three yoga rooms including a rope wall and a giant main room with high ceilings and a life size Buddha. True to its classical yoga roots, our studio attracts many devoted longtime students from the Los Angeles area for advanced Mysore style Ashtanga and Vinyasa Flow Classes. Beginners also have a wide variety of Level 1 classes to choose from, like YogaWorks signature and Iyengar.
Modo Yoga LA on La Brea also has a great space with a focus on creating and nurturing a sustainable world.
We are three socially and environmentally conscious hot yoga studios that are part of the Modo Yoga family. We aim to collectively change the world one sweaty yoga class at a time. Modo Yoga is a form of hot yoga that combines the precision of therapeutic yoga and the foundations of traditional yoga in a specially heated room. The series is a cardiovascular workout that strengthens, tones and loosens the muscles, while calming the mind and reducing stress. In LA, our vision is to offer spaces for people to reach their greatest potential in order to rock a calm mind, fit body and inspired life.– Modo Yoga Website
Urban 728 Yoga on Melrose and La Brea is a great community with a lot instructors and classes to choose from.
I have been torn about writing a great review because I don’t want the classes too crowded, but my genuine desire to see this amazing studio thrive trumps my mat space. I have been a member for approximately 1 year and I have been practicing yoga for 18 years in NYC and LA.–Bonnie L.
Facilities: the studio is very clean and well maintained. The team of employees and volunteers take pride in the studio as do the members. The mat and yoga towel rentals are great quality (I believe they use Jade mats). The humidity and temperature are almost always conducive and appropriate for a balanced practice. The space feels fresh and inviting.
Teachers/classes: everyone in class tries their hardest. The members bring the same commitment to class as the teachers. I generally take class with Talia, Jessie, Joe and Kyle, but have also taken great classes with Orlie, Brynn, Jessica and Jake when the schedule works for me. Every teacher I take brings something different to my practice and the variety keeps me engaged (especially during a 30 day challenge). It is obvious that they put a great deal of effort crafting classes with well selected playlists and a mindful acceleration and cool down at all times.
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