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Best Yoga Studios in Berkeley
2021

Why These Yoga Studios?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Berkeley Yoga Studios on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Read more about our selection process

Awaken Yoga Bliss

Awaken Yoga Bliss is a Berkeley-based studio that provides yoga and psychotherapy to clients in the surrounding region. Owner/proprietor Julie is a licensed marriage and family therapist, who has studied yoga under multiple teachers well-known within the discipline. She has provided instruction and hosted retreats worldwide from California to Costa Rica for more than two decades. Julie serves on the Northern California Functional Restoration Program as Yoga and Movement Therapist for patients suffering chronic pain. Through a combination of classes and private sessions, she focuses on the art of Vinyasa flow for yoga practitioners from beginning to Level 3 skill levels.

Berkeley, CA 94703

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Studio Yoga 6

Studio Yoga 6 is a studio that specializes in Hatha yoga through the Krishnamacharya lineage. It provides a variety of ways for students to get involved, including through practice clinics, one-on-one training, small groups, and business-to-business programming. Workshops focus primarily on restorative yoga, and the principal instructors — Chris Hoskins and Lisa Ray — have more than eight decades of combined experience and training in the discipline. Studio Yoga 6 operates out of Berkeley, and it provides all needed equipment, including mats, straps, and blocks. Advanced courses include Creative Vinyasa, which comes recommended for students with superior conditioning and a keen understanding of yoga fundamentals.

Berkeley, CA 94701

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Yoga With Kelsey

Yoga With Kelsey is a studio located in the Berkeley area that focuses on yoga as healing for emotional and physical health. Instructor Kelsey came to the discipline from a place of emotional pain, and she has designed her practice as one that welcomes all skill levels. Kelsey describes it as “yoga as self-worth,” and she encourages students new to the form regardless of flexibility or familiarity with the culture. Kelsey possesses more than 1,000 hours of training in the disciplines of Hatha, Forrest, prenatal, and trauma center/trauma-sensitive yoga as well as expressive arts therapy. She also provides in-service training for clinicians and yoga teachers.

Berkeley, CA 94703

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