Laurels
Best Yoga Studios
in Oakland
2017

Why These Yoga Studios?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored yoga studios on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best yoga studios in Oakland, CA.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

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

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Addison Yoga Loft

Addison Yoga Loft is a Berkeley yoga studio with almost 10 years of experience. Patrons have access to complementary sticky mats, blankets, blocks, and bolsters in a community atmosphere, and Addison's schedule includes Hatha Flow, Therapeutic Gentle Yoga, Prenatal, Yin, and Lunchtime Flow. Clients can also sign up for a Relax, Restore, and Reconnect or Yin and Yoga Nidra workshop, and the owner has completed a 200 RYT yoga teacher training at Yoga Garden SF.

Berkeley, CA(510) 859-7918

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Anasa Yoga

Anasa Yoga is an Oakland yoga studio. Patrons have access to a full menu of classes, workshops, and events, and Anasa boasts being the only green yoga studio in Alameda County with certification from the Bay Area Green Business Program. The center has been featured in MindfulStudioMagazine.com as a minority-owned business as well as in EBONY, and one of the co-founders also runs a "Yoga and Inclusivity" project.

Oakland, CA(510) 482-9642

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AstaYoga

AstaYoga offers yoga classes in San Francisco. The center features classes mostly in the style of Rocket Vinyasa, and patrons can read more about this on the studio's website. Other classes do follow the full Primary Series of Ashtanga, and clients also have access to teacher trainings and a Handstand Intensive. AstaYoga is a member of the Yoga Alliance's RYS 200.

San Francisco, CA(415) 701-1888

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Barefoot Movement

Barefoot Movement is a yoga training center in Oakland. Patrons visit the studio for physical, spiritual, and mental well-being, affordable rates, and an inviting atmosphere. Available services include Prenatal Yoga, classes for all levels, Vinyasa Yoga Immersion, and various bodywork classes and workshops. Full instructor profiles can be viewed online as well as class schedule, and children are welcome as long as they do not disturb the class.

Oakland, CA(510) 550-5257

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Brooklyn Academy Roots

Brooklyn Academy Roots has been offering yoga classes in Oakland for almost five years. The center describes itself as "targeted, balanced, and revelatory" and provides trainings such as Slow Flow Detox Yoga, Yoga Flow, Core Pilates Springboard, Muay Thai Conditioning, Prenatal Pilates, Foam Rolling, KettlebellTRX, and Reality-Based Self Defense. Clients also have access to healing workshop series, private personal training, Roots Nutrition, and private Pilates sessions on the reformer.

Oakland, CA(510) 817-4954

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Downtown Yoga

Downtown Yoga offers yoga classes in the Pleasanton area. The Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Studio features 45 yoga classes each week in two studios with early as well as late hours, retreats, workshops, and other events. "Pay what you can" sessions, prenatal yoga, and senior as well as teen discounts are also available. The studio incorporates fundamental directions from the Yoga Sutra of Patanajali in all its classes.

Pleasanton, CA(925) 819-9983

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Haxo Yoga

Haxo Yoga brings 20 years of experience in yoga to Berkeley residents. The Iyengar Yoga studio specializes in working with beginners, individual needs, and mentoring new teachers and focuses on helping people work through physical knots as well as mental tensions. The owner has attained the Intermediate Junior III level as a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher (CIYT) and teaches all of her classes at Adeline Yoga studio.

Berkeley, CA(510) 334-8424

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Hot Spot Yoga Oakland

Hot Spot Yoga Oakland is going on its third year as a yoga center in Oakland. Clients frequent the studio for Ashtanga and Vinyasa-inspired yoga as well as strength training sessions seven days a week including Introduction to Vinyasa Yoga, Hot Spot YO Flow, Bubbles & Flow (with complementary champagne), and Hot Tuff Yogi (Body Sculpt). Hot Spot features post-class lavender towels, yoga mat and towel rentals, class music, Wi-Fi, and hair-ties.

Oakland, CA(510) 858-5170

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Innerstellar

Innerstellar is a Berkeley yoga center. The studio specializes in chronic pain and injuries with yoga and Pilates classes, private instruction, workshops, bodywork & acupuncture, nutrition, therapy coaching, and teacher trainings. Patrons can participate in sessions such as Stellarflow, Candlelight Forest Yoga, and Restorative Yoga, and the owner is a Certified Level 5 Forrest Yoga Teacher & Guardian and a Certified Pilates Instructor.

Berkeley, CA(510) 649-1976

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Island Yoga

Island Yoga serves the Alameda community with yoga classes. The center is known for small classes, affordable rates, friendly environment, and personalized attention. Clients can take classes such as Hatha Flow, Gentle Yoga, Yoga for Back Care, and Mixed-Level Alignment Yoga or sign up for an Urban Zen Integrative Therapy Workshop. Classes are available seven days a week, drop-ins are welcome, and Island Yoga won Best of Alameda Magazine in 2014.

Alameda, CA(510) 205-5003

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MYNULIFSTUDIO

MYNULIFSTUDIO is a San Carlos yoga studio. Patrons liken the center to a sanctuary with natural light, bamboo flooring, energy efficient lighting, and radiant heat. The eco-friendly studio offers Heated Yoga Flow, Yoga Basics, Vinyasa Flow, TRX Bootcamp, Community Barre Fusion Class, Guided Meditation & Open Discussion, and Yin Yoga as well as lifestyle workshops and four varieties of healthy green smoothies.

San Carlos, CA(650) 400-2127

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Namaste

Namaste has been serving the Oakland area with yoga classes. The studio features advanced practitioners and certified teachers for over 150 yoga classes each week, trainings and workshops, bodywork and acupuncture, wellness, and massage and seeks to empower individuals to pursue a "healthy, sustainable and sacred life." Namaste donates to local non-profits and offers several diversity scholarships to people of color for them to nurture a greater knowledge of yoga and wellness.

Oakland, CA(510) 832-9642

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Nandi Yoga

Nandi Yoga handles yoga training for the San Mateo area. The studio has a reputation for being an earth-friendly and nurturing environment with classes for adults, children, and families such as Iyengar, Flow, Yin/Restorative, Prenatal/Postnatal, Beginner, and Kids. Workshops include Monthly Pranayama and Meditation Series, Monthly Satsang, Yoga for Fertility, Partner Prenatal Workshop, and Monthly Friday Night Gentle Flow with Yin.

San Mateo, CA(650) 343-9642

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Symmetry Yoga LLC

Symmetry Yoga LLC provides yoga training in Alameda. Services include Hatha Flow, Friday Night Flow, Gentle Yoga, Reiki & Restorative, Yin Yang Yoga, Slow Yoga & Sound Meditation, Mat Pilates, hot yoga, and Power Plate®. People can read through all instructor profiles on the company's site, and the yoga studio is a part of Symmetry Health Centers allowing for fully tailored services for those with specific concerns.

Alameda, CA(510) 769-0125

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The Green Yogi

The Green Yogi offers yoga classes in Berkeley. Both men and women of all ages are welcome to benefit from yoga via a range of classes such as Power Vinyasa and Candlelight Yin Relaxation, and the eco-chic studio offers workshops and events, teacher trainings, corporate sessions, prenatal yoga, and online yoga classes as well. The Green Yogi has been featured in American Way and Racked SF.

Berkeley, CA(510) 649-9644

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Thriveability Yoga LLC

Thriveability Yoga LLC is a yoga center serving the San Francisco community. Patrons can choose from different levels of Vinyasa and Hatha, Candlelight Flow, Gentle Flow and Restore, Restorative Yoga, Core Flow, PiYo (Pilates/Yoga Fusion), Tension Release Yoga, Prenatal Yoga, and Senior Yoga. Private and semi-private sessions are also available, and Thriveability requests clients pre-register as the studio can hold a maximum of 20 people.

San Francisco, CA(415) 566-0888

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Ume Yoga

Ume Yoga is an Oakland yoga studio. Clients are able to de-stress and regain well-being for the mind, body, and soul via Ganjasana, Power Hour Flow (Heated), Vinyasa Flow - All Levels (Heated), Candlelight Yin, and Gentle Flow. Ume also features a RISE Yoga for Youth Donation Class. Events are listed on the studio's website as well, and patrons can find an online shop with various items such as hoodies and waterbottles.

Oakland, CA(510) 671-1717

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Yoga Alameda

Yoga Alameda is an Alameda yoga studio. Services include Family Yoga, Prenatal Yoga, Vinyasa All Levels, Tummy Time, Mom and Baby Yoga, Hatha All Levels, Heated Vinyasa, Kundalini Yoga, and Power Flow. Clients can peruse full instructor profiles online as well as class schedules, specials, and tips for beginners. Drop-ins are welcome, but Yoga Alameda prefers people register online.

Alameda, CA(510) 263-8700

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YogaKula

YogaKula brings a variety of yoga classes to Berkeley residents. Yoga styles include Anusara, Iyengar, Forest, Restorative, and Ashtanga Yoga, and the full-service Wellness Center aims to help people find balance and purpose in all aspects of their lives. Aside from yoga classes, YogaKula also offers teacher trainings, spa therapies, acupuncture, and Integrative Medicine Consultation and was featured on San Francisco Bay Guardian Online. The center also won Best Yoga Studio from SF Weekly.

Berkeley, CA(510) 486-0264

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YogaLove

YogaLove offers a community yoga center in Oakland. The studio is known for registered teachers, classes of all levels, and small class sizes for sessions such as Yin-Yang Yoga with Reiki, Meditation, and Kids Yoga. Yoga Massage and Theta Healing are also available as well as summer camps and various events and workshops including A Self Care Experience: How to Make Handcrafted Herbal Tea Blends.

Oakland, CA(510) 435-2798

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