Laurels
Best Yoga Studios
in San Diego
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 San Diego, 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.

A Gentle Way Yoga

A Gentle Way is a yoga studio in La Mesa that has been training trainers and students for almost two decades. The studio focuses on slower and safer traditional asanas and routines, and it specializes in conducting classes that are stress-reducing, healing, and therapeutic. A Gentle Way offers a variety of packages, and the guest walk-in rate is $18.

La Mesa, CA(619) 698-1170

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Bikram Yoga Kearny Mesa

Bikram Yoga Kearny Mesa is a yoga studio in San Diego that continues the Bishnu Charan Ghosh lineage, as taught by Bikram Choudhry. The studio offers a range of styles including Inferno Hot Pilates, meditation, Yin, and Restorative yoga. Teachers at the studio are trained and certified in the Bikram method, which involves 26 traditional postures. The studio is heated to enable the students' muscles to stretch more easily and release more toxins through sweat. Bikram Yoga Kearny Mesa offers a special deal for two weeks of unlimited yoga for $24.99 to new students in the area.

San Diego, CA(858) 277-9642

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Buddhi Yoga

Buddhi is a yoga center in La Jolla that was voted as the area's 2015 Best Yoga Studio by La Jolla Light and La Jolla Village News readers. The center offers classes like beginner flow, slow flow, Vinyasa mixed, Yin, and Ashtanga yoga. Buddhi also holds a 200-hour teacher training that is certified by Yoga Alliance, and it has a multi-disciplinary approach that introduces aspiring instructors to styles like Kundalini, Iyengar, and Hatha.

La Jolla, CA(858) 886-7580

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Elite Yoga

Elite is a boutique-style yoga studio in La Jolla and Carmel Valley. The owner is a native of Ecuador, who journeyed into yoga to improve her weight of more than 200 lbs., and she has been helping others achieve optimum health and wellness since. The La Jolla studio offers both heated and non-heated classes, and the two studios have soothing showers available after practice. Single sessions cost $20, but U.S. military personnel, students, and teachers get a $5 discount.

La Jolla, CA(858) 551-9642

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Indie Yoga

Indie Yoga is a yoga studio in San Diego that offers heated classes in the heart of Ocean Beach. The studio welcomes students of different backgrounds, and its classes are designed to suit each aspiring yogi's level of strength and flexibility. Drop-in sessions and memberships are available, and a 15% discount is given to full-time students with valid school ID, military personnel, teachers, and senior citizens. Indie Yoga also trains yoga instructors in foundational Vinyasa sequence.

San Diego, CA(619) 758-9642

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Infinite Yoga & Exploration

Infinite Yoga & Exploration is a yoga center in San Diego that brings Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga and specialty yoga classes to the neighborhood. A temporary resident in the community, who has attended Infinite classes, writes, “Thanks for being my Ashtanga home while in San Diego for work. Not only did I love the Sangha you've created, but the walk through Little Italy to get to the studio was a visual treat!” The studio's drop-in rate is $19.

San Diego, CA(619) 269-7043

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iYoga Transformation

iYoga Transformation is a yoga studio in San Diego that encourages group energy in order to help every individual gain inner strength, confidence, and peace of mind. The studio holds workshops on different yoga aspects, and one of these is the 30-day cleansing and rejuvenation program that costs $75. The drop-in fee for regular sessions is $15.

San Diego, CA(858) 232-9623

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Jade Dragon Yoga Shala

Jade Dragon Yoga Shala is a yoga studio in San Diego that is managed by spouses Bradlee and Jennifer Frierott. The beginner-level class introduces the students to pranayama or breathing techiniques, asanas or the alignment of common postures, surya namaskaras that involve sun salutations, and other aspects of the practice. Jade Dragon also holds prenatal classes, as well as mom-with-baby sessions. Drop-in rate is $18, and private instruction is available.

San Diego, CA(619) 818-0730

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MOSAIC

MOSAIC is a yoga studio in San Diego that offers a variety of programs on health, spiritual development, and leadership. The classes range from gentle, restorative yoga to advanced flow, and students can choose between the heated and non-heated options. MOSAIC also trains teachers, and it has another location in Charlottesville, Virginia. The drop-in package costs $20, but U.S. service members get a discount.

San Diego, CA(619) 453-2291

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Namaste Pacific

Namaste Pacific is a yoga studio in San Diego that offers classes for all practitioner levels. The daily Mysore Ashtanga yoga sessions are headed by Chris van Merwe, who is a level 2 authorized teacher from the Shri K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute. A drop-in session costs $19, while the auto-pay unlimited membership fee is $120 per month. Mats are available for rent at $1.

San Diego, CA(619) 800-3321

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P.B. Yoga and Healing Arts

P.B. Yoga and Healing Arts is a yoga center in San Diego that offers restorative, healing flow, Dantayama, Kundalini, and Vinyasa yoga classes. The studio welcomes pregnant women and mom-and-baby pairs in the special Pilates mat sessions. The drop-in fee is $16, and an auto-draft unlimited membership costs $99 per month. The center's healing arts section offers therapies like intuitive massage, lymphatic drainage massage, quantum healing, and naturopathic healing.

San Diego, CA(858) 488-7774

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Pilgrimage of the Heart Yoga

Pilgrimage of the Heart is a yoga studio in San Diego that has locations in Normal Heights and North Park. The studio offers unlimited membership at $75 per month, and its packages start at $88. Pilgrimage of the Heart founder Sujantra McKeever is the author of five books on success motivation and meditation, and he delivers the complete experience by teaching all eight aspects of yoga and helping students explore yoga's relevance to everyday life.

San Diego, CA(619) 640-4438

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Prana Yoga Center

Prana is a yoga center in La Jolla that opened in 2001. The studio conducts weekly classes, workshops, and retreats that are led by highly experienced teachers like Prana's founder, Gerhard Gessner. The center provides foundational and professional yoga teacher training, and it also holds continuing education programs in areas like cancer therapy and restorative healing. First-time Prana students who reside in the community only need to pay $30 for one week of unlimited yoga.

La Jolla, CA(858) 456-2806

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Pura Vida Yoga Center

Pura Vida is a yoga center in San Diego that serves as an oasis of peace downtown. The studio conducts classes, meditations, pranayama, and teacher training. New students can purchase 30-day unlimited yoga for $30, and they can attend classes like Vinyasa and Yin. A yogi says of Pura Vida, “I love...my 6:00 a.m. community of crazy early-morning risers, the space, the music, the variety, the shared positive energy, the OM! It's my happy place.”

San Diego, CA(619) 338-9090

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Sol Yoga Studios

Sol Yoga Studios is a yoga center in La Jolla that offers a clean and serene environment to bring out all the physiological, psychological, and biochemical benefits of the practice. The studio is green-built and heated, and its fresh air is filtered and purified by ultraviolet light. Sol Yoga conducts teacher training programs, and it participates in a host of local charitable events. The website has an information bank that opens beginners' eyes to the world of yoga.

San Diego, CA(858) 452-9642

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Trinity Yoga & Fitness

Trinity is a yoga, Pilates, and PiYo studio in San Diego that accommodates a maximum of 15 students per class. The studio offers meditative and restorative yoga, Shanti flow, Shakti flow, and blended flow classes, and it conducts chair yoga sessions for seniors or individuals who are in a post-injury phase. Students are encouraged to bring their water in refillable containers. Trinity accommodates requests for private and buddy sessions, yoga parties, and retreats.

San Diego, CA(619) 672-6352

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Vinyasa Arts

Vinyasa Arts is a yoga center in Cardiff by the Sea that goes beyond the greater North County San Diego area. The studio offers Vinyasa flow and Yin yoga classes that transform individuals into synergetic beings. Vinyasa Arts takes to the parks in some of its events, and its owners, Andy and Tamara Totman, conduct a 200-hour training for aspiring yoga teachers. A one-month unlimited membership is available to new students for $35, and this includes admission to selected workshops.

Encinitas, CA(760) 505-4972

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Volare

Volare is an aerial yoga studio in San Diego that is home to individuals of different backgrounds and experience levels. The practice of aerial yoga uses FlyGym swings that certified instructors guide the students through, and it combines traditional yoga with Pilates to increase the students' strength, improve their balance, and let them experience the joy of flying. Volare also holds pole art, lyra, and dance conditioning classes, and its teachers are available for private instruction and social functions.

San Diego, CA(619) 618-8552

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Yoga Del Mar

Yoga Del Mar is a yoga center in Del Mar and San Diego that offers a range of classes to individuals who desire a better state of health and wellbeing. Newcomers can purchase the first month unlimited package for $89. A student shares his experience with the studio, saying that after a serious cycling accident, “yoga gave me the tools to deal with a difficult challenge in a positive way. And the healing did come...”

Del Mar, CA(858) 720-0076

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Yoga Jai Ma

Yoga Jai Ma is a yoga center in San Diego that serves the city and its neighboring communities. The studio offers a variety of general yoga classes, and this includes the Hatha-influenced restorative yoga and Vinyasa-based instruction. The center is also home to programs that mentor families during their pregnancy, childbirth, and child-rearing phases. Yoga Jai Ma is a green studio that features cork floors and uses non-toxic mats, and it encourages students to bring their own reusable water containers.

San Diego, CA(858) 859-5569

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