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Laurels

Best Yoga Studios
in Santa Cruz
2019

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 Santa Cruz, 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.

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Bali Yoga

Bali Yoga is the traditional and first-come provider of yogic teaching and workshopping in beautiful Bali, located in the South Pacific and one of the most far-flung and exotic locations on earth. Bali Yoga has been proudly offering first-rate yoga-themed tours throughout Bali for over 30 years, opening their doors in 1985 and treating clients to comprehensive and expertly-administered classes focusing on the traditional Iyengar method. Founder and lead teacher Ann Barros is well-versed in the locales, traditions, and nightlife of Bali, and will treat clients to fully-guided tours of the local sights and nightlife in addition to running her world-famous classes.

Santa Cruz, CA 95062 (831) 475-8738

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Body and Soul Yoga Studio

Body and Soul Yoga Studio, located in Santa Cruz, California, and serving clients throughout the greater Santa Cruz metropolitan area, is an exciting studio located in one of the oldest buildings in Santa Cruz, offering a quiet, cozy atmosphere filled with natural light for practitioners to further their discipline. Classes are far-reaching and provide a diverse range of experts in yoga, martial arts, as well as improvisation, including prestigious experts in their respective fields. Examples include Ms. Jill Duran's Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement, exploring the interconnected nature of movement, sensation, and thought, as well as Ms. Kristina Jakab's The Awakened Mind, a mindful meditation course designed to cultivate personal empowerment.

Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (831) 338-3794

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DiviniTree Santa Cruz

DiviniTree Santa Cruz, serving clients throughout greater Santa Cruz County, is a comprehensive and holistic provider of diverse yoga teaching, workshops, and events, all run by teachers with a wealth of experience who are passionate about the cultivation of wellness and bodily health. Classes are wide-ranging and innovative in approach, including such offerings as Kundalini Immersion, an exciting spa experience featuring Kundalini yoga, meditation workshopping, and crystal bowl healing sessions in an entirely women-centered space, run by first-class teachers Naomi Charanpal and Kim Molloy. Weekend retreats such as Ayurvedic Alchemy, a destination event located in beautiful Maui, Hawaii, are also available.

Santa Cruz, CA 95062 (831) 421-0518

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Ease Mountain Yoga

Ease Mountain Yoga, located in Ben Lomond, Califonia, and conveniently located to practitioners in Felton, Bonny Doon, and Boulder Creek, is proud to offer classes at all skill levels, seven days a week. Ease Mountain is open to students 364 days a week, and is passionate about supporting and furthering the practice of their clients, supplementing core class offerings with exciting and in-depth weekend workshop experiences, which offer an immersive focus that works to deepen and enhance even the most experienced in the yogic arts. For those interested in teaching, Yoga teachers training is taught by highly experienced and dedicated masters of their art.

Ben Lomond, CA 95005 (831) 440-6970

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Hot Yoga Aptos

Hot Yoga Aptos, located in Aptos, California, is proud to offer both one-hour and 90-minute classes in hot yoga to practitioners at all skill levels, from beginner to expert, to clients throughout Santa Cruz County. Exciting Hot Yoga Fusion classes supplement the basic hot yoga experience with an infusion of more traditional Vinyasa methodologies, and their Inferno Hot Pilates classes combine the principles of Pilate with high-intensity interval training techniques that result in a workout that burns on average between 800-to-1000 calories per session. Hot Yoga's newest format, Yoga Sculpt, combines hot yoga with hand weights and strength training to cultivate the fusion of mind and body in a disciplined and safe environment.

Aptos, CA 95003 (831) 661-5030

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Nourish

Nourish, located in downtown Santa Cruz and serving clients throughout the greater Santa Cruz metropolitan area, is a holistic wellness center that has been consistently voted at the top of the field in the years since it was first established. Offering top-shelf yoga instruction in a variety of methods and at all skill levels, Nourish thrives in cultivating an atmosphere of encouragement and growth for the earliest of beginners and challenging those with more experience to deepen and enrich their practice. Features include an award-winning studio space for instruction, massage therapy administered by certified professionals, and a private nutrition office where clients work with dieticians to create the perfect holistic diet to supplement their practice.

Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (831) 359-5335

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PurePower Yoga

PurePower Yoga is a breakthrough yoga studio located in Capitola, California, and serving clients throughout the greater Santa Cruz metropolitan area, which offers an outstanding course in innovative wellness techniques inspired by the revolutionary Baptise Power Vinyasa method. The Baptiste method emphasizes transformative, holistic methodologies that operate at all levels of the body, working to detoxify every muscle and rejuvenate the mind. Two-course levels, core and basic, are offered on the POWERyoga technique, with exciting POWERsculpt classes offered as well, blending traditional yoga practices and body sculpting. Pilates classes, for both experienced practitioners and beginners, are also available. PurePower Yoga also offers workshops, events, and speakers.

Capitola, CA 95010 (831) 332-9543

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Synergy Dance Fitness Tai Chi

Synergy Dance Fitness Tai Chi, located in Aptos, California, and serving clients throughout Santa Cruz County and beyond, is proud to offer over 25 weekly ongoing classes in yoga, strength training, hip-hop dance, cardio dance, and more. Their diverse and inclusive platform includes instruction in barre workout training, Tabata interval training, Zumba, ballet, and Tai Chi. Synergy focuses on the cultivation of a warm, encouraging atmosphere that supports students and enthusiasts of all skill levels, and their approach incorporates a holistic methodology that seeks to develop both bodily wellness and a positive frame of mind. Online registration is available, and their class list is always being updated with exciting new styles and techniques.

Aptos, CA 95003 (831) 295-1268

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The Center for Healing

The Center for Healing, offering a broad range of yoga classes in a variety of styles and set for the full range of skill levels, serves clients located in the area of their studio of Felton, California, and beyond. The Center for Healing takes pride in cultivating a warm, comfortable atmosphere dedicated to maximizing the cultivation of wellness and mind-body health, facilitated by the instruction of highly-rated and reviewed teachers at the top of their disciplines. Alternative healing methodologies are available at The Center for Healing, including Chiropractic therapy, yoga therapy, rehabilitative therapy, as well as healing therapeutic massage.

Felton, CA 95018 (831) 335-7798

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Urban Sanctuary Yoga Studio and Boutique

Urban Sanctuary Yoga Studio & Boutique, located in Santa Cruz, California, and serving clients regionally, offers a variety of traditional and modern yoga classes for clients of all skill levels, from the beginner to expert. Special beach classes and one-on-one sessions with experienced teachers are offered, as well as private or public small-group sessions. Instruction at Urban Sanctuary is approached from the perspective that teaching should be a gentle, empowering process, and their experienced guides work to cultivate an atmosphere of encouragement and growth. Founder and instructor Melissa Cuddihy believes passionately in a holistic approach to yoga, which includes a mindful balance of gentle exercise, nutrition, and relaxation.

Santa Cruz, CA 95062 (831) 464-6968

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Yoga 9, Boulder Creek

Yoga 9, Boulder Creek is an innovative yoga studio located in beautiful Boulder Creek, California, and serving clients throughout the region. Yoga 9 is proud to offer a broad range of yogic classes to practitioners of all skill levels, from the barest beginners to those of experience, ranging in style from Vimana Vinyasa, Hatha Yoga, as well as exciting and modern Power Core Vinyasa. Yoga 9 seeks to serve as a comprehensive center of wellness and healing, and in addition to the core yoga classes, services such as massage therapy, mindful meditation classes and workshops, and rotational courses focused on wellness and health-cultivation are available.

Boulder Creek, CA 95006 (831) 703-4171

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Yoga Center Santa Cruz

Yoga Center Santa Cruz, offering 35 weekly classes in a diverse array of yogic disciplines, with a special focus on Iyengar-style hatha yoga, features an attractive studio with two spacious rooms outfitted with everything needed to engage in a thoughtful, meditative course in yoga, at all levels, from the basics to expert classes. The studio's focus of Iyengar-style hatha yoga was brought to the US in the 1960's by traditional masters of the art, and is appropriate for all skill levels, with beginners strongly encouraged to join in. Founder Ruth Hill, along with her partners Juliet Heizman and Susan Merritt, boast over 30 years of experience in the field.

Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (831) 423-6719

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Yoga for the Planet

Yoga for the Planet is the exciting and multi-tiered studio and coaching practice of Ms. Becca Niamtu, CRT, ERYT. Becca is a highly-trained practitioner of a variety of yogic styles and disciplines, and offers personal coaching sessions of 75 minutes, by appointment. Ms. Niatu is a licensed massage therapist as well and is happy to bring her healing and restorative practice directly to her clients' home or office, throughout Santa Cruz and Silicon Valley. Yoga-inspired life coaching sessions emphasize the importance of listening to and honoring the body to cultivate self-love and wellness, and Ms. Niamtu offers coaching for yoga teachers as well, as a vital resource for continuing education.

Santa Cruz, CA 95062 (669) 500-3701

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Yoga Within

Yoga Within, located in Aptos, California, and serving as a first-class yoga studio of various disciplines to avid practitioners and beginners alike throughout Santa Cruz County, is proud to hold classes at all skill levels, seven days a week. Yoga Within boasts an impressive range of highly-trained instructors, all of whom are passionate about instruction in a field that emphasizes wellness, peace of mind, and bodily health. Their depth of experience and diversity of practice ensures that every client will find what they're looking for. In addition to yoga classes, Yoga Within serves as a venue for weekend workshops and events.

Aptos, CA 95003 (831) 687-0818

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