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Best Yoga Studios
in Walnut Creek
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 analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best yoga studios in Walnut Creek, 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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Island Yoga

Island Yoga is an Alameda, California yoga studio devoted to bringing caring, experienced teachers together under one roof and offering small classes with personal attention at reasonable rates. The studio's goal is to help foster well-being and community through the practice of yoga and meditation. Founders Marcia Newlin and Nancy Clarke began the facility as a small shared, rented space in a former propeller factory. Now they offer classes seven days a week as well as events and private instruction. Students say the dedicated teachers have their unique blend of yoga styles, highly recommending the studio to new yoga practitioners and advanced students alike.

Alameda, CA 94501 (510) 205-5003

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Just Be Yoga

Just Be Yoga of Walnut Creek and Danville, California offers students a fearlessly authentic experience in yoga practice with a variety of courses for all skill levels and abilities. The studio provides two locations for convenience and accessibility. They offer Vinyasa Flow Basics, Gentle Flow, Restorative, YIN, and Yoga 101 workshops for beginners, as well as All Levels classes that are customizable for each student with modifiable movements and rests as needed for less advanced students. Yoga classes are kid friendly, with specific courses designed for ages seven to thirteen, and kids over the age of eight allowed in any session with their parents if they can follow along.

Walnut Creek, CA 94595 (855) 423-9642

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Leela Yoga

Leela Yoga is a yoga studio located in the city of Alameda, California offering affordable courses for students of all ability levels. Classes include Hatha Flow, Kundalini Yoga, Community Wake Up Flow, and Mom and Baby for babies up to 24 months of age. Students can opt for pay-as-you-go options for drop-in classes, or purchase a package for multiple sessions at a discounted rate per class, with monthly, recurring payments for up to six months at a time. The studio also offers teacher training and yoga workshops such as Yoga for the Workplace, Yoga and Pelvic Floor for Women, Yoga for Sciatica, and other topics.

Alameda, CA 94501 (510) 814-3930

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Mind Body Movement Center

Mind Body Movement Center is physical therapy, wellness coaching, and yoga studio offering comprehensive wellness services in Alameda, California. Founder Tianna Meriage-Reiter is a University of California San Francisco trained physical therapist, yoga instructor, and women's health coach with over a decade of experience in coaching and training. She came to yoga as a sufferer of chronic pain which drew her to explore ideas behind pain science and healing. She attended the Professional Yoga Therapy Institute and completed yoga teacher training at Mount Madonna Institute before founding the wellness center to address holistic health. Clients say Tianna helped them manage pain and injuries as well as learn the proper form to prevent re-injury.

Alameda, CA 94501 (510) 522-2843

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Open Barre Fitness

Open Barre Fitness of Walnut Creek, California is a 1,440 square foot fitness studio offering personalized barre fitness classes. They offer private, group, and individual sessions ranging from forty-five minutes to hourlong classes at convenient times for working people, in mornings and evenings all seven days of the week. The studio offers students their first class free to try out the method, with cost-saving packages for multiple sessions and memberships for regular attendees. Barre techniques used include a mixture of yoga, Pilates, ballet, and weight training moves that are used to sculpt, lengthen and strengthen for optimal weight loss and muscle toning.

Walnut Creek, CA 94596 (925) 726-3027

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The Yoga & Movement Center

With nearly two decades in business, The Yoga & Movement Center is one of the oldest yoga studios in the East Bay, located in downtown Walnut Creek, California and offering a wide range of classes. Style influences include Iyengar-based and Vinyasa, with Beginner, Gentle, Back Care, Restorative, and Feldenkrais ATM classes to suit students of all ability levels and wellness needs. Their studio boutique also offers yoga clothing, gifts, books, DVDs, CDs, and yoga props. Classes can be purchased at drop-in rates, with discounts for senior citizens over age sixty-five, active military, and students, as well as packages for sets of five to ten classes at a time or their monthly unlimited package.

Walnut Creek, CA 94596 (925) 938-9642

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Wellness Haven Yoga

Wellness Haven Yoga of San Ramon is a yoga studio offering a safe and comfortable place for students to focus on improving health through yoga, breathing, meditation, and nutrition instruction from expert professionals. They provide a complimentary consultation and evaluation for prospective students, as well as regular yoga retreats, teacher training, and more. Founder Umang Goel was born in Patna, India and studied under several yogis there before relocating to California. She initially moved to the United States to work in Information Technology but left the corporate workforce to pursue her love of yoga, becoming an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT) through Yoga Alliance with over 8,000 teaching hours in yoga, breathing, and meditation.

San Ramon, CA 94583 (925) 819-6327

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Yoga Alameda

Yoga Alameda is an award-winning yoga studio located in the city of Alameda, California. They specialize in yoga for the whole family, with prenatal as well as mommy and me classes designed to ease pregnancy discomfort and help parents connect with their children during their practice. They also offer discounted classes to bring access to everyone, regardless of budget. Other courses include Mom and Baby Yoga and Tummy Time for pre-walking infants, as well as Heated Vinyasa for added flexibility and muscle stretching in a sixty-minute sequence. The studio was named Best Yoga Teacher 2016 for the local publication Alameda Magazine.

Alameda, CA 94501 (510) 263-8700

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Yoga to Balance

Yoga to Balance of California's San Ramon is a community yoga studio offering a range of private lessons for children and adults in the San Ramon Valley area. Founder and lead yoga teacher Cheryl K. travels without charge to meet clients in San Ramon, Danville, and Alamo, as well as instructing in Walnut Creek, Castro Valley, Dublin, Pleasanton, and the East Bay. Cheryl began her career in yoga while studying law and completed her 200-hour adult teacher training with YOGAthletica in Los Angeles, with children's teaching components through YEAS Yoga, and specific focus on work with children on the autism spectrum. Clients say her classes are challenging, with appropriate modifications for everyone.

San Ramon, CA 94583 (925) 999-0498

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