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Breathing Room

1708 Lincoln Avenue, Alameda, CA 94501
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  • Restorative Yoga

Breathing Room offers yoga classes and workshops to the Walnut Creek community. Individuals from all walks of life can book in-person classes, attend virtual training, or watch recorded exercises from the studio's available schedule. Its practitioners also teach yoga philosophy and history, in addition to the actual practice of several flows like yin and prenatal yoga. Its staff encourages people to visit the studio where they can meditate and breathe, especially when faced with challenges. Additionally, one of its trainers, Dia Penning, facilitates anti-racism workshops.

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Clayton Yoga Shala

5439 Clayton Road, Clayton, CA 94517
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  • Power Yoga

Clayton Yoga Shala is a yoga studio serving clients in Walnut Creek. It offers live Zoom and recorded online video yoga classes that include Hatha, Vinyasa, and restorative yoga, which are aimed at achieving self-discovery and self-realization. Yoga instructors Laura Mullin and Shelly Bettencourt own the studio. Laura started practicing yoga in 1999 after 10 years of experience in teaching fitness and dance. In addition, Shelly has 19 years of yoga experience, and she studied Yin yoga under Christy Brown.

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Forma Gym Walnut Creek

1908 Olympic Boulevard, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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  • Ashtanga
  • Restorative Yoga

Forma Gym Walnut Creek offers fitness classes and training to clients in the metro. It has yoga classes that utilize awareness, poses, and breath to improve agility and wellness. Various yoga styles are offered, including kundalini, Hatha, vinyasa, and Iyengar yoga. The studio also provides aerial yoga classes and exercise classes using yoga balls. Opened in 2009, Forma Gym has facilities that include a sauna, a full day spa, and a steam room. It supports the community through the Forma Kids Foundation and Rise Scholarship program.

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Indigo

1512 Palos Verdes Mall, Walnut Creek, CA 94597
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  • Private Lessons

Indigo is a yoga studio in Walnut Creek that provides over 40 yoga classes every week, including Ashtanga yoga, jivamukti flow, vinyasa flow, yin yoga, and shadow yoga. It also offers gentle yoga exercises for beginners and prenatal yoga for women. The studio hosts a 200-hour Yoga Alliance teacher training for aspiring yoga instructors. In addition, it supports small businesses by having a retail store that offers a variety of unique and creative gifts made by local artists around the world.

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Just Be

606 Sycamore Valley Road, Danville, CA 94526
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  • Private Lessons

Established in 2012, Just Be Yoga offers a warm and welcoming space to individuals from Walnut Creek and the surrounding areas. The business has a selection of yoga classes that fit its clients' levels, class styles, and yoga practices. Its programs include Yin, Flow, Slow, Meditation, Breathwork, and Sacred Sunday. Its instructors hold the sessions in-person and online through live-stream and on-demand videos. Just Be Yoga also designs and holds customized wellness programs that suit corporate employees.

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Mind Body Movement Center

Alameda, CA 94501
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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.

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Mount Diablo Yoga Center

2121 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek, CA 94598
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  • Private Lessons

Mount Diablo Yoga Center is a yoga studio that caters to residents throughout Walnut Creek. The studio offers yoga classes in the Iyengar method and teaches clients inverted asanas to improve their endocrine, urinary, and reproductive systems. It likewise provides prenatal and postnatal yoga sessions to help mothers stretch and strengthen their bodies. The studio also aids individuals with scoliosis through yoga. One of the studio's yoga instructors, Dorinda Nyberg, is a certified teacher from the Yoga Alliance.

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Open Barre Fitness

Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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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.

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Raga Yoga

2662 Shadelands Drive, Walnut Creek, CA 94598
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Raga Yoga is a woman-owned and woman-operated business that serves clients in the community of Walnut Creek and surrounding areas. The yoga studio provides a wide range of classes, such as pranayama, vinyasa-based aerial camp, modern hatha, align and restore yoga, power vinyasa, and Pilates. It also handles workshops and private yoga training sessions. Its owner and a yoga instructor, CJ Lamborn, has more than 20 years of teaching experience. Raga Yoga has indoor plants that promote low-stress hormone cortisol and low blood pressure.

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The Yoga & Movement Center

Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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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.

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Umang's Wellness Haven

110 Ryan Industrial Court, San Ramon, CA 94583
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  • Teach Training

Umang's Wellness Haven addresses the health needs of individuals in Walnut Creek with personalized solutions to support their body, soul, and mind. It offers services that cover different aspects of yoga, including physical health, nutritional balance, life force, energy healing, and mental relaxation. Its founder, Umang Goel, is a yogini who has studied traditional yoga teachings in India. Aside from multi-level and kids' yoga classes, Goel also holds meditation sessions, wellness coaching, nutrition programs, and 200-hour yoga teacher training.

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Yoga Flow

1330 South California Boulevard, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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  • Hot Yoga

Yoga Flow is a family-owned studio that caters to clients in and around the area of Walnut Creek. It offers heated vinyasa flow classes in a room with radiant FAR infrared heaters. It also conducts gentle yoga classes and kids and prenatal yoga. These classes are conducted in venues with LED lighting and sound system. In 2011, founders Steven and Kathleen Holm started executing their business plan and vision to create 400 million yogis by 2020.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How does someone become a yoga instructor?

A: To become a yoga instructor, one must first complete a yoga teacher training course or YTTC. There are several course programs ranging from 200 to 500 total hours. Once certified, yoga instructors can train students as independent contractors, work in gyms, and open their own yoga studios. Since there are several types of yoga, instructors can build their skill sets with continuing education courses.

Q: How much do yoga instructors make?

A: The pay rate for yoga instructors varies greatly depending on the type of yoga classes being taught, experience levels, and price points dictated by yoga practitioners. In general, a yoga teacher's salary at a yoga studio ranges between $31 and $35 per hour.

Q: How do you clean a yoga mat?

A: Yoga mats should be cleaned by hand with mild soap and warm water, then thoroughly rinsed to prevent soap residue buildup. Another option is to submerge the mat in warm, soapy water. Once dried, you can also spray the yoga mat with disinfectant spray to freshen it up and eliminate potential lingering germs and bacteria.

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