Yoga In Los Angeles
One of the best things about living in Los Angeles is the access to variety. The city is so expansive that every community is large enough to foster a great deal of diversity, and the yoga community is thriving. That means every kind of yoga you can imagine has a home here. In addition, Los Angelinos are notorious for their taste for trends, and yoga enthusiasts are no different.
On any given day you can find a yoga class inside a studio, outside on Runyon Canyon, on a rooftop or in a dance club (seriously, look up Friday Night Yoga Club.) There are yoga classes for children and toddlers, as well as babies and even dogs. There are single gender classes for Orthodox Jewish men and women.
There are Ashtanga, Jivamukti, and Hatha teachers, as well as the Iyengar Institute. There are Bikram studios, and Bikram-inspired hot yoga studios. You can take Kundalini with Russell Brand in Beverly Hills, or explore a serious array of yoga retreats across California that combine meditation and healing with yoga.
There are chanting centers and classes on the beach, and there is a particular studio close to my own heart that holds a candlelight garden class accompanied by live music. Yoga physical therapy is available at many hospitals and birthing centers, and I was even prescribed yoga by my doctor after a recent car accident. And every year, people are looking forward to Shakti Fest, a yoga and music festival in Joshua Tree, CA.
The Los Angeles yoga community is as diverse and vibrant as the city itself, and there is no shortage of unique ways to practice. If you’re ever in town, or better yet, if you live here already, be sure to check out all that the city has to offer!