In a town filled with beautiful people and celebrities everywhere, it’s no wonder there are multiple gyms and fitness studios located throughout Los Angeles. Yoga has become one of the most popular forms of exercise due to its multiple health benefits and convenience (rain or shine, inside or outside, anyone can do yoga anytime). From beachside yoga to a Drake-inspired class, these are 7 of the best yoga places in Los Angeles.
Say "Om" At These 7 Fantastic Yoga Places in L.A.
1. The Beverly Hills Hotel
Every Saturday from 9:30am to 10:30am, celebrated yoga instructor Amy Rose offers an hour-long yoga class amidst the beautiful lush gardens at the iconic Beverly Hills Hotel. Everyone from beginners to experienced yogis are welcome, as the class focus is on building endurance and strength while connecting the body and mind. Fresh fruit, water, yoga mats and blocks are provided to all participants. The class is complimentary for hotel guests and is open to the public at $25 per person. Complimentary street parking is available and valet is $8 per car.
Address: 9641 Sunset Boulevard, Beverly Hills
2. CURE by Dr. Benya
Whether you’re looking to do beachside yoga or enjoy beautiful city views while working out, CURE by Dr. Benya offers both. Board certified physician and wellness expert Dr. Benya owns and operates two stunning spas and salons—one in Malibu and the other at the historic Sunset Tower Hotel in West Hollywood. Weekly yoga classes are offered on Wednesdays and taught on the outside deck at both locations by renowned yoga guru Lulu Berton. The classes are free of charge. At CURE by Dr. Benya, classes are held on Saturdays at 10 am at the WeHo location and Sundays at 10 am at the Malibu location.
Address: 8358 Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood & 22741 Pacific Coast Highway, Suite 200, Malibu
3. Runyon Canyon Yoga
Enjoy free yoga classes at beautiful Runyon Canyon, a popular Hollywood hiking spot with killer views. Two to three classes are offered daily and many are taught by Yogi Steve, who is the founder of the program. Classes are offered Monday through Friday at 8:45am, 10:30am and 2pm, and Saturday and Sunday at 10:30am and 2pm. There is no charge, just remember to bring your yoga mat and a water bottle.
Address: 2001 N. Fuller Ave, Los Angeles
This unique monthly class is perfect for Drake fans and was put together by DJ and event promoter T.J. Petracca and fellow DJ/yoga instructor Paul Schneider. The strength-based vinyasa yoga class is set to the soundtrack of Drake tunes and challenges participants to take on a series of different movies accompanied by their favorite songs. There is also a Snapchat geo-located filter that features a floating Drake in a mountain pose crying a single tear. The hour-long class costs $23 per person, is only available to those over 21, and takes place at the hot LA nightclub Resident DTLA in downtown.
Address: 428 S Hewitt Street, Los Angeles
5. The Langham Huntington Hotel
Treat yourself to a NamaSpa Day at The Langham Huntington in Pasadena, which offers an energizing evening of CorePower Yoga taught by instructors from CorePower Yoga’s Pasadena studio. The one-hour yoga class is ideal for all levels and is held in the Horseshoe Garden at the hotel. The first 100 attendees are invited to visit the hotel’s Chuan Spa for complimentary champagne and free usage of the spa’s sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi). The class is seasonally offered from March to September and takes place on the last Thursday of every month from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. Attendance is complimentary with RSVP.
Address: 1401 South Oak Knoll Avenue, Pasadena
6. Up Flying Yoga
Channel your inner Cirque du Soleil by trying out aerial yoga at this hip Studio City spot, which incorporates core strengthening, alignment, flexibility and floating meditations. Up Flying Yoga merges traditional yoga with aerial arts, and participants use their hammocks that help aid the body in positioning. Different classes are offered, including Aerial Dance classes and a Glow class under black lights. A single class starts at $28 and they also offer membership plans at a discounted rate.
Address: 11101 Ventura Blvd, Studio 6, Studio City
7. Yoga at the Raven
This stylish yoga studio is located in Silver Lake and offers a variety of cool classes to choose from, including Restorative Yoga, Mixed Levels, Core Awakening, and more. A single class costs $19. They also offer $5 Community and Meditation classes that focus on group meditation and breath work, where you pay $5 at the door or buy a special package of 5 for $25.
Address: 2910 Rowena Avenue, Los Angeles
This article was written by Kamala Kirk.