Water, Sand or Studio
For people unfamiliar with the Santa Monica and Venice scenes, it’s expected that every resident eat vegetarian, do yoga and meditate. Or smoke weed. We believe these may be legal requirements, with proof required upon drivers license renewal. We are not 100% sure that we are right, but what we do know is that there is a large number of studios in the area. We counted seventeen on Yelp, including Koha Yoga that combines yoga with paddle boarding. (Unfortunately, Koha Yoga runs their classes in Wisconsin. However, YOGAqua offers paddle board yoga out of Marina del Rey.)
The Yoga Collective A popular yoga studio off Rose Avenue, they focus primarily on Vinyasa and Power Flow courses. They also offer on-line courses covering broader subject matter, including meditation and core. Some can be sampled for free from their web-site.
Studio Surya From their page:
We are a different kind of yoga. Our yoga is mindful, connected and healing. This is not power yoga, but rather yoga that encourages you to slow down and listen to the wisdom of your body. We are fun, spiritual, and all about community. Come be inspired, laugh, move, breathe and find a place to call your home.
Yogaworks (Santa Monica) Yogaworks is national, with studios in the Northeast and California coast. There are two studios in Santa Monica, one on the Main, not far from the beach and another farther inland.
The Love Dome. Red and white and all about love. The studio offers a variety of classes including dance, yoga and meditation. They even have a cuddle party. And if you’re looking to teach, they rent the space as well.