“Yoga teaches us what is possible as a human being. It deconstructs the beliefs and opinions of what we think we are and sheds light on our divine nature.” -Yogini Donna Farhi
Not only does yoga keep your body lean and flexible, but it also balances the mind both mentally and spiritually.
If you’re an experienced yogi or are just getting started, here are a few 5-star Oceanside yoga spots that come with highly recommended reviews!
Anyone new to yoga? Yoga Oceanside offers 30-day Unlimited Yoga Classes for only $40, normally drop-in classes are $15. For teens ages 12-19 the cost is only $5! Discounts are available for students, yoga instructors, seniors and military with valid ID.
This calming atmosphere is a great place to try. They also have many workshops and events, such as Slow Flow Yoga, Grocery Store Tour, Yoga Studies Information Session, and much more! [Information source]
“As a 13-year yoga practitioner, I’ve been to many studios, & this one is tops! The schedule offers a great variety of teachers, each with their own unique style & personality. The studio itself is beautiful & the staff is very welcoming.”
With a whopping 30 reviews, Black Sheep Yoga studio seems to have a lot of hip personality. They offer a Rock ‘n Roll Yoga class that people like Michael S. are raving about…
“A great studio, with fun classes. It’s a perfect place if you’ve ever felt like a misfit at a yoga class. I just got out of Rock ‘n Roll Yoga with Patrick and it was a great practice. The contrast of loud music with long shivasana at the end really makes for a rewarding class.”
With similar pricing to YOGA Oceanside, one drop-in class costs $15, and Black Sheep also has memberships as well as discounts for students, seniors and military with valid ID. They do provide beginner to advanced yoga classes, as well as a Sunday cool-downs. [Information source]
Want to experience something new? Dahn Yoga is based on Oriental medicine and studios can be found across the nation. If you’d like to learn about or practice Tai Chil and Qigong, this is the place for you. A basic overview of a typical Dahn Yoga class involves a core strengthening warm up, Tao Yin Meridian exercises, core energy breathing, energy meditation followed by a cool down and tea time! Dahn yoga provides many workshops from “Initial Awakening” to “Brain Management Training”. Very cool. [Information source]
“I absolutely love this place. The exercises and meditation are wonderful and have help me achieved emotional balance for the first time in my life. The Masters and instructors are wonderful and really teach the classes with a lot of love.”
The name says it all, yoga with a view. Meditate and relax with Pier View Yoga as you have the beautiful ocean right in front of your eyes. This intimate studio offers $15 per class, memberships available as well as special benefits for seniors, military and students. Enjoy the view and practice yoga too! [Information source]
“I really really like this yoga studio. Its beautiful with a great view of the ocean and pier. The teachers are great, friendly, very knowledgeable, and care about their student getting the best care and growing their individual practice.”
For a great work out and a serene, welcoming environment, Yoga Body Oceanside is the place to be. This non-competitive community allows one to re-awaken their focus and let loose. With $15 per class, memberships available and even a Mommy and Me class for just $10. [Information source]
“LOVE this place! Mary is amazing! You feel so rejuvenated after all of her classes, and u definitely got a work out!”
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Calling all HOT yoga Bikram-ers who love to sweat! Whether you’re a huge fan of Bikram or have no idea what Bikram is but want to give it a try, this is the spot for you. Basically, Bikram is a method of Hatha Yoga with 26 different postures. Bikram is scientifically proven to help every organ, tendon, ligament, joint and muscle in the body. One class is $16, but they offer memberships and special offers for San Diego residents. [Information source]
“Bikram yoga is intense! The room is heated, about 90+. The workout is a combination of cardio, resistance and stretching all through a series of 26 asanas that literally wring out toxins from your internal organs! You will build long lean muscle and improve flexibility.”
Yoga at Brickhouse have teamed up with the Apotheque Spa, featuring special outdoor yoga classes. So, if you’d like to meditate and practice yoga outdoors- this place is for you. Start your day off with gentle breathing or unwind and relax. Any level is welcome here! [Information source]
“Love this place! Wonderful instructor’s, very knowledgeable, they know yoga! From beginners to advanced, there is a class for you. Chill yoga, yoga with weights & flows…awesome feeling afterwards!! Definitely come check out a class!”
Cat lovers? The Shanti Kitti Yoga is the first feline themed yoga studio I’ve ever seen. Purrfect for any level, “new cats”, “all cats”, “zen cats” or “all cats plus” explore your feline inner peace and get that yoga body flowing. Private lessons are also available! [Information source]
“THE best instructor I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with!! I’m so excited to further my growth in this beautiful art. Thank you Sophia!”
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Feeling stressed? Inner Strength Yoga and Healing Center is a peaceful safe haven where not only is yoga offered but healing services are provided in order to support your personal journey. Here feel free to embrace your body and improve your overall wellbeing and state of mind. This studio is also open to beginners as well as all levels. Classes start at $15, memberships are available and discounts are offered to seniors, students and military. The healing masters have workshops and events to help decrease stress and anxiety to help awaken your soul. [Information source]
“I love my yoga practice at Inner Strength Yoga & Healing Center. There is a wonderful space to practice in. The teachers are awesome and very knowledgeable in providing safe and progressive classes. They provide a variety of classes to fit all needs whether it be, gentle and restorative or something more advanced. At Inner Strength Yoga & Healing Center there is a definite spiritual sense about the place and one leaves feeling very peaceful and satisfied.”
From hot yoga, to outdoor yoga, to cat-themed or rock n’ roll yoga… you have a nice list of 5 star yoga spots in Oceanside to check out. Whether you’re a local, a tourist, a beginner yogi or advanced yogi, these places are worth a visit.