Watch CBS News

Best Yoga Classes You Can't Miss Out On In L.A.

610 Yoga-class-Green-Yogi-COVER
(credit: The Green Yogi)

Yogis have plenty of yoga studios and classes to choose from in Los Angeles, which is often described as the yoga capital of the Western world. It can be difficult to choose which classes are the best with such a wide variety available. But, we've narrowed it down for you and found the best of the best. Below are the standouts that will keep yogis unfurling their mats across the Southland.

Yoga Class Kinship
(credit: Kinship)

5612 N Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90042
(323) 255-5211

Kinship, a warm, friendly yoga studio with powerful signature classes, is a simple studio in Highland Park that's well known for it's hot flow classes, aerial classes, and emphasis on the spiritual and meditative aspects of yoga. Their Kinship Hot Flow blends Hatha and Vinyasa style yoga techniques, allowing students to practice strength building along with a good, strong flow. Classes feature a special music playlist guiding students into energetic poses and relaxation.

Yoga Class Modo
(credit: Modo)

Modo Yoga LA
340 S La Brea Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 938-5000

At Modo Yoga LA , it's all about heat, all the time, and a restorative, fun heat it is. Modo Flow Music is exactly what it sounds like: a vinyassa flow class that's set to music which links breath and movement. Time is always set aside for some relaxing, restorative savasana at the end of class, too. As invigorating as it is soothing, this is a class that's hard to beat, at a studio that is simply one of the best and most welcoming in town.

Yoga class green yogi
(credit: The Green Yogi)

The Green Yogi
3504 Highland Ave.
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 546-9644

The Green Yogi offers practices that are both spiritual and physical at this charming and eco-friendly Located one block from the beach and just a few miles south of LAX, the light filled, ample studio packs in a range of vinyassa flow and yin classes throughout the week, but one of the best is a double header: a Thursday morning half hour meditation and yoga nidra paired - at no extra charge - with a 75 minute chakra flow class. Chakras are energy centers in the body, and each week the class covers a different chakra, focusing the flow on hips, arms, twisting, or inversions that relate to a specific chakra.

yoga class red diamond
(credit: Red Diamond Yoga)

Red Diamond Yoga
3500 Overland Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90034
(310) 425-8528

Red Diamond Yoga adds a definite sparkle to yoga offerings on the Westside. In fact, the Friday yin yoga class with a massage may be one of the most relaxing yoga classes in town. The class is candlelit, and devoted to stretching connective tissues with resting poses, utilizing supportive props. Breathing techniques are activated as well to enhance relaxation. More relaxing still is a hands-on massage therapist who works with each yogi for the ultimate in restorative experience.

yoga Class Peace Yoga gallery
(credit: Peace Yoga Gallery)

Peace Yoga Gallery
903 S Main St
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 500-5007

The Peace Yoga Gallery has a great motto: work in, not out. From hatha flow to a lunch time vinyass this inclusive, unique studio has a strong menu of classes. Among the top offerings is a playful Yoga Disco class. The idea behind this class is to use music and movement to release tension. There's nothing else quite like this class out there, and it runs a full, fun two hours on Thursday evenings in the heart of DTLA.

yoga class earth's power yoga
(credit: Earth's Power Yoga)

Earth's Power Yoga
7901 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 655-9642

At Earth's Power Yoga, the studio's owner created an unusual and immersive experience called Yogascape, in which images and light are projected on the walls of the studio. A truly transformative experience, images of sea, desert, and the universe are timed to music. For the yogi who would simply love to down dog while the Northern Lights sparkle around them, or for a yogi simply searching for an excellent flow class, this is an experience to be savored.

Genie Davis is a multi-published journalist, novelist, and screenwriter. She lives near the beach in Los Angeles. See more on: CBSLA | | | DiversionsLA | Twitter.
View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue
Be the first to know
Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.