San Diego’s Best Yoga Studios:
The top rated Yoga Studios in San Diego are:
- Spirit Yoga Studios – best yoga experience by a donation-based studio
- Pura Vida Yoga – downtown San Diego’s “oasis in the city”
- Hapa Yoga – reliable on-site childcare program
- Modo Yoga – committed yoga teachers with Be Green advocacy
- The Little Yoga Studio – alignment-based beginners yoga specialist
Spirit Yoga Studios
Spirit Yoga Studios is owned by Brad Hylton and opened to the community in 2012. Primarily built as a donation-based studio, it went on to present a relaxing environment for yoga practitioners. The hand-painted image of the studio can be seen together with minimalist fixtures and natural elements like wood.
They hired highly skilled yoga teachers to bring the best yoga experience. Though serving an affordable yoga class they are strict to not let the quality suffer.
Spirit Flow, Spirit Flow 2, Power Flow, Advanced Flow, Restore
Pura Vida Yoga
Pura Vida Yoga is touted as an “Oasis In the city” due to its location at the center of Downtown San Diego. They are situated right in the middle of the famous Gaslamp Quarter and Marina District. The Seaport Village, the Convention Center, the Horton Plaza Mall and a collection of splendid restaurants, bars, and hotels surround Pura Vida.
Pura Vida when translated is “ Pure Life” and is similar to the mantra “All is Well” and “Life is Good”. The phrase is widely used in Costa Rica where the owner Xenia grew up. She subsequently adopted the name when she opened the studio in 2012.
Vinyasa, Gentle Yoga, Yin/Yang, Yin Yoga
Hapa Yoga has been conceptualized and eventually built in September of 2012 in San Diego California. Tina Knight, the founder is a yoga practitioner herself. Having suffered from Post-Partum Anxiety, Tina was stuck in a situation where she needs constant support while not neglecting her son.
That was the turning point that led her to establish the on-site childcare at Hapa. It is a distinct edge of the studio with other yoga centers. Mom’s can focus on their mat without worrying about their children.
Gentle Flow, Foundational Yoga, Hot Yoga, Prenatal Yoga, Vinyasa Flow, Yin Yoga, Yoga for Strength
Modo Yoga is a studio in San Diego serving yoga practitioners and students. All classes are performed in accordance with their Modo Series-a system of movements and breathing exercises that harness the heat. The studio is set in a 102 degrees temperature with 40 % humidity.
As a committed Be Green advocate, they do fund-raising projects to gather funds for promoting environmental awareness. Modo also encourages students to bring their own reusable water bottles to reduce waste and footprint.
Modo, Modo Flow, Yin, Yang Yin, Freestyle Flow, Yin & Meditation, Modo + Yin, Karma
The Little Yoga Studio
The Little Yoga Studio has been in the industry for over 11 years now. Alignment-based beginners yoga is their specialization. This is done to open up the body and consequently bring in more flexibility and balance. Aside from that, they also teach Vinyasa, Hatha, Yin, Power, and Flow. These exercises aim to get a synchronized body and mind
In order to closely monitor a student’s progress, they keep the class in small groups. To secure a slot you have to make a booking prior to the session.
Vinyasa, Focused Alignment, Deep Stretch, Refresh & Rejuvenate, Yoga Nidra, Restorative Yoga, Power Flow
Jeanie Burford is a reporter for Kev’s Best. After graduating from UCLA, Amy got an internship at a local radio station and worked as a beat reporter and producer. Jeanie has also worked as a columnist for The Brookings Register. Amy covers economy and community events for Kev’s Best.