Whether you’re a novice on the mat or an experienced yogi, America’s Finest City has plenty of places to practice. Find your zen at these 24 yoga studios (or traveling classes) around San Diego.
If you’re just getting started
South Park Yoga + Wellness, 2985 Beech St., South Park
This studio recommends starting your yoga journey with classes catered to beginners like Healthy Backs, Healing Hatha, Level 1 Vinyasa, and Yin Yoga. You can try a 2-week trial for $39, and if you love it, commit to more.
Yoga Box San Diego, Various locations
With eight studios in neighborhoods including PB, OB, North Park, and Encinitas Yoga Box offers all sorts of classes — from vinyasa flow to gentle restorative practices — following its mantra that “yoga is for everybody and every body.”
San Diego Yoga Studio, 4134 Napier St., Bay Park
Operated by San Diego natives Kim and Russ Imlay, this studio focuses on the practice of Iyengar Yoga. San Diego Yoga offers a $45 special for new students that includes unlimited in-person and online classes for the first month.
The Little Yoga Studio, 702 Ash St., Ste. B, Downtown San Diego
Located in the historic El Cortez building, this studio offers indoor classes as well as sunset sessions on the rooftop. The schedule features a variety of ways to practice — from hatha to yin — and new student specials ranging from $30 to $300.
CorePower Yoga, Various locations
With more than a dozen studios in communities including Mission Valley, Little Italy, Hillcrest, and Point Loma, CorePower recommends starting your yoga journey with its Yoga 1 or Yoga 2 classes to learn the flow. You can try a class online for free Fridays at 12 p.m. — reserve a spot. After that, new students can enjoy one week of free classes.
If you want waterfront views
Hotel del Coronado’s Beach Yoga, 1500 Orange Ave., Coronado
The historic hotel hosts its soothing and strengthening yoga class at Del Beach daily (times vary). The $25 class is open to the public with advanced reservations required; if you’re a hotel guest, it’s free.
Yoga at Sunset Cliffs, 1352 Sunset Cliffs Blvd., Point Loma
What’s life in San Diego without an oceanfront yoga session? Amy Baack leads this donations-based hatha flow class every Saturday, 9-10 a.m., on the cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Bring your mat, a towel, and sunscreen.
Yoga with Shawna on Mission Beach, Mission Beach
This $10-$20 Sunday and Monday class meets at Ocean Front Walk and Ormond Court, between San Diego Lifeguard towers 18 and 19; bring a beach towel or blanket.
Floating Yogis, Mission Bay
Practice yoga, but make it super San Diego. This mobile studio specializes in SUP yoga — aka stand-up paddleboard yoga — finding zen while floating in the water (so long as the winds don’t exceed 8 mph). The studio provides the paddleboards, you bring the balance. Also, check out these beach yoga classes in Encinitas.
SunChaser SUP & Yoga, 4000 Fanuel St., Pacific Beach
This floating studio sets up at Fanuel Street Park — look for the boards on the grass or the sand. It specializes in stand-up paddleboard yoga for all levels, forever in search of finding balance.
Mission Bay Aquatic Center: SUP Yoga, 1001 Santa Clara Place, Mission Bay
The Aquatic Center offers $49 stand-up paddleboard yoga classes in the coves of Mission Bay several times per month with the goal of invigorating your senses and connecting you to San Diego’s natural beauty.
If you want to connect with community
Move with Us at Museum of Us, 1350 El Prado, Balboa Park
This restorative yoga class led by Lunita Veláquez takes place every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. in the museum’s gorgeous rotunda. Bring your mat and water, and dress in layers.
Spirit Yoga Studios, 1559 Garnet Ave., Pacific Beach
Yes, this PB studio offers traditional classes but its offerings reach a new level of paw-sitivity with Puppy Yoga. For these sessions, the studio collaborates with local animal rescues for a class that combines “gentle movement and puppy playtime.” Yogis can meet rescues and learn about adoption and fostering opportunities.
Sugar Sweet Farm, Encinitas
This family-run organic hobby farm offers 1-hour goat yoga classes where “baby and mama goats will roam around kissing your toes, climbing on your downward dog, and cuddling up with you during savasana.” These classes are great for yogis age 10 and up.
Novo Dia Wellness Experience, 700 Prospect St., La Jolla
This immersive wellness, food, and art experience goes down at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in La Jolla, and features several yoga classes. The next event is on Saturday, Oct. 21, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; get tickets.
If you’re looking to sweat
San Diego Yoga Center, 5500 Grossmont Center Dr., Ste. 470, La Mesa
This East County studio really turns up the heat with its classes, including a 1-hour beginner hot yoga option at 105° with 40% humidity. You can also try the Vinyasa Burn class at 80°, Inferno Hot Pilates at 95°, or the silent hot yoga class.
Hapa Yoga, 4242 Camino Del Rio N., Ste. 10, Mission Valley
We spy heated vinyasa classes, Inferno Hot Pilates, and Hot As a Mutha hatha at 100-105° on this studio’s schedule. There are also non-heated yoga classes for kids ages 4-12 and parent-child sessions.
Modo Yoga San Diego, 3091 Clairemont Dr., Bay Park
This studio’s signature Modo class includes a hot yoga sequence linked with breath, while its Modo Flow adds downward-upward dog flow sequences.
If you want a mix of fitness options
Fitness Athletic, Various locations
With locations in Mission Beach, Little Italy, East Village, and Carmel Mountain, Fit Athletic offers yoga sculpt, align yoga, yin yoga, and vinyasa flow, plus all kinds of other fitness classes to tone your upper body, core, and glutes.
AquaVie, 234 Broadway, Downtown San Diego
This 40,000-sqft fitness and wellness club spans four levels and features 200+ cardio and strength training machines, a full-service spa, and a rooftop pool and running track with skyline views. Oh, and yoga classes? Yep, you can find those here too including Dhurva Yoga, all-levels yoga, and Candlelit Yoga: Slow Flow.
Point Loma Sports Club, 2751 Roosevelt Rd., Liberty Station
You’ll find a full weight room, cycling studio, training arena, and the Mind Body Yoga Studio at this 23,000-sqft facility. Try a gentle Yin Yoga class, Iyengar Yoga with a focus on alignment and breath control, Vinyasa Yoga, and Ashtanga Yoga.