Santa Barbara is renowned as one of the healthiest, most active cities in the country. With its focus on integrating physical, mental and spiritual discipline, yoga is quite popular around town. Here are our picks for the best yoga spots to check out during your stay:
If you are looking for mindfulness, compassion and interconnected health, go to DiviniTree Yoga and Art Studio downtown. It’s known for its passionate teachers and unique classes like Good Morning Power, where you learn to breathe deep, challenge boundaries and increase positive thinking. With over 80 sessions a week ranging from basic classes to power vinyasa and dance, you are sure to find the right fit for your yoga and vacation needs.
Classes are $18 individually, or $140 for a ten-Class Pass.
DiviniTree Yoga & Arts Studio. 25 E De La Guerra Street. 805 897 3354.
Yoga Soup has been a Santa Barbara favorite for more than ten years. Popular amongst locals for its inviting studio space with hardwood floors and tall windows, this spot is designed to make you feel good from the moment you walk in. In addition to about ten yoga classes—some fun names include Eddie’s Old School Yoga, Mindful Yoga, and Eclectic Yoga—each day, Yoga Soup offers meditation classes, and Yoga for You and Your Little One. Cute!
Individual classes cost $20, or $90 for a five-class series.
Yoga Soup. 28 Parker Way. 805 965 8811.
SaltyYoga is a fun and quirky place for visitors to enjoy a different kind of yoga in Santa Barbara. Offering classes in the studio, on the beach, and even inside a salt cave, co-Founders Chava and Mike believe in yoga that not only combines exercise and mindfulness, but also increases trust and peace of mind. For this reason, they teach solo, tandem and family classes. Book a session that teaches kid-friendly moves and take your whole family to a class on the beach, or enjoy an Adventure Class, which involves hiking to a ‘secret spot’ to practice yoga.
Prices depend on the location and range from $12-$20 for a single class.
SaltyYoga. 12 W Cota Street. 805 626 0019.
The Santa Barbara Yoga Center is rooted in tradition. Here, focus is on consistent quality of classes and experienced teachers to bring you the fundamentals of yoga. Qualified instructors teach a range of classes, from beginner to advanced, including Yoga for Healing, Healthy Happy Back, and Evening Restoration. If you are looking for serious yoga, this is your spot.
Classes cost $19 for a drop-in, or you can buy five classes to be used in 90 days for $80.
Santa Barbara Yoga Center. 32 E Micheltorena Street. 805 965 6045.
CorePower Yoga in Santa Barbara is ideal for fitness-focused visitors looking for a sweat. Classes are designed to be intense, help you push your limits, and connect you to your most powerful self. Although CorePower Yoga has over 150 studios across the nation, it is a very popular studio in Santa Barbara for its body sculpting results and modern amenities.
Single classes are $23 and a package of five classes is $109.
CorePower Yoga. 1129 State Street. 805 884 9642.