Sure, both UCSC and Cabrillo sport a bundle of great fitness classes—you may really dig the gyms there, too. But take note of some yoga alternatives here in Santa Cruz:
Contact yoga instructors for times and rates.
SANTA CRUZ YOGA
This vibrant studio in the heart of Westside offers over 45 classes weekly plus workshops and teacher training with outstanding teachers trained in a variety of styles, including Vinyasa Flow, Iyengar, Anusara, Ashtanga, Pre-Natal and Kids Yoga. Drop-in fee $12. Class passes get your price per class as low as $7.50. Santa Cruz Yoga, 402 Ingalls St., Santa Cruz. 831.227.2156. SantaCruzYoga.net
YOGA CENTER SANTA CRUZ
This center’s practice focuses on the Iyengar method and a famous senior level instructor, Kofi Busia. The studio has several instructors with diff erent focuses and each class is specifi c to ability level. Drop-in fee $12. Other offers available. 428 Front St., Santa Cruz, 475-6719
TriYoga® classes are a perfect blend of asana, pranayama and meditation. Experience this world renowned, prana-inspired flowing method founded by internationally acclaimed yogini Kaliji (Kali Ray). Taught in 40+ countries, TriYoga's first center was established in Santa Cruz in 1986. Spacious, serene center; 15 certified teachers; systematized by level; all are welcome. Develop strength, flexibility and endurance in body, breath & mind; aligning this trinity, the energy increases. TriYoga Center Santa Cruz (registered non-profit), 708 Washington St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060. triyoga-santacruz.com.
ASHTANGA YOGA INSTITUTE
This method of Yoga focuses on body, breathing and meditation, and is a part of the Pacifi Cultural Center.
1307 Seabright Ave., Santa Cruz, 426-8893
ONE YOGA CENTER
Located in the Vet’s Hall in Santa Cruz, this popular portal boasts a wide variety of classes—from vinyasa and anasura to qi-gong and hatha. Informed and inspired instructors make this a great hot spot.
846 Front St., Santa Cruz, 454-0478
This popular studio practices the Bikram method, which allows for the perfect
opportunity to wear skimpy clothing because the rooms are about 110 degrees. Each class is suitable for all levels of ability. They off er a nicely priced start-up deal, especially for students. Take note: VY was voted Best Yoga studio in the most recent GT readers’ poll.
1106 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz, 475-9642 (Enter on Front Street)