Traditional Iyengar Yoga Instruction

Yoga Center Santa Cruz offers classes in hatha yoga in the tradition of BKS Iyengar. This approach emphasizes precise alignment and develops strength, flexibility, stamina, and balance. By regular practice, students gain physical health, mental peace, and emotional stability. Come join us and experience the difference!

what's new?

Dear Students, our long time teacher Vannessa was in a bad car accident on July 16. She sustained serious injury to her left arm and spent several days at Stanford hospital getting surgery and skin grafts. She hopes to return to teaching in October, and she encourages her students to attend other teachers' classes in the meantime. If you would like to send her your love and support you may text her at 831-345-8023 or email her at A fund has been set up to help her defray the medical bills and loss of income. Here is the link. Please help us spread the word and thank you for your good wishes and prayers for her speedy recovery!


Sage Patanjali's CHANT FOR NATARAJA led by Kofi Busia
Labor Day Weekend, Sun Sep 4, 5:00-6:00pm
Cost: $10
A chanting session - Don't miss this opportunity to learn this wonderful tune and rhythm and benefit from its effects.
The flier and registration form are here.
To get some idea of this chant, here is the first verse, and its text is here.

Autumnal Equinox Intensive with Kofi Busia
Friday, September 9 - Tuesday, September 13
Level II-III 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Level IV-V 10:30 am to 12:30 pm (except Sat 11:00 am to 1:00 pm).
Cost: $25 per class for 4 classes or less. $22 per class if doing 5 classes or more.
Flier & registration form are here. More information on the workshops page.

Reduce Inflammation with Yoga & Ayurveda with Talya Lutzker
Sunday, September 25, 2:00–5:30pm
Cost: $65
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to feel relief from chronic pain?
Join Talya Lutzker for an afternoon of practical Ayurvedic wisdom, nutrition, and therapeutic yoga designed to help relieve your discomfort and empower your body's innate ability to heal. The flier is here. To register, visit

Intro Series with Laurie Broderick-Burr
Saturdays, Oct 1 - 29, 10:15-11:45am
Cost: $60
Learn the basics in this introductory series of classes with Laurie Broderick-Burr.
Beginners and continuing beginners welcome!

Please see the schedule page for other notes and changes.

During Kofi's recent chant of the 108 names of the three goddesses, he distributed mantra sheets which unfortunately had minor errors. He has diligently corrected these errors, and we are pleased to host these corrected files for you to download:
Durga 108 Names Chant
Lakshmi 108 Names Chant
Saraswati 108 Names Chant
May the blessings of the goddesses be upon all.

Register and pay online here for workshops sponsored by Yoga Center Santa Cruz and also for Maya's classes.

Call 831-423-6719 to register for any Workshop or Series!