Our approach at YCSC emphasizes precise alignment and develops strength, flexibility, stamina and balance. By regular practice, students gain physical health, mental peace and emotional stability.

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Yoga Center Santa Cruz offers 35 classes a week in Iyengar-style hatha yoga from beginner to advanced levels. Our studio features 2 spacious rooms and is equipped with the essential props i.e. mats, sandbags, blankets, etc.

Located in downtown Sant Cruz, near the intersection of Front and Cathcart. Studio entrance is either at rear of building behind University Copy or on Front St.

Santa Cruz Yoga Center offers classes from beginning to advanced levels. YCSC instructors have been trained, both in the United States and India, in the traditional Iyengar program.

Join us and experience the difference!

Studio Announcements

YCSC Studio Closed for Maintenance

December 25 through January 1

The studio is closed for its annual maintenance. There will be no regular classes from 12/24 to New Year’s Eve with the exception of Maya’s 9:00am class, 12/24 and the special workshops given by Kofi and Laurie.


Rest in Peace Restorative Workshop with Laurie

Friday, December 9th – Sunday, 4-6pm

Pre-registration strongly advised, class will fill up early. Email Laurie directly to register, yogaburr@gmail.com

Laurie’s Holiday Yoga Intensive

Friday, December 28 – Sunday, December 30

Join Laurie in studio 1, 9:30-11:30am.Register directly with Laurie: yogaburr@gmail.com

Kofi’s Winter Solstice Intensive

Wednesday, December 19 – Sunday, December 23, 2018.

Join Kofi for his intensive workshops. There are 2 classes a day, Levels 1-3, 5:00pm to 7:00pm – beginners welcome. The advanced class is for levels 3-5,10:30am to 12:30pm (except Saturday, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm).

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Kofi End of the Year Restorative Workshop

Thursday, December 27 – Sunday, December 30, 2018.

This is Kofi’s first Restorative Workshop. Note the days have different times – 12/27-12/28 5-7:30pm, and 12/29-12/30 3-5:30pm.

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Yoga Retreat in Mexico with Maya Lev

December 29, 2018 – January 5, 2019

Two yoga classes with Maya daily, morning and afternoon, with time between for relaxation on the beach, self care, and exploration of the surrounding area. Workshop is open to students with minimum 1 year Iyengar yoga experience. Accomodations and air travel are separate. ALMOST FULL!! If you are interested in attending please contact Maya now!.

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Yoga for 12-Step Recovery

Mondays, 6 - 7:30pm
Starting October 1st, this is a class for anyone who is in active recovery from addiction, who wants to enjoy the support of the yoga asanas to heal from the damaging effects on the body, mind, and soul. Monday evenings 6-7:30, studio 2, No pre-registration required- Just show up!

Yoga Center Santa Cruz

Yoga does not just change the way we see things, it transforms the person who sees.
B.K.S. Iyengar