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.

  • Home 0005 Layer 3
  • Home
  • Slides 0006 Layer 0
  • Slides 0003 Layer 4
  • Slides 0004 Layer 2

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!


Yoga And Procreativity

Friday, February 22 – Sunday, February 24, 2019

Join Kofi Busia’s as he shares what he learned from Sheila Kitzinger and Geeta Iyengar. What we often take to be fertility manifests itself as the act of synchrony we feel when some evident Power in the surrounding Universe at last “properly recognizes” some all-too-ofen restricted view of both ourselves and its Intentions. We identify, whether as poet or as parent, with our own desire … but must ultimately and always be jointly productive.

Workshop schedule:
Friday: 6:00-8:30 pm, cost $55; Saturday, Sunday: 1:30-4:30 pm, $65.00 each
|All three sessions @ $170

More Information

Overcoming Resistance in Mind & Body
Exploring Challenging Asanas with a Fresh Perspective

Saturday, March 9, 1:00-3:00pm, $45.00

Lori Ritland will be offering her workshop in the perseverance in asana. Her goal is for students to gain strength and clarity. She will be approaching difficult or maybe your ‘least favorite’ asana with faith, sraddha and courage virya. Learn to let go of unnecessary effort and begin the journey inward towards infinite wisdom.

More information..

Stuck in the Middle – The Knee

Sunday, April 14, 1:00-4:00pm, $45.00

The knee lives in the “middle” of the lower leg kinetic chain – between the foot and pelvis. This relationship makes the knee vulnerable to trauma and overuse injuries. Join Laurie as she discusses and demonstrates ankle and hip mobility exercises coupled with stability strategies targeting the knee.

More Information

Class Thumb


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