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!

Upcoming Workshops

Take a break from the holidays with some great workshops

Five day Intensive Workshop Kofi Busia

Wednesday, December 13 – Sunday, December 17, 2017
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Winter Workshop with Laurie

December 28, Thursday – December 30, Saturday, 9:30 – 11:45am
Contact Laurie directly for more information


Neck and Shoulders with Anaid Valdiva and Craig Schuetze

December 30, Saturday – December 31, Sunday 2-5pm
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Iyengar Yoga Poses for the Menstruation Cycle

January 13, Saturday, 2-4pm
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Nurture in the New Year with Alice Kennedy
A Restorative Yoga Workshop

January 21, Sunday 2-5pm
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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 Christmas to New Year’s Eve. Classes will resume on New Year’s. There will be 2 workshops held at the studio during this time.

Lotus Fall

New Class on Thursday – Yoga with Lisa Garratt

January 4, Thursday, 8:30 – 10am

Looking to start yoga in the New Year?
Looking to increase strength, flexibility, and peace of mind?
Hoping to improve your stress response, learn to meditate, and decrease aches and pains?

I have been teaching yoga for over 15 years and I am excited to return to teaching in Santa Cruz. For more information on me, go to my website at lisagyoga.com. I would love to help you with all of the above! I am strongly influenced by the Iyengar tradition and teach Hatha, Gentle, Restorative, and Vinyasa Flow classes. My Thursday class is for levels 1-3.

More details coming….

Yoga Center Santa Cruz

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