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Located in downtown Santa Cruz, 428-C Front Street, Santa Cruz, California

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!


Introduction to Pranayama with Lori Ritland

Saturday, August 10th, 8:30 - 9:30am (no class September 7th)

Join Lori Ritland for her introduction to Pranayama, the art and science of breath. This breathing practise keeps the body and mind healthy, producing energy and distributing that vital energy throughout the body. It increases lung capacity and fresh blood through your body, enhancing your respiratory system, strengthening the circulatory system, aiding in digestion and elimination. COST $150.00. Class will be held in Studio 2

Lori moved to Santa Cruz last year from Washington D.C. Lori joins YCSC with stellar certifications. She is a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher, Intermediate Junior III, and Certified Yoga Therapist C-IAYT.

For more information, email Lori at

Prenatal Yoga with Trisha

Monday evenings 6-7:30pm, August 5 - September 16

Trish provides a sacred space for a transforming mother to connect with her baby and breath, as she gently moves her body safely and intentionally. learning tools of strength and surrender to help prepare for childbirth, motherhood and beyond.
6 week series. Cost $80.


Summer Intensive with Maya Lev

Friday, August 2th – Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Maya Lev, director of Yoga Center Santa Cruz will be offering her 5-day summer intensive workshop. There will 2 sessions a day; each session is 2 hours. The morning session is from 8:30-10:30am for levels 1-3, except Saturday class is 11am-1pm The later session is 3:00-5:00pm for levels 2-4. Applicants need not come every day, and may book for 1 or 2 classes on each day.These workshop will be beneficial to both the new and experienced students. Each day, there will be an different emphasis for the poses.

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Kofi’s Autumn Equinox Intensive

Friday, September 6 – Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Intensive for Students, Beginners Welcome, Levels 2-3
5:00pm to 7:00pm
Intensive for Advanced Students, Levels 4-5
10:30am to 12:30pm (except Saturday, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm)

Kofi Busia offers two intensive sessions daily during the five day session. Applicants need not come every day, and may book for 1 or 2 classes on each day.NOTE: The Level 4-5 classes are only for strong and well-established Iyengar-style students. Please email info@yogacentersantacruz if you have questions.

Cost: $25 per class for 4 classes or fewer. $22 per class if doing 5 classes or more.

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Yoga Center Santa Cruz Yoga Retreat at the Mar de Jade

Start Your 2020 with a Yoga Workshop in Mexico

Dec. 28, 2019 - Jan. 4, 2020

Spend a spectacular week on the beach in Mexico at the Mar de Jade. Enjoy two yoga classes daily in their spacious yoga studio with time between to relax on the beach, swim in the warm ocean water, go on special excursions including hikes, whale watching, etc. Massages also available.

To register, contact $575/person for yoga classes. A $250 deposit payable to Maya Lev holds your place in this retreat. Accommodations and air travel are separate. Workshop is open to students with minimum one year Iyengar experience. Space is limited, early registration recommended.

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