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!

Special Event, Iyengar Film at the Regal May 21

Iyengar Film, Tuesday May 21st!!

Iyengar: The Man, Yoga, and the Student’s Journey at the Regal 9 Theater in downtown Santa Cruz on Tuesday, May 21 at 7:30 pm.

The documentary is an intimate portrait of the late B. K. S. Iyengar, who for many yoga devotees is synonymous with mastery of the art and is often credited with popularizing yoga outside of India. It features never-before-seen interviews with Guruji and his family.

You can watch the trailer here.

If you plan on attending, please reserve your ticket at https:gathr.com/films/iyengar.

If you have any questions please contact Denise Wendler


Hip Hip Hooray at Yoga Center Santa Cruz

Sunday, May 26, 12:30-3:30pm, $45.00/$60 same day

This workshop is part of Laurie’s Movement Essentials series.In addition to exploring the basic anatomy of the hip joint, its potential for movement, the need for mobility and/or stability, we’ll look at its relationship to the rest of the “stack of joints” by applying it to movement and yoga asana practice.

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Kofi’s Summer Solstice Intensive

Wednesday, June 12 – Sunday, June 16, 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).Applicants need not come every day, and may book for 1 or for 2 classes on each day.

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Yoga Center Santa Cruz Yoga Retreat at the Mar de Jade

Start you 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 maya@yogacentersantacruz.com. $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 Center Santa Cruz

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