The Yoga Center Santa Cruz has moved out the Front Street Studio. The Front Street studio has been home to the Yoga Center Santa Cruz for 24 years. There will be a proper farewell – details are forthcoming.

All in-person classes will be held at the Veteran Hall, Santa Cruz. The Veterans Hall is located at 846 Front St. adjacent to the downtown Santa Cruz post office. Ample parking is nearby at the parking garage north of Trader Joe’s behind the Galleria. All in-person YCSC yoga classes will be taught here until a permanent home is found. All props will be available but we encourage students to bring their own mats. Other YCSC instructors who teach over zoom will resume their class after 1/1, see their schedules for details.

YCSC encourages everyone to be vaccinated but it is not required. As of 11/21, masks are required to be worn inside at all times.

Pranayama I Monthly Series

With Lori Ritland

Pranayama is the art and science of breath.  With experience in Asana the natural progression is to explore the subtleties and rhythms of the breath through techniques to both in elongate inhalations, exhalations, and eventually retain the breath.

Pranayama I will continue with monthly classes: the first Sunday of the month. Participants must have completed Series I - III or have Iyengar Pranayama experiences. Please contact Lori directly with questions or visit workshops for information, Workshops.

2022 Schedule

Sundays, January 2, February 6, March 6
8:45 – 9:45 am PT / 11:45 am – 12.45 pm ET

Tremoring On The Cliff Cropped

Online TRE Intro Workshop

with Maria Alfaro

Saturday, March 5th, 10-12pm (PST)
Price $45.00

TRE is a simple, gentle and profound technique that facilities the lengthening and relaxation of the psoas muscle and the release of physical and emotional tension and stress. The TRE exercises mildly tire the legs, triggering an involuntary shaking and trembling response, which begins in the legs and often spreads throughout the body.

This is an online workshop, for more information, visit . Please use the registration form. You will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link once your registration form and payment has been received.

Payment: PayPal to or Venmo to Maria-Alfaro-11 (last 4 digits 3266). You will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link once I receive their registration form and payment. For questions or concerns: email

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At YCSC, our approach emphasizes precise alignment and develops strength, flexibility, stamina and balance. Through regular practice, students gain physical health, mental peace and emotional stability. Currently, all of our classes are online.

Hopefully, in time we will be able to offer in-person classes again. 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 well equipped with the essential props i.e. mats, sandbags, blankets, etc.

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.

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