As of June 15th, California is lifting most of their coronavirus restrictions. What does this mean for YCSC? There will be no capacity restrictions or physical distancing requirements. However,please check with your instructor regarding which classes are online and in-person.

YCSC In-Person Protocols

YCSC encourages everyone to be vaccinated but it is not required. Masks must be worn when entering the studio. When the class in session, the masks will be optional. It is important for students to bring their own props. This includes blankets, blocks, belts, and a mat.

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Online TRE Intro Workshop in August

with Maria Alfaro

Saturday, August 21st, 10-12pm

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.Reported benefits include:

  • Decrease anxiety
  • Release chronic tension
  • Discharge emotional and physical trauma
  • Increase energy and flexibility
  • Improve sleep and mood
  • Decrease of aches, pains and symptoms of fibromyalgia and sciatica

This will be an online workshop, for more information, visit our workshop page. Please contact maria@TREcalifornia.com

Maya Summer Intensive

2021 Summer Intensive Workshop

with Maya Lev

Wednesday, August 25th – Monday, August 29, 2021

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. 8:30-10:30am for levels 1-3 and 5:00-7:00pm for levels 2-4. Workshop can be attended in-person or via Zoom

Cost:$30 per class for 1-4 sessions, $130 for 5 sessions. $25 per class if doing 6 -9 classes, $230 for 10 classes.

PLEASE NOTE: during this workshop, none of Maya’s regular scheduled classes will in session

For more information and on-line registration visit the workshop page.

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 yoginlori@gmail.com or visit workshops for information, Workshops.


Sundays, July 4th, August 1st, September 5th
8:45 – 9:45 am PT / 11:45 am – 12.45 pm ET

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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