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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!


Laurie Broderick-Burr

In Service to the Sacrum

Saturday, December 7, 2019
1pm to 4pm

Join Laurie Borderick-Burr for a great hands-on workshop about the sacrum, a wedge shaped bone comprised of 5 fused vertebrae located where spine and pelvis intersect. Through lecture, demo, and movement practice, here are some of the take-aways:

  • Basic spinal/pelvic anatomy (get to know your sacrum!)
  • How the sacrum serves both as part of the spine and pelvis (2 jobs?)
  • The relationship of diaphragmatic breathing and core stability to sacral function (take away tools for everyday living)
  • How to consider the sacrum’s role and movement with the pelvis in some of the shapes we make in yoga asana practice and applying that to your specific needs (particularly how the pelvis rotates and twists with spinal motion)

Cost $50.00, Class size is limited, please enroll in advance. Visit to register.


Rest in Peace Series with Laurie Broderick-Burr

Sunday, December 8th,

This restorative yoga practice is about slowing down and moving inward – our ability to disconnect from the sometimes frenetic pace of our everyday life. During the 2 – hour class we’ll align the physical and mental by moving at a slower pace, concentrating on simple breathing techniques, and practicing a few thoughtfully sequenced passive postures held for gently prolonged periods while being supported by a variety of props.

Cost is $21.00. Pre-registration is highly recommended as space is limited. To register, please visit

Blue White Mandala

Kofi’s Winter Solstice Intensive

Wednesday, December 18 – Sunday, December 22, 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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New Level I, II Class with Trisha Leineke

Monday evenings 6-7:30pm, September 23 - October 28

Trish will be teaching her Level I, II class in studio 2. This is 6 week series, new students welcome anytime. Cost $80.

Pranayama II with Lori Ritland

11 week series starting Saturday, November 2nd, 8:30 - 9:30am

Join Lori Ritland for the next level of 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.

Class schedule is - Nov 2, 9, 23 - Decemeber 7, 14, 21 - Jan 11, 18, 25 and Feb 1, 8

For more information, email Lori at or visit our class description page.

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 Center Santa Cruz

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