YCSC offers classes in Iyengar-style hatha yoga from beginner to advanced levels both in-person and over zoom. Our studio currently at the Veteran’s Hall features a spacious room and is well equipped with the essential props i.e. mats, sandbags, blankets, etc.

Our approach emphasizes precise alignment and develops strength, flexibility, stamina and balance. Through regular practice, students gain physical health, mental peace and emotional stability.

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Summer Intensive 2022

Thursday, August 25th – Monday, August 29th

Maya Lev, director of Yoga Center Santa Cruz will be offering her 5-day intensive workshop in-person and through Zoom. In this Intensive 5 days of yoga practice, Maya will focus on establishing and enhancing positive habits to help students deepen their yoga practice. There will be 2 sessions a day; each session is 2 hours. Applicants need not come every day and may book for 1 or 2 classes on each day. These workshops will be beneficial to both the new and experienced student. Each day, there will be a different emphasis for the poses.

Levels 1-3, 8:30-10:30am
Levels 2-4, 4:00-6:00pm

NOTE: The Level 2-4 classes are for strong and well-established Iyengar-style students. if you have any question please email maya@yogacentersantacruz.

Cost:$25 per class for 4 sessions or fewer. $110 for 5 sessions, $210 for 10 sessions. $22 per class if doing 6 classes or more. To register use the form below. Please pay using Venmo, her handle is maya-lev-2, this is to avoid 3.49%+.49 paypal fee.

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TRE® Workshops

Tre (Tension & Trauma Releasing Exercises

In Person & Online Workshop with Maria Alfaro

YCSC is proud to offer another TRE® workshop with Maria Alfaro!
Sunday, August 21st

The class will be taught in person in the Post Room at the Veterans Hall in Santa Cruz and it will also be accessible on Zoom. This 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. TRE is present in 77 countries. Maria is a senior certification trainer who has taught and trained thousands of people worldwide.

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

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The Yoga Center Santa Cruz has moved out the Front Street studio. All 2022 in-person classes and zoom will be held in the Veteran Hall, Santa Cruz which 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. Our in-person classes will be taught here until a permanent home is found. Props are available but we encourage students to bring their own mats. For other YCSC instructors who teach over zoom, please see their schedules for details.

YCSC encourages everyone to be vaccinated but it is not required.

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