It’s Not a Stretch to Say These are the Top Yoga Studios in Orange County
Written by: Molly Brooks Best Yoga Studios in Orange County
Finding inner peace in this crazy world can be difficult. That’s why yoga is becoming increasingly popular and mainstream. Practicing any type of method of yoga is a great way to become healthier in both mind and body. All this talk about the benefits of yoga classes has made Orange County a hot-bed for studios. Each place of practice has its own specialization, making it easy to find the right fit for your zen needs. We know that weeding through studios can become overwhelming, so we’ve rounded up a few of our favorites around town. Each of these studios are very welcoming to beginners and more experienced practitioners alike.
Ra Yoga prides themselves on being an “all-inclusive” yoga studio. They have several types of group classes, private yoga instruction, yoga therapy and even morning childcare. For their heated classes, Ra uses a unique radiant heating system that heats the room much like the sun would. This eco-friendly heating system is healthier, more comfortable and more hypoallergenic than a typical convection heating system. Ra prides themselves on not being a corporate entity. They cater to all levels of yogis and offer a first week free trial.
3077 Bristol St Ste A
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Ritual Yoga offers a wide variety of unique and interesting classes; including Hot Yoga, Aerial Yoga, Hot Barre and Pilates. They have a yoga blend class, which combines various hatha disciplines into one holistic experience. They also offer candlelight restorative yoga and a sound meditation, both of which help deepen and take your practice to another level. Locations in Newport Beach and Laguna Beach.
1390 S Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Let go of your stress by actively practicing a combination of yoga, meditation and pilates at Triad. These three practices help you become more healthy, grounded and energized, which aligns with Triad’s aim to help you reach “self discovery.” Triad also offers opportunities to go on once-in-a-lifetime retreats to explore places like Bali with your classmates and friends.
5031 Birch St
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Yoga Shakti Wellness Center offers classes and programs for anyone who is interested in yoga, no matter at what level. Along with group classes, Yoga Shakti’s Ayurvedic and wellness instructors encourage everyone to become the best they can be through customized programs that help balance the mind and the body. If you’re looking to become a little healthier or want to deepen your knowledge of yoga, there is something here for everyone. Locations in Irvine and Huntington Beach.
4249 Campus Dr Ste B140
Irvine, CA 92612
Even though Seventh Chakra Yoga offers many types of classes, they have an especially phenomenal Kundalini Yoga practice. The Kundalini practice utilizes specific exercises to stimulate and organize pranic energy to deliver you to a greater state of awareness. Every class is unique and has a purpose or theme. Seventh Chakra Yoga doesn’t like to differentiate between class levels, and they encourage all to come to any class. They believe that it benefits practitioners to be surrounded by those of all levels. Locations in Huntington Beach and Placentia.
19171 Magnolia St Ste 14
Huntington Beach, CA 92646
One of the practices Yoga Tribe utilizes at their studio is Dayton Method Hot Yoga. The Dayton Method is offered in both 60 or 90 minute sessions and takes you through a sequence of 28 postures and two breathing exercises. The room is heated to 105 degrees and the class is great for all ages and ability. Yoga Tribe also offers a unique experience during the Silent Dayton Method Class. During this class, you will not be instructed by a teacher, which allows you to focus within yourself and listen to your breath.
8853 Adams Ave.
Huntington Beach, CA 92646
The Bikram method of yoga is the original method of hot yoga, where classes are practices in a heated room. Classes last 90 minutes and go over 26 postures and two breathing exercises. The room will be 105 degrees, so it’s crucial that you stay hydrated. The community at Bikram Yoga Huntington Beach is very welcoming to first-timers, and will make you feel comfortable and part of the family in no time.
21022 Beach Blvd Ste 201
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Molly is an Orange County native, but moved to the east coast to study Journalism at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania. Now back in San Clemente, she is a freelance writer and aspiring music journalist. When not typing away at her computer, she enjoys checking out the latest fitness trends and playing tennis to make up for her obsession with eating good food. A true music junkie, you'll find her listening to the radio way too loud or singing off key with headphones in. She'll also never turn down an opportunity to explore a new destination near or far.