Best Yoga Studios in Orange County

May 21, 2012 6:00 AM

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Yoga studios come in every size and flavor, so finding the right fit isn’t always easy. Yoga styles are no different with options ranging from gentle ashtanga to vigorous vinyasa options. These independent Orange County studios provide a cross section of everything from restorative sessions to workouts that will challenge the toughest yogi. Orange County’s best studios promise perfection in everything from hot yoga to classes catered to moms and their little ones for a stellar workout every time.

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Seventh Chakra Yoga
19171 Magnolia St. #14
Huntington Beach, CA 92646

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Seventh Chakra Yoga focuses on the spiritual side of yoga by offering a number of Kundalini yoga classes. This yoga method utilizes meditation to help the energy sitting at the base of the spine flow. Breath and increased mind-body control are important to healing the routine damage nervous and glandular systems sustain, so classes work to address these injuries. This small studio focuses less on competition and more on atmosphere, encouraging athletes to share and become connected with each other. Seventh Chakra Yoga also offers hatha and vinyasa classes as well as corporate programs for companies interested in improving productivity and worker morale.

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Huntington Beach Hot Yoga
8853 Adams Ave.
Huntington Beach, CA 92646
(714) 968-9642

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Huntington Beach Hot Yoga offers Dayton method and hot power flow classes. The Dayton method descends from bikram yoga positions and breathing patterns and, like hot power flow, is practiced in a heated room. Hot power flow yoga incorporates a more vigorous workout. The first Dayton method hot yoga studio in the city, instructors here help athletes focus on alleviating life’s tension on continually changing bodies.

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Ra Yoga
3077 Bristol St., Ste. A
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 708-3060

Price: $16.00 per class/$130 for 10 classes/$120 monthly unlimited pass

Ra Yoga, a locally owned studio celebrating its first year in business, features heated and non heated areas for yoga classes. It offers classes ranging from Iyengar to vinyasa and is one of the few studios in Orange County to offer ashtanga yoga. Its hot yoga classes help detoxify the body during heavy stretching in a heated room. The studio boasts 4,000 square feet of space and eight showers for its sweaty athletes.

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Triad Yoga & Pilates
2626 Dupont Dr., Ste. A20
Irvine CA 92612
(949) 724-1479

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For reliability and stability and a different style of yoga, Triad Yoga & Pilates teaches hatha, vinyasa and ashtanga as well as Forrest Yoga, a style developed by internationally recognized yoga pioneer Ana Forrest. Forrest Yoga feels more therapeutic than other styles, but still provides a vigorous workout. For the most challenging option, try fig yoga, another specialty here. Don’t miss out on prenatal and Yin restorative yoga, and Pilates conditioning here.

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4249 Campus Dr., Ste. B140
Irvine, CA 92612
(949) 856-9642

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Yoga Shakti’s focus is more traditional than many of the newer yoga studios. The company has been in business for 10 years and prides itself on its close-knit community and boutique atmosphere. Its styles include shakti, hatha and vinyasa. It also features restorative yoga classes as well as prenatal, postnatal and children’s classes. In addition to the Irvine location, Yoga Shakti also boasts another great location in Huntington Beach.

Terry Ambrose is a freelance and mystery writer living in Vista. His work can be found at


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