YAS Venice

Spin room at YAS on Main Street in Venice Since 2001, Kimberly Fowler’s YAS Venice (Yoga and Spinning) has inhabited a distinctive corner at the north end of Abbot Kinney. Now as of August, the Venice institution has moved to nearby Main Street at the border of Santa Monica to inhabit the space [...]

By | October 5th, 2016|Studios|0 Comments

Create Yoga Studio

Tranquility. This is the feeling evoked when you first walk into Create Yoga in Santa Monica. Maybe it’s because parking was a breeze (there are spaces in the shopping center and on Santa Monica Boulevard), maybe it’s because the floor is painted the shade of turquoise you would see in the ocean around the islands of Tahiti, or [...]

By | October 1st, 2016|Studios|0 Comments

The Studio (MDR) in Playa Vista

  The Studio (MDR) in Playa Vista   When I walked into The Studio (MDR), I noticed that was that the class was filled with people of all ages, ethnicities, and sizes. This upended my perceived notion that a Pilates studio would be filled with perfect bodies. I did stand out with my [...]

By | September 13th, 2016|Studios|0 Comments

In-Trinity Dojo in Santa Barbara

The studio space at In-Trinity Dojo in Santa Barbara is bright, airy, and invokes the centered feeling cultivated by the practice. According to the team at In-Trinity, a dojo is a “sanctuary that nurtures mind-body transformation.” The Santa Barbara In-trinity Dojo definitely fulfills this description. In-Trinity is the latest paradigm-shifting mind-body-spirit transformational exercise [...]

By | September 13th, 2016|Studios|0 Comments

Light on Lotus in Mar Vista

Kate Duyn Cariati Light on Lotus photo by Luke Fontana   There’s a bright little light arising from the diverse Mar Vista Neighborhood on Grandview Boulevard, just off Venice. Light On Lotus is a colorful urban chic new yoga space founded by Kate Duyn Cariati. The dedicated and popular teacher with nearly two [...]

By | September 7th, 2016|Studios|0 Comments

Samadi Yoga in Koreatown

Samadi Yoga in Koreatown. Photo by Jodye Alcon Photography. Nestled in the heart of Koreatown, Samadi Yoga is an urban oasis of serenity. One may be surprised to find such a sanctuary sandwiched between the hustle and bustle of the Metro Vermont stop and the continuous whir of Wilshire traffic, but herein lies [...]

By | September 2nd, 2016|Studios|0 Comments

Happy Baby Family Studio in El Segundo

Happy Baby family studio co-founders Erin Fagerlind and Brandi Sharkey wanted to provide for the needs of young families and parents-to-be in El Segundo and its neighboring communities. The studio gives the community a space for mindful parenting and a range of offerings, including yoga, to support the entire family. Following the birth of her [...]

By | July 24th, 2016|Studios|0 Comments

Hyperslow Studio in Hollywood

Nestled on a rare quiet corner along the major Fairfax thoroughfare, Hyperslow is a refuge for those looking to experience life at a slower pace. Offering yoga, meditation, and a cafe stocked with locally grown, organic, and simple fare, this community studio is a one-stop-shop to enjoy a day of reflection, community, and kindness. Born from [...]

By | July 15th, 2016|Studios|0 Comments

SoulCycle, Culver City

SoulCycle opens the doors to the home of its West Coast headquarters in Culver City. The latest studio to be opened by juggernaut SoulCycle is in LA’s buzzed-about up-and-coming destination called Platform, an urban complex housed in Culver City’s Hayden Tract neighborhood. Platform is also the home of SoulCycle’s West Coast headquarters. I visited the [...]

By | May 17th, 2016|Studios|0 Comments

Playlist Yoga

Playlist Yoga features upbeat, pumping music as the foundation for each class. Owner Jordan Cohen’s philosophy is that, “Music has the power to connect, communicate, and motivate. Our classes are set to carefully curated playlists selected by our instructors and resident DJ.” As you walk into the location, you are greeted with a big blue neon [...]

By | March 28th, 2016|Studios|0 Comments