Red Room at Black Dog Yoga Studios

Black Dog Yoga studio welcomes new teachers and a fresh perspective for the yoga community.

Often, independently owned studios go through transitions and one of the latest in the city is the change in ownership at Black Dog Yoga in Sherman Oaks. Steve and Shirley O’Connor first opened the studio in the Valley in 2002. For the past six-and-a-half years, Peter Barnett has helmed the community. Now, Black Dog has transitioned to new ownership. The new team consists of teachers Sigrid Matthews, Dice Iida-Klein, Briohny Smyth and Yoga Vibe owners and teachers Amy and Larry Santiago.

What will remain the same? The studio will continue to feature a roster of talented teachers; and the teacher training staff, an inspiration to many students, will remain the same, with studio co-owner Sigrid Matthews as head of the program.

The studio intends to continue to nurture and to grow with the community and the space features an open lounge with hot tea and free WI-FI providing space for the community to connect with old friends and make new ones.

Black Dog Yoga will continue to host international guest teachers, including LA’s own; it will also be the home studio for Dice and Briohny of Bryce Yoga. In addition to hosting their own teacher training program, Black Dog will also be collaborating with other programs so their students can explore and deepen their practice.

Black Dog Yoga will continue the tradition to provide a space to raise awareness, and to create opportunities for personal growth, health, inspiration and transformation.

Black Dog Yoga
4454 Van Nuys Boulevard, Suite 206, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
818-380-0331


Natalie Macam is a yoga teacher who leads Charity Yoga Treks to the Himalayas in Nepal every year.