Kundalini Yoga by the Sea Studio

Kundalini Yoga By the Sea studio in Santa Monica. Image by Samir Janjua Photo.

Kundalini Yoga by the Sea is a welcoming studio in all senses of the word. Owners Dharam Dev Kaur Khalsa, Kia Ancilotto (Kia Dharam Atma), Lisa Arshawsky, and Nicholas Petricca share a commitment to the practice. They’ve created a light, airy space that offers traditional Kundalini Yoga, as taught by Yogi Bhajan. The studio serves all ages and levels. The weekly schedule hosts more than 43 classes with a roster of more than 40 teachers.

Classes at Kundalini Yoga by the Sea

The wide variety of classes on the schedule include Kundalini Yoga and Meditation, Prenatal Yoga, Partnered Prenatal Yoga, Mommy and Me, Sunday Family Yoga, and First 40-Days Postpartum Circles. (Pre-registration is required for the postpartum circles). Pranic Flow Yoga, practices that include a sound bath are on offer. In addition, classes with a special focus in Yoga for Recovery Stress, Trauma and Addiction are held at the studio. If you want to learn more about the science of sacred sound, try Mantras in the Kundalini Tradition. Check the schedule for the pre-dawn sadhana.

The Mama Tree at Kundalini Yoga by the Sea

Studio co-owner, teacher, midwife, birth educator and nurse Lisa Arshawsky created The Mama Tree, which offers the prenatal, mommy and me, and new mothers support programs at the studio as well as birthing preparation classes, immersions, and services.

The studio features more than weekly classes. The variety of weekend offerings include a number of different kinds of workshops as well as panels on birthing, sound baths, kirtan, Conscious Spiritual Art Shows and Women’s Circle Gatherings. Look for the 2018 teacher trainings: Level One KRI Aquarian Teacher Training Program featuring 10 legacy Kundalini teachers, and a Mommy & Me Yoga Teacher Training.

The single-room space is brightened by a custom, ocean-themed mural (which makes a beautiful backdrop for social media photos). Located just six blocks from Santa Monica Pier, Kundalini Yoga by the Sea is across from a Metro stop and the neighborhood has plenty of three-hour street parking. The studio also boasts its own original boutique clothing line called ‘Gusoo’ and sells lovely globally-sourced fashion.

More information on Kundalini Yoga by the Sea

Kundalini Yoga by the Sea
605 Colorado Ave, Santa Monica 90404

Karen Henry
Karen Henry is an Associate Editor at LA YOGA who volunteers in a variety of capacities for nonprofit organizations and artists around Los Angeles. She practices yoga as a counterbalance to her daily impact sports and is a mother of four grown children who also practice yoga . Now, she’s working on teaching yoga and joy of life to the grandkids!