The Yoga House is beautiful space off Fair Oaks at State Street. It is a shining beacon of yogic beauty with its woody, open feeling, gleaming wooden floors, and spirit of community. Get to class early to browse yoga props and books in the storefront shop; stay after class for a cup of hot Egyptian licorice tea. Co-owners and founders Farzaneh Noori and Bruce Schwartz both teach workshops and classes: Noori is known for her unique and specific “Yoga for Cancer” workshops, while Schwartz recently taught the backbend workshop, “Unlock Your Hamstrings.” Both have worked hard to make this one of the most renowned yoga studios in the Los Angeles area. www.yogahouse.com
Yogaworks offers the newest branch of its famed yoga studio franchise with wonderful new digs in Pasadena. In addition to vinyasa flow and therapeutic yoga classes, this studio also offers “mindful fitness” classes: BarWorks, SculptWorks, Pilates Mat and TRX to “provide more opportunities to strengthen, lengthen, tone, calm and increase flexibility.” YogaWorks hosts a range of yoga teacher training programs, 200 and 500 Hour certifications, as well as a Pilates certification program. One of the perks of practicing at the Yoga House is its location, walking distance to the center of town and its shops, restaurants, and museums. It’s at 277 West Green Street. Click here for their very informative web site.
The Yoga Hop was recently featured in Self Magazine, as part of Reese Witherspoon’s “Om-mazing” arm workout. The studio offers a new twist on traditional yoga, combining hip-hop, rock, and pop music with flowing yoga to create a fulfilling “East meets West” workout. The founders of YogaHop — Marko King, Mary King, and Jonathan Watters, recently celebrated their collaboration on a screenplay that was sold and produced, “Frankie and Alice” starring Halle Berry. 26 E Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, CA, 626-844-7222. Enter through the RED DOOR at the rear on Mercantile Place. click here for their website.
There are at least 23 yoga studios in Pasadena. If you would like to see comments and reviews about the others, go to www.Yelp.com and search Yoga Pasadena.
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