Southwest USA Pilates & Yoga+

    Pretzel's Yoga & Pilates, California

  485A Carolina Street - San Francisco, CA           
"Pretzel's Yoga & Pilates is dedicated to the study of Yoga and Pilates. The school was established in 1996 and is warm and welcoming. Sunlight streams down from overhead skylights, and neighborhood artists have added beauty to the studio. Parking is plentiful, classes are heated, and the teachers are friendly and experienced. Pretzel has been practicing Yoga for thirty years. Her instructional style is Vinyasa Flow, with an emphasis on strength, flexibility, and the breath."
    A Gentle Way Yoga, California
  5316 Baltimore Drive - La Mesa, CA           
"What makes A Gentle Way Yoga Center Special? More than anything else, it is our students. When you are new it takes awhile to start feeling comfortable at a new Yoga Center, but my heart soars each time a new student attends one of my classes and one of our regular students jumps up to introduce themselves and help the new student with their set-up and props. It is so obvious how much some of you appreciate this Health and Healing Center, and this makes our work so much easier. If you are new to our Center, please visit our Testimonial page and meet some of our students and read how much yoga has helped them. Thank you for your support! We - the staff a AGW, will continue to study the endless and timeless asanas and philosophies of yoga, so that we may keep our classes fresh and interesting for you."
    Coil Yoga, California
  764 P. Street - Fresno, CA           
"Opening COIL YOGA (an acronym for Conscious, Open, Integrated, Living) in the spring of 2002 has been the most rewarding decision I have ever made. The joy and love I am able to share and receive from the community of people at COIL YOGA is priceless. It was not an easy decision to leave the stability of my job at Community Medical Foundation and take a leap of faith to become a small business owner in Downtown Fresno. Thanks to that job at Community, I found the space that is now COIL YOGA. As soon as I saw the room, I knew I wanted it to be a Yoga studio. Shortly after that, I discovered the owner of the building was Arthur Dyson, a long-time friend of my late grandfather. One sign after another continued to "show up" and support my desire to take that exciting leap. In its infinite wisdom, the universe provided exactly what was needed so that my vision could become a reality ... one breath at a time ...one student at a time..."
    San Francisco Pilates, California
  870 Market Street - San Francisco, CA            
San Francisco Pilates offers quality private instructions, duets, and small mat classes at affordable rates. It's a well-equipped studio, ideal for those who want a convenient downtown location and a comfortable, intimate learning enviroment.
    Dahn Yoga, California
  324 S. Beverly Drive - Beverly Hills, CA           
"Most yoga focuses on the physical and is more complicated. Dahn Yoga® is a unique type of yoga that features simple exercises for the conditioning of the body and mind, starting with the core, that is suitable for people of all body types and ages. With over 30 years in the yoga business, Dahn Yoga® has nearly 1,000 centers worldwide with over 2,000 employees. Besides the U.S., Dahn Yoga® is located in South Korea, Japan, Canada, U.K., Germany, Russia, Sweden, Brazil, and South Africa. Over the past 30 years, Dahn Yoga® has positively impacted the lives of millions of people in schools, community centers, camps, parks, businesses and governments worldwide."
    Chula Vista Yoga Center, California
  255 E Street - Chula Vista, CA           
"Liberation these day has to do so much with having a healthy body and freedom from suffering. More people are turning to Yoga to alleviate pain than for any other reason. Yoga teaches us that in order to relive our physical pain, we must also free our minds from suffering and open our hearts. On a physical level, Yoga postures relieve the backaches, headaches, and strained ligaments a student may suffer. Yoga has poses to correct postural defects and bring flexibility and alignment to the spine to bring vital dormant energy back into your body. On a deeper level, yoga also balances the nervous system, calming the nerves and relieving the psychological pain of depression, anxiety, and grief. Once the physical body is healthy,and the mind is calm, clear, and free of mental stress the yogi then realizes his or her own divinity, and that realization releases him or her from suffering..."
    The Pilates Room, California
  1752 Kettner Boulevard - San Diego, CA           
"Our Pilates studio in San Diego, is specialized in Pilates Reformer group classes. You will be using the Reformer Pilates Machine during the entire Pilates Session. It's a great value, since the group Pilates classses are more affordable then a private Pilates session, yet you will have plenty of attention since the number of students is limited to only 6 per class. Great diference in quality when compared to other places that charges about the same but have many more machines. SAVE BIG!!! You don’t need to take a Private Pilates class in order to get started. Our “Pilates Level 1-2”, “Pilates All Levels” or “Intro to Power Pilates” classes are designed for beginners and you will get plenty of instruction and attention as you save $$$. Private Pilates classes are also available upon request."
    Agility Studio, California
  527 Carlsbad Village Drive - Carlsbad, CA           
"Pilates is for those who desire a strong yet flexible body. It is for anyone who wants to move, work, and play without pain. The exercises are adapted to meet the needs of the individual regardless of age, fitness level or health condition. It is a safe and effective method for correcting muscular and postural imbalances and for preventing injuries. Pilates conditioning has been proven to be popular with dancers and athletes as well as everyday people. We all have the need for muscle toning, stretching, and relaxation. Pilate’s work focuses on the core abdominal strength, so whatever activity you undertake, your best alignment is supported and your spine is protected."
    Classical Pilates by Jessica Wagner, California
  4610 Alvarado Canyon Road - San Diego, CA           
"Pilates is an exercise that has been practiced in the US since the 1920's. It is named after it’s creator Joseph H. Pilates. The exercises are composed of many controlled, precise movements, designed to stretch and strengthen, creating long lean muscles without bulk. The exercises require concentration and deep controlled breaths for a complete mind body workout. The focus of the exercises is on the abdominal and back muscles (often called the “core” or “powerhouse” muscles) to build strength and agility in a balanced method. The exercises can be done on a floor mat or with Pilates apparatus based on the designs of Joseph Pilates."
    Affirmations BodySpa Yoga Studio, California
  12222 Poway Road - Poway, CA           
"The basis of pilates is the belief that our mental and physical are intertwined, so this exercise program is built around principles that include concentration, precision, control, breathing, and flowing movements. Anyone can do pilates, and people love it, because the exercises are diverse and interesting!"
    Julian Littleford Body Conditioning, California
  1412 Camino Del Mar - Del Mar, CA           
"At our studio, located just north of San Diego, in Del Mar, CA, we welcome each new client by offering a private session with Julian Littleford to evaluate and personalize the best approach for a healthy and safe exercise program. It is important to us that you receive the individual attention and care you need to maximize your exercise time. This system is designed to work the body as a total unit, encompassing proper physical alignment. It is modified to suit your goals and to enhance your Pilates experience. Most importantly, you will achieve mental & physical well being, while seeing and feeling quick results. Pilates is a perfect complement to any physical therapy program."
    Harbor Bay Club, California
  200 Packet Landing Road - Alameda, CA            
"The Harbor Bay Club is proud to offer Pilates Reformer training in both private and small group sessions with highly trained certified Pilates Instructors. Our Small Group Reformer classes provide an affordable way to gain the benefits of the work performed on the Pilates Reformer. With focused attention and guidance from our qualified instructors, Pilates provides a gentle, yet challenging way to strengthen and lengthen your body. Pilates Mat Classes are offered throughout the week and are free to members. Pilates Small Group Reformer classes are offered weekday mornings, afternoons and evenings for a fee and are open to members and non-members."
    Prana Yoga Center, California
  1041 Silverado Street - La Jolla, CA           
"Prana Yoga Center, a Vinyasa Flow Yoga studio, offers a peaceful sanctuary in downtown La Jolla where beginning through advanced students come together to practice and experience the life changing benefits of Yoga. In Vinyasa Flow Yoga, asanas (postures) are connected by the breath in a flowing sequence to liberate prana, a Sanskrit name for 'breath' or 'life force.' Our approach to Yoga is non-dogmatic and eclectic. In addition to our invigorating trademark Vinyasa Flow classes, we also offer gentle Hatha, Anusara-Inspired™, Yin, Kundalini, Meditation, and Prenatal Yoga classes."
    Perfect Balance, California
  5091 N Fresno St, Suite 133 - Fresno, CA           
"Anirudh Shastri is a well-known and highly respected hatha yoga teacher with an extensive background in yoga philosophy. He has been teaching yoga for more than 20 years, bringing his deep knowledge of the physical and spiritual aspects of yogic philosophy to his many students on the peninsula and in the South bay, as well as the Central San Joaquin Valley. Shastri trained in India and studied under the guidance of Shri Vishnu Prasadji."
    Tri-City Wellness Center, California
  6250 El Camino Real - Carlsbad, CA           
"At Tri-City Wellness Center, we believe that both a healthy mind and body are essential to healthy living. That’s why we approach health and fitness from a medical perspective; while it’s important to treat those who are ill, it’s equally important to continuously improve the quality of life for those who are healthy people of all fitness levels."
    Palm Tree Yoga Company, California
  1130 Camino Del Mar Suite D - Del Mar, CA           
"Palm Tree Yoga Company is committed to a variety of yoga teaching styles as well as providing special weekend workshops and hosting yoga events. For those of you who are new to yoga, we offer beginning classes. We keep small class numbers to ensure our guests receive the attention they may need."
    Sisters Yoga, California
  2940 E. Nees Avenue Suite 103 - Fresno, CA           
"Sisters Yoga is Fresno's first all-female yoga studio. Unlike traditional yoga studios, Sisters focuses on a happier, looser, less traditional form of yoga which includes music that runs from R&B to pop to World. Instructors also incorporate props such as blocks and straps to help students attain correct alignment regardless of their skill level. Classes range from Happy Hour yoga which is more of a "workout", to "Chill Out" which is restorative, gentle yoga. A Pilates mat class, and "Yo-God!" which is Christian-based, free to the community and half of donations go to the Marjaree Mason Center. Sisters Yoga also holds many monthly, dance workout workshops. Owner Kandis Kliewer and Founder Chaz Russ, who are registered with Yoga Alliance, believe all females need a place where they can nourish themselves away from relationships and responsibilities. Sisters Yoga provides a space where the female yogi (age 7 and up) can tune into her unique melody, the same melody that serves as the soundtrack to her life. This is a place where women can “let their hair down,” learn how to laugh at their misfortunes, tend to the garden of their self-esteem, and amaze themselves with their growing inner and outer strengths."
    BKS Iyengar Yoga Center of La Mesa, California
  8285 La Mesa Boulevard - La Mesa, CA           
"For over 60 years, B.K.S. Iyengar has developed a remarkable, innovative and inspired approach to the classical hatha yoga. Through his own vigorous practice, careful study of the earliest available texts, and instruction of thousands of students from all over the world, he has reached back to the roots of yoga and brought forth a revitalization of the ancient art of yoga. B.K.S. Iyengar is the author of Light on yoga, Light on Pranayama, The Art of Yoga, The Tree of Yoga, and Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. Visit his official site bksiyengar.com. Yoga as taught by the Iyengars emphasizes the integration of the body, mind and spirit. The Iyengar approach to yoga is firmly based on the traditional eight limbs of yoga as expounded by Patajali in his classic treatise, The Yoga Sutras. Iyengar yoga emphasizes precise body alignment, development of strength, stamina, flexibility, and balance, as well as concentration and meditation."
    Yoga For Living, California
  3017 W Bullard - Fresno, CA           
"Director Michael Downing is passionate about yoga. This is not a hobby or a second job, this is his life. That dedication is what has helped transform so many lives over the last six years. People come to Yoga For Living for many reasons, but the reason that so many stay and develop a regular yoga practice is because the change in their bodies and in their lives is profound. Michael is proud of the team of instructors who share his passion for yoga and for the nurturing, supportive environment that they provide for the students. Yoga teacher MaryAnn Jones once said "I love teaching yoga because yoga attracts the best people, the cream of the crop" This could not be more true of the Yoga For Living Kula or community, where students are more than just customers, they are truly friends. As instructors, we continue to learn each day, from our students and for this we are grateful. We invite you to email us and share your personal yoga story. We love hearing how yoga has changed your life. Melinda Downing, Yoga For Living. '"At Yoga For Living, we believe yoga is about challenging the breath. We do this by putting the body in various poses and remembering to breathe. It's not so much about flexibility of the body, but rather our ability to relax and breathe when we feel challenged in a pose. When we walk out the door and are faced with stressful situations in our day to day lives, we can use that same relaxed breathing to get us through any situation.For all of us no matter what our goals or accomplishments, the next thing for all of us to do...is breathe." Michael Downing, director, Yoga For Living."
    The Pilates Body, California
  1460 Grandview Avenue - Glendale, CA           
"Nestled in the foothills of Glendale, within the historic Kenneth Village, The Pilates Body is a fully equipped Pilates studio with a quaint, neighborhood charm. The Pilates Body will provide you with a challenging, yet pleasing fitness session in an intimate and peaceful space. We maintain a stress-free environment where you can unwind from the day by enjoying a revitalizing work-out. You and your instructor will develop a personalized program to address your goals and bring you to optimal health and fitness. In a group class setting, The Pilates Body limits the number of participants; so that you receive more personalized attention if necessary. The Pilates Body focuses on your needs and desires, and will bring you to a more healthful state of physical and mental well-being."
    Glendale Yoga, California
  746 N Glendale Avenue - Glendale, CA           
"Glendale Yoga opened its doors in 2001. We are dedicated to providing Hatha Yoga instruction in a friendly and non-competitive environment. Our goal is to make yoga accessible to students of any level no matter their previous yoga experience, age or size. We encourage students to work at their own pace and individual ability under the watchful guidance of our instructors. Our instructors are well experienced and have completed yoga teacher- training programs that are in compliance with Yoga Alliance guidelines. Each teacher is unique and brings their own personal insight and knowledge to their classes. Glendale Yoga's studio is spacious and comfortable. The studio is carpeted in order to provide padding for sensitive knees and wrists. We provide yoga mats and a wide array of yoga props for students to use free of charge during class. Students are welcome to use the parking lots beside the studio and there is always plenty of on-street parking on both sides of Glendale Avenue."
    A Body in Balance Pilates & Yoga, Nevada
  1215 S Fort Apache Road - Las Vegas, NV           
A Body in Balance Pilates & Yoga Studio is a fully equipped Pilates studio, offering a non-competitive environment allowing each client to focus on personal fitness goals.