At YogaWorks, we believe yoga is for everyone. We're here to honor and empower your journey toward personal growth and well-being. Our programs remain authentic to ancient yoga tradition while tackling modern challenges. No matter your age or fitness level, we offer yoga that will work for you. We infuse our yoga classes and teacher training with quality, integrity and a sense of humor. Our highly trained, passionate teachers make yoga accessible to everyone and offer a practice that can be applied on and off the mat.
Although YogaWorks embraces a diverse array of yoga styles, one consistent theme threads through every class – an excellence in teaching that has made YogaWorks the gold standard of yoga schools. All teachers have minimum 500 hours of YogaAlliance certification, and many of the senior teachers have been doing their thing for 20 years or more.
The signature YogaWorks style classes balance precise instruction, alignment with breath, fluid movement and emphasize thoughtful sequencing. Classes are carefully themed to deepen the students' experience of yoga and modifications are used to individualize the practice for each practitioner. YogaWorks takes particular pride in specialty programs for beginning yoga students, children, athletes, seniors, and people in need of rehabilitation, all of which feature the trademark YogaWorks approach: safe, compassionate and skillful teaching.
YogaWorks offers many 200-hr teacher training formats from 4 week intensives to 8 month extended weekend formats. They also offer 500-hr teacher trainings that extend over the course of 6 months. The trainings are held in our core markets of LA, SF, NY, BOS, BAL, & D.C. as well as in partner studios around the world.
200-Hr Teacher Training: The 200-Hr teacher training is for students who want to deepen their practice and for aspiring teachers. It teaches you how to teach the yoga postures (asana) using the YogaWorks methodology. It provides a basic framework and understanding of the theories and practice of yoga (asana, functional anatomy, the physiology of inversions, breathing and the nervous system), yoga philosophy (rooted in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali), subtle body (the fundamentals of Pranayama, meditation, Ayurveda and the Chakra System) and the art of teaching. As a graduate, you can register with the Yoga Alliance as a 200-Hr Registered Yoga Teacher (200-RYT) and begin on your teaching path.
500-Hr Teacher Training: The 500-Hr training is like graduate school for yogis with a great internship! This program is for 200-hour graduates that want to learn more, refine their skills (building upon their skills from the first program) and work as an apprentice with a master teacher. Through a combination of a six-month apprenticeship with a mentor teacher, a six month weekend workshop series & practice teaching series, trainees will refine their teaching skills, identify areas of expertise, and set the foundation for fully incorporating yoga into their life path. Trainees will work on practice teaching in the classroom and build upon what they learned in their initial training, solidifying and integrating the information. Upon completion you can register with the Yoga Alliance as a 500-Hr Registered Yoga Teacher (500-RYT).
With world class studios in New York, Los Angeles, Orange County, Boston, San Francisco Bay Area, we're thrilled to announce studio openings in Balitmore, Washington D.C. and other cities soon!
Larkspur, Mill Valley, San Francisco, Walnut Creek
Los Angeles: Brentwood, Hollywood, Koreatown, Larchmont, Los Feliz, Pasedena, Playa Vista, Santa Monica-Montana, Santa Monica-Main, Downtown LA, South Bay, Studio City, Tarzana, Valencia, West Hollywood, Westlake Village, Westwood, Woodland Hills
Orange County: Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach, Laguna, Mission Viejo, Newport Beach
Brooklyn Heights, Eastside, Soho, Westchester, Westside
Back Bay, Comm Ave
Columbia, Federal Hill, Fells Point, Midtown, Pikesville, Severna Park, Towson
Our founders Maty Ezraty, Chuck Miller and Alan Finger were all serious and highly accomplished yoga practitioners who wanted to share the gifts they learned from their own wise teachers. In 1987, when they opened our first studio on Montana Avenue in Santa Monica, they gathered many styles of yoga under one roof, which attracted the best teachers in Southern California.
As yoga gained popularity in the U.S., the demand for well-trained yoga teachers began to grow. With the help and inspiration of senior teachers Chuck Miller and Lisa Walford, Maty created the world-renowned YogaWorks Teacher Training Program in 1990. Based on direct teachings from Indian yoga masters, this program has formed and guided today’s yoga leaders, including Seane Corn, Shiva Rea, Annie Carpenter, Natasha Rizopolus, Vinnie Marino, Kathryn Budig and many more.