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The Ultimate Guide to Outdoor Yoga in LA


Guide to the Best Outdoor Yoga in LA
 

Yoga on the Water - YogAqua

Mother’s Beach, 13977 Palawan Way, Marina Del Rey

This is an adventurous outdoor yoga experience that you probably haven't heard of before. Mother's Beach in Marina Del Rey offers yoga on paddleboards. The students are taken through a Vinyasa sequence with customized and detailed instructions for the paddleboard. This means that even if you have never been on one before, you can follow along easily. Sign up with YogAqua.


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One Dog Down

319 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles

Hosted by One Down Dog, which LA Mag voted the best yoga studio in Los Angeles, this yoga class takes place in Echo Park near their DTLA studio. They make sure students are 8 feet apart and everyone must register in advance. They offer four formats of outdoor yoga classes. Flow, Chill, Sweat, & Core.


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Laughing Frog Yoga

Marine Park, 1405 Marine Street, Santa Monica

Laughing Frog Yoga offers outdoor yoga classes at Santa Monica's park. Flow, stretch, and breathe as the sun kisses your skin and the wind blows through your hair. They offer outdoor goat yoga as well as puppy yoga. There's only one puppy yoga studio in LA, and it's Laughing Frog.


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Hollywood Forever Cemetery Yoga

Hollywood Forever advocates that practicing in a cemetery can help overcome aversion to change, fear of death, and a sense of destiny. Whether you're looking for an adventure or simply want to learn something new, Hollywood Forever has classes for beginners to advanced practitioners.


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Red Diamond Yoga

Rooftop at La Cienega Plaza in Mid-City

Red Diamond Yoga Studio teaches outdoor yoga at the Rooftop at La Cienega Plaza in Mid-City, where their classes are designed to leave you feeling open, balanced, connected, and calm. Their class offerings are also extensive and listed on their website.


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Light on Lotus Yoga

12513 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles

Throughout the week, Light on Lotus Yoga offers different types of yoga classes in their lovely garden space. Fluid, adventurous, and transformative is their signature style.

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Sunset Yoga at the Rooftop

The Bridge, 7000 Hollywood Blvd Hollywood Roosevelt, famously known as the Roosevelt Hotel, offers rooftop yoga during sunset. There is limited availability. Sign up here if you're not a hotel guest.


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Beach Yoga SoCal

2600 Ocean Front Walk, Santa Monica

Take a yoga class on the beach with the ocean as your soundtrack. There are a variety of classes available. Do checkout their Yoga Nidra on the Beach class which is a guided meditation, where you can unwind your nervous system while resting in savasana or a comfortable seated position.


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Runyon Canyon Yoga

2000 N Fuller Ave, Los Angeles

Each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, Runyon Canyon Yoga offers donation-based classes suitable for all levels of yoga practitioners. Since 1999, there have been free classes offered by the group.


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Root 2 Rise Yoga

3940 Laurel Canyon Blvd, Ste 313

Root 2 Rise Yoga offers free yoga classes weekly at Studio City's Woodbridge Park on a donation-based basis. You'll need your yoga mat, comfortable clothing for outdoor movement, sun protection. Two yoga blocks, a strap, and a blanket are suggested.


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The Root Cause Yoga

Garfield Park, 1000 Park Ave, South Pasadena

Book an outdoor community yoga class by The Root Cause Yoga. Take a 60-minute yoga class under the trees to re-center yourself. The community believes in supporting each other through life's challenges. All levels are welcome and classes are limited to 15 students.


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Yoga on the Bluff

E Ocean Blvd and Junipero Ave, Long Beach

Yoga on the Bluff offered by Level 9 Fitness Training has been going on for over 6 years and continues to draw new Long Beach locals, as well as passersby looking for an ocean view yoga experience. Bring your own yoga mat, towel and water.


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DMN8

2410 Ocean Front Walk, Santa Monica

DMN8 does some outdoor workouts at Barnard Way Linear Park in Santa Monica. They have scheduled HIIT and yoga classes with beautiful views of the sunset.


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Az I Am

11461 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles

At the stunning Luxe Sunset Blvd Hotel, Az I Am offers group yoga, yoga barre, fitness and sculpt classes, private yoga sessions, sound baths, meditation and weekend detox retreats. Classes are held outdoors. You will need a yoga mat, block, and towel for each class. They also have a class + pool option.


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Hike To Yoga LA

Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, 4100 S La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles

It is a free yoga class that is held weekly and is open to all levels as well as kids. Checkout the schedule at Free 2 Fun LA.


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Yoga in the Park

Johnny Carson Park, Burbank

Maria Alaverdyan Yoga hosts Sunday yoga classes at the park in Burbank. This class combines stretching, core work, flowing sequences, and relaxation in a way that can challenge you while also providing alternate poses for beginners.


Photo credit: @maria.alaverdyan.yoga

Yoga on the Mountain

26876 Mulholland Highway, Calabasas

You can register for Yoga on the Mountain at King Gillette Ranch and enjoy the peace and quiet of the mountains. This is a free event. In the midst of mountains, they play live acoustic music. You will need your own yoga mat.



Shefa Yoga

245 Main Street, Los Angeles

As one of Venice and Santa Monica's best yoga studios, ShefaYoga offers a variety of classes that are diverse and unique for the residents of Venice and Santa Monica. They also have a yoga + brunch option as well as ice baths.


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Westside Yogis

Rainbow Tower, 998 Ocean Front Walk, Venice Beach Yoga classes and guided meditations are offered by Westside Yogis on the beach. All of their schedules are posted on their Instagram page, so follow them to keep up with the latest classes.


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Ella Yoga

Ella Yoga

Loews Hollywood Hotel, Los Angeles

Take part in the classes at Ella Yoga Studio and experience the benefits of yoga. As well as the regular yoga classes, this studio also hosts fun and unique events such as beer yoga, hot spring yoga, wine yoga, and other specialty classes.


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Love Yoga

Love Yoga Venice, 835 Lincoln Blvd, Venice

Get in touch with nature while enjoying beautiful views, chill vibes, and a good yoga class by Love Yoga. They offer a variety of classes in their studio as well as in other locations, such as hotel rooftops. A donation-based class is also available for free. You can find out about upcoming events by visiting their website.


Photo credit: @loveyogaspace


Best Beaches to Practice Yoga Outdoors


Zuma Beach

30000 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu

Zuma beach is open from sunrise to sunset, and there are a number of beach activities to enjoy. Since it's such a large beach, yoga enthusiasts can set up their own private yoga spot on Zuma beach away from the crowd.


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El Matador State Beach

32350 E Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu

Another beach in Malibu where you can practice yoga and listen to the waves is El Matador State Beach. During low tide, you can set up your yoga mat quite close to the water.


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Deer Creek Beach

Pacific Coast Highway and Deer Creek Rd, Malibu

Deer Creek Beach lies just off Pacific Coast Highway west of Malibu, CA. There is a concrete stairway leading down from parking spaces along PCH. Below these stairs is a sand and rock beach. Take some time to relax, meditate, and practice yoga in a quiet spot.


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Staircase Beach

40000 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu

At the north end of Leo Carrillo State Beach in western Malibu is Staircase Beach. The parking lot leads to zigzag trail, but there is no staircase. There are a few scenic spots here, and it does not get too crowded because surfers are the main visitors.


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Pirates Cove

7103 Westward Beach Road, Malibu

Located on the west side of Point Dume in Malibu, Pirates Cove is a hidden, sandy beach. Let the sun hit your face, bring some music if you like, and reset your mind and soul by the water.


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Alamitos Beach

Alamitos Ave and Ocean Blvd, Long Beach

On a beautiful day, Alamitos Beach is a great place to practice yoga because of its ample space and soft sand.


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Best Parks to Practice Yoga Outdoors


Ernest E. Debs Regional Park

4235 Monterey Road, Los Angeles

East LA has many beautiful parks. Ernest E. Debs Regional Park is one of these parks with so much greenery. There is a serene spot with a pond view if you hike a bit. Enjoy some time away from the city hustle and bustle by setting up your yoga Best Beaches for Yogat alongside the water.


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Everett Park

Everett St. One Block North of Sunset, Echo Park

This park remains largely a passive recreation area for the majority of the year. It is amazing to watch the sunset with the skyline of the city in full view. Especially towards the end of the day, the view of downtown Los Angeles is just stunning. The skyline of the city will be your backdrop as you practice yoga.


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Vista Hermosa Natural Park

100 N. Toluca Street, Los Angeles

There is a beautiful corner in this park that overlooks Downtown Los Angeles. You'll find plenty of trees to keep the sun away if it gets too hot. Let the breeze fill your lungs as you relax and enjoy the view as you stretch.


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Cheviot Hills Recreation Center

2551 Motor Ave., Los Angeles

At this park, you will find archery ranges, dog parks, swimming pools, gymnasiums, and a baseball diamond. All this aside, you can practice yoga outdoors in a beautiful setting.


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La Cienega Park

8400 Gregory Way, Beverly Hills

A perimeter jogging track, three baseball diamonds (two of which are converted to soccer fields seasonally), and a pavilion with outdoor exercise equipment make La Cienega Park a popular outdoor place for Beverly Hills residents.

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La Cienega Park

130 Cherry Ave, Long Beach

It is a large park with green grassy areas on both sides. The park has a gorgeous view of the ocean and is right along the bluff along the coast. Additionally, there is exercise equipment built into the park.


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Bluff Park

Ocean Blvd. 20th to 36th Place, Long Beach

With a view of the Pacific Ocean and gentle sea breezes, this park is one of the most beautiful parks in Long Beach. Visitors to this park are often joggers, strollers, and dog walkers. It's great to do yoga while you take in the sights.


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Colorado Lagoon Park

5119 E Colorado St, Long Beach

Long Beach's Colorado Lagoon Park has sandy beaches on both sides of the lagoon's shore. Trees and golf courses surround this area, making it a very peaceful place to practice yoga.


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Shoreline Aquatic Park

200 Aquarium Way, Long Beach

It is located between the Long Beach Arena and the Downtown Shoreline Marina. This large, open green space has a great view of the Queen Mary Ship & Hotel, the Long Beach skyline, and the Aquarium of the Pacific right next door. A tall lighthouse tower stands at the center of Shoreline Aquatic Park on a grassy hill. For your outdoor yoga session, you can pick any one of these spots.


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Freemont Park

600 Hahn Avenue, Glendale

The park is great because it's family friendly, but there is more to it than that. The jungle gyms here are nice, but the open grass areas are even better.

If you're in the area, take advantage of this park for your next yoga session.


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Brookside Park

360 North Arroyo Boulevard, Pasadena

This is Pasadena's largest and most well maintained park, located just south of the Rose Bowl Stadium. Occasionally, you need some "alone time" that only being outside can provide. While most people walk or run here, you can set up your own yoga space. If you're hungry, there is a café, affiliated with the Rose Bowl, that is usually open during the day.


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Garfield Park

1000 Park Ave South Pasadena

The park is quite large, located in the middle of South Pasadena. It's cool and breezy on most days because of the trees on the playground. You'll find a nice semi-hilly path there. Yoga is one of the best things to do under the trees because there is lots of green grass to enjoy.


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Plummer Park

7377 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood

Besides being clean, it has good windscreens and a diverse crowd. In the west section, the Great Hall, you'll find an auditorium, while in the south section, the Long Hall, you'll find a library and games. For those who enjoy yoga outdoors, there is plenty of room to practice.


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Northbridge Park

27400 N. Grandview Drive, Santa Clarita

A charming little park in Santa Clarita's residential neighborhood. It has a multifunctional softball field. The serene and quiet atmosphere of this place is ideal for outdoor activities, especially yoga.


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