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Yoga Retreats (5)

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Reviews (22)

Stefany Muller

from United States, October 2019

"Fantastic Yoga Getaway!"

Fantastic instructors and great variety of classes to choose from. Feel an inch taller. Lots to do and see within walking distance. Kitchen had all I needed to make meals for myself. Beautiful space to stay!

Rika Anderson

from United States, October 2020

"First Yoga Retreat Ever"

I very much enjoyed the location. This was a birthday trip for me and my first yoga retreat. I was able to enjoy two yoga classes with my friend during our stay through zoom. We really enjoyed Heather's yin class .

I appreciated the organizer coming back at the end of the our stay to check in with our complaints.

Liz Franklin

from United States, March 2020

"2nd Visit and I will be back"

I was looking for a space where I could "recharge my batteries" and the Santa Barbara Yoga Center was just perfect. No pressure to do anything - I set my own schedule, went to the classes I wanted and prepared or purchased my own food. The location is awesome - just a couple of blocks from the historic downtown district and only 2 miles to the beach!


from United States, January 2020

"A lovely mix of solo travel and the opportunity to meet ppl"

The accommodation was amazing. It’s a good sized apartment for one person or a couple with everything you can think of thoughtfully laid out. The yoga classes are great and the Center preserves the roots of yoga. Barbara is such a lovely host. Not only did she pick me up at the airport and patiently wait for over an hour as they were missing my luggage, she also dropped me back , took me grocery shopping as I wanted to make some stuff , took me to a lovely documentary and took a walk on the beach with me. She makes for excellent conversation too :-)! The location is perfect, it’s quiet, safe and close to everything that matters. In all it was everything I was looking for and I am super happy with my vacation which spanned almost 9 days! One thing to note is that It’s a different experience in that it’s a solo experience if ur traveling on your own but I met a few ppl through the classes who I met for tea and coffees outside of it! As a single woman traveller, it worked for me.

Diego Masoli

from Chile, October 2019

"Very nice place to spend some days in SB"

Great apartment just at the Yoga Center. Very good location, next to State street and lots of restaurants.

Great yoga classes and variety of choices.

Sigrun Krueger

from Germany, September 2019

"Loved it so much"

When I arrived at the Yoga Center I was positively surprised that I could do participate at a class right this Sunday evening, just 20 minutes upon arrival. Also when shown the little apartment, I could feel the positive energy at the place and straight away I had the feeling of being home. Felt very welcome! My time and energy was well spent, I had always helpful and nice interactions with teachers, people who worked at the center and of course Yoga participants. This stay really exceeded my espactations and I can highly recommend it for anyone who is down to earth, has an open heart and loves Yoga!

Elaine Munoz

from United States, August 2019

"Peaceful! "

I absolutely loved this retreat!! The staff was extremely helpful, Especially GJ she recommended things for me to do in Santa Barbara and I am extremely thankful to everyone. I left with peace and clarity something I was looking for.

Brenda Mcdonald

from United States, June 2019

Flexibility to choose the lessons, the proximity to downtown Santa Barbara, the staff and yoga teachers, the beautiful center and having the kitchen available. I also liked having the opportunity to book a massage with Zoe - which was very good. The room and possibility to do yoga with all the props in the apartment was also a unique and special treat.

Hannah Wall

from United States, June 2019

"Great beginner retreat"

The room was very nice and the location was excellent. Everyone at the studio was extremely nice, welcoming, and knowledgable.


from United States, May 2019

"A Yoga experience "

Amazing beautiful place. Barbara is a very warm friendly person who really went out of the way to make it comfortable for me. Classes are top level no matter if you are a beginner or advance level.

Everyone was so warm and friendly.

Thank you to all


Elena A

from United States, April 2019

"Amazing short retreat "

Location, hospitality , professionalism


from United States, April 2019

"Excellent stay!!"

I loved our stay at Santa Barbara Yoga Center this past weekend! The instructors were both wonderful and my husband really enjoyed his first experience with practising yoga!! I’m looking forward to future stays! Perfect location close to downtown and beach!

Amy Wong

from United States, March 2019

"Great for warm weather only!"

This retreat is ideal for an independent individual, who can climb stairs. doesn't mind chilly nights, and likes to explore the area.

I liked that the yoga classes varied, so you could take classes based on your interest of either restorative and gentle vs athletic yoga. The class sizes were small, which allowed the instructors to correct postures.

I don't recall seeing in the description that there was:

1) a 10-class limit during my 4-day 3-night retreat.

2) no microwave provided

Nancy Villavicencio

from United States, February 2019

All the classes were amazing!

Usha Reddy

from United States, February 2019

I was able to experience for the first time different types of traditional yogas and all the instructors are excellent , friendly and experienced .


from United States, December 2018


It was great!

Liz Franklin

from United States, December 2018

"Marvelous studio, awesome teachers and lovely accommodation!"

Barbara is a wonderful person and went out of her way to make me feel welcome. She even picked me up and dropped me off at the airport! The studio has a wonderful group of teachers and an excellent offering of classes. I enjoyed all of the classes I attended and really appreciated the depth of teaching styles. I also had the best massage ever! The apartment is beautiful and very restful. The location was perfect as I could walk downtown in a few minutes and the beach was accessible on foot as well. Can't say enough good things about the Santa Barbara Yoga Studio!

Ada Wan

from United States, May 2018

"Long weekend at SBYC"

The living space was beautiful, spacious, cozy and well appointed. I had all the amenities to make a 3 night 4 day stay comfortable without it being work. The calibre of the classes was superb and the location and proximity to downtown Santa Barbara made it easy for an out of town visitor to make a vacation out of a yoga retreat. Will definitely come back here again.