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3 Days Getaway to Yoga Retreat in California

  • Santa Barbara Yoga Center, 32 E Micheltorena St, Santa Bárbara, California 93101, USA

Overview

Inspiring Yoga Retreat in California

Getaway to Santa Barbara and to Santa Barbara's oldest and most beautiful yoga center. Santa Barbara Yoga Center's daily schedule offers a large variety of classically oriented yoga styles, to suit different needs and ages. Studio apartment includes bamboo floors, your own private yoga studio, props, and unlimited classes in the same building during your stay. Private sessions and massage are available with prior booking.

Highlights

  • Daily yoga sessions
  • A large variety of yoga styles
  • Access to unlimited yoga classes
  • Nearby beautiful beaches and fantastic restaurants
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Private yoga studio
  • 3 days with instruction
  • English
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Established in 1992, the Santa Barbara Yoga Center is the oldest extant yoga studio in Santa Barbara, and home to some of the finest instructors in the state. Located in a beautiful, historic building, the studios have an expansive atmosphere, with twenty-foot ceilings, huge skylights and are filled with light. The apartment is available to one or two people because it has one queen sized bed. A full kitchen is yours for your use.

Apartment and yoga are available mostly weekends, but mid week stay is also possible. A minimum of two-night stay is required. The intent for this program is that one or two people could have the studio for two or more days, with a space of their own to practice and classes to join in the same building. Therefore, it is completely self-motivated and driven. You may choose for your own class and schedule. Also, although there is a full kitchen, there are many wonderful restaurants within several blocks of the center, which is right downtown.

Sample of class schedule

Monday:

  • 09.00 - 10.25: Level 1 / 2 with Vanessa Bacher
  • 11.30 - 12.30: Qi Gong with Jessica Kolbe
  • 15.30 - 16.45: Gentle yoga with Gina McCotter
  • 17.15 - 18.45: Level 1-2 with Romi Cumes
  • 17.15 - 18.15: Living Ayurveda with Aparma Khanolkar
  • 18.30 - 19.55: Level 1 / 2 with Vanessa Bacher
  • 19.00 - 20.25: Yin and Therapeutic yoga with Jim Derrick

Tuesday:

  • 07.00 - 08.25: Kundalini yoga and meditation with Robin Schievink
  • 08.30 - 09.30: Pilates mat class with Lea Longley
  • 09.00 - 10.25: Iyengar, Level 1-2 with Sarah Tuttle
  • 10.30 - 11.55: Accessible yoga with Ana Killingstad
  • 12.15 - 13.15: Lunch time flow with Holly Rushing
  • 15.30 - 16.55: Gentle flow with Holly Rushing
  • 17.00 - 18.25: Yoga for healing with Kat Connors-Longo
  • 17.15 - 18.40: Pre-natal yoga with Siddhi Ellinghoven
  • 18.30 - 19.45: All levels with Megan Zander
  • 18.45 - 20.00: Gentle yoga blend with Vikki Taylor

Wednesday:

  • 09.00 - 10.25: Level 1 / 2 with Vanessa Bacher
  • 10.30 - 11.55: Healthy happy back with Kat Connors-Longo
  • 10.30 - 11.55: Mindful yoga, level 1-2 with Melanee Cooper
  • 17.15 - 18.15: Living yoga with Jivana Heyman
  • 17.15 - 18.45: Level 1-2 with Julia Djeke
  • 18.30 - 19.55: Level 1-2 with Silla Siebert
  • 19.00 - 20.25: Yin and Therapeutic yoga with Jim Derrick

Thursday:

  • 07.00 - 08.25: Kundalini yoga and meditation with Robin Schievink
  • 08.30 - 09.30: Pilates mat class with Lea Longley
  • 09.00 - 10.25: Iyengar, level 1-2 with Sarah Tuttle
  • 10.30 - 11.55: Accessible yoga with Jivana Heyman
  • 12.00 - 12.30: Seated meditation with various teachers
  • 12.15 - 13,15: Lunch time flow with Holly Rushing
  • 15.30 - 16.55: Gentle flow with Holly Rushing
  • 17.00 - 18.25: Yoga for healing with Kat Connors-Longo
  • 17.15 - 18.40: Pre-natal yoga with Siddhi Ellinghoven
  • 18.30 - 19.45: Power flow level 2 / 3 with Tiff Thompson
  • 18.45 - 20.30: Brain cleanse class series with Siddhi Ellinghoven

Friday:

  • 09.00 - 10.25: Pre-natal yoga with Megan Zander
  • 09.00 - 10.25: Level 1 / 2 with Jerry Bianchini
  • 10.30 - 11.55: Mindful yoga, Level 1-2 with Melanee Cooper
  • 12.15 - 13.15: Lunch time flow with Megan Zander
  • 17.00 - 18.25: Deep relaxation and healing with Barbara Rose Sherman

Saturday:

  • 09.00 - 10.25: Level 1-2 with Barbara Rose Sherman
  • 10.30 - 11.55: All levels with Vanessa Bacher
  • 16.30 - 18.00: Therapeutic and Restorative yoga with Simone Duffett

Sunday:

  • 09.00 - 10.25: Iyengar, level 1-2 with Sarah Tuttle
  • 10.30 - 11.55: Level 1-2 with Kat Connors-Longo
  • 16.30 - 17.55: Healthy happy back with Kat Connors-Longo
  • 18.30 - 20.00: Beginner's mind Sangha with Rachel Gately

Theaters, restaurants and shops are a short walk, and the beach is 1.5 miles away. There is an electric shuttle that can take you there.!

Activities
  • Paddleboarding
  • Whalewatching
  • Winetasting

Eat at a nearby restaurant

Relax on the beach

Massage, facials and waxing available with prior booking

  • 2 nights accommodation
  • All yoga classes
  • Your own private yoga studio
  • No meals or scheduled activities are provided.

Driving directions going North on 101 Freeway

Take Arrellaga Street exit.

After 5 blocks, turn right on State St.

At the next street, turn left onto MicheltorenaI St.

Santa Barbara Yoga Center is halfway down the block on the right. Its the big yellow building.

Driving directions going South on 101 Freeway

  • Take Mission Street exit.
  • From the off ramp, turn left onto Mission St. under the freeway.
  • After 5 blocks, turn right on State St.
  • After about 5 blocks, turn left at light onto Micheltorena St.
  • Santa Barbara Yoga Center is halfway down the block on the right. Its the big yellow building.
For information about the booking conditions, please send Santa Barbara Yoga Center an inquiry.
  • Review by Simone Arnold from Switzerland

    "I had a wonderful and relaxing stay at Santa Barbra Yoga Center. Everyone was nice and helpful all the time. They have a lot of different styles of yoga, and its worth to try everything. The teachers helped me to improve my yoga and cared about my wellbeing. The apartment was well furnished and clean. I had everything I needed. I would highly recommend the SBYC."

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  • Review by a traveler

    "This was a truly beautiful and peaceful space. The bed was so comfortable I honestly haven't slept that well in a long time. The location to Santa Barbara central district was perfect. Everything was walkable. There is a very pleasant and inviting outdoor space, which is technically public to the studio, but in the evenings is really more like a private space. We had several evening meals and morning coffees at the table, and chairs surrounded by bamboo plants. I had a very convenient parking space as well. Barbara was kind and welcoming. She checked in with me just the right amount of times and had great suggestions. Took my first Iyengar yoga class, complementary, and loved it so much I registered for Iyengar classes here in Chicago. Wish I could have taken advantage of more classes."

    Santa Barbara Yoga Center website, edited

  • Review by a traveler

    "I had a wonderful stay. Quiet, clean, and convenient to walk downtown. And the yoga classes were amazing. Everyone was super friendly, welcoming, and helpful. We learned so much from the knowledgeable teachers. I discovered Iyenger yoga, and am hooked. My boyfriend had never done yoga before, and now is hooked too. Barbara was helpful and engaging, as were all the yoga instructors."

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  • Review by Shelley B. from Santa Barbara, California
    9 out of 10

    "Lovely building, bright, and clean studios with great teachers. The reception area always has fresh water, tea and cut up oranges and the front desk is very helpful. The prices are quite fair for the level of expertise that you get in the classes. Easy parking, especially in the morning. A great place to do yoga."

    Yelp website, edited

  • Review by Wendy K. from Santa Barbara, California
    10 out of 10

    "The instructors here are great, and the classes are excellent. I always leave feeling calm and invigorated. I like that the teachers offer adaptations to poses so that they are accessible and challenging no matter what your level of expertise is. The building is beautiful and serene. There's always plenty of street parking in the morning. The receptionists are welcoming. The prices are an excellent value."

    Yelp website, edited

California, United States

Santa Barbara Yoga Center is a mindful and community based business operated in alignment with the tenets of yoga philosophy.

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