Santa Barbara Yoga Center

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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Really Good

Based on 16 reviews

Really Good 8/10

Based on 16 reviews
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Really Good 8/10

Based on 16 reviews

Reviews 16

  • Lisa Musing United States

    November 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    The building is really charming, close to a very nice park and walking distance to great coffee shops, restaurants, stores, museums, touristic sites, etc. If you like to walk, you won't need a car. The lessons were all very good and the instructors helpful and knowledgeable. The apartment is clean, big and comfortable, and everybody was very accommodating.

    Nothing bad to say, I am looking forward to my next stay there!

  • Anonymous

    October 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    The apartment was lovely and beautifully decorated

    the yoga classes were very good and diverse, also with different but equally good teachers

    There was not really anything to complain about.

    But please be aware that there will be no group experience if you book with Barbara - you will stay at the apartment alone and have to schedule your classes as you like them - which was my favourite, but I can imagine that pleople also book a retreat to have a certain feeling of group experience

  • Anonymous

    September 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    Great YOGA teachers

    Very friendly staffs

    Wonderful locations: staying at the downtown of SB, you can still enjoy tourlistic things while you intensively practice YOGA.

    Although I hear the town is pretty safe, security of the apartment for whom stay on vacation could be improved. Place the second lock to the entrance door for example.

  • Anonymous

    September 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    I like all the yoga classes, I attended. The instructors are very friendly and encouraging. Very professional.

    The location. The yoga center is next to a church, school and realtor office. In the morning, it very noisy. The leave blower, cars and motorbikes boom boxes playing loudly really ruined a meditation and yoga class, especially when you trying to Zen out.

  • Jacquelyn Eigenhauser United States

    August 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    I LOVED staying at the Santa Barbara Yoga Center. The yoga classes were wonderful and the instructors were so kind and insightful. The location is perfect because you are literally right in the middle of everything! You are by State St. the beach, short drive to the mountains for hiking. The room is clean and comfy and super great for doing yoga and meditation because there are props and yoga mats to use whenever you'd like.

    The only negative I could think of and it's not very big... there were a few muggy days, (which is unusual for Cali) that I wish there was AC in the room.

  • Jennifer Flaa United States

    August 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    The instructors were extremely knowledgeable and offered a great class environment. One can tell they were very passionate and knew their craft. They were all very friendly and welcoming.

    I loved the apartment, however, the sole negative aspect was with the entrance to the guest accommodations. I really wished there was a secondary locking mechanism- slider or chain - on the apartment door to supplement the deadbolt on the street-facing, outward- swinging door. For my comfort level, security needed to be a little more ramped up.

  • Miriam Wisbert Germany

    July 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    Great diversity of classes with knowledgeable teachers. Large beautiful apartment.

    Warm hospitable welcome including sweet amenities.

    At times spotty wifi- actually better for disconnecting :)

  • Anonymous

    June 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    The location of the studio/apartment are the best you could want in Santa Barbara. One block off the main street so quite quiet. Within walking distance of 90% of what Santa Barbara has to offer, from the beach to the Funk Zone to the Mission, with museums, shops and food and drink in between. The ability to choose the classes you wanted to take was great - we went to five different classes with four different teachers and all were excellent.

    The biggest change that would improve the experience would be to have good coverings for the windows, several have no covering, and the two that do work fine for privacy but do not keep any light out. The room at night is almost as bright as during the day - bring eye shades.

  • Ursula Dagres-clausing United States

    May 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    Perfect getaway when you only have a few days. I left totally relaxed and feel that I made good progress with my yoga practice and enjoyed trying out new types of yoga.. Beware that if you are not used to daily yoga, you will get back feeling sore!

  • Monica Dorado Russia

    April 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    Barbara, the owner, was very helpful and informative from the booking and throughout my stay here. The local people were all very kind and supportive for new yogie like me. There were a good variety of classes to choose from daily. Overall, better than what I expected.

  • Simone Arnold Switzerland

    BookYogaRetreats website

    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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  • a traveler

    Santa Barbara Yoga Center website

    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.

  • a traveler

    Santa Barbara Yoga Center website

    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.

  • Shelley B. California

    Yelp website

    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.

  • Wendy K. California

    Yelp website

    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.

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