Your eyes are closed. You’re breathing hard and your heart’s pumping. Your body glistens with sweat. What are you up to?
Yoga, of course! Naturally, you want to see the sights, check out the nightlife and indulge your taste buds while visiting West Hollywood. But there’s no need to put your yoga practice on hold – especially when the city boasts such kick-ass places to glow with the flow.
Here’s a guide to get you going, in honor of National Yoga Month this September.
The Petit Ermitage Hotel hosts complimentary yoga for registered hotel guests on Wednesdays (8:30 – 9:30 a.m.) and Saturdays (9:30 – 10:30 a.m.). Instructor Omar Lopez teaches on the hotel’s private rooftop.
You can take in another terrific view of the Los Angeles skyline at the Andaz West Hollywood. One Sunday per month, guests and neighbors can take a one-hour yoga class with instructor Jake Ferree on the rooftop panorama lounge. Complimentary Zico coconut water beverages are available.
Classes run from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. and cost $20. After class, yoga attendees receive 20% off a bottomless brunch at Riot House restaurant on the first floor.
Last month we rocked this space on the top of @andazweho and I can’t wait to do it all over again!!! I’m only teaching 2 classes in LA wile I am here and I hope you can come out and join us on the rooftop Sunday for our next Yoga with a View! Sunday, Feb 19th 9:30am-10:30am at the beautiful Panorama Indoor rooftop room at Andaz. For more info and to purchase your ticket ahead of time follow link in bio! 💚🙏💚 PS – I will also be teaching a class @aurayogala Monday morning at 8:15am 😗
Ferree also teaches flow classes at the Palihouse West Hollywood’s stunning rooftop from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, through September. It’s free for hotel guests; $20 for non-guests. (Btw, you can take his classes at Playlist and Aura as well; see below.)
Guests of the Sunset Marquis Hotel have complimentary access to nearby Equinox, which runs a variety of classes.
If you’re staying at the Mondrian, the London, the Standard or other hotels within a 1-mile radius of Equinox, you can buy an Equinox day pass for $35. (You’ll need to show your room key and photo ID.)
Additionally, Standard guests can buy passes at the front desk for $15 (a $10 savings) to WeHo-adjacent Crunch Fitness, just down the street from the hotel.
Rise Movement fitness studio was founded by personal trainer Jason Walsh, who counts Emma Stone, Emily Blunt and Matt Damon among his clients. Several flow yoga classes are offered along with private training and Thai boxing. (Here, mats are available to buy, but not to rent.)
YogaWorks, a stalwart on the scene since opening its doors in 1987, believes yoga is for everyone, no matter your age or fitness level. Hatha, Iyengar, restorative and vinyasa flow (many with music) classes are available.
Music definitely sets the mood at Playlist Yoga, which specializes in power vinyasa flow workouts designed to ignite the body and clear the mind. Songs are curated by instructors and the resident DJ. When you book your class, you can reserve a specific spot in the room to avoid that last-minute rush to the back (or front) row. (Credit cards only, no cash.)
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If hip hop motivates you to grab your mat, don’t miss veteran LA yogi Steve Ross’s happy yoga classes at the Tantris Center. Tantris is the passion project of Russell Simmons, a founder of Def Jam Recordings. The New York Times dubbed Simmons the yoga king of Los Angeles.
In addition to its signature hot classes (including asana, vinyasa and restorative), the center hosts events and guest speakers, such as spiritual teacher and author Marianne Williamson. Be sure to check out Tantris’s September specials.
The 8,000 square-foot venue also houses retail space and a style bar for blowouts.
Another option is AuraYoga, where you can choose from a variety of flow-based yoga instruction, including classes that feature power-based sequencing, light weight training and hot fusion, which helps detox your body. Aura’s hot fusion focuses on the lower body, so it’s a good choice if you have elbow, shoulder or wrist issues.
Or try Y7, which calls itself the original hip-hop yoga studio. It’s a few blocks outside of WeHo, at 8270 Melrose Avenue and North Sweetzer Avenue. Flow to the beat and feel the heat in a candle-lit room with no mirrors.