Sadhana, the Sanskrit language means to be on the path... are you ready to embark on a deeper journey on your yoga practice? YASA Yoga's program offers an opportunity to immerse yourself in the ancient history of yoga, learn the Sanskrit language and the philosophy of yoga. The programs are designed to build a strong foundation to deepen your knowledge of yoga and take your teaching skills to the next level. With a balance of sthira (steadiness) and sachem (ease), the YASA Yoga curriculum creates an opportunity to deepen not just the asana, the physical practice of yoga, but also the spiritual practice. Using the Yoga Sutras as a guide you will explore the meaning of truly being on the path. Just as there is a balance between yin and yang, YASA Yoga creates a balanced curriculum rich in history, philosophy as well as the art of teaching and truly finding your voice as a teacher. Wait no longer, there is no time like the present to dig your roots deep.
Santa Barbara was known as the original “Hollywood." In 1912, The Flying A studios opened its doors and was one of the largest film studios in the country. 1000’s of movies were produced here during the silent film era, though only a fraction of these have survived to this day. Stars like Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. were frequent visitors. Groundbreaking moments, such as some of the industry's first nude scenes were even filmed here. While “The Flying A” left a legacy that continues to influence movies and television shows to this day, it is most remembered for filming some of Charlie Chaplin’s greatest comedies. Since The Flying A was located right here where YASA Yoga is now, it is quite possible that many of Charlie Chaplin's famous poses and silent expressions, were created and caught on film, in the same space you have come to practice in with us today.
Looking for a unique shopping experience? YASA Yoga is more than just a great place to do yoga. Come in and experience our OM LOUNGE, where you can sip a delicious hot tea or invigorating Kombucha, while shopping for the latest styles and trends in yoga fashion and accessories. We proudly feature Spiritual Gangster, Manduka, Teeki and Vuori. Also, soon to come our exclusive line of YASA essential oils to use in your practice, your home, or anywhere you wish to enjoy them!
Perhaps you just want to take a load off and enjoy our serene space and atmosphere? We offer various drinks and snacks all carefully sourced to nourish your mind and body. Feel free to sit on our outdoor patio and relax, email friends how great YASA is, chat with friends how amazing YASA is, or sit back and think how amazing you are!
We hope to see you soon!