San Diego's top yoga studios, by the numbers

San Diego's top yoga studios, by the numbers
Photo: Indie Yoga/Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on November 20, 2019.

Want to know where to go to get your yoga on in San Diego?

Whether you're a newbie or a seasoned pro, there's no shortage of high-caliber yoga options to sample in and around town.

To find the top such studios in the area, Hoodline analyzed data from Yelp, Facebook and ClassPass to identify which studios are the most popular. Read on for the results.

(Bonus: You can try them all out if you're a member of ClassPass, a monthly fitness membership that provides access to thousands of different studios, gyms and wellness offerings.)

Hoodline offers data-driven analysis of local happenings and trends across cities. Links included in this article may earn Hoodline a commission on clicks and transactions.

Indie Yoga

1857 Bacon St., Ocean Beach

photo: Indie Yoga/Yelp

Open since 2011, Indie Yoga is San Diego's favorite yoga studio by the numbers, with 4.9 stars out of 5,521 reviews on ClassPass, 4.5 stars out of 137 reviews on Yelp and 3,778 fans on Facebook.

Open since 2011, "Indie Yoga is a comfortable, soothing, clean environment for all levels to grow and learn through the regular practice of yoga," states the business's ClassPass profile. "Its Vinyasa classes blend physical alignment and core strength in a fluid rhythm with an emphasis on heat, ranging from a comfortable 95 degrees to a steamy 104 degrees. They continually strive to provide a positive and invigorating atmosphere where students can feed off the music, movement and energy around them."

Check out reviews of the offerings at Indie Yoga on ClassPass here.

Spirit Yoga Studios

1559 Garnet Ave., Pacific Beach

Spirit Yoga Studios | Photo: ClassPass

Also among San Diego's favorites is Spirit Yoga Studios, with 4.9 stars out of 6,285 reviews on ClassPass, 4.5 stars out of 123 reviews on Yelp and 3,362 fans on Facebook.

"Whether you're looking for beginner, intermediate, or advanced classes, you'll find what you need. Any experience level is welcome," states the business's profile on ClassPass. 

Here's a bit more history on the business: "Spirit Yoga started in 2012 as a donation-based studio," it notes on its Yelp page. "Over time, it has developed into one of the local gems in San Diego, with great teachers, a strong community and an affordable price."

"We believe that helping humanity become more conscious starts with the individual," its Yelp page continues. "First a person must help themselves, then their family, then their community and continue growing outward. By elevating a person's mind, body and spirit, we believe that eventually, the entire planet will follow suit."

Learn more about the offerings at Spirit Yoga Studios on ClassPass here.

Grotto Climbing & Yoga

4460 Alvarado Canyon Road, Grantville

photo: grotto climbing & yoga/yelp

With 4.8 stars out of 1,045 reviews on ClassPass, five stars out of 103 reviews on Yelp and 2,790 fans on Facebook, Grotto Climbing & Yoga has garnered plenty of local fans.

According to its profile on ClassPass, the business features more than 9,000 square feet of rock climbing, yoga and fitness space. It also offers yoga classes seven days a week, from beginners to deep flow.

"Grotto was founded by two friends and rock climbers who wanted to share climbing and yoga with the community here in San Diego," the business notes on its Yelp page.

Learn more about the offerings at Grotto Climbing & Yoga on ClassPass here.

Bird Rock Yoga

910 Grand Ave., Suite 206, Pacific Beach

Bird Rock Yoga | Photo: heather g./Yelp

With 4.9 stars out of 7,259 reviews on ClassPass, 4.5 stars out of 123 reviews on Yelp and 3,199 fans on Facebook, Bird Rock Yoga holds its own among the competition. 

"Since 2003, Bird Rock Yoga has created a beautiful, calming, distinctive environment with the intention of involving and empowering every student in their own transformation," according to the business's profile on ClassPass. "Bird Rock Yoga presents a well-balanced yoga practice that develops strength, balance and flexibility in lightly heated studios. They primarily offer Vinyasa classes, or the flowing style of Hatha yoga, which synchronizes movement with breath."

On its Yelp page, the business notes that it "really sticks true to its Southern California roots, offering high-quality yoga, while keeping the community and surf vibe intact. We welcome yogis of all levels, both local and traveling."

On its Yelp page, the business notes that it holds such special events as full-moon or sunset yoga, donation-based classes and workshops, including teacher training. In addition, it offers yearly retreats to countries like Mexico and Nicaragua.

Learn more about the classes at Bird Rock Yoga on ClassPass here.

Buddhi Yoga

7843 Girard Ave., Suite F, La Jolla

Buddhi Yoga | Photo: ClassPass

With 4.8 stars out of 5,895 reviews on ClassPass, five stars out of 56 reviews on Yelp and 1,873 fans on Facebook, Buddhi Yoga is another popular local pick. 

"Buddhi Yoga in La Jolla is committed to providing outstanding classes taught by San Diego’s best yoga teachers," explains the business's ClassPass profile. "Owners Carolina Vivas and Amanda McCarroll opened their studio in 2014 to create a unique and special place for yoga, workshops and teacher training. The Buddhi Yoga class schedule has a wide range of styles to meet the needs of every student."

Its Yelp profile offers more detail: "Buddhi Yoga has more than 65 weekly classes...styles range from vinyasa, to slow flow, restorative, prenatal, kids yoga, FlowLIFT workout, kundalini and mediation. The studio also offers 200-hour yoga teacher trainings, one-day FlowLIFT certifications, workshops, and special events throughout the year."

See what people are saying about the offerings at Buddhi Yoga on ClassPass here.

This story was created automatically using ClassPass and other local business data, then reviewed by an editor. Click here for more about what we're doing. Got thoughts? Go here to share your feedback.