In this city which eagerly embraces all forms of healthy living, you’re more likely to find a yoga studio on any given block than a fast food restaurant. It’s no wonder that the average San Franciscan has a lean body, an optimistic outlook, and a favorite yoga instructor on speed dial.
Owner Jill Harris has 10 years experience, and trains some of the cities most notable social set. Her new studio in Hayes Valley was designed by Steven Volpe, anf is dedicated to the highest standards in customized fitness. It offers Pilates, personal training, small group classes and yoga.
389 Grove Street, 415.626.1111, www.informedbody.com
Three young Northern California women put their stake in the ground on Fillmore Street in San Francisco at International Orange, a day spa and yoga studio named for the paint color of the Golden Gate Bridge. Co-founders Amy Darland, Melissa Ferst and Kary Chendo have created a yoga studio that is routinely praised by customers. One of the most popular studios in the City.
2044 Fillmore Street, 2nd Floor, 415.563.5000, www.internationalorange.com
Full Moon Yoga Class, Spa Vitale
In honor of the natural cycle of the moon, Hotel Vitale has introduced its Full Moon Yoga series open to overnight guests and locals alike. As an extension of its “luxury, naturally” theme, a yoga instructor from the hotel’s penthouse-level Spa Vitale provides the lunar-themed class one evening each month in one of the newly designed Terrace Studios, with views of the San Francisco Bay. This special class occurs just once a month throughout 2010.
Hotel Vitale, 8 Mission Street, 415.278.3700 or www.hotelvitale.com
Recently cited in the Haute Secrets City Guide as the best place for a massage, Mindful Body has 50 massage therapists and 25 yoga teachers to provide high-quality instruction, ideas, and resources for self-responsible health. Founder Roy Bergmann says that “The paths to health, wholeness and enjoyment are unique to each of us and can be discovered by focusing attention within our bodies where sensations, feelings, emotions and intuitions abide.” As Mindful Body is one of the most popular yoga studios in San Francisco, he’s a man who knows what he’s talking about!
2876 California Street, 415.931.2639, www.themindfulbody.com
Satori Yoga Studio
Located in the heart of San Francisco’s SoMa District, Satori has 17 yoga instructors, and offers a variety of yoga, pilates, and meditation classes 7 days a week, making it ideally situated for people who work downtown. It’s a very easy environment that welcomes new students and drop-ins.
40 1st Street, 2nd Floor, 415.618.0418, www.satoriyogastudio.com