One of my favorite things about yoga is that you can do it anywhere. If you are a yogi like me, you probably feel that your mat is a safe place. To me it's a sanctuary, a place I can always go for a reset I need to clear my head and gather my thoughts. Therefore, one of my favourite things to explore when I am travelling to new places is cool yogastudios and teachers, I would say it's as imortant as the rest of the sightseeing. It's also a perfect way to meet other yogis and learn some new mooves.
My number one tip to find yogastudios in a new city is try a donationbased one, they usually don't make you sign up for anything and you can pay whatever you are capable of. The instructors usually work voluntary, wich also means they have a true passion for yoga.
This beautiful studio (with a cityview) is a donationbased studio, with great yogaclasses. I would definitly go again. Check out www.yogatothepople.com.
This gorgeous little studio is just a couple of blocks from where I am staying while I'm in San Fransisco. A neighbourhood that I love, this studio is on Divisadero street, supercharming little house and studio. I tried a vinyasa class there, wich was awsome.
Yoga Tree is another charming little studio i visited, on Hayes street, also very good.
At the moment there is a campaign in San Fransisco that makes it possible to try five different yoga classes in different studios within two weeks, it's called classpass (www.classpass.com). To me this is perfect, since I am staying here for twelwe days. It makes it possible to try different studios, for a reasonable price.