Locally owned and homegrown, Yoga Vibe WeHo, sister studio to Yoga Vibe Los Feliz and Black Dog Yoga in Sherman Oaks, is the quintessential neighborhood yoga studio. “We strive to be the kind of studio that is embedded in the community,” says co-owner Larry Santiago. Heralded as the non-corporate and indie option, Yoga Vibe is not about the frills or pageantry but pure, simple practice. Walking into the reception space, I felt as if I had traversed Los Angeles terrain to have looped back to my own living room. The simple elegance of this one room yoga space is calming in and of itself. While it’s in the midst of a bustling city, it definitely fulfills what Santiago describes as a “peaceful and calm oasis in the city.”
The Yoga Vibe studios have a distinct character and charm. Each of the teachers is afforded the opportunity to brand their own classes with the freedom to personalize their offerings, “showcasing their strengths and personality."
Classes such as Morning Vibes, Chill Vibes, or Mixed Level Flow (offered at WeHo) differ from teacher to teacher and studio to studio. Santiago says “Los Feliz is more Vinyasa Flow for all levels and Blackdog is more well-rounded.” Their latest addition to the family, Yoga Vibe West Hollywood, opened in June. In addition to Brunch Vibes, Vin/Yin, and more, WeHo offers $10 Lunch Flow from 12:15-1:15pm.
These proud parents (Larry and Amy Santiago and Sigrid Matthews) of independently operated yoga spaces are listening to the community and meeting their needs, one pose and kind smile at a time.