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Where to get your stretch on — A review of yoga studios in the Santa Clarita Valley

June 14th, 2023 | 6 min. read

By Jen Azevedo

Whether you are a budding yogi or a professional who can pretzel yourself into the most advanced poses, you know your body feels great after yoga class. Your muscles relax, the soreness dissipates, and your mind is finally calm.  

Practicing yoga at home is great — in theory. But it can be hard to be disciplined enough to do it regularly. You may skip warming up, shorten the duration of the poses, or avoid the more complex movements, preventing yourself from getting the full benefit of the experience. 

The Paseo Club is a social club in the Santa Clarita Valley. We offer over 60 fitness classes each week, including yoga. Our members love our yoga classes, but we know we are not the only resource in the Santa Clarita Valley.

In this article, we will share where the yoga studios are in the Santa Clarita Valley, what they offer, the pros and cons, and the costs of yoga classes. 

pexels-cliff-booth-4057529Yoga studios in the Santa Clarita Valley

Yoga has been around for centuries in India. It became popularized in the West in the 1960s and 70s as a mind-body movement practice. Yoga, in all its forms, is available in almost every town in the US.

Drenched

Drenched is a fitness center that offers hot yoga, sculpt yoga, and other fitness classes. Their classes are heated and designed to challenge and help you develop lean muscle tone.

Pros: Drenched is a great option when you want to work on your mobility and develop strength and endurance. There are tons of classes available daily.

Cons: You will not find traditional yoga classes here. They tend to be fitness-focused and not on rejuvenation and relaxation.

Good fit: If you want the option to do barre, Pilates, hot yoga, and hybrid fitness/yoga classes all under one roof, then Drenched is the place for you. They claim their instructors are “100% ready to kick your ass!”

Bad fit: Traditionalists will be disappointed. You will not find quiet, calm meditative yoga classes here.

Cost: One class is $25, a five-pack is $95, and one-month passes are $139-259, depending on the membership.

Specialty: Drenched blends older movement styles with new fun classes — to the rhythm of upbeat music.

Quote: “I love that you have options on which type of workout you'd like to do for the day/week — whether it is Pilates, yoga, running on a treadmill, or doing weights. Options are not lacking here!” - Chaille

Hot for Yoga 

Hot for Yoga is a yoga studio in Newhall that offers a wide range of yoga classes, emphasizing hot yoga. They have a teacher training program, online courses, and offer both group and private in-person classes.

Pros: They are a great resource for people who love the challenge of doing Bikram-style yoga in heated rooms. They also offer classes in yin, vinyasa (flow), beginner, and prenatal yoga. People can book a 40-minute sauna session to get some extra relaxation. 

Cons: No walk-ins are allowed. You must make a reservation to attend a class. 

Good fit: Hot for Yoga is geared toward people who want to experience the benefits of hot yoga, increasing flexibility and circulation, detoxification, weight loss, and pain relief.

Bad fit: If you want a wide range of other types of yoga, such as hatha or anusara, you will not find it here. Also, there are no hybrid weight training or fitness-oriented classes available. 

Cost: Currently there is a special for $49 for your first month of unlimited classes and $99 for the following months. Other payment options include two classes for $29, three classes for $66, or $50 for one week of unlimited classes. You can also pay for private and small group lessons.

Quote: “I have been looking for a good Bikram yoga class in the area for a few years now and feel like I have found a home in this place. Ravinder is extremely nice and hospitable, and the non-competitive vibe of the class is supportive and welcoming. I am addicted already.” - Kimberly

pexels-yan-krukau-8436490My Yoga Canyon Country

My Yoga Canyon Country is a “cozy home yoga studio.” They have seven instructors and teach group and private lessons. They also offer workshops and retreats. Their classes are for all levels.

Pros: My Yoga is a smaller yoga studio that provides an intimate and caring setting. Teachers are experienced and create a supportive environment to enjoy your yoga practice. The 5:30 candlelight class on Friday nights is a great way to end the work week.

Cons: There are fewer yoga styles offered at My Yoga compared to some of the larger studios.

Good fit: If you like smaller, more personalized classes, then My Yoga Canyon Country is a great fit. Classes are more affordable than many other yoga studios in the area.

Bad fit: There are only one to four classes each day so there may not be a class when you want one. There are no early morning classes.

Cost: Drop-in classes are $20 (the first class is $15), a 5-pack of classes is $85, and a monthly membership is $105.

Specialty: Vinyasa yoga is the specialty of this studio.

Quote: “The studio space really feels like home. I felt so safe to express my journey and deepen my practice. Thank you, Michelina for creating such an inviting and warm space! I can’t wait to see you again soon.” - Ashley 

Serenity Hot Yoga

Serenity Hot Yoga is a yoga center in Newhall that encourages you to connect with your “whole being.” Hot yoga aids in increasing circulation and detoxification and nurtures your lymphatic and immune systems.

Pros: Serenity is a community-centered yoga studio. They offer six unique yoga classes, so there are lots of options. You can choose a more intense sculpt yoga or a restorative yin class. 

Cons: You must bring your own mat and towel or purchase them at the front desk. 

Good fit: Serenity yoga is great for people who love the intensity of hot yoga, but also appreciate the options of restorative, yin, and hatha.

Bad fit: They do not offer retreats, workshops, or teacher training programs. 

Cost: Serenity offers a wide range of options for buying classes. One class is $25, a ten-pack is $165, and the auto-pay monthly plan is $99. View their website for more pricing options.

Specialty: Serenity specializes in hot yoga. 

Quote: “I really enjoyed today’s Yoga session with Gabriel. He works well with all levels and makes you feel so comfortable. If you have the opportunity, do not hesitate to join a class with him.” - Maria

pexels-shvets-production-6975413Thermal Horizons

Thermal Horizons is a yoga and wellness center that offers yoga, sound healing, breathwork, and meditation. The instructors at Thermal seek to support not only your physical self, but also your emotional and spiritual self. There are private, semi-private, and group classes.

Pros: Thermal Horizons provides a space to do more than just yoga. You can focus on getting an intense workout by attending Hot Yoga with Weights, or you can choose to quiet your mind through meditation in Pranayama Meditation.

Cons: Classes can have 25-30 people, which may feel too big for some attendees.

Good fit: This is a great center for people who value yoga for its physical and mental benefits. There are many classes to choose from, so you have several options.

Bad fit: Some people may find classes at this studio a little “woo-woo.”

Cost: New clients pay $10 for their first class and $25 after. A 10-pack of classes is $140, and a monthly contract is $199 with no limitations on attendance. 

Specialty: Thermal Horizons specializes in yoga, hot yoga, exercise, and meditation classes. 

Quote: “The atmosphere at Thermal Wellness is one of caring and helpfulness. Jamie and Ben are wonderful people who truly care about the outcomes of the people who come there, and are always looking for ways to help.” - John

Yoga Yoga

Yoga Yoga is a boutique studio in Newhall serving yoga students of all levels. It has been open for 18 years. They offer classes in several types of yoga, ball therapy, meditation, and more. Most classes can be live-streamed as well as attended in person.

Pros: There are so many classes to choose from, so you can always find something you are excited about  — kundalini, candlelit yin, qi gong, flow, and more. They also offer interesting workshops, including couples yoga and Reiki training.

Cons: Most classes are for all levels or beginners. There are no classes that are specifically for advanced students. 

Good fit: Yoga yoga is a good fit for people who want a variety of yoga classes. Parents and caregivers will also appreciate the Baby and Me and Toddler and Me yoga classes.

Bad fit: Advanced yogis or people looking for hot yoga will not find it here.

Cost: One class is $25, a ten-pack is $170, and monthly memberships are between $108 and $199.

Specialty: Yoga Yoga’s specialty is the option of live-stream or in-person classes, as well as its wide selection of types of yoga offered.

Quote: “I have been taking classes from Dani for many years, and I cherish her experience and love for her work. Dani has made Yoga Yoga a sanctuary for everyone of all ages to come and not feel intimidated or uncomfortable.” - Allyson

pexels-yan-krukau-8436581 (1)Beginning your yoga practice

Yoga is a movement practice that combines stretching and strengthening movements with breathing to improve your fitness and calm your mind. People of all ages and abilities can do yoga because you can scale the poses according to your capacity.

Yoga increases flexibility, strengthens and tones muscles, minimizes injuries, relieves stress, and provides a sense of calm. For many people yoga is the perfect antidote to their hectic modern lives.

Paseo Club offers a diverse selection of classes so that members can always find what they are looking for — barre, Zumba, HIIT, weights, cardio, Pilates, or yoga. 
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Paseo Club has four yoga classes:

  • Beginner/Intermediate yoga is for people new to yoga and want to learn the fundamentals to strengthen and lengthen their bodies. 
  • Intermediate/advanced yoga is an exciting class to work on yoga sequences, balancing poses, light backbends, and twists.
  • Light flows/therapeutics yoga focuses on deep breathing as you move through a slow yoga flow to build heat, endurance, flexibility, and strength.
  • Therapeutic/Restorative yoga is a class for all tired, sore, and frazzled people looking for a gentle, soothing, and calming yoga practice.  

The Paseo Club has tennis and pickleball courts, a junior Olympic pool, a cafe, and an onsite spa. Members enjoy exercising at the fitness facilities, grabbing a bite with a friend, or luxuriating with a massage from one of our two massage therapists.

If you think a community-centered social club is a good fit for you, then come schedule a tour of the Paseo Club and see the club in person. Tours are offered daily!
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Jen Azevedo

Jen Azevedo is a person of many talents. She is a tennis professional, pickleball professional, personal trainer, group exercise instructor, and the general manager of the Paseo Club. She loves the community at the Paseo Club and that it is also a safe and fun place for her daughter. Jen’s favorite activities are joining her tribe for trail races or her partners for tennis matches. Occasionally Jen slows down to relax with a book — she reads over 100 a year!