200 S Lake Ave,
When Tara Napoli first set eyes on the beautiful industrial style space with 25-foot high ceilings, she fell in love.
She felt great plans were in store for this Pasadena gem.
The plan: to transform this space into a place where
people could go to feel good.
"I wanted to create a Yoga studio where people in all
stages of their lives could breathe deeper and learn how
to be deeper in their body, mind and soul awareness,"
she says. Thus, led to the birth of Yoga Blue.
The studio offers an eclectic mix of Vinyasa flow (
stemming from different branches of Yoga such as Hatha,
Anusara, and Bhakti.) Yoga Blue also hosts specialty
classes including Yoga Booty Ballet, Mat Pilates, PreNatal, Kids Dance and Zumba. With plans underway to
include Kirtan, Reiki, Thai Massage, Acupuncture and
Yoga Therapy, Yoga Blue is well on it's way to providing
an expansive center of Yoga, relaxation and health.
By Melissa Chua
YOGA VIBE IN LOS FELIZ
New Year's Day for many people involves wiping the slate
clean and embracing new beginnings. This is certainly the case
for the Los Feliz studio, Yoga Vibe. "We wanted to retain the
same community feel but made some improvements to give it a
fresher, more inviting appeal," says co-owner Amy Dominguez.
The Yoga Vibe space was originally a quaint craftsman house,
which was transformed into Yoga Matt and then Yummy Yoga.
It was then taken over by new owners Larry Santiago and Amy
Dominguez, they considered the community's love for Yummy
Yoga and successfully perpetuated its "Yoga vibe" in the newly
remodeled and repainted studio. This "vibe" refers to its neighborhood and community-oriented feeling accompanied by a
passionate energy. The intimate studio allows for individual advice and adjustments with instructors and offers a monthly free
introduction to Yoga for new Yoga Vibe students. "Yoga Vibe
is the only Vinyasa flow Yoga studio in the heart of Los Feliz,"
says Dominquez. Classes include Power Hour, Mixed Level
Flow, Candlelight Flow, and even Restorative. Whether you're
looking to become reacquainted with Yoga basics or challenge
yourself with inversions, Yoga Vibe hosts a variety of classes for
all levels. The strong emphasis on community allows students
to feel a sense of home at Yoga Vibe.
Melissa Chua is an LA-based writer who enjoys inversions and playing around with
arm balancing poses. Find her at Rising Lotus Yoga: M.firstname.lastname@example.org
Yoga Vibe, 1717 Hillhurst Ave. Los
Feliz, CA 90027; Yogavibela.com