The Most Unique Yoga Classes in Los Angeles

Yoga on the Fairbanks Lawn at Hollywood Forever
Yoga on the Fairbanks Lawn | Photo: Hollywood Forever

With the beginning of the new year, the pursuit of inner peace becomes even more essential. Los Angeles, a city brimming with diverse yoga offerings, presents a wide range of unique practices that transcend the ordinary.

Cat Yoga at Crumbs & Whiskers on Melrose Avenue in LA
Cat Yoga | Photo: Crumbs & Whiskers

Crumbs & Whiskers

Located on vibrant Melrose Avenue, Crumbs & Whiskers presents a unique fusion of yoga and compassion, all in the name of finding forever homes for shelter cats. This enchanting experience known as Cat Yoga invites you to a 70-minute session where you can gracefully embody poses like Cat Stretch (Marjaryasana) and Lion Pose (Simhasana), all in the delightful company of more than 20 furry feline friends.

After your yoga practice, relish the opportunity to spend quality time with these endearing kitties, forging heartwarming connections that resonate long after the session ends.

The pricing for this extraordinary experience is $40, a small investment in the pursuit of wellness and kindness. To secure your spot and partake in this heartwarming adventure, simply visit the Crumbs & Whiskers website and make your reservation.

D&A Flying Yoga aerial hammock
Photo: D&A Flying Yoga

D&A Flying Yoga

At D&A Flying Yoga, leave your yoga mat behind and embrace a practice that defies gravity. Aerial yoga elevates your poses above the ground, providing a truly unique experience that your body will adore. It's not just a workout; it's an adventure in balance and flexibility. This studio offers a captivating fusion of traditional yoga and aerial arts, incorporating silk cords, soft ropes, and hammocks. It's a trend that's sweeping Los Angeles and reshaping our perspective on exercise. Whether you're a seasoned yogi or a curious beginner, D&A Flying Yoga welcomes all to explore this thrilling practice.

Yoga on the Fairbanks Lawn at Hollywood Forever
Yoga on the Fairbanks Lawn | Photo: Hollywood Forever

Hollywood Forever

For the most distinctive yoga setting, Hollywood Forever Cemetery offers daily sessions on the Fairbanks Lawn, where Cinespia movie screenings also take place. Practicing amidst the tranquil grounds is said to help overcome aversion to change, fear of death, and a sense of destiny. The idyllic setting includes lush green grass, a sparkling reflection pool, and even friendly peacocks that roam the grounds. All experience levels are welcome, and sessions are donation-based, with free parking. It's a truly unique experience to add to your LA yoga journey.

Morning yoga at Hollywood Roosevelt
Morning yoga | Photo: Hollywood Roosevelt

Hollywood Roosevelt

Experience a slice of old Hollywood glamour at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, where yoga sessions on The Bridge transport you to a bygone era of cinematic elegance.

Taught by Mary G. Decaro, these one-hour classes extend a warm welcome to participants of all skill levels, inviting them to experience the serene ambiance of the hotel grounds. Picture yourself practicing yoga overlooking the famed Tropicana Pool and Cabanas, where the legendary Marilyn Monroe once stayed. The Hollywood Roosevelt serves as a historic backdrop that adds a touch of nostalgia to your practice. Immerse yourself in the allure of old Hollywood while finding your inner peace during yoga at the Roosevelt.

Spaces for these unique sessions are limited, so seize the opportunity to join, and if you're not a hotel guest sign up here!

Laughing Frog Pig Yoga
Piggie Smalls and Sunny the Pup | Photo: Laughing Frog Yoga

Laughing Frog Yoga redefines the yoga experience with a twist that's sure to tickle your spirit. Imagine practicing downward dog alongside not just your fellow yogis but also adorable puppies, playful goats and even a delightful pig! This extraordinary studio offers a blend of traditional and whimsical classes, both indoors and outdoors. From their traditional yoga sessions to the delightful "Baaahd to the Bone" experiences, laughter is guaranteed. It's a place where you'll bend and laugh in ways you never imagined, and where your inner child can roam free. All levels are welcome to join in the heart of the city's joyful yoga journey.

Pür Joy Yoga
Photo: Pür Joy Yoga

Pür Joy Yoga

Pür Joy Yoga offers a gateway to serenity, where the synergy of movement and sound forms the core of a holistic well-being experience. Their therapeutic sessions are thoughtfully crafted to heighten sensory awareness, release physical tension, and foster inner harmony. Founded by Armen Menechyan, a certified yoga teacher deeply passionate about wellness, Pür Joy is a haven merging ancient healing traditions with contemporary practices. Armen's expertise seamlessly weaves the therapeutic essence of sound baths into the graceful flow of movement, creating a sanctuary for your body, mind, and spirit.

Runyon Canyon Yoga with Daniel Overberger
Runyon Canyon Yoga with Daniel Overberger | Photo: YouTube

Runyon Canyon Yoga

For a dose of nature-infused serenity, head to Runyon Canyon Park. Here, you can find your Zen at donation-based outdoor yoga sessions against the backdrop of lush greenery and palm trees. Gaze up at the clear skies, where butterflies flutter, and warm breezes remind you of the city's allure.

Yogi Daniel Overberger leads an inspiring class called "Black Market Yoga" in the historic Women's Club of Hollywood. Located at 1749 N. La Brea Ave, this venue, steeped in Hollywood history, adds a touch of nostalgia to your yoga experience. Enjoy great tunes and gentle flows as you practice in the dark auditorium, complete with Daniel's guitar melodies. Donation costs range from $5 to $15+.

YOGAqua in Marina del Rey
Photo: YOGAqua


YOGAqua offers Floating Vinyasa Flow in Marina del Rey. The 90-minute classes include paddle instruction on the shore, paddling through the harbor, 60 minutes of SUP (stand-up paddleboard) yoga on the water, and paddling back to shore. While basic yoga knowledge is suggested, it's not required. Dive into this unique experience and let the ocean be your mat.

Yogalution Yoga on the Bluff in Long Beach
Yoga on the Bluff | Photo: Yogalution

Yoga on the Bluff

Yogalution is a haven created by Dharma Shakti that's committed to making yoga accessible to all, regardless of financial constraints. This unique yoga studio operates on a donation-based model, ensuring that everyone can partake in the transformative practice of yoga. Set against the backdrop of the vast ocean, In the heart of Long Beach, you'll find Yoga on the Bluff. Every day, seven days a week, year-round, Yoga on the Bluff offers free yoga classes at 11am Pacific Time. It's a welcoming environment where the healing power of yoga is within reach for all who seek it.

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