Go with the Flow: 10 Off-the-Beaten-Mat Yoga Classes
September is National Yoga Month, which means there’s no better time than now to get your flow on. Have you heard about all the cool and trendy classes that are popping up around town? Goat yoga? Yep, we goat it. Wine and yoga? Try it with some Sauvign-om Blanc. Infant yoga? Get ready to have one very happy baby. Keep reading to discover what’s going down, dog. In no particular order…
1 Rock ’n’ Roll Yoga
In this class, you’ll start on a foam roller to roll out your muscles and improve blood and lymphatic circulation before continuing into various yoga poses and stretches.
Where: Broadstone Racquet Club, 820 Halidon Way, Folsom, 916-983-9180, sparetimeclubs.com/broadstone
Price: Must be a Broadstone Racquet Club member
When: 3x a week; check the online schedule
2 Yoga Pilates
This 60-minute core power workout focuses on balance and strength. By creating long, lean muscles, the class helps improve coordination, flexibility, and movement in full range of motion.
Where: Kaia Fit, 705 Gold Lake Drive,
Suite 110, Folsom,
Price: $20 drop-in
When: 6 a.m. Tuesday
3 WOGA: Wine and Yoga
Sip and savasana! This 75-minute easy hatha class (followed by a complimentary wine tasting) is designed for everybody (and every body), whether you’re new to yoga or not.
Where: Boeger Winery, 1709 Carson Road, Placerville, 530-622-8094,
Price: $20 wine club members;
When: 9:30 a.m. September 16
4 Hot Belly Yoga
Ignite the fire in your belly with herbal steam kettles, the practice of powerful pranayama (controlling the breath), the use of organic oils, and mindful movement. Enliven yourself and bring balance to all seven of your chakras through music, mantras, and meditation.
Where: Serenity Spa | Soul Yoga, 3984 Douglas Boulevard, Suite 150, Roseville, 916-797-8550; 350 Palladio Parkway, Suite 1975, Folsom, 916-542-7363, serenityspaonline.com
Price: $30 for 30 days (first-time students); $80/month for unlimited yoga; $200 for 20 classes, or $130 for 10 classes (no expiration); $15 drop-in (one time)
When: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (Folsom); 8 a.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 9:15 a.m. Wednesday and Friday (Roseville)
5 Yoga Sculpt
This fusion class combines yoga, cardio, and weights and is designed to push your limit and take you to your edge. The 75-minute sweat session takes place in a calming room that boasts amenities like a Himalayan salt wall, tranquil water wall, bamboo floors, and infrared heat.
Where: Edge Studios, 448 Howe Avenue, Sacramento, 916-550-0730, edgestudiossac.com
Price: $30 for 30 days (first-time students); $19 drop-in; various packages available
When: 9 a.m. Monday and Wednesday, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday
6 Goat Yoga
Hop to GoatHouse Brewing Co. for a 60-minute class that takes place outside in a goat pasture overlooking the brewery and on-site organic hop field. The amount of yoga you do is up to you—some yogis sit and laugh, others take pictures, and some snuggle the goats.
Where: GoatHouse Brewing Co., 600 Wise Road, Lincoln, 916-740-9100, goathousebrewing.com
Price: $40 (includes $6 toward a post-class beverage)
When: Follow GoatHouse Brewing Co. on Facebook or Instagram
(@goathousebrewing) or on their website to be notified of the next scheduled class.
7 Mommy & Me Yoga
Connect to your baby (four weeks to 24 months are welcome) and create community with other new moms in this yoga class where little ones have the freedom to both move around and be held during poses.
Where: Spotted Dog Yoga, 2780 East Bidwell Street, Suite 300, Folsom, 916-990-1720, spotteddogyoga.com
Price: First class free; $20 drop-in; various packages available
When: 9:30 a.m. Monday and Friday; 11 a.m. Saturday
8 Chair Yoga
“Sit your way to better health” at this 45-minute class that’s focused on breathing correctly and stretching. The simple, gentle movements can help seniors and people with chronic pain improve their quality of life and sleep patterns, lower blood pressure, and manage depression.
Where: Ohana Moon Yoga, 3004 Green Valley Road, Suite E-2, Cameron Park,
Price: $10 drop-in; $40 for 5 classes
When: 11 a.m. Monday, Wednesday,
9 Aerial Yoga Level I
Hang from your hands, your feet, and upside down as you focus on poses, transitions, and building strength and flexibility—ultimately releasing tension and focusing your mind—at this all levels, anti-gravity class.
Where: The Group Effect Fitness, 8413 Washington Boulevard, Suite 170, Roseville, 916-223-0023, groupeffectfitness.com
Price: $20 drop-in;
various packages available
When: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, 10:30 a.m. & 7 p.m. Wednesday, 4:30 p.m. Friday,
9:30 a.m. Saturday
10 Yoga on the Farm
Join fellow yogis for a hatha (gentle; basic postures) class on a farm that will leave you feeling grounded and tranquil. Following the class, you can shop for organic local produce.
Where: 24Carrot Farm, 2731 Jacquier Road, Placerville, 530-391-8582,
When: 9-10 a.m. Saturday
September 3 marks the seventh annual Sacramento Free Day of Yoga where local studios offer various classes at no charge. To view the list of participating studios, visit sacramentofreedayofyoga.com.
Free Yoga Sacramento, started by local yogi Amy Fish, provides the community with free and donation-based classes—open to children, older adults, veterans, people with disabilities, etc.—year-round. To find a class near you and for more info, visit freeyogasacramento.com.
by Kourtney Jason