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You may have heard of yoga studio memberships and donation yoga studios, but have you heard of $10 yoga studios?

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Yogaraj Studio

 

Yogaraj is a somewhat hidden yoga studio in West Los Angeles above Olympic Boulevard on Barrington Avenue. The studio has no front desk; instead the space offers $10 yoga classes every day that you can pay for with cash or an app.

Address: 2001 South Barrington Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90025

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Vinyasa flow

The majority of the classes offered are vinyasa flow style, which is one of the most popular styles of yoga. Although each class is different, most vinyasa flow classes incorporate a warm up of sun salutations. In the sun salutations, each breath is linked to a movement as the body awakens. The breath continues to be the focus of the class, especially as it becomes more physically challenging. Some restorative and yin classes are offered to restore during the week.

Featured teacher: @marypaigeyoga (Mary Le Gassick)

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Relaxed space

Although the exterior is within office buildings, it is a tranquil retreat once you are inside. There is an open entryway where the teacher welcomes you. A couple of stairs lead to two yoga spaces. The larger room on the right is most commonly used. It has a classic hardwood floor where 3 rows with 8 mats in each row can fit comfortably. A dozen mats can fit in each row if the mats are hugged closer together (and isn’t yoga about a tight community?). Additionally, a wood piece serves as a statement in the front of the room. Water is available with a purified water system and mason jars. A large chalk wall by the water has rotating questions for people to share responses on the board.

Featured Teacher: @lizarch (Liz Arch)

Awesome advanced yoga class

Liz Arch teaches a vinyasa flow yoga class that incorporates elements of martial arts. She has several yoga certifications as well as certifications in Kung Fu and Tai Chi. Come to her class ready to work your core, arms, and legs until they tingle with excitement. Although classes are all-levels, Liz Arch provides a challenging environment where there is always room for you to grow in the poses and sequences. Watch as she glides through beautiful martial arts influenced yoga poses. Listen to your body and take the poses at your level that day.   

All-levels vinyasa classes:

Monday and Wednesday from 6:30PM-7:45PM

Featured teacher: @lizarch (Liz Arch)

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Featured teacher: @lizarch (Liz Arch)

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Wonderful fundamentals yoga class

Christine West teaches a welcoming fundamentals yoga class. She went through teacher training with the yoga studio owner, Jay Co, and then assisted his other teacher training groups. Christine is a delightfully upbeat woman who teaches in an approachable and clear way that is great for beginners! Christine helps you feel comfortable as you find your way into upward facing dog or discover how to do your first crow pose.

Fundamentals classes:

Tuesday and Thursday from 6PM-7PM

All-levels classes:

Tuesday and Thursday from 8PM-9:15PM

Sunday from 6PM-7:30PM

Featured teacher: @christinewestyoga (Christine West)

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Featured teacher: @christinewestyoga (Christine West)

Fun workshop

Yogaraj offers an exciting Saturday night with a great balance of yoga and wine. Not to worry, nobody has wine glasses next to them during yoga class while balancing in half moon pose (though that would be amusing to watch!). Andrea Jenson takes you through a practice with tons of inversion fun before a peaceful savasana. After savasana, you get to hang out with other yogis and drink some wine and appetizers. This is a great way to play and forge friendships with like-minded yogis.

Yoga & Wine:

First Saturday of the month from 7PM-9PM

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$10 drop-in classes

It is a blessing to come to a yoga class and be able to get your yoga on after paying on the Square app or with only $10 in your pocket. Additionally, you no longer need worry about figuring out what the appropriate amount to donate is or if you have the right change in your wallet while you have your hips up in dolphin pose.

You can pay with cash in the donation box at the front or with the app Square Cash. After you decide which class you want to take that day, simply go to the teacher’s profile and find their Square Cash email. After downloading the Square Cash app, input your debit card info. Input $10 in the green screen and use their email when you select “Pay To.” In order for teacher’s to easily track attendance, pay for the class within a day prior to taking the class.

If you become a frequent Yogaraj practitioner, memberships are available for $140 unlimited, $100 for 12 classes, and $60 for 7 classes.

Featured teacher: @omtarayoga (Tara Nichols)

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Founder

The founder, Jay Co, taught donation-based classes for many years at Santa Monica and West LA studios including Bryan Kest’s Power Yoga. Jay Co taught consistently at 8pm during the weekdays at the Yogaraj location, formerly called The Hub. When Jay Co took over The Hub and turned it into Yogaraj, he created the $10 yoga concept to simplify the whole process and put the focus back on the yoga happening in the room. Jay Co has a Zen presence while guiding students through extensive strengthening and balancing sequences.

All-levels vinyasa classes: 

Monday and Wednesday from 4:30PM-5:45PM and 8PM-9:15PM

Tuesday and Thursday from 12:30PM-1:30PM and 6:30PM-7:45PM

Saturday from 9AM-10:30AM

“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.”⠀ ⠀ – Dali Lama⠀ ⠀ I am convinced he was talking specifically about the IRS. I am not there yet, but I am practicing.⠀ ⠀ Long, deep, relaxing breaths with me this week at yogaraj:⠀ ⠀ Mon 4:30p, 8p⠀ Tues 12:30p, 6:30p⠀ Wed 4:30p, 8p⠀ Thurs 12:30p, 6:30p⠀ Sat 9a⠀ ⠀ join me on instagram: @oxseeker⠀ ⠀ Bali Retreat coming up fast May 7-13!⠀ Teacher Training Starts June 4th!⠀ ⠀ details at www.jaycoyoga.com⠀ ______________________ #peace #love #yoga #yogaraj #yogalife #yogamusing #inhale #exhale #breathe #center #focus #practice #alliscoming #beaboutit #yogaeverydamnday #yogi #meditate #meditation #mindful #mindfulness #mind #body #heart #soul #spirit #energy #om #namaste #10dollaryoga #10buckbliss @yogarajWLA @lululemon @lululemonla @lululemonmen

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Featured teacher: @oxseeker (Jay Co)

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Featured teacher: @oxseeker (Jay Co)

Teacher training

Additionally, Jay Co leads unique 3-month power yoga teacher trainings that meet all day (8am-6pm) on Sundays. His teacher trainings focus on power yoga teaching techniques, proper posture alignment, and the corresponding anatomy activated in each pose. In addition, Jay Co thoughtfully selects books that relate to the 8-limbs of yoga and spends time discussing how each limb is relevant to the yoga practice. Uniquely, Jay Co has students take weekly classes from a variety of power and vinyasa flow teachers throughout Santa Monica and West LA studios. This allows trainees to observe the variety of teaching styles available. The next training will be co-led with Brent Laffoon. It starts June 4th and ends August 27th.

“There is nothing outside of yourself that can ever enable you to get better, stronger, richer, quicker, or smarter. Everything is within. Everything exists. Seek nothing outside of yourself.”⠀ ⠀ – Miyamoto Musashi, The Book of Five Rings⠀ ⠀ All in with me this week at yogaraj:⠀ Mon 4:30p, 8p⠀ Tues 12:30p, 6:30p⠀ Wed 4:30p, 8p⠀ Thurs 12:30p, 6:30p⠀ Fri: Off to Bali!!⠀ ⠀ join me on instagram: @oxseeker⠀ ⠀ Teacher Training Starts June 4th!⠀ ⠀ details at www.jaycoyoga.com⠀ ⠀ #peace #love #yoga #yogaraj #yogalife #yogamusing #inhale #exhale #breathe #center #focus #practice #alliscoming #beaboutit #yogaeverydamnday #yogi #meditate #meditation #mindful #mindfulness #mind #body #heart #soul #spirit #energy #om #namaste #10dollaryoga #10buckbliss @yogarajWLA @lululemon @lululemonla @lululemonmen⠀

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Featured teacher: @brentasana (Brent Laffoon)

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Yoga teachers

All of the teachers at Yogaraj have gone through thorough training and you will be in good hands in whatever class that you choose. Here are some wonderful teachers at Yogaraj:

Featured teacher: @miinkay (Miinkay Yu)

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Featured teacher: @hachiya_yoga (Christy Hachiya)

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Featured teacher: @humanhanuman (Russell Stoll)

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Featured teacher: @jenniferwinteryoga (Jennifer Winter)

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Featured teacher: @diane_magnette (Diane Magnette)

New Downtown Los Angeles location

A new Yogaraj Annex location has recently opened this past month in Downtown Los Angeles! It is located in the Arts District inside the A + D Museum. The studio is currently open on the weekends. Stop by for yoga and then get a coffee nearby at Urth Café. Jino De Castro teaches Saturdays at 10AM. He took his teacher training with Jay Co in 2011 and now teaches a lively class for adventurous yogis. Carol Corpuz teaches on Sundays at 10AM. She took Jay Co’s yoga teacher training in 2013 and provides a supportive practice for anyone healing from injuries.

Address: 900 East 4th Street Los Angeles, CA 90013

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