Riding the remnance of hippies, it's increasing acceptance among hipsters, and general health-conscious West-Coastism, Yoga is alive in Oakland. As of July 2013 a yelp search revealed at least 14 dedicated Yoga studios in Oakland.
One's choice of Oakland Yoga studio is personal, but as OaklandWiki is committed to access, a simpatico way to classify studios is by their pricing philosophy. One trend in Yoga studios is to move away from fixed-price classes and towards donation-based classes. In a donation-based Yoga studio, there is typically a suggested fee, and a pay-what-you-can attitude. That means, yes, you are welcome to practice yoga at those studios, even if you cannot afford the full (or any of the) suggested fee.
- Earth Tribe Yoga is fresh and intimate backdrop for dedicated cosmically connected teachers. Includes a lounge with free Thulsi tea, where you can chillout, in an attempt to make the studio more than drive-by power-classes. (1924 Franklin Street, Uptown neighborhood)
- Showga every Monday 6:30-8pm offers yoga with live music at Starlight Social Club (2232 MLK, Oakland, CA 94612) (website)
- East Bay Community Yoga Thursdays, 6:30-7:45pm at the Temescal Arts Center (website) 511 48th St. @ Telegraph (website)