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Best Yoga In LA: The Top 11 Yoga Studios Based On Yelp Reviews (PHOTOS)

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Yoga in Los Angeles is about as commonplace as frozen yogurt stores and gas stations. Yogis are loyal, though, and everyone has his or her own opinion about the best studio in town. So instead of splitting hairs, HuffPost LA took to Yelp to discover the highest-rated yoga studios in the city according to you -- and every other down-dogging Angeleno. Eight of the studios below received the highest rating possible, 5-stars, while the last three studios got 4.5-stars. Now inhale, exhale and namaste.

1. Yogis Anonymous
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[Photo: James Brown]
Yelp Rating: 5 stars, 96 reviews
Neighborhood: Santa Monica
1221 2nd St., Santa Monica, CA 90401. (310) 451-9644.
Word of mouth: "Each teacher does a wonderful job of suggesting modifications or issuing challenges. Classes are rarely crowded, which is a nice change compared to places like YogaWorks." (El S.)
"It's the first and only studio I have tried that is far from pretentious and snobby. Everyone here is so sweet and I have met some amazing people here." (Danielle D.)
"Great teachers, great space, totally reasonable prices." (Jennie H.)

2. Yoga Blend
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[Photo: Yoga Blend]
Yelp Rating: 5 stars, 83 reviews
Neighborhood: Burbank
1921 W Magnolia Blvd., Burbank, CA 91506. (818) 954-9642.
Word of mouth: "What keeps me coming back are the instructors - one is better than the next!" (Denise F.)
"It's everything you would want in a yoga studio: Great teachers, Variety of classes, Clean, Discounts." (Shannon M.)
"This place has become a sanctuary for me. The owners are amazing." (Linda S.)

3. Lotus Kitty Yoga & Spin
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[Photo: Lotus Kitty]
Yelp Rating: 5 stars, 62 reviews
Neighborhood: Studio City
11963 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA 91604. (818) 980-8455.
Word of mouth: "I'm completely hooked on this spot. The teachers are phenomenal and the workouts have whipped me into shape in no time." (Jessica W.)
"I was apprehensive about trying spinning and yoga but after one class I can see and feel a difference! I am absolutely hooked!" (Su C.)
"The positive messages get me thinking and the great music gets me pushing harder." (Kari F.)

4. Bhakti Yoga Shala
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[Photo: Bhakti Yogi Shala]
Yelp Rating: 5 stars, 56 reviews
Neighborhood: Santa Monica
207 Arizona Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401. (310) 804-9290.
Word of mouth: "Bhakti Yoga Shala is truly the heart of yoga in Santa Monica." (Bryan F.)
"Without fail, the energy of the room and the people that congregate here make this studio something special." (Justin W.)
"I can honestly say there is no place like it. I have been to the countless studios and around the Santa Monica/Venice area and none offer the loving, healing energy of the Shala." (Alexandra H.)

5. Body Wellness
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[Photo: Body Wellness]
Yelp Rating: 5 stars, 39 reviews
Neighborhood: West LA
12304 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90025. (310) 453-1221.
Word of mouth: "A calm and peaceful environment." (Rosie S.)
"The entire staff is so knowledgeable and helpful, and it is a very nice clean studio." (Jay B.)
"I highly recommend this studio to anyone who is sick of the 'elitist yoga' BS and looking for a place to really get their 'om' on....with true namaste." (Amanda E.)

6. YogaGlo
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[Photo: YogaGlo]
Yelp Rating: 5 stars, 27 reviews
Neighborhood: Santa Monica
1800 Berkeley St., Santa Monica, CA 90404. (310) 800-4601.
Word of mouth: "Another one of LA's best-kept secrets." (Marcus F.)
"The range of styles YogaGlo offers online is beyond impressive." (Zero C.)
"Great deal. You pay $18 a month and get unlimited classes online (which is great when you travel a ton) and unlimited classes in the studio." (Mark L.)

7. Yoga At The Village
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[Photo: Yoga At The Village]
Yelp Rating: 5 stars, 21 reviews
Neighborhood: Glendale
1306 Sonora Ave., Glendale, CA 91201. (818) 265-9833.
Word of mouth: "Every instructor has something different to bring to the table." (Cathy S.)
"They are experts in every way no matter your injury or body type. Really improved my health and well being." (R.B.)
"This studio uses a lot of props, which I love, and the instructors take their time to hold positions and really get you stretched out." (Alexandra P.)

8. Third Eye Yoga Studio
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[Photo: Third Eye Yoga]
Yelp Rating: 5 stars, 15 reviews
Neighborhood: West Hollywood
1235 N Sweetzer Ave., West Hollywood, CA 90069. (310) 954-9108.
Word of mouth: "The class sizes are purposefully kept small and intimate, it almost has a private lesson vibe." (Steven B.)
"If you are looking for an excellent instructor, not only in the practice of Yoga, but Meditation as well, then Third Eye Yoga is the studio for you." (Christine S.)
"I have worked with many Yoga instructors and I have never worked with anyone who is as good as Nicole." (Merrill G.)

9. Power Yoga East
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[Photo: Power Yoga East]
Yelp Rating: 4.5 stars, 180 reviews
Neighborhood: Santa Monica
2 locations: 1410 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA 90401 & 522 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401.
Word of mouth: "I've been coming here for almost 6 years, and it's one of my favorite places in all of LA." (Elisabeth D.)
"I have heard a lot of hype about this studio and it 100% lives up to it!" (Marisa M.)
"It's legit yoga without the pretentiousness." (Neekoh P.)

10. Studio Surya Yoga
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[Photo: Studio Surya Yoga]
Yelp Rating: 4.5 stars, 66 reviews
Neighborhood: Venice
1501 Main St., Los Angeles, CA 90291. (310) 910-4740.
Word of mouth: "Love this little studio. Very intimate with lovely, spiritual teachers." (Nita B.)
"I can't say enough about the great vibe and high-level of quality instruction you'll find here." (Wendy K.)
"I took a donation based partner yoga workshop here and it was fabulous. Not too crowded and very personal." (Justin W.)

11. Lululemon Athletica Yoga
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[Photo: Lululemon]
Yelp Rating: 4.5 stars, 30 reviews
Neighborhood: Many Los Angeles locations. Click here to find the store nearest you.
Lululemon offers complimentary yoga classes at their stores each week and brings in local yoga instructors from all around the city.
Word of mouth: "Each week features a guest teacher from different yoga studios in the area. Today's teacher was Aree from Core Power Yoga off Wilshire. She was amazing." (Audra R.)
"Free Sunday yoga makes it unbeatable." (Josh L.)

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