Yoga Flow offers dynamic, hot vinyasa flow classes
in family-run community-based yoga studios at our Union Street and Ocean Avenue locations. We have exceptional teachers that will help you to strengthen the body, calm the mind and connect deeply within. Move. Sweat. Breathe.
Yoga Flow SF focuses primarily on Vinyasa Flow yoga. Our classes are vigorous, athletic and fast-paced. We offer modifications that simplify the poses to be more suitable for beginners and some that amplify the poses for our more advanced practitioners, creating a truly “all-levels” experience.
The word Vinyasa comes from its Sanskrit roots Nyasa, which means “to place” and vi, which means “in a special way.” Aligning breath with movement, the practice is designed to be physically and mentally challenging, which serves as a mirror for us to see how we react in the moment. This ultimately helps us to maintain peace and calm when stressful situations arise.
Specifically, Vinyasa is designed to:
- Help us meet the wall of resistance and move through it with grace
- Challenge and inspire us to grow and transform
- Focus our attention in the present moment as a form of meditation
In this practice, we focus on Ujjayi pranayama, a relaxed diaphragmatic style of breathing characterized by consistent, even-lengthed inhales and exhales that sound like waves in the ocean. This consistent cycle of inhaling and exhaling helps to achieve a calm mental focus. When done together, Vinyasa and Ujjayi pranayama create internal heat that increases circulation and sweating, which helps to purify the body and focus the mind. Vinyasa is a physically demanding practice that can help calm a busy mind and reduce stress, depression and fatigue. It also helps to redirect scattered attention so that deeper and more profound inner and outer observations can be experienced.Book A Class
We believe that as you learn to focus on your breath in class, you also learn to navigate through stressful life situations with greater ease. Setting an intention at the beginning of class will help you to set a course of positive action for your practice and your life. You will find that this intention will soften your heart and help you to connect with your soul. Yoga will teach you how to be present and slow your mind. This practice is a beautiful reminder that we don’t need a Monday or a new year to begin again. Each breath and each moment are a new beginning.Book a Class
Between the two studios, we have 40 teachers who are highly trained, qualified and passionate about teaching Vinyasa yoga. Though they span age groups and came to love yoga through different life paths, their journeys led them to Yoga Flow SF, and each of them brings beautiful and unique teaching styles into the classroom.
Both the Ocean and Union Studios offer hot Vinyasa flow in beautiful, light-filled, open spaces. We have some of the best teachers in the city, and the community at each studio is unique, yet welcoming and fun. Hot Vinyasa flow is meant to take you to a meditative state, and we find that it is best practiced in a beautiful, tranquil and safe space . It is a combination of our incredible teachers and atmosphere that encourages our students to be truly present in their flow no matter which studio they choose.
In addition to these qualities, both studios offer the newest yoga clothing and accessories for men and women. We also offer mat and towel rentals, as well as water bottles and hair ties.
Each studio offers slightly different amenities. The Union Studio has a shower, cold beverages such as coconut and mint water, and complimentary oranges. And the Ocean Studio has child care, massage, acupuncture and Qigong programs for those looking for whole-body wellness.Studio Locations