Bhakti Yoga Shala
- A donation-based yoga studio in Santa Monica that promotes "yoga of the heart" and offers challenging power yoga classes that incorporate kirtan (chanting).
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A great place to exercise and relax
Bhakti Yoga Shala is a yoga studio started in 2009 by Govindas and Radha, a married couple who formerly taught at Brian Kest's Power Yoga. Their yoga classes are 90 minutes long and about 15 minutes of each class is devoted to a group kirtan, or chant, that helps build energy and release tension. About 20 teachers work here in addition to Govindas and Radha, and they all offer challenging and spiritually rewarding classes. Travis Elliot who teaches on Monday and Wednesday nights offers a particularly strenuous and excellent class. The studio is donation-based, meaning that you pay what you can afford. The studio is also located one block from the beach, which is great!