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BRAND NEW!!! Michael's class is now available to all Yoga Tropics current members at no additional cost. Michael is known for his inspiring and supportive teaching style. His classes balance a sense of play and adventure with mindful awareness of precise bio-mechanical alignment. Students learn how to practice their yoga from the inside out so that they are empowered from their deepest resources. He encourages students to discover their natural strengths, beauty and wisdom and to celebrate every moment from the heart. ..

Yoga Barre is Back

Born and raised in Buffalo, NY, Alanna Zabel is the creator of Yoga Barre TM. She is a registered ERY-T 500 yoga instructor, Pilates and fitness trainer. Voted "Best Yoga Instructor in Los Angeles" in 2011 by LA Family Magazine and one of "Hollywood's Hottest Trainers" by Shape Magazine in 2014, Alanna is passionate about teaching yoga through her classes. She has national exposure including cast member on The Oxygen Network's daily yoga show "Exhale" and stars in 2 DVDs produce by Natural Journey. Yoga Barre TM is a challenging, seamless combination of Pilates, F ..

Between events, holidays, and obligations, the end of the year can get hectic! Keep your head on straight this year by taking time for yourself, connecting to breath, and enjoying a quiet moment. Balasana, Child's Pose, is the perfect way to relax, unwind, and let go this holiday season... 1. Rest your Heart Balasana allows you to rest your head below your heart, which in turn, allows the heart to rest. With all the chaos that surrounds us in the final month of the year, a little slowing can go a long way to keep you grounded and relaxed. 2. Connect to Breath With yo ..

Warm up your holiday season with a homemade creamy mushroom soup. This vegan take on a classic creamy mushroom soup recipe is a healthy alternative to keep you warm and healthy. Ingredients: 3 cups white mushrooms 1 cup shitake mushrooms 1 cup crimini mushrooms 1/2 yellow onion 2 cloves garlic 2 sprigs fresh rosemary 1 cup coconut cream 2 tbsp olive oil 6 cups veggie broth salt & pepper to taste optional: truffle oil Start by mincing your garlic and onions. Over medium heat, sauté your onions and garlic in olive oil in a medium pot. Chop all ..

Memorial Day 2015

We wish you a safe, happy and healthy Memorial Day weekend. We would like to thank and remember those who have given of themselves for the safety, well being and freedom of others. In observance of the holiday on MONDAY, MAY 25th, we will be canceling the following classes: Sunday, May 24th: Pacific Beach: 5pm Hot Yoga 6:30pm Gentle Hot Yoga Monday, May 25th: Encinitas: 5:30am Hot Yoga 5:00pm Hot Yoga 5:45pm Hot Yoga 6:00pm Vinyasa 7:00pm Hot Yoga 7:00pm Donation Vinyasa 8:15pm Hot Yoga Pacific Beach: 5:30pm Ho ..

New Classes at Tropics

BEGINNER HOT YOGA: bikram style We’ll be adding a brand new class called “Beginner Hot Yoga”. It is a 60 minute class, heated and appropriate for first time students as well as those wanting to work on their fundamentals. If you’ve practiced Bikram yoga before, this is very similar, we’ll just be doing one set of each pose. This will be an ideal class for beginners to set up proper alignment and receive hands on help from instructors. Look for this new class in Encinitas on Saturday at 8am and Pacific Beach Tuesday & Thursday afternoons at  ..

Our first 21-day hot yoga challenge is in full swing as of Jan 3rd (it’s not too late to jump in if you’re feeling inspired). Having done a few of these challenges myself, and hearing feedback from participating yogis, here are a few tips to help get you through without wanting to put your yoga mat through a wood chipper. 1. There Will Be Ups and Downs, Practice accordingly Generally, even the most dedicated of yoga practitioners take at least one day off per week from asana (physical) practice. The body needs to rest and recover in order to get the most from any type ..

I don't know about you but my New Year's Eve usually consists of a lot of planning, cooking, getting dressed up, and getting somewhere to spend the last night of the year with friends and family making toasts and watching fireworks. The next morning involves some sleeping, some cleaning and eventually I make it outdoors. This is lovely, but what if I could do it differently and really start off a new year with intention and sense of being grounded? At Yoga Tropics, we're offering a couple of really neat opportunities to make your New Year's extra special: Midnight Practice: Drift in ..

March 21 Day Challenge

Challenge Yourself This March challenge yourself to 21 Yoga Tropics classes in 21 days. Discover what a consistent practice can do for your life! Proven benefits include: increased strength, improved flexibility, better sleep, stress reduction, possible weight loss, improved focus, increased energy and immune system. Free Manduka ( Gift & More Participants receive an eQua® Hand Towel (* from our friends at Manduka! ( Plus, we'll be giving aw ..

The Bench

By Joe Daly I had twenty minutes to get there and as I gathered my gear, I force-fed myself a big, chewy bagel for energy. Years of running marathons had instilled in me the practice of ingesting some form of energy—carbs, protein or glucose—before competing in anything. Plus, big, chewy bagels are twenty shades of awesome. Before leaving my house, I grabbed one last item—a 16 oz. sugar-free Rockstar from the refrigerator, which I chugged and discarded before jumping into my car. I was running a few minutes late, but at least now I had the energy I’d need to ge ..