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DTLA's Premiere Yoga Studio A community sanctuary for traditional Yoga, meditation, and healing.

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200 hr YA Teacher Training


First day of class Jan 25, 2020

Informational meeting Nov 2 at 2pm

Yoga Retreat in Tulum


October 17 through 23, 2019

Join us on this fantastic adventure

Yoga Philosophy


Sunday, Oct. 20, 1pm – 3:30pm

Bhakti

Arm Balance & Inversion Workshop


Saturday, Oct. 12, 2:30pm – 5pm

$15 class package holders & teacher trainees
$25 walk for ins

Alignment and Breath


Saturday, Nov. 2, 12pm – 1:15pm

FREE

Welcome and Namaste…

Since 1999, Yoga Circle Downtown has proudly delivered the benefits of Yoga to the Los Angeles area. We offer an exceptional staff of experienced teachers, a beautiful practice space in the historic San Fernando Building, and a community of like-minded souls. Join us and discover wellness, strength, and happiness!

 

Yoga Therapy

Physical, mental, or disease pain?
Find relief with Yoga.

The Healing Center at Yoga Circle Downtown is at your disposal, offering the ancient tradition of healing with Yoga. Integrate techniques to combat and cope with injuries, diseases, stress, and anxiety.

 

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Corporate Yoga

Yoga in the workplace.
Ease team stress and boost productivity & happiness!

Weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly onsite options available. Whether you’re looking for a full-on Yogic workout, a bliss-filled meditation session, or something in between, we’ll create a class or workshop just for your team.

 

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Private Sessions

One-to-one or small group Yoga classes?
We are at your service.

Receive personalized, one-to-one instruction from your favorite YCD teacher. Fine-tune your form and deepen your practice. Whether you’re new to Yoga or an intermediate or advanced practitioner, we’ll design a class just for you.

 

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Teacher Training

Expand your practice, learn to teach, and connect with community.
It’s time.

Knekoh Frugé, C-IAYT, YTRx and Rob Zabel, MA, E-RYT team up to deliver a comprehensive Yoga Alliance-Certified Teacher Training Program. Discover the depth and breadth of the ancient interdisciplinary tradition that is Yoga.

 

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Class Schedule

You’ll notice there are no public group classes listed in the mornings or afternoons on weekdays. That’s because we’re in studio with individual Yoga Therapy sessions as well as private and small group Yoga classes.

Learn more about one-to-one instruction or book a session (send us a message) with your favorite teacher today!

New to Yoga? Read our FAQs before your first visit. We can’t wait to share the gift of Yoga with you!

If you’d like to join us for one of our group classes listed below, there is no need to pre-register. Simply show up a few minutes before the class you’d like to take, settle in and enjoy your class. See you on the mat!

Monday
Morning Yoga and Meditation Start your day the Yogic way. Awaken your body and mind. Stretch and strengthen and meditate your way into the perfect day.
Lunch Hour Yoga A one-hour complete practice. Restore, revitalize, and energize on your lunch break.
Yin Flow A slow-paced vinyasa flow class that encourages flexibility and strength. Poses are held for longer periods of time, allowing you to stretch your way to health, happiness, and relaxation.
Tuesday
Lunch Hour Yoga A one-hour complete practice. Restore, revitalize, and energize on your lunch break.
Therapeutic Yoga for Lower Back & Spine A healing and restorative practice focusing on the lower back and proper spinal alignment. Tackles issues such as slipped disks and sciatica as well as common aches and pains from daily life.
Power Flow Int/Adv Challenge your limits, evolve your practice, and amaze yourself in this high-energy class designed for practitioners seeking to advance to the next level.
Moonlight Yoga The perfect end to a long day. Decompress, flow into stillness, and prepare the mind and body for a peaceful night’s sleep.
Wednesday
Morning Yoga and Meditation Start your day the Yogic way. Awaken your body and mind. Stretch and strengthen and flow your way into the perfect day.
Therapeutic Yoga for Neck & Shoulders A healing and restorative practice that focuses on soothing the neck & shoulders. Tackles issues such as “computer neck” & frozen shoulder as well as common aches & pains from daily life.
Radiant Flow and Meditation Generate some serious heat flowing through vinyasa and kriya, and cultivate stillness and focus through meditation. You’ll be radiant and glowing both inside and out!
Flow & the Yogic Arts The first half is a traditional solar/lunar flow, building strength and flexibility. The second half evolves into a restorative series deepening relaxation and self awareness.
Thursday
Lunch Hour Yoga A one-hour complete practice. Restore, revitalize, and energize on your lunch break.
Rob 12pm-1:00pm
Therapeutic Yoga for the Neck & Shoulders A healing and restorative practice that focuses on soothing the neck and shoulders. Tackles issues such as “computer neck” and frozen shoulder as well as common aches and pains from daily life.
Power Flow Int/Adv Challenge your limits, evolve your practice, and amaze yourself in this high-energy class designed for practitioners seeking to advance to the next level.
Moonlight Yoga The perfect end to a long day. Decompress, flow into stillness, and prepare the mind and body for a peaceful night’s sleep.
Friday
Yoga & Meditation Strengthen, lengthen, and cleanse via asana (postures) and kriya (cleansing movement). Then, sink into stillness through pranayama (breath work) and yoga nidra (meditation).
Mixed Level Flow An invigorating and energizing vinyasa flow practice designed to challenge individuals across a range of ability levels. Cultivates heat, builds strength, and facilitates openness and flexibility.
Saturday
Mixed Level Flow An invigorating and energizing vinyasa flow practice designed to challenge individuals across a range of ability levels. Cultivates heat, builds strength, and facilitates openness and flexibility.
Arm Balance and Inversion Workshop Learn challenging Yoga arm balances and inversions and expand your practice in a lighthearted and supportive environment.
Second Saturday of the Month
$15 class package holders/teacher trainees; $25 drop ins
Sunday
Solar Flow Flow between and within poses powered by the creative energies of the sun. Warm up like the rising sun and cool down like a beautiful sunset.
Rob 10:30am-12:00pm
Mixed Level Flow The cherry on top of your Sunday. A flowing, invigorating, restoring end to your weekend.

Satellite Classes

Group Yoga Classes Around Greater Los Angeles

Yoga Circle Downtown partners with communities and organizations to host public satellite classes across the city.

Free Community Class: Eng/Span Bilingual Yoga

Students practising yoga at Free Community Class: Eng/Span Bilingual YogaWhen: Saturdays, 9:30 - 10:30 am
Where: The Welcome Pavilion,
Los Angeles State Historical Park,
1315 N. Spring St., Los Angeles, CA 90012

 

Connect with community and start your weekend right at this family-friendly class taught in English and Spanish. Experience open air yoga in a unique setting under the DTLA skyline. No sign-up necessary; all levels welcome.

Yoga at the Chevy Chase Library

Students practising yoga at Yoga at the Chevy Chase LibraryWhen: Saturdays, 9:00 - 10:00 am
Where: Chevy Chase Library,
3301 E Chevy Chase Dr.,
Glendale, CA 91206

 

Flow through vinyasa right into the heart of meditation in this beautiful mid-century library nestled in the serene hills above Glendale. Who knows… you may see a deer or two peek in through the windows!

Cost: 10 weeks for $150
Registration/pre-payment required through the City of Glendale. Register by phone: tel:1-818-548-2184

Our Prices

$20

Single Classes

Drop-ins Welcome

Or pay what you can; support us and we’ll support you! Donations – in studio only.

Learn more about our group class options

From $75

Class Packages

Good for 6 months

Flexibility at a great value!
5, 10, and 20 class packages available.

Check out our class package options!

From $120

Unlimited Yoga


Our most popular option!
Monthly and yearly options available.

Which unlimited pass is right for me?

Our Teachers

Meet the talented and dedicated teachers of Yoga Circle Downtown!

Knekoh Frugé

Knekoh Frugé, C-IAYT, YTRx

Knekoh Frugé, our founder, has been practicing Yoga in one form or another for more than 35 years. It all began in 1983 when a moment of kismet brought her to a class at Louisiana State University simply titled “Movement.” Incorporating an eclectic blend of Yoga, Tai Chi, Qigong and more, this class introduced her to the discipline …

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Rob Zabel

Rob Zabel, MA, E-RYT

Spend time with Rob Zabel, and you’ll be amazed at the depth and breadth of his knowledge of all things Yoga! Rob is our resident Yoga philosophy and Sanskrit scholar. An eager student of Yoga and meditation for most of his life, Rob earned his master’s degree from Loyola Marymount University’s acclaimed Yoga Studies program in 2017. …

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Jacqui Estrada

Jacqui Estrada

Jacqui Estrada’s life was forever altered when profound heartbreak drew her to her first Yoga class at Yoga Circle Downtown in 2013. She realized that her heart called for more than what she already experienced… and knew that she had found the passion she was seeking in Yoga. After years of diligent, committed practice, she took …

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Stephen James

Stephen James

From a young age, Stephen James felt a deep connection with Yoga and knew that it was going to be a big part of his life. “There are few things that make me feel as good as Yoga does,” he says. “Practicing Yoga makes everything in my life brighter and better!” Stephen’s connection with Yoga deepened when …

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Ivorie Jenkins

Ivorie Jenkins, E-RYT

Ivorie Jenkins is a Yoga Alliance E-RYT instructor trained and certified by Annie Carpenter and Noah Mazé. She is also the Director of Programming at Youth Yoga, a local non-profit bringing Yoga and meditation to Los Angeles youth. Ivorie is one of Yoga Circle Downtown’s resident Yoga Therapists currently continuing these …

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Rita Oliveira Turner

Rita Oliveira Turner

Rita Oliveira Turner’s passions for music and spirituality took root at a young age. She first picked up a bassoon at the age of 10, and has been fascinated ever since. At the same time, “I have always been an empath and a seeker of divine connections,” she explains. By the time she acquired her first Tibetan singing …

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Ana Ricabal

Ana Ricabal

Exploring dynamic movement has been essential to Ana Ricabal’s life since childhood. “Moving daily allowed me to become more present, find stillness, be mindful, and let go of what wasn’t serving me,” she says. In particular, “Yoga helped me grow stronger and become more flexible and fearless, both on and …

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Alex Rodriguez

Alex Rodriguez

Alex Rodriguez is a bilingual (English/Spanish) Yoga teacher, meditation facilitator, and reiki practitioner born in Los Angeles, CA. She was introduced to Yoga at the age of 18 when it was offered as a college course at Cal State San Bernardino. She has practiced meditation for the past five years. Struggling with anxiety and …

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Kayli Nishime

Kayli Nishime

Kayli Nishime took her first Yoga class in 2013 at a small studio in Davis, CA. Like many, she found the practice life changing. “I truly believe Yoga was the missing piece during my depression treatment that helped ‘rewire’ my brain,” she says. A former competitive figure skater, Kayli acknowledges that she is a “creator at heart.” …

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Jeanne Hancock

Jeanne Hancock

Jeanne Hancock was inspired by spirituality at a very early age, and was drawn to the practice of Yoga as a means to reconnect with her true self. In 2017, she felt a strong call to leave her busy music and fashion career behind, commit to her Yoga practice, and dedicate her life to wellness. A Yoga practitioner for over 15 years, …

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Heather Henninger

Heather Henninger

Heather Henninger, YTRx-500, RYT® 500, KRI Certified Instructor of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan® In Her own words Heather tells us: “I distinctly remember walking by the yoga classes at my gym in college having a deep curiosity for it but ultimately I allowed my fear of looking foolish keep me from exploring the …

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Claudia Zhao

Claudia Zhao

One of Claudia Zhao’s favorites quotes is from the great guru, Ram Dass. He writes in his book, Be Here Now, “begin just where you are”. She knows that the practice of Yoga is about coming to the mat and allowing yourself to go inward. To simply be present in the moment, with the body, with the breath, with the mind. She knows …

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Featured Stories & Videos

Since we opened in 1999, Yoga Circle Downtown has evolved into a closely-knit community built upon a passion for traditional Yoga. Learn more about us and the magic surrounding what we do — here’s a collection of articles written by and about us, as well as colorful snippets of life in-studio.

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Jacqui Is Supergirl

Jacqui flows from one-legged Bakasana to tripod headstand to Eka Pada Koundiyasana I to Eka Pada Koundinyasana II.

 

Patti Berman enjoying yoga. Something she couldn't do before working with Knekoh.

Patti’s Story

Patti Berman, 68, is dressed in black yoga pants and top, and wearing stylish fuchsia lipstick, even though it’s a weekday morning. I’m meeting with Patti and Knekoh Frugé, her yoga…

Students performing inversion pose in class.

Arm Balance & Inversion Workshop

During our monthly Arm balance and Inversion Workshop, Jacqui works individually with each of our students on various challenging poses, as appropriate. At the end of each workshop, everyone demonstrates what they’re most excited about learning that day. We love seeing these “after” videos. There is always so much joy in the room. Join us, and you, too, can learn to defy gravity, learn how to trust your body, and savor the possibilities.

During our monthly Arm balance and Inversion Workshop, Jacqui works individually with each of our students on various challenging poses, as appropriate. At the end of…

People are Talking…

Check out some of the amazing feedback we’ve received from students and clients. We are so grateful!

Breezy N.
Breezy N.

This place has changed my life from the inside out.

The teachers, the studio, and the meditations are wonderful. I look forward to my time at Yoga Circle every single day. The focus on mind body and spirit is exactly what gets me through the week!”

Rebecca G.
Rebecca G.

Such an incredible studio and staff.

I’ve found my yoga home! I’m so thankful to find such caring and kind people who really want to see me grow and improve. Thank you!”

Jeff O.
Jeff O.

I have practiced yoga around the world,

and Yoga Circle Downtown remains my all-time favorite studio. The yoga is challenging, yet adjusts to all levels. It’s one of the few places with a simply authentic aura wherein I can close my eyes and feel like I’m back on a monastery roof in Nepal. Knekoh and family, dhanyabad!”

Lester S.
Lester S.

Knekoh was such an amazing instructor. Very fun and

invigorating class. She provided all the materials (other than the mat) and it was definitely different from all the other yoga classes I've done for the past 5 or so years I've been practicing. A must try!”

Hayley E.
Hayley E.

Love Rob's masterful teaching and creative flow.

A rare space of deep soul in a world of soulless hot fitness yoga. If you want to learn, meditate and practice mindfully, this is the best place I've found in the neighborhood.”

Malina T.
Malina T.

For the past week, I've been attending several classes

and this is honestly the best yoga studio that I've been to. [...] intimate environment and variety in classes instructional styles [...] really enjoyed the therapeutic yoga class for neck and shoulders [...] Knekoh is very welcoming and kind! [...] great ambience!”

Lorin B.
Lorin B.

Just finished my first class with Knekoh and I feel great!

She instructed thoroughly but at a steady pace, perfect for a beginner like me. The studio has high ceilings and plenty of space to stretch. Follow instructions on their website on how to enter the building. Blankets and blocks were provided. I'm excited to go back, highly recommended for anybody looking for a yoga studio in DTLA.”

Malina T.
Malina T.

Knekoh is amazing. I went for the free class and saw how

Knekoh freestyled the lesson to match the intermediate level of all those in attendance.

I fell in love from one visit. I plan on coming back here.”

Malina T.
Regina B.

I have only amazing things to say about this place.

The instructors are incredibly caring and helpful. They have lots of props and flexibility for each individual person... it's a really big space and it doesn't get too crowded either. A very happy beautiful place.”

Christopher E.
Christopher E.

I started going to Yoga Circle Downtown about a year

ago at a time in my life when I needed more serenity and calm in my life. [...] The studio space is gorgeous and has a spiritual vibe, in the broadest sense of that word. There is not a weak instructor on the roster. [...] Thank you Knekoh for creating a space that feels so welcoming, kind, challenging, and like a real community.”

Darcelle M.
Darcelle M.

Took my first class today at this gem of a studio

and enjoyed every minute!”

 

 

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Loretta S.
Loretta S.

I left there feeling physically rejuvenated, calm, and

clear-minded. Physical treatment was awesome. Great experience!”

 

 

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Michelle L.
Michelle L.

Yoga Circle DTLA is the best yoga place in town.

I have attended the class of Knekoh, Jaqui Rob and Lea and I would say that they’re really professional yoga teachers. I’m glad to learn new techniques in poses. I’m more into Asthanga but coming to Yoga circle is a different experience because you will get to appreciate all kinds of yoga”

Elizabeth P.
Elizabeth P.

Love this place.

[...] The instructors are all great and understanding. [...] Love that they have late night classes and weekends that suit my busy schedule.”

Marcel A.
Marcel A.

Definitely my favorite yoga spot in LA!!

Super convenient location downtown and has the best OM teachers I’ve ever experienced. You got to check this place out!”

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Yzaura V.
Yzaura V.

Wonderful space to practice in and all the

teachers are so welcoming.”

 

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Joel J.
Joel J.

The owner/teacher Knekoh has found the perfect

yoga formula to balance the spiritual, mind, and body. If LA Latinos want to feel the plumed serpent Quetzalcoatl flying through their soul, this is the place to awaken the spinal cord.”

Steven D.
Steven D.

Great space, great practitioners…

patient and helpful.”

 

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Anastasia J
Anastasia J.

Every teacher at Yoga Circle is exceptional. Great energy.”

 

 

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Location

400 South Main Street, Los Angeles CA 90013

Parking available at ATHENA GARAGE: 415 – 425 S. Main St, Across the street from the studio. $3 for 2 hours with our validation.

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