If you want heaven on Earth, the yoga classes at our studio partner, Riffs, is surely going to give you a slice of it. Picture yourself on your mat for a minute - redwood deck, palm fronds, live acoustic music, clouds drifting by as you open your eyes after savasana. It's a space of pure beauty and bliss. Located in La Jolla (Bird Rock, for you locals), Riffs also serves as a music establishment. Lessons, repairs and musician bookings are part of the good vibes you will feel when stepping into the studio. Read a few more interesting insights about this gem from Riffs owner, Steve Hart:
Riffs is such a uniquely beautiful outdoor studio. What was your vision when creating the space for yoga classes?
We wanted to create a space to fully appreciate the beautiful weather in San Diego with the feel of being in a sanctuary in Bali. We surrounded the space with bamboo and banana trees to accentuate our beautiful redwood and bamboo deck and provided a sun shade so we could practice yoga outdoors year round while enjoying the sun and the ocean breeze. We believe yoga should be done outdoors and created our own vision of a yoga paradise!
How have you seen the impact of pairing live music and yoga resonate with the students and instructors?
The live music element adds so much to a yoga class. The musicians are trained to tune into the energy of the class, and their music becomes the foundation of the class on top of which the teacher can lead a flow. The combination of breath, movement, and musical vibrations that you can feel in the deck is incredibly powerful.
What are your hopes for students who step onto their mat at Riffs?
We are looking to provide our students with more then just a workout when they step onto their mats. Our yoga program is designed to dig deeper and provide students with a more profound experience that will benefit their lives in a physical, mental, and spiritual way.
Is there anything else you would like our followers to know?
We are here to foster a community that provides health and happiness to everyone who steps in our door. Our teachers, students, and musicians are amazing people and are what makes Riffs such a unique and wonderful place to be. Join us and see for yourselves!
Extra, Extra! Riffs Studios will be holding their "3 Year Anniversary Party" on October 17th from 6-9 pm. Proceeds from a raffle of several local business items will be donated to Live + Breathe. We couldn't be more honored. Check out the event on Facebook here!
Visit Riffs Online: http://www.riffsstudios.com