Visitor’s Guide to Yoga in San Diego

Visiting San Diego? Check out this guide to the best local yoga for travelers and vacationers!

Going on vacation doesn’t mean your yoga routine needs to be paused, especially when visiting America’s Finest City. Enhance your visit to San Diego with a beachfront yoga session or if the stars align, maybe you are staying at a hotel that offers yoga. This guide is designed to help you navigate the incredible yoga options available & accessible for visitors in San Diego. Let us do the research so you can plan the rest of your vacation!

Beach & SUP Yoga

Did you even visit San Diego if you didn’t make a trip to the beach? Elevate your quintessential Southern California vacation with a beach yoga session (many of which are affordable). If you’re looking to get on the water, a Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) class might be in your future.

Beach Yoga

These classes come with an ocean view, with some of them being right on the sand. A beach day awaits you afterwards!

SUP Yoga

While SUP classes can seem intimidating, each of these are beginner-friendly and held in the calm coves of Mission Bay. Get ready for a work out with a dose of vitamin D.

Hotels & Resorts

You might stay at a hotel that offers yoga on the property (or close by to one that does). These classes are a great way to start your day before heading out to explore the rest of the city.

Rooftop Yoga at the Brick Hotel. Photo courtesy of Delve.

Beach Yoga at Hotel del Coronado

One way to round out your San Diego vacation is to practice yoga on the beach. Hotel del Coronado offers a strength yoga class right on the sand in front of the property. Stroll around the Del’s shops afterwards or simply soak in the presence of the ocean. These classes are open to visitors and the public!

Island Yoga at Paradise Point Resort & Spa 

This beautiful bayside resort offers yoga and meditation on the weekends, and it’s free if you’re staying as a guest. Enjoy the tropical vibes of Paradise Point with a relaxing start to your day in San Diego.

Slow Flow Vinyasa at L’Auberge Del Mar

All-levels are welcome to this class held at the stunning L’Auberge Resort in Del Mar. You’ll be greeted by ocean views, fresh air and a calm environment to practice in.

Rooftop Yoga at the Brick Hotel 

Sunrise, sunset, or daytime – any time is good for rooftop yoga! Classes come with views of the water and the Oceanside Pier. Classes are open to all, though guests are complimentary.

Soundbath and Morning Yoga at Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa  

If you’re fortunate enough to stay at this gorgeous resort, we recommend taking advantage of the daily wellness activities. There are several other activities as well such as pilates, spin, and  hydrotherapy. 

Outdoor Yoga at Estancia La Jolla 

These yoga sessions are held in Estancia’s peaceful courtyard. What we love about this hotel is the wellness add-on you can select at booking; it provides you with an in-room yoga, weights, and more! Please note, these offerings are only available to guests.

Yoga on the Spa Deck at the Inn at the Mission in San Juan Capistrano 

While San Juan Capistrano is not part of San Diego County, this resort is absolutely stunning – and the yoga is free. If you’re planning a longer day trip outside of the county, consider this class on the spa deck. You can also take advantage of the Inn at the Mission’s spa.

Yoga & A Drink

If you like the occasional cocktail or alcoholic beverage on vacation, why not combine happy hour with a yoga sesh? These unique classes are hosted at wineries and breweries around the county.

Waterfront Yoga + Beer at Eppig Brewing Waterfront Biergarten 

Yoga with a view? Sign us up. Join CorePower Yoga for a 60-minute vinyasa yoga class in Point Loma overlooking the harbor. Afterwards, enjoy a pint of Eppig beers on the patio (your first pint is included in your ticket).

Uncork & Unwind Yoga at Orfila Winery 

Visiting this 70 acre vineyard & winery in Escondido is a lovely afternoon outing to add to your itinerary. Why not upgrade your wine tasting with some vinyasa? The all-levels yoga class is led by a certified yoga teacher who is also a wine server at Orfila. And you guessed it, a glass of wine is included with the class. Cheers! 

Brunch Flow at Vinya 

Vinya is both a yoga studio and a wine bar – can it get any better? Yes it can. Indulge in brunch after taking their all-levels vinyasa flow (hello, stuffed french toast!) and enjoy a mimosa on the house (must purchase an entrée).

Hoppy Yoga at Societe Brewing Company 

Hoppy Yoga is a local organization that combines the love of beer and yoga. Currently on draft is Societe, a craft brewery in Kearny Mesa. Your first pint is included with your class. Be sure to head to the Convoy District for some of San Diego’s best AAPI cuisine and culture.

Unique Outdoor Experiences

After a day at the beach, consider changing course to see some of San Diego’s lesser known attractions while taking advantage of the pleasant year-round weather. There are gorgeous gardens, dreamy rooftops and local farms (did someone say goats?) offering yoga classes to the public. For you, this means checking off two activities!

Goat Yoga at Sugar Sweet Farm. Photo Courtesy of Sugar Sweet Farm.

Quartyard Yoga in an urban container park

Slow Flow with Live Music at Riffs Yoga Studio

Rooftop Yoga at Trilogy Sanctuary 

Goat Yoga at Sugar Sweet Farms

Laughing Yoga in Balboa Park

Yoga and Sound Meditation in the Japanese Friendship Garden (for more public garden classes, see our blog post!)

Private Sessions

Maybe you’re here with a group of friends, a bachelorette party, or simply have a busy schedule that doesn’t allow you to travel to a class. Try out some of these local teachers that offer private and group classes for special events.

Private Beach Session with YogaTrex. Photo Courtesy of YogaTrex.

Have you tried any of these yoga classes during a trip to San Diego? Let us know about your experience in the comments!

Please note ~ this is not an exhaustive list of all the amazing yoga opportunities in San Diego. Be sure to check our calendar for more events!