Welcome to your local, everyday yoga retreat.
Our mission is to provide a beautiful and dedicated space for daily yoga practice with gifted, intelligent and compassionate teachers. Our goal is to share a sense of community within the neighborhood and to connect with the greater, worldwide yoga community through visiting teachers, workshops and special events.
Pleasure Point Yoga is here for you. We are supporting growth and healing to empower individuals and build a healthy and happy community. Cultivating a lifelong yoga practice requires a sustainable approach and methods which continue to challenge, as well as relax, us on a daily basis. Located in the heart of the Pleasure Point neighborhood we serve all of Santa Cruz county. Our dedicated and highly trained teachers are here to serve you 7 days a week. Whether you’re brand new to yoga or you’ve been practicing for years, you will feel warmly welcomed as you step through the doors.
We’re here to support you on your path of well-being with a wonderful offering of Vinyasa Flow and Yin yoga classes. Vinyasa yoga is a flow-based yoga style that coordinates breath with movement, it is focused on cardiovascular conditioning and strength building. Yin yoga, is quite different; a passive style of stretching with deep, calming meditation. Floor postures are held for extended periods of time to access ligaments and joints; excellent for everyone from the very active athlete to the novice yogi.
Each breath is an opportunity to grow, each breath is an opportunity to change. A mindful practice, yoga asks us to pay attention, to become aware of what we’re doing while we’re doing it, and to take responsibility for our mind, body and spirit. It is a practice of coming home to what we already know to be true.
“The happiness which comes from long practice, which leads to the end of suffering, which at first is like poison, but at last like nectar – this kind of happiness arises from the serenity of one’s own mind.”
–The Bhagavad Gita