YogaWorks Costa Mesa
YogaWorks is the big cheese of yoga studios. There are 5 branches in Orange County, many more in LA and beyond. Lots of experienced instructors. Lots of class choice. If you prefer a larger brand to smaller scale independent then this could be the yoga studio for you.
location On a large, busy retail mall with easy access to the 55. Steps up to the studio on the upper level but elevator available.
parking Lots of it but time your arrival to dovetail with the end of the previous class – otherwise a longer walk across a busy parking lot 🙂
welcome There are always one or two staff on reception to greet you. With such a large number of students coming and going it is can be a little hectic and impersonal at busy times. On my first visit I was given friendly verbal directions for the studio but not a guided tour.
- 3 yoga studios & 1 pilates studio
- varied schedule with lots of choice
- lots of great instructors
facility 3 yoga studios, 1 pilates studio. Changing cubicles available and large restroom. Herbal tea & water freely available in reception
studio environment Of the three yoga studios, 2 are very big rooms and the 3rd is smaller but works well for a smaller group. All have windows with lots of light but due to it’s central location there is some traffic noise. The studios all share the same corridor which can get a little snug at class changeover time and if you are arriving directly after a hot, sweaty class the air can be a little, well let’s say, heavy!
props Lots available. More blocks, blankets, straps & bolsters than you can shake a stick at.
schedule Very big and varied. Lots of choice from a 6.30am to 7.30pm, 7 days a week. Class lengths from 60 minutes – 90 minutes
yoga styles and instructors Lots of YogaWorks method classes (a style of yoga devised by YogaWorks) as well as vinyasa (flow style, fast moving), gentle, restorative and prenatal. Other styles include Iyengar yoga, Yoga Tune Up, Kundalini yoga and Yin yoga. Lots of choice for instructors.
capacity The two large studios are big spaces that can accommodate many students. I’ve attended classes with large numbers of students and the room is filled to capacity which may, or may not, appeal!
other services offered Mat pilates, pilates with equipment, barworks & sculpt works (other body workouts – pilates, ballet and fitness based, not yoga)
workshops & trainings A variety of great workshops and several teacher trainings annually (across the YogaWorks studios)
website Very polished. Lots of information all on one site. Can be tricky to navigate initially simply because there is so much material there
retail Large retail area in reception offering mats, props, clothing, books, jewellery & skincare among other things. Regular sales and occasional pop up shops
- single class $25 / ten class package $190
- intro deal 2 weeks unlimited $25 (Sept 16)
- regular Groupon deals
value Single class $25 / ten class package $190 / monthly auto renewal $100 – $135 month (Sept 2016)
deals intro deal 2 weeks unlimited $25 (Sept 2016) & regular deals on groupon & similar deal websites
loyalty scheme Offers a loyalty scheme. Points based on attendance. Redeem for merchandise discounts or private lessons (Sept 2016)