A jazz club in the ‘30s, the original home of KQED, and also a Dominican chapel, the Victorian house that Yoga Garden is in has been a rich part of San Francisco for some time — you can just feel the history! And the sound quality? It’s amazing, making your oms really travel through the room. The studio is spacious — it takes up three floors and the entrance is through the back door. The curvy pathway makes Yoga Garden feel like a charming retreat. We took a class with the attentive and earthy Sonya Genel — an intense lunchtime set that we highly recommend. Trust you will sweat at this urban escape and you’ll love every second of it.
Price: First class free, drop-in for $19, 10-class pass for $160, one-month pass for $150.
Yoga Garden, 286 Divisadero (between Haight and Page streets); 415-552-9644.