I’ve had a complicated relationship with yoga over the years. I always loved yoga and my body definitely reaped from its benefits, but I had a hard time finding a studio that I could call home. When I lived in LA, Liberation Yoga was my go-to for a while but when I moved to back to Orange County 5 years ago, I found myself bouncing from studio to studio but never really feeling a connection. Until I stepped into EKAM Yoga.
EKAM Yoga is a small studio located off PCH in Newport Beach. The studio is small with just one room to practice in, but the warmth and friendliness you feel when you walk in can’t be beat. One of EKAM Yoga’s main objectives is to foster a strong sense of community in all of their classes which I love.
When I practiced yoga in the past, I always would go maybe once a week, maybe skip a week here and there and then go again, but since I started taking classes at EKAM, I’ve been craving my weekly yoga sessions. I’ve even been going 2-3x as week, which is totally unheard of for me. But honestly, I feel SO much more grounded and relaxed after practicing at EKAM, which I love.
I also think that yoga has been a great compliment to running and crossfit. I love the intensity of those workouts and I think having yoga to balance that is great. Besides, a lot of the vinaysa classes have been kicking my butt!
If you are an OC local, I can’t recommended EKAM Yoga enough. The instructors are lovely and the classes are appropriate for anyone at ANY level (believe me, I’m not flexible at all and I feel comfortable there). And if you are not in OC and haven’t found your “yoga home” yet, keep looking! The right studio is out there and when you find it you’ll be so grateful that you did.