When Yoga Tree opened its doors in 1999, it created a unique space on the yoga scene in San Francisco. Vinyasa Yoga, as a separate category of yoga from Ashtanga or Iyengar, was gaining popularity. Yoga Tree has thrived over years under the leadership of the owners Tim and Tara Dale growing to seven locations and truly becoming the Bay Area’s premier Vinyasa studio. The location on Stanyan Street, a few doors down from the Kezar Pub, is the first Yoga Tree! Brilliantly located on the intersection of the Upper Haight, Golden Gate Park and Cole Valley, it’s become the go to palce for Yinyasa, Hatha and Restorative Yoga lovers. The Stanyan Street location has a massage room in the back. What a perfect indulgence after yoga! The Valencia Street studio has that hipster vibe that permeates the Mission District. This location offers Vinyasa, of course, Yin and the wildly popular Pre and Post-Natal classes. This is the only other location that offers massage. In the Castro, the studio feels larger than life! This is THE space for Vinyasa in the Yoga Tree family of studios. Everything from chanting to house music can be found here. On Hayes Street, heart-centered yoga dominates the studio with a sprinkling of vinyasa. The La Boulange across the street is always too tempting. The Mission Studio is located on Shotwell, not far from The Rainbow Grocery Co-op. This converted apartment/condo is an oasis on the edge of the Mission and SOMA districts. Donation based classes well suited for all levels and workshops are held here. In its first step outside of the City, Yoga Tree purchased Yoga Mandala in 2011. It’s located on Telegraph Avenue, one of the key arteries in Berkeley. The two studios offer a good mix of yoga ranging from Restorative for Forrest Yoga. The newest studio in Corte Madera expands the Yoga Tree family north of the Golden Gate Bridge. Nestled quietly in a mall, as almost everything is in the North Bay. Yoga Tree Corte Madera is gaining a well-deserved reputation as a space for quality yoga. Yoga Tree also offers Teacher Training and Continuous Education workshops lead by local and visiting Master Teachers. Yoga Tree continues to grow and thrive in the Bay Area as one of the premier studio offering vinyasa for all. You might also like to learn about larry schultz.