The Little Yoga Studio

The Little Yoga Studio feels like a Vinyasa Speak-easy. Walk too fast past the corner of 8th and Ash and you might miss it. The Little Yoga Studio is a true local gem nestled on a hill overlooking Downtown San Diego. There are no big flashy signs, no fast paced advertisements; even in the middle of the bustling city, the space has been built to feel tranquil.

Although this atelier is only a one room studio, there is a lot of room for stretching and extension because the class sizes are kept small. Don't let the adjective in its name discourage you. The high ceilings and long tinted windows make the studio feel open and encourage deep breathing.

“This is a special studio. It's so tiny, so quaint, so boutique that everyone gets adjustments and a personal experience" says instructor Melissa. "It is very intimate."

The Classes are held throughout the day everyday but in the evening the studio transforms by candle light. The rushlight infused class feels like you're being transported to a 16th century temple in Tibet, and makes the buddah shrine in the corner ethereal.  “I teach an intense class, don't let the candle light fool you. I like to teach an athletic Vinyasa. I find that intense classes help to quiet the mind.”

TLYS specializes in Vinyasa Flow style yoga which is a style that concentrates on strength and fast paced movements through different positions. Each instructor has the freedom to experiment with the music, so leave your audio expectations at the door. This is just another technique this studio uses to keep you on your toes.

This studio is simple but dynamic, and is a perfect place for anyone who is passionate about yoga and its multidimensional benefits.

“You have the space. The space is yours.”

Get there early as parking can be difficult to find depending on what time of the day you are Downtown.

Location: Downtown

Address: 702 Ash Street, San Diego, CA 92101

Class Size: 12 Max

Intensity Level: Vinyasa Powerflow. Start at one of their introductory classes and work toward Candle Light Yoga to mark your progress.


  • Yoga Matts for Rent or Purchase
  • Candle Light Vinayasa for all levels
  • Wide variety of class styles that include Ashtanga and Deep Rest yoga
  • Teacher trainings
  • Special events
  • Workshops to continue your education

    Cost: Drop in $16. View pricing and specials here.