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The startup scene along Palo Alto's University Avenue now has a new yoga studio for mid-day decompression and workouts. YogaWorks has opened at 440 Kipling Street, and offers a variety of fitness classes in addition to yoga —like its BarWorks, DanceWorks, and SculptWorks options— in a 4000-square-foot space. The Santa Monica-based company has 20 locations in Southern California, 6 more in NYC, and a growing Bay Area presence, including 4 additional locations in SF, Larkspur, Mill Valley, and Walnut Creek).
"YogaWorks core purpose is—and always has been—to deeply, positively transform people's lives through yoga" YogaWorks CEO Phil Swain says in a statement. "We want to provide as many people as possible with a path to a healthier lifestyle [...] and hope that our presence in Palo Alto helps further our mission." That mission includes a training program for yoga instructors, as well. Those who practiced at the new location when it was still Be Yoga needn't worry about signing up for a new package: Memberships will automatically roll over to the YogaWorks system. So check out the various classes and see (and feel) why Los Angeles is obsessed with this feel-good chain.