Liberation Yoga is a Hatha-based yoga studio in mid-city Los Angeles founded in 2004 by Christine Burke and Gary McCleery. They wanted to build a community and place to make peace with your body, mind, and the world—to find Liberation. They sought an alternative to the corporate yoga vibe and mentality that was fast uprooting independent studios in Los Angeles (and beyond).
Liberation Yoga is about living authentically. It’s about finding one’s true nature through the practice of yoga and sharing this limitless life force with the world. At Liberation we celebrate all styles of Hatha Yoga and all levels of practitioners, recognizing that every individual has a unique path to follow and every teacher has a unique gift to offer. Yoga seeks to create union, relieve suffering and thereby liberate the soul during this lifetime. Liberation is a home where people can create healthy, strong, vibrant bodies and cultivate creative, tranquil minds. The physical beauty of the space that is Liberation Yoga embodies both the internal and external experience of yoga. The asana room is warm and bright, filled with natural light and an indoor garden resting upon rich, eco conscious wood floors. Walking into Liberation is like walking into a spacious living room with twinkling star lights that provide a safe, magical environment in which to explore the vast regions of the interior mind, body, and spirit. The boutique and front desk are nestled up inside where fresh tea is brewing daily, clean purified water flows freely to your bottle, and all of our beautiful items are conscious and connected. Every item we sell comes from a company that shares the values and ethos of yoga – fairly traded, kind to the environment, giving back to a cause, and/or handmade by the Liberation Yoga community.
What is yoga like at Liberation?
Hatha Yoga is the ancient traditional yoga practice that incorporates asanas (poses), pranayama (breath practice), and dhyana (meditation). At Liberation, we are steeped in the tradition of yoga and it’s 6,000+ years of proven effectiveness to improve every area of health and well being in a comfortable and modern way. We offer a variety of yoga for all ages and situations and welcoming to all. We love to bring many kinds of people together through our wide array of diverse and engaging classes.