We all know most yoga studios in OC are for those who can easily achieve the “wallet stretch” pose. But who would’ve guessed the most accessible and awesome yoga classes are in the middle of master-planned Irvine? Be the Change Yoga is all that its name implies, offering everything from beginner to advanced classes with gentle and therapeutic options in between. There’s no rigid fee structure here, either. Be the Change displays true flexibility with a donation-based system. And the studio’s name isn’t all talk. It’s linking up with UC Irvine and Kaiser Permanente to promote the benefits of therapeutic yoga, and instructors deliver weekly bilingual classes to underserved residents at the Melissa Hoag Smith Center for Healthy Living in Newport Beach.
3943 Portola Pkwy., Irvine, (714) 417-9834; bethechangeyoga.com
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