Namaste (nah-mah-stay’) the divine in me sees and honors the divine in you
At Namaste, we see the divine in you. Our mission is to honor and embrace each individual as they come through our doors by offering the highest quality yoga and wellness programs. We strive to do this with love, grace, compassion and respect. We serve the East Bay and the greater yoga communities and are dedicated to the health and well-being of our bodies, our community, and our planet.
Namaste is your urban refuge. Within our walls, you will find peace, tranquility, and nourishment for your body and for your soul. The key is our integrated approach to wellness and fitness. Our services include yoga classes and workshops by local and national teachers, a full-service Wellness center, and a retail boutique.
Namaste offers the highest quality instruction in many diverse styles of Hatha Yoga – from the more rigorous Power Yoga and Vinyasa Flow classes to the deeply soothing Anusara, Restorative, and Yin Yoga.
We have 3 beautiful locations in Oakland and Berkeley that each offer a wide range of weekly class levels and styles to suit your temperament and level of conditioning, 7 days a week, 364 days a year.
We pride ourselves in having the most dedicated, talented and educated teaching staff in the entire East Bay. All of our instructors have been teaching for a minimum of three years, and are themselves wholeheartedly committed to their own development and self-practice.
At Namaste, we believe in feeding the mind, body and spirit. Our Wellness Center is an extension of an integrated approach to wellness that we strive to cultivate for and through the Namaste community.
The Center offers a variety of bodywork modalities including acupuncture, Ayurvedic treatments, and acupressure as well as a full range of massage options: Thai, Prenatal, Sports, Cranial Sacral, Shiatsu, Deep Tissue, and Swedish.
Come to Namaste a few times and you will begin to recognize the same smiling faces of your fellow yoga students. We pride ourselves on having consistent and knowledgeable staff so you will always be greeted by a familiar face. Our community is the heart of the studio. This is why Namaste is constantly developing new community events and programs like our free outdoor yoga classes, Mystic Moon events, and ongoing philanthropic Seva program.
We want you to come through these doors and feel at home. This is your space, these are your people.
We see the divine in our students, our teachers, our friends, our families, our tribes.
We believe we can achieve more together than alone.
We are committed to supporting each other and treating each other with love, compassion and respect.
We are mindful and present.
We speak and live from a place of integrity.
We are passionate about love, life and yoga!
We are constantly evolving and embrace change.
We tread lightly on the earth.
All of the teachers and staff at Namaste want to help you on your path to becoming your wisest, most vibrant self – calm and resourceful in the face of any life challenge, a full participant in your work, your family, and your passions, and healthy and strong in your body AND your mind. We welcome you to our community!
The first Namaste, in Rockridge, was opened nine years ago by Kimberly Leo, an Oakland native and devoted yoga practitioner. Opening Namaste was Kimberly’s way to fully integrate yoga into her life as well as provide a vital service for the community. Namaste provides a refuge from our busy urban life in its neighborhood settings; a peaceful environment nurturing physical health and spiritual growth.
Kimberly grew up on Lakeshore Ave, where the Grand Lake space is located and has always dreamed of returning to serve the community. Many Rockridge Namaste students and teachers live nearby as well, so it felt like the natural place to expand.
Now, almost a decade after opening Namaste Rockridge, she is able to return to one of the first yoga studios she called home, 7th Heaven Yoga & Wellness in Berkeley, to expand Namaste’s provenly successful culture and serve the newly combined communities.