Providing Yoga to the community here in Palo Alto for over 25 years, YogaSource has been an amazing presence with an incredible story. Read on to learn more about who we are and how we came to be!

YogaSource, then and now.
It was a modest beginning. Just a small group of yoga enthusiasts practicing in a tiny studio on Alma Street 25 years ago. Back then, there were few yoga studios in the Bay Area, and we were the first studio to offer heated yoga classes outside of San Francisco. The idea of practicing yoga regularly in a studio was new to Palo Alto. But we were young, enthusiastic, and idealistic, and we were committed to growing personally and to helping others understand how yoga can positively change lives. We believed then, as we do today, that the practice of yoga should be both demanding and gratifying; it should emphasize mental and physical focus and control; and it should enhance one’s self-understanding and sense of fulfillment. And we were confident that a studio done right would be successful.

As with any new business, the early years were challenging, but as word spread about our supportive classes and exceptional instructors, enrollment grew. YogaSource became appreciated as a welcoming community dedicated to the personal growth of each student through yoga. And when YogaSource moved to Hamilton Avenue in 2001 in order to expand our space and to offer a greater variety of classes, this fundamental concern for individual success never changed, and it continues to be our guiding principle today. We now have 42 instructors teaching 71 classes, and our weekly schedule includes vinyasa, power, yin, restorative, hot 26, sculpt, barre and hot pilates.

When YogaSource was voted the Best Yoga Studio in Palo Alto five years in a row and elected into the Hall of Fame in 2017, it was a remarkable affirmation of the teamwork, dedication, ability and friendliness which enrich and define this studio. Our instructors are talented, caring, and energetic, and they personify the best of yoga instruction. We are blessed with passionate and committed students, whose years of devotion and involvement exemplify the distinctive spirit of this studio. And our exceptional administrative staff assures the studio’s smooth and efficient operation. These women and men are why we achieved this milestone. They are Yoga Source.

This year we celebrate 25 years as one of Palo Alto’s most successful enterprises. And we realize our good fortune to have started here, to have grown and prospered here, and to have reached prominence in one of California’s most vibrant, desirable and accomplished communities. Only in Palo Alto could we have become the YogaSource we are today. While it is impossible to thank each of you who have helped us reach 2019 YogaSource, I can say with conviction that it was because of many, and not a few. This was very much a community effort, with a shared sense of purpose and commitment, and what each of you did truly mattered. I understand and appreciate that, and I am most grateful.

Christina McLeod Murray, Founder and Owner, YogaSource Palo Alto

Awards & Recognition



It has been an absolute gift to be part of the YogaSource community! The studio’s teachers each bring an incredible amount of experience, knowledge, and their own unique personalities to all their classes. Their love for yoga and passion for teaching has also helped to create a community that is both welcoming and supportive. Whether you are an experienced yogi or new student looking to take their first class, I could not recommend this beautiful little studio more!

David C
Yogasource has been the solution to both my mental and physical health. After my first class with the new client special, I was hooked. There is a class type for everyone and classes available around the clock!
Sarah J

YogaSource has some of the most fun classes I’ve ever taken! And some of the most fun people to be around. Definitely one of my favorite places to visit.

Alessandra Y

I’ve done yoga in a lot of different environments, but have never so regularly been surprised and impressed by the quality of teaching provided at this studio. YogaSource in three words: Supportive. Challenging. Comfortable.

Eric M

Yoga Source Palo Alto is my favorite studio in California! It has a wide offering of classes for every fitness goal. All of their instructors are highly trained and personable. There is a feeling of true community there and I’m so grateful to be a part of it!

Nicole M

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