Proof of Vaccination is Required for all Classes
Masks Are Optional


As It Was Meant To Be

All Instructors Are Bikram-Certified


478 Santa Clara Avenue, Oakland, CA 94610 (across from Grand Lake Theatre)

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580 Eastbound: Exit at Grand Avenue. Turn left at bottom of off-ramp onto Grand Avenue. Go under the freeway and park anywhere, the studio is to your left, across from the Grand Lake Theater.

580 Westbound: Exit at Lakeshore Drive. Go to Grand Avenue and park anywhere, the studio is to your left, across from the Grand Lake Theater.

Parking: Available on the street, along Lake Merritt, or under the 580 freeway.

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My name is Tony Carr, and I am the owner of Yoga College of India, Oakland.

My mission is to provide to the Oakland community a variety of Bikram yoga that came to fruition before Yoga became a big business.

I believe one of the gifts I have come here to share is an abiding love for all types and kinds of people, and the ability to unify a community of people who are all pursuing their own betterment.

Though this form of Yoga is purely physical and is a fairly new development, it is rooted in the spiritual and cultural traditions developed in India and elsewhere over thousands of years.

I intend to offer a form of Bikram yoga which is pure and proven. At the time this studio came into being, Yoga was as much a of a spiritual pursuit as it was a form of exercise. The economics of Yoga has, since, diluted out a lot of the spiritual content of Yoga. I would like to bring some of that spirituality back.

If you are looking for a soulful, safe, enthusiastic, and dedicated community in which to develop your Yoga practice — and experience the many fruits that come from that practice — you are in the right place.

Tony Carr, Director of Yoga College of India, Oakland