The CorePower instructors are ready to take you through the basics of yoga. | Photo via @corepower.dtsj
Whether you’re a novice on the mat or an experienced yogi, San Jose has plenty of places to practice. Find your zen at these 11 yoga studios around the great 408.
If you’re just getting started
CorePower Yoga, multiple locations The South Bay boasts six CorePower studios which offer all-skill level classes in Vinyasa flow, bodyweight sculpting, CorePower strength training, meditation, and more. Pro tip: Experiment with a free week of unlimited classes.
YogaSix, 1777 S. Bascom Ave., Campbell The name comes from this studio’s six key classes: 101, Restore, Slow Flow, Hot, Power, and Sculpt + Flow. Each are designed to take you from yoga fundamentals to challenging Vinyasa classes.
If you want to connect with community
Breathe Together Yoga, 14107 Winchester Blvd., Ste. H, Los Gatos Enjoy workshops spanning topics from Japanese mindfulness to sound immersion with local instructors and organizations. Most classes + workshops are offered both in-person and online, and you can try a three-week trial for $55.
Jiaren Yoga Studio, 1171 Homestead Rd., Ste. 140A, Santa Clara Located right behind its cafe, Jiaren Yoga operates as a community-based nonprofit studio. It often collaborates with local companies to create events like its most recent Sunset Yoga and Wine Tasting with Big Dog Vineyards — follow its Instagram for upcoming events.
If you’re looking to sweat
Hot 8 Yoga, 355 Santana Row, Ste. 5050 This studio turns up the heat, monitoring temperature, humidity, and oxygen levels to ensure your workout is the healthiest it can be. Get training in anything from Barre + Sculpt to How Power Fusion and Yin. Pro tip: They offer a week of unlimited classes for newbies for $37.
Fairgrounds Live | Wednesday, Sept. 13 | 4:30 p.m. | Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, 344 Tully Rd., San Jose | Free | Enjoy food trucks, a beer garden, yard games, and sounds from The Hit Men.
Chopsticks Alley’s Creativitea Open Mic | Wednesday, Sept. 13 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Olinder Theater, 848 E. William St., San Jose | Free | Participate in this AAPI open mic/revue held every second Wednesday of the month.
Thursday, Sept. 14
Cutso’s Trading Post | Thursday, Sept. 14 | 7-11 p.m. | Noite, 399 S. First St., San Jose | Free | Buy, sell, and trade at this weekly market featuring live DJs, a record swap, thrift vendors, and cocktails.
Martin Amini | Thursday, Sept. 14 | 8 p.m. | San Jose Improv, 62 S. Second St., San Jose | $25-$85 | This LA-based comedian talks about growing up as a Bolivian-Iranian American.
Friday, Sept. 15
El Grito 2023 | Friday, Sept. 15 | 4 p.m. | San Jose City Hall, 200 E. Santa Clara St., San Jose | Free | Celebrate Mexican Independence Day with mariachi, ballet folklorico, and more.
Moon Fest Night Market 2023 | Friday, Sept. 15 | 5-9 p.m. | Garden at the Flea, 1590 Berryessa Rd., San Jose | Free | Enjoy local performances, artists, food trucks, and craft beers in celebration of the new moon.
Drake Night: A 6 God Celebration | Friday, Sept. 15 | 9 p.m. | The Ritz, 400 S. First St., San Jose | $15 | Let’s live for the nights we can’t remember with the people we won’t forget.
Rollati Ristorante, downtown’s newest modern Italian American restaurant, will open this Friday, Sept. 15, on the ground floor of the Miro apartment complex. Rollati will serve just dinner for now, but happy hours, lunch, and weekend brunch are on the way. The space also features an upscale to-go market. (SF Chronicle)
A new listening lounge + cocktail bar will open in Original Gravity Public House’s spot on South First Street later this fall. The front lounge, Still OG, will include vinyls + a DJ area, while the back, Alter Ego, will be an upscale speakeasy-type bar. (The Mercury News)
CBS News recently spotlighted the Con Sabor a México taco truck for its viral birria taco. The food item is about the size of a full pizza folded in half and has brought people out from SoCal just to get a taste. Grab one for yourself. (CBS News)
Downtown Campbell is in the process of rebranding with a new logo designed by Sally-Anne Peterson, board member of Downtown Campbell Business Association. The water tower logo isn’t going anywhere yet — the town banners + website won’t be completed until the first half of 2024. (The Mercury News)
Bellarmine College Prep will soon upgrade its campus facilities. The school plans to expand its building space from 347,000 sqft to 487,000 sqft, relocate an 107-year-old historic building, and demolish Wade Hall for a new Wade Academic Center. Construction could begin by the end of the year. (San José Spotlight)
EPIC Art Exhibit will open at the Dove Art Gallery at Park Victoria Church this Sunday, Sept. 17. Visit on Sundays, 12-3 p.m., through November 12 to see work from artists as young as six depicting different facets of the US. (The Mercury News)
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