Govinda's Yoga Studio is a private studio in West Los Angeles. Classes are small, so that students can have the undivided attention of the teachers who teach here. The studio is a fully equipped Iyengar Studio, dedicated to the teachings of Yogacharya BKS Iyengar. All students who practice here, find the atmosphere conducive to a yogic lifestyle. A wooden floor, large skylights, and greenery allow the practitioner to feel in touch with nature, while he or she is doing their practice.

Studio Schedule


(no charge for this class)
Mia Wigmore


9am – 10:30am
Christine Stein
Certified Iyengar Instructor


7pm – 8:30pm
Kishor Stein


7pm – 8:30pm
Vladimir Nekrasov


8:00am – 9:30am
Kishor Stein

All classes are $15.
Credit cards not accepted.
Christine, Vladimir Nekrasov and Vladimir Jandov are certified Iyengar teachers Mia Wigmore and Charley Brown are first level introductory Iyengar teachers, and work directly under Christine
For more infor please call 310-621-0447

Chris' Schedule in Los Angeles


6:00pm - 7:30pm
Yoga Works (Montana Ave.)


9:15am - 10:40am
Yoga Works (Montana Ave.) level 2

7:45pm -8:55pm
Yoga Works (Playa Vista)


9:00am - 10:30am
Govinda's Yoga

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Equinox (West LA)

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Yoga Works


7:45pm - 8:40pm
Yoga Works (Playa Vista)


6:00pm - 7:30pm
Yoga Works (Montana Ave.)

Yoga Works-Restoratives (Montana Ave.)


10:45am - 12:15pm
Iyengar Yoga Institute  IYILA

12:15am - 1:30pm
Pranayama Iyengar Yoga Institute  IYILA


7:30am - 9:25am Yoga Works (Montana Ave.)
10:30am -11:45am Equinox (West LA)

Yoga Retreat to India

Two weeks cultural tour

November 13 - November 28

Visits to:

Bellur — birth village of BKS Iyengar
Mysore Palace & Vishnu Temples
Bhubaneshwara & Konark Sun Temple
Puri on the Sea: holy city of Lord Krishna (Jagannath)
Varanasi: ancient city on the sacred Ganges River

For more info, itinerary and pricing please press here.


Christine Stein is the director of Govinda's Yoga Studio. She has been certified in the Iyengar system since 1992. Chris studies at the Iyengar Institute in Pune, India every year, under the directions of the Iyengar family. All the teachers here at Govinda's Yoga Studio have been apprentices under Chris.Chris Stein holds a Jr. Intermediate III certificate from BKS Iyengar. All the teachers keep up with their study and practice of Iyengar yoga and are highly dedicated to the teachings of this profound science and art of yoga.


Iyengar Yoga

Iyengar Yoga, created by B.K.S. Iyengar, is a form of yoga known for its use of props, such as belts and blocks, as aids in performing asanas (postures). It is firmly based on the traditional eight limbs of yoga as expounded by Patanjali in his Yoga Sutras, emphasizing the development of strength, stamina, flexibility and balance, as well as concentration (Dharana) and meditation (Dhyana).

Iyengar Yoga, a form of Hatha Yoga, focuses on the structural alignment of the physical body through the development of asanas. Through the practice of a system of asanas, it aims to unite the body, mind and spirit for health and well-being. Iyengar Yoga is considered a powerful tool to relieve the stresses of modern-day life which in turn can help promote total physical and spiritual well-being.


Unlike more experiential approaches where students are encouraged to independently "find their way" to the asanas by imitating the teacher, an Iyengar Yoga class is highly verbal and precise, with misalignments and errors actively corrected. Iyengar has trained thousands of teachers, who complete 2-5 years of rigorous training for the introductory level of certification (higher-level certification may take a decade or more).

Mr. Iyengar has also developed extensively ways of applying his practice to various ailments, diseases, and disorders. Many of these sources of suffering, from chronic backache to immunodeficiency to high blood pressure to insomnia to depression, have specific programs of Iyengar yoga associated with them. These programs are formulated in their most advanced form at the center of Iyengar Yoga: the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute located in Pune, India.


Govinda's Yoga Studio
3765 Watseka Ave.
Suite C
Los Angeles, CA 90034
(310) 621 – 0447