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Soul Dive Yoga: An Oasis of Mindfulness in Greater Palm Springs

December 5, 2023

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Nestled in the heart of Palm Desert, Soul Dive Yoga isn’t just a yoga studio; it’s a thriving community with well-being at its core. From the moment you step inside, the studio’s calming aesthetic relaxes you, creating an environment that nurtures both the body and the soul. Soul Dive Yoga goes beyond the traditional yoga experience, also boasting a unique record label collection curated by Alex, the studio owner. This record collection is part of Alex’s commitment to fostering a sense of community, allowing students to create deeper connections through movement and sound. The community, coupled with the top-of-class yoga teachers and a diverse array of classes and workshops, makes Soul Dive Yoga a standout haven for those seeking more than just a physical practice.

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During the month I attended Soul Dive Yoga, I deepened my yoga and mindfulness practice, and also felt welcomed into the community. If Greater Palm Springs was my full-time home, I would continue to take part in their many yoga classes, workshops, and events. Building real friendships with both the yoga teachers and students is an added bonus for visitors. Even as a short-term visitor, Soul Dive Yoga is a wonderful place to dive into your yoga practice and meet friendly locals. Below you will find a breakdown of the classes and workshops I attended during my month at Soul Dive Yoga, including my personal experience and recommendations. Join me as we explore the enchanting world of Soul Dive Yoga, where each session is a journey into self-discovery, enhanced by the power of sound and soulful connections.

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Classes and Workshops at Soul Dive Yoga

Sound Baths 

Sound baths at Soul Dive Yoga are offered once per month, for the celebration of the moon cycles. The meditations are led by Bella, and are one of the best sound baths I’ve ever tried. Back when I lived in Miami, sound baths were my Sunday evening ritual. It was a way for me to clear energy from the past week and set a new intention for the week ahead. The sound bath experience at Soul Dive Yoga feels like this – a cleansing and resetting ritual – only intensified by the moon’s energy. These sound baths are the perfect way to leave behind last month’s energy and call in new beginnings for the month ahead. 

When to attend: Sound Baths take place on the last week of each month. Check the class schedule for exact dates and timings.

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Soulful Vinyasa 

Bella also leads this signature 75 minute yoga class, which includes 15 mins of sound bath at the end. Soulful Vinyasa is the perfect mid-week flow, and the mini sound bath is the best way of sealing a truly soulful practice. This class is great for all levels, including more advanced practitioners. Classes at most studios in Greater Palm Springs seem to be catered towards beginners. Having a yoga studio that is both aesthetic and also allows students to dive deeper into their practice is a welcomed addition. I assure you Bella’s Soulful Vinyasa classes will become a favorite part of your weekday routine!

When to attend: Every Wednesday at 6pm.

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Vinyasa 

Vinyasa is taught by a few different teachers at Soul Dive Yoga, with each of them bringing their own twist to the practice.

Lisa’s class was one of the toughest vinyasa flows I tried, in the best way. I love that you can make this class as strong or as light as you’d like, as Lisa gives different variations for every pose. The difference here is that the variations include options that really push you to advance your practice, something that many studios lack. Whether you’re a beginner or more advanced yogi, this vinyasa class will truly teach you how to get further into your practice. 

For one of of the vinyasa classes I attended, Chelsea guided us through a “Mandala” sequence. Mandala basically means that you go around in a circle on your mat throughout the practice. This was my first time trying a Mandala sequence, and it’s not a weekly practice at Soul Dive Yoga. This is mainly because it’s quite difficult to get it down. If you do get the chance to try it, you’ll feel a sense of completeness afterwards (or at least that was the consensus for this particular class). Even if you don’t have the luck to flow in a Mandala sequence, Chelsea’s classes are incredibly enjoyable. Her positive energy and ability to both push you and relax you in the vinyasa flow make it a must-attend weekly class for me.

When to attend: Several times per week. Check the class schedule for exact dates and timings.

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LYT Yoga 

This unique yoga class is led by Carl — a friendly LYT yoga teacher who happens to be the only one offering this type of yoga in the Coachella Valley. LYT stands for Lara’s Yoga Training and is a type of specialized yoga that focuses on core and mobility. Carl’s class specifically was a great blend of intense and restorative poses. These poses push your yoga practice while also offering plenty of support and relaxation. I love that this yoga class has some strong core exercises, as core work is something I usually have to supplement with pilates. This LYT yoga class is a great low-impact workout and body opening ritual. 

When to attend: Every Monday and Friday. Check the class schedule for timings.

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Restorative 

This resetting yoga class is led by Jessica, a former massage therapist turned soulful yoga teacher. Her restorative class is ideal to clear the mind, unwind, and give your body a much deserved break in-between Soul Dive Yoga’s more intensive vinyasa classes. I love incorporating this restorative class once per week, on Thursdays, as a way of telling your body to start unwinding for the weekend. It incorporates little to no movement, all while engaging in poses that are all laying down, allowing you to melt into your mat. This is also a class I recommended to my mom, as she suffers from shoulder pains and can no longer do stronger flows. It’s a great relaxation practice.

When to attend: Every Thursday at 7pm.

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Workshops at Soul Dive Yoga

I took part in the Full Moon Fusion event taught by Chelsea. This was a two hour Sunday morning session which incorporated three modalities of flow and sound. Chelsea seamlessly guided us throughout the practice starting with the energizing flows of vinyasa, softening with yin, and ending with an enchanting sound bath for full bliss and relaxation. Throughout the practice, Chelsea also educated us on the meaning of the full moon, with guiding intentions for our flow and months ahead. This particular full moon, the beaver, signified the transition into the season of winter, urging us to slow down and reflect. This workshop felt like the perfect initiation for a slower season, and helped me remove mental blockages that were holding me back from my next chapter. 

When to attend: While this Full Moon Fusion workshop was a special event, Soul Dive Yoga hosts several different workshops every month. Workshops and events range from yoga flows for full or new moons, like this one, to full sound baths, breath work sessions, and educational activities like learning the various uses of yoga blocks. 

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My overall recommendation for Soul Dive Yoga

Overall I really enjoyed my month at Soul Dive Yoga, and highly recommend the studio to both full-time residents and visitors of Greater Palm Springs. The full spectrum of offerings reflect the studio’s commitment to providing a diverse and enriching practice for all. Alex’s curated record label collection stands as a testament to the thoughtful details that make this studio exceptional. Soul Dive Yoga offers more than just physical exercise, but a holistic approach to well-being. Your journey transcends the mat, weaving together a tapestry of community, aesthetics, and the transformative power of music. Each visit will leave you not just physically invigorated but spiritually uplifted. With Soul Dive Yoga, you will be ready to embrace your next chapter with open arms and an open heart.

Soul Dive Yoga offers unlimited monthly and yearly passes, as well as single class options. You can see the prices and sign up to attend classes and workshops HERE.

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Trip Details:
  • The Cusco & Sacred Valley Tours were booked with Cusi Travels.
  • Train rides to and from Machu Picchu were booked with Peru Rail.
  • All international flights need to go through Lima.
  • This itinerary DOES NOT include any hikes to Machu Picchu. 
  • I recommend you add at least 2 days before or after Cusco to explore Lima. 

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