San Francisco yoga studio founded in December of 2008, yoga mayu is known for being a down to earth yoga studio in San Francisco. yoga mayu is predominantly a progressive Vinyasa yoga studio, drawing its influences from Ashtanga and Hatha traditions. Our mission is to provide a genuine and sustainable yoga practice that evolves the physical and emotional health of our students.


6-Week Intensive Yoga Boot Camp
June 23rd - August 1st

Yoga Mayu Teacher Training
Sept 5th-Nov 23rd

Featured Teacher


Barbie Levasseur

Barbie loves inversions, arm balances, and singing at the top of her lungs. After spending a number of years teaching fitness and participating in classical hatha, vinyasa, and bikram yoga classes, Barbie studied with Shakti Mhi and began teaching yoga in 2007. She has since studied with Dina Amsterdam, Janet Stone, Jane Austin, and Les Leventhal to deepen her practice and develop her teaching. The spiritual nature of Barbie's yoga teacher trainings is complemented by her academic background in Kinesiology and Cognitive Science, making her uniquely qualified to host yoga classes that promote harmony of the body, mind, and spirit. She promotes joy and presence in her classes by making them challenging but achievable; entertaining but uncomplicated; and accessible without losing touch with tradition. If you would like to know more about Barbie, please visit her website at


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"While San Francisco is full of yoga studios, it is difficult to find a studio that is a good fit. I've seen many yoga studios, including one with a version of Richard Simmons with a headset in 120F heat. Over the last 10 years, I have witnessed Yoga change from foreign and estranged (my first introduction to yoga was a class in "Stretching 101") to something emerging from off the fringe. Once in a while I hear folks saying, "Oh I should get back into yoga again." Yoga is becoming the thing more and more body’s need. Over the last two years, Yoga Mayu has become my home studio. It leans slightly towards the traditional side of yoga (mix of Raja, Flow, Ashtanga, Hatha) and I like this because you are less likely to injure yourself that way, and you leave feeling physically challenged and refreshed. The ambiance is calm, welcoming and generally allowing you to learn / teach yourself, without worrying about others around you. People are friendly. It's a great place to learn and recollect yourself before heading out into the big, bad world again"
- Claire K. 'Yelp'