About Riffs Studios in La Jolla, San Diego, CA


Riffs Studios is your friendly La Jolla, San Diego music and yoga studio. We provide music instrument retail, with great deals on guitars, ukuleles, and more, music lessons for a variety of instruments, sound healing sessions and education, and of course our full service yoga program with beginner to advanced classes in Vinyasa, Yin, Hatha, Restorative and more in our beautiful outdoor and indoor yoga studios set to live music just steps from the ocean.


Who We Are...

With so many yoga studios out there, it can be challenging to decide which one to join. That is why we feel it is so important to share with you who we are why we do what we do. When you join our community here at Riffs, you can rest assured that you are supporting a conscious company. Your money is not moving up some corporate chain or to some business man behind the scenes profiting off the spiritual practice of yoga. So where does it go? 


-It goes to the yoga teachers who have dedicated their lives to sharing the healing practice of yoga.

-It goes to the staff who have worked diligently to create an open and safe space to learn and evolve. 

-It goes to Raja the Puppy, the most loving creature on this planet. 

-And what ever is left makes its way to Steve, our owner, who is engrained in the local community in services at Riffs. Your support allows him to live close to the studio, where you can often find him walking Raja the Puppy around town, sit on the board of the community council, focused on improving the lives of our beloved community, and teach yoga classes just because he cares so much about the practice that saved his life that he wants to share it with as many people as possible. 


Why We Do What We Do...

We are here to serve. It is our mission to improve the health and happiness of every single person that walks in the front door, and in the process raise the consciousness of our community. We know that the practice of yoga can have transformational effects on the lives of those who practice, and see it as our service to the world to provide an accessible space for those interested in making some positive life changes. We know the practice of yoga is not limited to the mat, but can be applied everyday to face the challenges of life with more ease and grace. That is why we do what we do, and we'll never stop!

Where We Came From…

Riffs was founded in Park City, Utah, by Larry Hart and his son Steve Hart in 2010 and focused mostly on guitar retail, music lessons, and live performances. After a couple years of business we decided to expand and Steve took off to San Diego to open the second location.


Steve landed in the Bird Rock neighborhood of La Jolla, CA in 2012 and immediately fell in love with the community. He decided Riffs Studios would be a great fit to not only sell hand-crafted guitars and provide music lessons, but to incorporate the healing powers of a yoga practice in combination with live music performance.


The outdoor yoga deck was installed and fashioned to feel like a Balinese getaway in the middle of San Diego. The 1,100 sq ft. redwood deck is surrounded by lush vegetation, located one block from the ocean, and often hosts a nice sea breeze and songs from the local birds. Now we offer several yoga classes a day, including Yin, Hatha, Restorative, and Vinyasa several classes a week accompanied by live music. The addition of live music to a yoga class creates a unique and powerful experience for yogis of all levels. We also host regular sound healing events, both private and public group sessions that will bring you to a new state of relaxation.


Come on in and say hi to the Riffs family, strum a guitar, practice some yoga, and enjoy the amazing and unique atmosphere at Riffs!



Practicing His Guitar Skills at Riffs Studios



Unused Content:

Soul Sessions: A Sound Meditation Experience

Riffs Yoga Teacher Trainings:

200 Hour YTT and 100 Hour Mentorship Programs


Spring 200hr Program starts March 11th