Like many hidden treasures, A Tribe Called Yoga is hidden in the basement of one of Brentwood’s historic buildings. Nestled underneath a photography studio is a yoga studio, owned by Magdalena Hurtado that celebrates that mantra, “Be Intentional, Have Mad Hustle and a Dope Soul” throughout their variety of practices. The yogis at A Tribe Called Yoga will help you explore yoga, mindset, and work in a playful, welcoming community. Here is what you can look forward to when you visit their hidden treasure of a yoga studio.
How Magdalena Approaches Yoga
Owner and Yogi Magdalena was introduced to yoga after dedicating a career to nursing. Her experience in nursing brought her to the ER room as a pediatric ER nurse to an emergency Flight Nurse. Magdalena explains that yoga is her balance to nursing. Although both answer to health and wellbeing, they speak to her in a very different way. While emergency nursing demands fast-paced, detailed-oriented strategies to save lives, yoga allows Magadelan to sit in the process through the mind-body connection in a fluid and more exploratory manner – which ultimately saves lives in a very different way.
Taking her experience and knowledge of the body from nursing to the yoga mat is what brought her mantra, “Be intentional, Have mad hustle, and a Dope soul.” Magdalena explains that this means every action has a purpose – and that through hard work and a kind heart and spirit, your actions will culminate in something powerful, good and empowering. When Magdalena invites people to the mat, she is also inviting them to work hard, but to work hard purposefully with a kind heart and open mindset – to both self and others.
What to Expect at A Tribe Called Yoga
First, when you approach A Tribe Called Yoga, keep in mind that the intimate studio is a hidden gem, embedded in the basement space of one of the historic buildings in downtown Brentwood. To find the studio, you pass through the photography studio and quietly follow the stairs down into a gently lit yoga space. Although intimate, the space is warm, welcoming and has what Magdalena calls a “dope vibe.” As you unroll your mat, you are surrounded by empowering quotes, quiet lights, and inviting, warm energy that lets you know you are enveloped by community rooting for you.
Classes, practices, events, workshops, and instructors present the multiple faces of yoga. From gentle yoga classes with quiet music to traditional flow classes and eclectic hybrid classes, you will find your yoga flow. Instructors often put together themed classes that feed into music, emotions, and skillsets. From a class on handstands in the morning to a pop music-themed flow class in the evening, you can be sure that whatever the pull is that you feel that feeds into a yoga practice can be found in this special yoga community.
Perhaps, even more importantly, for some students is the knowledge that A Tribe Called Yoga offers yoga that answers to everyone. From a completely new practitioner to someone who has explored yoga for decades, the expertise and experience of the instructors at a Tribe Called Yoga means each class can be modified to answer every student’s need. Larger yoga studios may mean newer students do not receive the support they need, or more practiced yogis get bored. However, the mix and dynamic at A Tribe Called Yoga makes it the perfect space for everyone.
How to Find A Tribe Called Yoga
Yoga is the perfect practice for everyone, and A Tribe Called Yoga is an ideal addition to the downtown corridor. A Tribe Called Yoga is located at 238 Oak Street, in Brentwood, CA. Keep in mind, they are located downstairs – which means you are welcomed to pass through the photography workspace on the main floor of the building to arrive to your yoga practice. To learn more about the instructors, follow their Facebook page, Instagram feed, or visit their website. You can also schedule your class directly from their website, as well. If you are looking for more information, you can also call the studio directly at 925-336-3284 or email Magdalena@atribecalledyoga.com.