Mission

People ask us to describe what we are cultivating at LYFE and our first response defines the LYFE acronym.
Let Yourself Find Enlightenment.

We provide the tools to gain control of our body and mind to find Strength, Flexibility, Health, Peace, Spirituality, Enlightenment, Nirvana – whatever, the varieties of experience we are seeking.

Our teachers are highly trained by Advanced Teachers from around the world. LYFE brings these Advanced teachings locally to you. Most of our teachers have been teaching for over 10 years and understand the subtlety behind the classical yoga practice.  LYFE Yoga offers the teachings of BKS Iyengar, K Pattabhi Jois, and Yogi Bhajan making us truly unique! Our studio is eco-friendly.  We have a rope wall that provides you an opportunity hang without gravity to provide traction, relaxation and calmness to both mind and body.  And, we offer a diverse option of classes including yoga philosophy and pranayama weekly.

Testimonials

This is my favorite studio in the South Bay! LYFE Yoga Center is a truly special place as evidenced by the strong yoga community that regularly attend.  Everybody is so nice and the instructors are so kind and are aware and speak to every yogis unique abilities:) – Noelle, Culver City, CA

I love my LYFE! This studio is the real deal. Teachers are very knowledgeable & bring yoga philosophy to the asana practice. -Eve, 5 stars on Yelp

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Owner

  • Michael Ruccolo

    Michael has been teaching Yoga since 2000. As a Certified Iyengar Teacher, Michael has instructed professional athletes, children with special needs, and adults suffering from physical and emotional issues. The founder of LYFE Yoga, Michael uses humor to integrate his Iyengar Yoga training into an effective balanced practice bringing a union to body and mind.

    When Michael isn’t practicing or teaching yoga he is working towards a Master’s Degree at Loyola Marymount University focusing on Comparative Theology. With an emphasis in eastern scriptures, Michael integrates his studies in theology, Iyengar Yoga training and unconventional humor into an effective, fun and balanced class. Through a regular practice, every student will learn how to take control of their body, increase strength, reduce stress and develop a greater sense of awareness that will begin to appear in everyday life.

  • Crista Riccio

    Crista has been practicing yoga since she fell asleep in her first savasana during a yoga class at Penn State in 1987. Not until she found LYFE did she begin to discover the true potential of the practice. As Creative Director of LYFE Yoga, Crista is always finding inspiration in the most unexpected places.

  • Grace Lovelace

    Grace Lovelace taught English for over a decade. After her kids were born, she found yoga grounded and inspired her like nothing else. Now she enjoys writing her blog (Lovelace Redux) and managing LYFE Yoga.