Rockridge is the first of all the Namaste studios and holds a very special place in the Namaste family & Oakland community. Opened ten years ago by owner Kimberly Leo, an Oakland native and devoted yoga practitioner, it is situated in the center of Oakland’s charming Rockridge district.
Opening Namaste was Kimberly’s way to fully integrate yoga into her life as well as provide a vital service for the community. Kimberly grew up on the historic Lakeshore Ave, right around the corner from where the Grand Lake space is located, and had always dreamed of returning to serve the community. This studio is a dream realized.
Almost ten years after opening the first Namaste studio in Rockridge, Kimberly was presented with an opportunity to join forces with one of the first studios in the East Bay she called home, which is now Namaste Berkeley. The Berkeley space has a long, rich history and has been providing the East Bay with yoga for almost 15 years.