Opened in February of 2002, Drishti is a super cool yoga/workout/lifestyle boutique located in Santa Barbara, California. We cater both to local customers through our physical store and to customers throughout the nation (and the world!) through our comprehensive, user-friendly online store.
Check out our store!
Located in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara, Drishti’s beautiful interior is packed with the best yoga clothes and yoga supplies on the market. Flanked by the very hip coffee shop Handlebar Roasters on one side (the best coffee in SB!) and the much-loved Sojourner restaurant on the other side, with the artisan grocery store/cafe C’est Cheese just around the corner, you should check out our whole awesome locally-owned corner while you’re here!
Meet the Drishti staff!
Drishti has always had a fabulous staff of inspired individuals who are dedicated to the store. Here is our current assemblage of yoga-enthusiastic employees:
First row: Jenni, Yoni, Candice
Second row: Sarah, Nicole, Chanti
Third row: Amy, Katrin, Rachel
Jenni Rawlings, owner – Jenni began Drishti in 2001 out of her 1999 Honda Civic! Her dream space for Drishti opened up shortly thereafter and she moved Drishti from the trunk of her car to an elegant retail location. Jenni came to Santa Barbara in 1996 to attend UC Santa Barbara, graduating with B.A.s in both Religious Studies and Cultural Anthropology. She discovered yoga in 1997 while in college, and she now teaches 7 vinyasa flow classes a week at her favorite yoga studio in Santa Barbara, Yoga Soup! For more information on Jenni and her yoga teaching, visit her yoga site! You can also find her yoga page on Facebook.
Yoni Berk – Yoni is a talented musician, a wonderful yoga teacher, and a beloved employee at Drishti! Check out his yoga classes at Yoga Soup here in Santa Barbara.
Candice Davantzis - Candice teaches both flow and gentle yoga classes here in Santa Barbara, and she can be found both working in our boutique on Canon Perdido St. and processing online orders in our office space. She knows that life is much better when you are well-clothed, and will not stop until you all have fine garments to wear! Before she came to yoga she worked in mental health and with special needs kids for 5+ years which helped her become a more accepting and loving person. She also likes bikes, dance, the ocean, comedy, and nature. She is amazing, and always makes our owner Jenni laugh. She has been blogging for over a decade, and you can follow her current blog, “Say Yes,” at www.firecandice.blogspot.com. Check out her awesome classes at Yoga Soup or Santa Barbara Yoga Center.
Sarah Haasis – Raised in a small beach town in northern Florida, Sarah recently returned to her beach roots (albeit on the opposite coast) in Santa Barbara after 10 years of living in the bustling borough of Manhattan in New York City. In NYC Sarah climbed the corporate ladder at advertising agencies working with several high profile global brands. She discovered yoga 5 years ago and in early 2010 opted for a career shift and change of scenery and is pursuing a career in yoga, beginning with teaching Hot Yoga and working at the wonderful Drishti store while doing freelance brand and marketing consulting. Sarah loves the casual, open and nature focused lifestyle Santa Barbara offers. You can find her riding her bike, smiling or practicing yoga most every day.
Nicole Pomer - Nicole is a mama to baby Ava, writer, painter, and lover of all types of creative expression! A graduate of UC Santa Barbara’s Cultural Anthropology B.A. program and a returned Peace Corps Volunteer who lived and worked in Kenya, she can now usually be found playing with her sweet husband and baby, working on her first novel, or practicing yoga at her favorite yoga studio, her living room overlooking a woodsy canyon on the Santa Barbara Mesa.
Chanti Peterson - Bio coming soon!
Amy Riedl – Amy came to Drishti craving some peace, great atmosphere and like minded yogi-folk and feels blessed that that’s exactly what she’s found. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Amy’s spent many years travelling and working in the fine arts before settling here last year in Santa Barbara. When she is not doing displays and decorating Drishti’s windows, Amy is a professional artist and illustrator of children’s books. But her greatest joy without question is spending time with her beloved family and soaking up the Santa Barbara arts scene.
Katrin Wanberg - Katrin moved to Santa Barbara in 1999, when she came to town to study anthropology and communication at UCSB. It was then that she was first exposed to yoga and (skeptically) tried her hand at downward-facing dog and a wobbly tree pose. After traveling abroad and trying some other California cities on for size, she found herself back on Santa Barbara shores, where you’ll find her writing lifestyle and travel stories for magazines, sharing musings on her personal blog, hiking with her sweetheart, or reveling in the serenity that yoga brings. Katrin feels right at home at Drishti, where she takes a break from the solo world of putting words together and has the opportunity to interact with the local yoga community.
Rachel Wilkins – Drishti’s fantastic manager Rachel grew up in a small rural town in Maine and moved to Santa Barbara in the Spring of 2010 looking for a fresh start on the West Coast. After graduating Goucher College in Baltimore in 09’ with a B.A. in Philosophy, Rachel continues to pursue her interests in post-modern feminist philosophy and will gladly sit down with you and chat about sex dolls, cyborgs and goddesses over a glass of wine (or some cookies). Rachel is so excited to be a part of Drishti and the nurturing Santa Barbara yoga community. She also completed the yoga teacher training program at White Lotus Foundation in 2011 and is now teaching yoga in SB! Find her on Facebook to learn more. When not teaching or practicing yoga, Rachel works to cultivate her intellectual and artistic passions through painting, writing and wandering around the beaches and wilderness of California.