Adrienne initially began her serious practice of yoga to help with the stress and physical pain from the long hours hunched over a computer. Sound familiar? She quickly felt a freedom both physically and mentally that was both transformative and invigorating - she was compelled to share this power of yoga with others.
Adrienne is a ray of sunshine, through her classes, she combines playfulness and humor with concentration on alignment and awareness. As a certified Yoga Therapist, she believes that yoga can be beneficial for everybody, no matter what age or fitness level. Adrienne, named one of the 30 Best Yoga Teacher of 2012 by RateYourBurn.com, hopes to inspire others to find the joys in daily life.
RYT - 500; Yoga Therapy; Loyola Marymount University
Alissa, part of the original Derby Doll team, was known as Kammi Kazi for years. After experiencing a number of injuries from her days with LA Derby Dolls, taking Crossfit classes, and swimming with the US Masters Swim Team, she began to practice yoga seriously.
She developed a special class for extreme athletes, like the Derby Dolls, and now teaches yoga to all kinds of tough guys and gals. Her eclectic style and great adaptability will charm you - according to Alissa, being able to touch your toes is not a pre-requisite for taking yoga!
RYT - 500; 200hr - Karuna Yoga; 300hr - Yoga at the Village
Amy is a avid kombucha maker and a yoga teacher. In her classes she will take you on a journey to explore your body and visualize your inner vitality. She believes that whether you practice everyday or are new to yoga, an individual recipe that works best for your body is essential.
Amy will guide you through the class emphasizing proper breathing, active stillness with a strong postural alignment. Her sessions will challenge you, whether we navigate through restorative asanas or a Vinyasa Flow class.
RYT - 200; YogaWorks
Brooke is a jewelry maker and a Yoga teacher. She especially loves working with those that are new to yoga, and is passionate about the idea that yoga should be modified to fit the individual -and not the other way around! Her classes offer an inviting, supportive, challenging fun environment for people of all ages and fitness levels. In her classes she shows her students that they are perfect the way they are, but also that there's always a little room for growth.
She loves to share the joy, self-confidence, and compassion that she receives from her practice with her students, and encourages them to find their own journey with yoga on and off the mat. Her goal is to provide students with the teachings and foundation for a safe and effective yoga practice.
RYT - 200, Yoga Blend, working towards 500hr training.
Hannah is a tea enthusiast and yoga teacher. She has adopted Voltaire's famous "Follow your bliss!" as her life's motto. A native of Colorado, the love for movement and the outdoors circulates in her blood - she encourages everyone to give yoga a shot.
With her background in acting and dance, she will gracefully guide you through a Power Yoga class that will build fitness, cultivate health, and she will make sure you will have fun doing it! Expect abs work, deep core strenghtening and spinal twists in her class.
RYT - 200, CorePower Yoga
Krysten studied and trained in Dance, Gymnastics, Aerial Arts, and Mixed Martial Arts before finding her way to the Yoga mat. Yoga has brought her closer to herself as she learned to let go, heal, and live her intention to be in the present that inevitably leads to freedom. She advocates that meaningful yoga practice can be the vehicle to finding the truest forms of the matters of the heart while uniting the mind, body, and spirit seamlessly.
In her high energy intuitive class, she turns up the tunes, builds heat, helps you find a new connection or awareness within, while physically toning and stretching every major muscle group. Get ready to sweat, break through your boundaries and get lost in the flow!
RYT - 200; CorePower Yoga
Laetitia, a grateful mother of two, thinks of yoga as a life saver as yoga sustained her through pregnancy, birth and illness. She has studied many styles over the years and is certified to teach Hatha and Kundalini.
Her class draws from different practices keeping her students safe with a strong emphasis on breath and alignment. While encouraging them to enjoy the process, she guides the practice to become a moving meditation. Lately Laetitia has been taking master classes with Iyengar teacher Scott Hobbs.
Laetitia also loves teaching prenatal yoga to empower women in this beautiful time of their lives and enjoys giving them guidance and adjustments in her regular classes.
Matthew is a professional drummer, yoga instructor, chef, edible gardener and nature enthusiast. He has toured all over the US and Europe with various bands and finds a similar meditative space in music as he finds in yoga.
Trained in India and in the US Matthew combines the two worlds in his classes, the spirual east and the physical west. Come to his hatha yoga class for a steady, mellow stretch, some core work and detoxifying twists guided by the rhythm of your breath.
RYT - 200, Yoga at the Village
Shoshana will charm you with her free spirit and cheerful soul. She found yoga over 20 years ago when healing a broken vertebrae introduced her to the amazing healing effects of yoga. As a flower child and passionate jewelry maker, she is commited to making this world a beautiful place.
In her class she loves to share her belief that yoga nourishes self acceptance, appreciation and celebration of our true, authentic, free flying selves. You'll find yourself being moved, danced and created through in her Rasa Vinyasa class - you'll seek balance between angular and strength building masculine and fluid, circular and flexibility focused feminine. Her classes are less about perfection, more about self-expression.
RYT - 500, Shiva Rea
Athletic in nature, Victoria's journey to yoga has been driven by the organic progression away from personal competition into personal compassion and humility. Fascinated by the natural processes of the universe, nature, geology, and most importantly humans, she believe that all beings are infinite, eternal and whole.
You will find her highly physical Vinyasa Flow class a mix of exploration, acceptance, and rigor. Connecting breath and body, her goal is to facilitate each student in finding the root of her or his own practice, getting what is needed from every class. By allowing each student to listen to their inner teacher, she hopes to help every person to unlock her or his intuitive understanding that they are whole, and deserving of all the love they can imagine. Centered in love, her class becomes a practice of kindness and gratitude for the body and soul.