A beloved Los Angeles based yoga teacher, acupuncturist, herbalist, wellness expert, and mama of three, Kali has the unique ability to make the “woo-woo” approachable to the yoga novice, fence-sitters, seasoned practitioners, and the everyday Jill and Joe.
Her capacity to apply her knowledge of ancient Eastern modalities and make them relevant and effective for contemporary living in a Western world creates a unique synergy that resonates within a modern lifestyle. Kali’s yoga classes are marked by creativity, community, strategic effort, and smart practical application to help her students build a sustainable yoga practice that endures a lifetime. She leads yoga retreats around the globe that take you higher. Come join her for a fun, knowledge packed class.
“No matter how the door of Yoga is opened to us, the path always unfolds, grows and illuminates our life. Once that door has been opened, there is no need or want to go back.”
Hermione has been exploring Yoga for over 15 years. A certified Prana Vinyasa® teacher and a member of the Himalayan Yoga Tradition. Hermione hopes to inspire others towards a positive relationship with their body, heart, and mind, so they can become their own sacred fire keepers to transform their lives.
Using traditional teachings and trained in Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Rocket, Yoga Nidra, Pranayama and Meditation, Maxine believes that learning to accept where you are both on and off the mat is the key to a more content life. Expect in her classes a depth of knowledge, with strong fun flows and high energy throughout.
Desi Bartlett M.S., CPT, E-RYT has been teaching health and wellness for over 20 years. Her innovative approach to teaching is to tap into one’s inner joy and let movement be an outer expression of that state. Originally from Chicago, she has earned a degree in Kinesiology, a minor in dance and her Master’s degree in Corporate Fitness. Desi holds advanced certifications in Yoga, Personal Training, Pre & Post Natal Fitness and Group Fitness. She is also a continuing education provider through the National Academy of Sports Medicine and the National Council for Personal Trainers and Yoga Alliance. With 10 DVD's on the market, and a book in the works, she is passionate about sharing the joy of movement with moms everywhere.
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Happy Jack has received the highest levels of education in yoga, human performance, vocal expression, spirituality, mindfulness and leadership.
As an E-RYT 500 Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher, Happy Jack leads advanced teacher trainings around the world. Along with his partner Hanna, they have created the Happy Jack Yoga methodology – a transformational process to overcome any adversity and create a thriving lifestyle. His primary yoga teacher is Baron Baptiste, with whom he has completed the highest level of leadership training and assists the facilitation of programs for the Baptiste Institute. Happy Jack has completed advanced yoga studies with many renowned teachers around the world, including traditional Eastern methodologies while living in India.
Ex-Italian National Gymnast, Luigi specialises in teaching; Pilates, HIIT, step, aerobics, cross fit, conditioning, reformer Cadillac, and chair. Specialised in working with back injuries, Luigi is passionate about all round fitness. His classes are intense but balanced leaving you toned and strong.
A Buddhist Zen teacher, and having taught Power Yoga for over 8 years, Pete has built a reputation as one of London’s most in-demand teachers. Trained with Erich Schiffmann and Fred Busch amongst others, he now teaches on numerous teacher trainings himself, passionate about sharing his extensive knowledge of Yoga, pranayama, meditation, Buddhist and Sanskrit studies with his students. Weaving yoga philosophy and history into his classes and workshops.
Bruce's heart and passion is in guiding students having experienced firsthand the myriad of benefits that Yoga has in the body, mind, and heart. For him, Yoga is a practice and a lifestyle, one that he admits struggling with every day, and also continue to lean on for strength and clarity. Spending 6 years in Singapore, Bangkok, and Hong Kong allowed him to study with, world-renowned teachers. Trained in Vinyasa, Yin and therapy his classes are energising, calming, and healing. Striving to provide an environment where students feel safe, and at peace.
Shanine is a RYT500 Yoga teacher trained in both traditional Ashtanga and Vinyasa styles whilst living in India. Having practiced for over 15 years before becoming a teacher, she uses her experience as a student to provide clear instruction. Her classes are energetic, fun and relaxed, reflecting her passion for making Yoga accessible to all.
Lori has been teaching exercise for over twenty five years and is a member of the American Council on Exercise and the American College of Sports Medicine. She also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in nutrition. She taught at the Bay Clubs in Los Angeles for twenty years and once owned and operated a chain of exercise studios and a low-fat catering business. Her "Food Coach" program slimmed down notables like Tim Allen, Patricia Richardson, Billy Zane and a cast of soap stars. Lori continues to teach nutrition and fitness through consulting, personal training and group exercise classes.
"Salsa dancing is just another form of enjoying the moment and being unconditionally happy... And swimming in the Lake of Zurich in Summer too"
Trained in Hatha, Vinyasa and Yin Yoga, Patricia loves to teach slow flow classes that help her students create a mindful and meditative approach to their practice. Yin Yoga is her great love, and her passion is to help students create a deep connection between their mind, body, and soul.
Ozlem suffered from severe insomnia, finding relief through Yoga she trained with Fierce Grace and Hatha at the Patanjali Yoga Institute in India. She teaches to help others find relief through their practice and encourages students to refine the breath and focus on alignment.
"I work out my belly doing more laughing than crunches"
A Brazilian-American, Chardet started her fitness journey in Brazil where curves are celebrated. Changing her perceptions on fitness, she began to work out for fun. Chardet shares this Brazilian fitness lifestyle with her students - to relax, laugh and to enjoy exercise. Classes are challenging but fun, sometimes silly and always welcoming.
Emily Is one of our Yogaia Ambassadors, and her infectious energy comes through in her classes. Trained in ballet and contemporary dance from a young age, she first discovered her love for Yoga in Thailand and has carried a mat with her ever since. Emily teaches dynamic Vinyasa based classes, viewing movement as an art her classes are fluid, energetic and creative, helping her students to relax and explore through the practice.
"We should consider every day lost in which we do not dance at least once."~ Nietzsche
Since 2002 Athena has shared yoga with students of all levels ranging from kids yoga to seniors and corporate yoga. She teaches various styles including Vinyasa, Restorative, Prenatal and alignment-based flow.
Her love of healing movement prompted her to continue sharing and in 2008 she began leading teacher trainings with the Cloud Nine Yoga School at the 200/300/500 hour level through Yoga Alliance. In 2012 Athena decided to further her education moving to Costa Rica where she trained as a Pilates instructor and worked at Pilates Nosara. Athena leads retreats internationally through "Live Your Yoga Retreats" to share her love of yoga, Pilates, and travel. She’s happy to be here and cannot wait to meet you all!
Stephen Ewashkiw’s Adventure Yoga is all about exploring and expanding the possibilities within yourself and in your life. His goal is to give you the knowledge and tools to make your own informed choices – both in your yoga practice and in your life. If you want to learn more about yourself, if you want change, If you’re willing to work hard and ask the hard questions, Adventure Yoga can help.
Stephen has achieved the highest possible certificate from Yoga Alliance, E-RYT 500, and is also one of a handful of students Certified in YOGAMAZÉ, Noah Mazé’s elite yoga school. Stephen founded Adventure Yoga in 2014, has been teaching yoga for ten years, and has inspired thousands of students in more than 25 countries around the world.
Lisa is a professional contemporary dancer touring both nationally and internationally. She discovered yoga 12 years ago and felt that her practice helps her to stay focused, injury free and strong. Lisa is trained in Hot yoga, Vinyasa, Yin, Mandala, pre and postnatal yoga and baby massage. Her classes are dynamic and challenging but always fun! She teaches with enthusiasm and a 'can do' attitude always with encouragement and lot of smiles.
Adams (500RYT) love of anatomy has lead him to specialise in Alignment-Based Vinyasa Yoga, studying at an advanced level under Jason Crandell. Adam has also had the pleasure of studying under Budokon Yoga Founder Cameron Shayne and meditation teacher Michael Stone. Adam’s creatively sequenced classes feature long holds, controlled yet dynamic movements, intelligent alignment, anatomical focus and deep exploration of depth in postures. Adam seeks to remind all that an asana practice is a very subjective experience, and whether you are a Yoga teacher or a Yoga newbie, prepare to work hard. Based in London, Adam teaches regular classes and workshops, along with international events and online Yoga.
Greg Louganis is simply the greatest diver in history. You would be hard pressed to find a person who watched either the 1984 or 1988 Olympics who was not enthralled by the poetry that was Greg Louganis: the beauty and power of his diving captured the world. We are delighted to have him teaching with us.
Franzi’s classes aim to guide students towards creating symmetry, poise, and balance in their yoga practice. She often infuses her practice with core strengthening techniques to create further balance supporting the structural integrity of the body. Franzi discovered yoga as a way to offer physical and mental relief from a stressful city job and over the years became a way of life. She believes that yoga is a journey that can be experienced both on and off the mat.
Ted McDonald is a yoga teacher, fitness trainer, endurance athlete, entrepreneur, philanthropist and modern day adventurer. A former Elite Adventure Racer and a Lacrosse player at UCLA, he has been an athlete his entire life. Educated in both Iyengar and Ashtanga styles of yoga, he focuses his yoga sessions on strength, alignment and breathing, in order to help students increase their flexibility, strength and focus.
Josephine was classically trained as a ballet dancer at The Royal Danish Ballet in Copenhagen, and later at The Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance in London. Alongside ballet and dance, Josephine studied yoga, Pilates, and anatomy which has helped her prevent injuries throughout her career as a professional dancer, model, and actress. Josephine has a wealth of experience as a dancer, choreographer, working in stage, film, television and music productions, ranging from Christian Louboutin, to La Dolce Vita at The Royal Albert Hall.
Naturally upbeat, energetic and positive, Josephine encourages her clients to discover the inner power that comes when uniting the mind, body, and soul. Josephine is also an intuitive healer and regularly features as a writer in Yoga Magazine.
"Live your life with love"
"I'm happiest when balancing on my hands somewhere in the sunshine!"
Robyn is 500HR YAP trained in Baptiste Style Power Vinyasa, Yin, Meditation, Myofascial Release & Kids Yoga. Expect strong, unique flows, and juicy stretches with a light-hearted, playful vibe and anatomical knowledge thrown in. Robyn loves being upside-down an ex-gymnast and coach she shares this by breaking down arm balances, making them fun and accessible to all. Expect to sweat, flow, and play in her Vinyasa classes, and get juicy and grounded in her relaxing classes!
"I have a deaf cat called Arti who doesn't mind me playing my trumpet and gongs!"
Charlie began practicing in her early 20s. She trained in Hatha Yoga in India with Sivananda Yoga Vedanta, later qualifying in Yin, Restorative, Children, and Teens Yoga. As a size 14, Charlie believes in inspiring her students to find their expression of the postures and her classes are inclusive and motivating for all shapes & ages.
Michael grew up in France and works as a personal trainer and nutritionist. He is passionate about Pilates, also teaching aerobics, conditioning and circuit training. He has deep knowledge building core strength and stability as well as rejuvenate the body through stretching. Michael's classes are dynamic and fun, with an uplifting energy and a strong workout!
Suzy Nece brings playful humor to her yoga classes, which challenge your body, open your mind, and uplift your spirit.
Nece is a “force of brazen good nature,” and the owner of Yoga Loft, an ocean front studio in Manhattan Beach, CA. She infuses classes with the same lack of self-seriousness that characterizes her stand-up comedy. Whether she is preparing professional athletes for the season, or teaching yoga to our troops in Afghanistan, Nece believes that many of life’s struggles can be helped with a light-hearted yoga approach and a belly laugh…after all, laughing is breathing!
"I like to watch or read fantasy/sci-fi stuff. And whiling away time YouTubing cute puppy and crazy cat videos"
Passionate about meditation, Yoga and spiritual practices, Craig is trained in; Ashtanga, Sivananda, Iyengar, Satyananda, Yoga Nidra and Forrest. Craig is a Yogaia + Manduka Ambassador and his classes challenge and uplift, allowing us to explore body and mind in a fun way. He aims for his students to experience the healing effects of Yoga and live with empowerment and confidence.
Thaddeus “Titus O’Neil” Bullard is an accomplished athlete, philanthropist, entertainer and WWE superstar who has a heart for youth and the community. Out of the ring his passion as a philanthropist, father and mentor has helped thousands of kids, has raised thousands for scholarships and has millions for non-profit organizations such as the United Way, Susan G. Komen and the Special Olympics.
Growing up in India, Rishin found Yoga after a shoulder injury and shortly after left behind a career in banking to pursue his passion. Rishin teaches dynamic, fun and grounding Vinyasa classes connecting breath and movement. His personal experience with injury makes him aware of adapting the practice to all student’s abilities and needs.
“I have a passion for anything active and outdoors. I split my time between Los Angeles at the beach and Mammoth in the mountains. I take my yoga with me no matter where I choose to play!”
Anne is a RYT500 yoga teacher and has been teaching since 2009. She finds her groove within a physically demanding, mind calming and spirit nourishing class that has its roots in Vinyasa flow. Annes teaching style is clear, simple, direct and intuitive helping people connect to the inner layers of self. Her instruction is built on the union between breath and movement that will help you find strength, peace, and acceptance in mind body and soul. Expect a fun flow, focused alignment, and yummy stretches!
Peter Sterios ERYT-500 has been part of the global yoga community for over four decades as a teacher, writer, and entrepreneur based in San Luis Obispo, California. He is the founder/creator of Manduka™, LEVITYoGA™, and a former contributing editor for Yoga Journal who selected his first DVD, "Gravity & Grace: Yoga for Finding your Inner Teacher" in their “top 15 yoga videos of all time”. He is co-founder of KarmaNICA™, a charitable organization for impoverished kids in western Nicaragua; for three years, taught yoga at the White House for Michelle Obama’s anti-obesity initiative (2011-2013); and in 2018, was invited to the Pentagon to share ideas about the therapeutic effects of yoga for the US Marine Corps. His first book “Gravity & Grace: How to Awaken Your Subtle Body with the Healing Power of Yoga” published by Sounds True launches in Spring 2019. Peter’s influence through his teaching, writing and innovative design has been felt worldwide, and his light-hearted approach with LEVITYoGA™ offers unique insight to the evolving art of yoga.
Mario’s main drive as an instructor is for his students to learn about themselves through their practice. Having experienced the benefits of Yoga after a debilitating car accident, Mario has taken a mind body approach to life and his teaching. He believes balance is a lifestyle, one that many have a hard time finding.
Mario has been helping students find balance for over 16 years, teaching Yoga, Tai Chi, Chi Gong, mindful fitness, meditation and massage. One of his favorite quotes is "Strength only has power with endurance," which he feels reflects the power of the balanced mind. His classes are energizing, fun, and calming and healing. Mario’s goal for his classes is to provide an environment where students can feel energized and challenged but in a safe environment, ultimately bringing a sense of peace to their day.
Yoga sparked Lisa’s journey towards learning to love herself and feel more in tune with what really matters. Trained in Bikram, she continues to explore practices such as Vinyasa, Yin, Restorative and Yoga Nidra. A passion for clean eating, resistance weight training, and boxing also influence her teaching.