Britt and Tara are Kundalini Yoga and Meditation instructors, as well as co-founders of Elevate the Globe. Based in LA, they are two best friends on a mission to elevate humans and make this world a more loving place.
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. Kali's website
I learned that I feel the most myself when I move. I dance, I do yoga, I lift weights, I swim, I run in the mountains, skate, bike - whatever I’m in the mood for. It doesn’t matter - I just move. It helps me to elevate above all the nonsense and the drama, and reach something true. I teach because I want everyone in the world to be able to feel that, to lose and find themselves all at once in a moment. To go longer and harder than they ever thought they could, and to have fun doing it.
Artist, Choreographer, Trainer, and Creator of Movement2Music.
“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
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.
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.
"Salsa dancing is just another form of enjoying the moment and being unconditionally happy... And swimming in the Lake of Zurich in Summer too" - Patricia
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" - Chardet
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 + Manduka 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.
Melissa Eckman is a health & wellness personality, model, entrepreneur, writer and yoga & fitness teacher living in Los Angeles, CA. Having worked in Corporate America as a Certified Public Accountant for over 6 years, Melissa found a creative outlet when she began teaching yoga and fitness classes before her 10 hour work day in accounting. She realized what an impact health & wellness had on people’s lives and wanted to share with like-minded people in hopes of building a positive community that encourages a well-balanced lifestyle. Melissa's love of health & wellness inspired her to start her blogs Yogspiration & MelisFit and she is now able to digitally teach, motivate and share with her community of over 500,000 followers.
Lauren Eckstrom is a Holistic Yoga Flow E-RYT Yoga Alliance-certified yoga teacher and certified mindfulness meditation instructor. She guides some of the world’s most well- known musicians, filmmakers, executives and Fortune 500 companies in both yoga and meditation. Lauren leads Holistic Yoga Flow workshops, retreats and teacher trainings in the Los Angeles area and internationally. Visit Lauren's website to learn more
"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! Athena's website
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. Discover more at Stephen's website.
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.
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.
"Live your life with love"
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.
"I'm happiest when balancing on my hands somewhere in the sunshine!" - Robyn
Robyn has trained in Australia with Duncan Peak, in 350HR Baptiste Style Power Vinyasa and also 100HR Yin Yoga with Sarah Powers. Expect strong, unique flows, and juicy stretches with a light-hearted, playful vibe and anatomical knowledge thrown in. Robyn loves being upside-down and shares this by breaking down arm balances, to make them accessible and fun 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
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!
"I like to watch or read fantasy/sci-fi stuff. And whiling away time YouTubing cute puppy and crazy cat videos" - Craig
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.
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
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! Anne's website
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.