Milena is an experienced yoga instructor who has had opportunities in teaching various styles of yoga and fitness including Hot Yoga, Power, Sculpt, Vinyasa Flow, Ashtanga and Restorative Yoga. She teaches in the Los Angeles area and has a wide range of students of all levels and backgrounds. "My goal as a teacher is to inspire my students to understand the mind-body-soul connection and to bring more joy into life."
Milena brings a light-hearted and compassionate quality to her fun, yet intense classes.
When practicing the 26 poses in Hot Yoga, I am challenged every time to be courageous, risk, and even enjoy the victories, for example, going years without being able to double wrap my legs, then one day, suddenly, quietly, my legs are wrapped.
My job in the room is simply to guide. Yes, we are there to learn and support each other, but the practice is yours alone.
I have an eclectic background, including a career in the radio broadcasting industry, mostly due to my passion for music. Travel is one of my favorite things, as I am always humbled and inspired by the “less is more” way so many cultures find happiness.
My current adventure is studying Kinesiology at A.T. Still University to increase my knowledge as a fitness professional! My mission being, to encourage a lifestyle of aligned thinking and doing to a diverse clientele to change the mindset and bodies of those who wish to optimize their lives through leadership, continued education, and support in a safe and welcoming environment. This will be achieved within the confines of integrity and the standards set forth by the field of Kinesiology.
Off the mat, Tessa is a writer, reader, and novice guitarist. She is a graduate of Columbia University, and holds a master’s degree in Modernist English literature from Oxford.
Ever the student, Kari is always searching and striving to learn more, so she can be the most effective teacher possible. Her style of teaching is mechanical and super anatomically driven. However, above all, she stands behind breath as the ultimate guide. It's always breath first, form second, and the two together will unlock the magic of your practice. Kari is extremely compassionate, she keeps it effortlessly real with humor, laughter and a little bit of Jersey. She has a deep understanding that in this human experience we're all in it together.
As a student who remains forever interested in her practice, she requires that same inquisitiveness from the people who honor her with the duty of teaching them.
After trying yoga a couple of times sporadically throughout college, Liz rediscovered yoga "by accident" when a friend bought a Groupon to an Ashtanga studio that she couldn't use and passed it along. This time something clicked, and she was drawn to the mind/body/breath connection and the physical challenge that yoga offers. Her passion for yoga quickly grew, leading her to different studios and styles, until eventually taking the plunge into teacher training.
Liz has experienced the profound effects yoga has on the body and the mind and wants to share this path with others. She utilizes alignment, breathing techniques and yogic philosophy to create a space where students can grow, spiritually and physically, feel confident and strong in body and mind, and most importantly, have fun!
In addition to yoga, she has studied meditation in the Shambhala tradition, and completed her 300 hour training in Yoga & Ayurveda.