Hot Power Fusion

This class is taught by:

Rachael Bell

One of Rachael's favorite aspects of life, is the opportunity to encourage, impact, and uplift others. Through teaching Yoga, she's found a creative space to plant seeds of kindness, while offering a practice that brings health on a physical and mental level. Her current mantra is "Contrary to popular belief, yoga isn't only about flexibility. Come as you are, and let's play!".

Meredith Meyer

Meredith has been practicing yoga for 18 years and been teaching since 2014 and what she loves about yoga is its always evolving – there’s always something new to explore and a bit of fun to be had along the way. Meredith brings a light yet grounded energy that encourages her students as they move and sweat through their vinyasa flow. By marrying the breath with creative sequencing and killer music, Meredith creates a pocket of time where students explore what’s possible. Students leave class feeling revitalized, capable, and ready to live the rest of their day...hopefully with a smile and spring in the step.

Emma Rosenblatt

LA born and raised, Emma always enjoyed the active life. Her first encounter with yoga was the result of a dance injury. Yoga was prescribed for rehab and she was hooked ever since. Being able to let go of the outward path and all the pressures reality can bring and focus on the inward path in a yoga session was the best therapy of all. Yoga became her go-to outlet all through college, at which point, she decided to take her practice deeper. Emma graduated from her first 200-HR training in 2014, became certified and has been teaching ever since. Yoga remains her greatest teacher as everyday the practice reveals new insights into the mental & physical aspects of yoga.

Hunter Haliniak

From Honolulu, Hawaii, Hunter grew up playing competitive athletics. He received a partial scholarship to play division 1 volleyball at the New Jersey Institute of Technology and continued to play competitively afterwards. What Hunter loved about competitive athletics was that it gave him the ability to escape the 'mind stuff' he tended to put himself through on the day to day. Hunter describes this feeling as "athletic samadhi" where nothing existed outside of being in that moment, in that time, in between the lines of the court. Eventually losing interest in the competitive side of athletics, Hunter yearned to find a practice that was both meditative and athletic that would allow him to reach that mind space once more. He found that mind space after taking a 26-2 hot yoga class taught by Fracesca Asuma at Hot 8 Yoga in Beverly Hills. Not only was he physically and mentally challenged by the practice, he was jolted spiritually as well. From that point on, Hunter's yoga journey began. With 200 hours of teacher training certification through Hot 8 Yoga in both 26-2 (Francesca Asuma) and Hot Power Fusion (Deanna Ainsworth), Hunter is passionate about sharing Yoga with anyone who wants to practice with him. Come on in to Hot 8 Yoga, bring your mat, sweat a lot, and let Hunter help you find your moment of 'samadhi!'

Milena Sarian

Milena developed a dedicated yoga practice in 2005 where she began to immediately notice the positive influence it brought to her life. She decided to leave her full time career in marketing to teach yoga full time in 2007 in order to share this gift with others.

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.

Kirstin Webb (Ford)

Kirstin looks for beauty & artistry in every endeavor, every moment, no matter how simple or seemingly ordinary. Yoga became another form of artistic self-expression and a vessel through which her mind, body & spirit found communication, healing & synergy; ultimately, allowing her authentic Self to begin its lifelong unfolding. Her classes focus on finding a balance between physical strengthening & opening while being mindful; leaving you feeling grounded, strong, present & at peace. She completed her 200 hour certification through Hot 8 Yoga and has previously held certifications as a personal trainer (NASM), Pilates & Group Fitness Instructor.

Lisa Canning

I first tried yoga in 2005 on orders from a physical therapist to help heal a severe knee injury. I thought it would be boring. My first lesson from yoga: don’t believe everything you think.

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.

Marie Kazadi

What about me? I am me. I am a passionate individual with undertones of adventure. I teach fitness, yo! My whole life has been a collection of events that have shaped me into the person I am today, without which I would not recognize the strength and wisdom that I already posses. The statistics of my career in fitness started with getting certified to teach yoga in the summer of 2011. Since then I have received 2 more yoga certifications, trained in shadow boxing technique and bag work, designed my own Bootcamps, and have also led other students into teaching! I am also a personal trainer and a successful leader of group fitness classes with an emphasis on empowerment, alignment, and good energy.

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.

Tessa Rapa

Tessa Rapaczynski was introduced to yoga all the way back in 1999, at the age of eleven. She took her first class with Colleen Saidman Yee at Yoga Shanti – and it was love at first down-dog! Over the years, she has practiced at various studios in New York, London, Berlin, and Los Angeles. As a teacher, Tessa draws from her own experiences and encourages fellow students to challenge themselves physically, mentally, and spiritually. Come to class hydrated and prepared to move your body, do work, and have fun.

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.


Kendra Jean Osborne

Kendra Jean, 22, was first introduced to Yoga through her Acting Instructor Shaheen Vaaz at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in 2012. Shaheen had us practice our Vinyasa before class to ground and energize the class. Later in 2014 Kendra became more involved in the Yoga community after taking her 200hr Teaher Training for HPF in LA. She currently works at Multiple studios in the LA area and her classes have a very mystical vibration to them. You can expect good music and lots of sweat!

Kari Jaffe

Kari is a vibrant, tenacious, and gregarious teacher. She has been teaching yoga since 2013, receiving various certificates over multiple lineages. While Kari teaches nearly 30 public classes a month, she has also brought her vast experience to health and wellness retreats, mindfulness workshops, the festival community, corporate offices, professional athletes and many private clients. She is also the creator of a local after school yoga program, Practice not Perfect, serving ages 5-15, which is coming up on its fifth year!

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.


Alexa Palminteri

Alexa has been studying and practicing movement of the body her whole life. She began dancing at the age of 2 and is currently working as a dance teacher and choreographer all over California. As a dancer, Alexa was constantly used to overusing her body and running it into the ground. Due to many injuries, she was desperate to find a practice that rehabilitated and rejuvenated her body all while keeping it in shape, which is where yoga came in. Alexa fell in love with yoga and how therapeutic it was. After a couple of years of really committing to her practice, she decided to take her passion a step further and become a certified instructor. She recently completed her 200 hours in vinyasa flow and is continuing her education and building her practice through multiple extension programs. Alexa is also currently enrolled in the Yoga Therapy RX program at Loyola Marymount University where she hopes to continue growing as both a student and an instructor, as well as a healer for those in need. Her goal is to provide a challenging, safe, and rejuvenating environment for all her fellow yogis.

Daniel McMahon

Dan began practicing hot yoga in Chicago five years ago to address issues with anxiety and get in better physical shape. He found yoga to be much more effective than any medical intervention and gradually began practicing more frequently. Shortly after moving to Los Angeles in 2015, Dan discovered Hot 8, taking advantage of the opportunity to expand his practice into many different styles. In the Spring of 2016 he completed the 200 hour hot yoga teacher training under Deanna Ainsworth in Santa Monica and is excited to be a part of the Hot 8 community. Dan believes in maintaining a beginners mind and treating yoga practice as a lifelong journey. He also sees yoga as the perfect compliment to his other passion, music.

Liz Daly

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.

Aine Oregan

"Like a wildflower, she spent her days allowing her self to grow, not many knew of her struggle; but eventually all knew of her light.”
An LA native, born and raised in the Studio City area, Áine has always lived a healthy active lifestyle. From playing soccer for twelve years to running Track and Field for five, athletics is part of who she is. When the CorePower Yoga in Sherman Oaks first opened, she came in with her best friend wanting to try something new. Áine started her yoga journey not really expecting much, but instead found, love, community, and a purpose. As she and her practice continued to grow, so did her love and passion for yoga. In 2013, she enrolled in the Hot Power Fusion Teacher Training and never looked back. Since then, she has completed Power Teacher Training, Level Two Training and lastly finished Sculpt Teacher Training and C1.5/C2 training in 2015. Her classes are energetic, fun, and grounding. Áine’s goal is for her students to leave their mat feeling relaxed, clear headed, inspired, as well as challenged. Most importantly, she aspires to help students have fun exploring their true self and connect the mind, body, and spirt so what they learn on the mat travels with them in their daily adventures. Áine can not wait to share her love, passion, and knowledge to those around her!
This set series is an hour-long, shoulder and wrist-friendly class without chaturangas (high to low push-ups) that combines the 26 & 2 and Power Yoga styles. Hot Power Fusion includes balancing, core work, hip openers and inversions accompanied by music, encouraging mindful focus and detoxification. 🔥 🔥

Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Oct 16 7:30 am - 8:30 am with Rachael Bell
    at Sherman Oaks
  • Tue Oct 16 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Meredith Meyer
    at Sherman Oaks
  • Tue Oct 16 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Emma Rosenblatt
    at Santa Monica
  • Tue Oct 16 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Hunter Haliniak
    at Koreatown
  • Tue Oct 16 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Milena Sarian
    at Manhattan Beach
  • Tue Oct 16 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Lucas Prada
    at Beverly Hills
  • Tue Oct 16 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Kirstin Webb (Ford)
    at Koreatown
  • Tue Oct 16 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm with Lisa Canning
    at Koreatown
  • Tue Oct 16 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Talita Silva
    at Manhattan Beach
  • Tue Oct 16 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Marie Kazadi
    at Sherman Oaks
  • Tue Oct 16 7:45 pm - 8:45 pm with Tessa Rapa
    at Beverly Hills
  • Tue Oct 16 7:45 pm - 8:45 pm with Kendra Jean Osborne
    at Pasadena
  • Tue Oct 16 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm with Meredith Meyer
    at Santa Monica
  • Wed Oct 17 6:30 am - 7:30 am with Lisa Canning
    at Beverly Hills
  • Wed Oct 17 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Kari Jaffe
    at Santa Monica
  • Wed Oct 17 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Alexa Palminteri
    at Pasadena
  • Wed Oct 17 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Daniel McMahon
    at Koreatown
  • Wed Oct 17 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Liz Daly
    at Manhattan Beach
  • Wed Oct 17 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm with Aine Oregan
    at Sherman Oaks
  • Wed Oct 17 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Lisa Canning
    at Koreatown