Hot Power Fusion

This class is taught by:

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

Stevie Roberts

Stevie has been actively practicing yoga since 2003. While studying theater at the University of Maryland, her voice for actor's teacher introduced the power of asana and pranayama to release tension. It was love at first breath. In 2013 after moving from New York to Los Angeles, Stevie found herself needing to ground down and committed to her practice. Encouraged by support of her family and friends Stevie signed up for Power Yoga Teacher Training in the spring of 2014 and completed Sculpt and Hot Power Fusion training in the spring of 2015. Yoga has enhanced her life by giving her the space to connect to her true self and her inner strength through the exploration of the practice. Stevie continues to be passionate about learning everything she can about yoga and most importantly sharing it with others.

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!'

Mike Averill

Mike was born and raised in Colorado. Having been a gymnast for much of his young life, investigating the mind-body connection has long been a passion. Yoga cemented a place in Mike's life initially as a way to manage stress, but grew into a much deeper exploration of the human experience. Mike hopes to inspire this same curiosity for life in others.

Mike completed his 200 hour Yoga Alliance certification under the guidance of Francesca Asumah, is in the process of receiving his 500 hour certification, and has also trained with Julia Planine-Troiani, Deanna Ainsworth, Rebekah Rivera, Brit Middleton, Cornelius Jones Jr., and Jonatan Silva, among others.

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Fitzjoy Hellin

Residing in Los Angeles, world traveling Tour manager in the concert music industry, after lower back surgery in 2007 and an upcoming knee surgery, running and Martial arts where excluded as daily exercise. In search for a new way to release the excess stress and healing of knee and back surgeries Fitzjoy accidentally walked into a beginners yoga class not knowing what he was getting into... He got hooked right away and practiced 6 months daily & nonstop. Knees healed, back relaxed, 25 LBS lighter and completely amazed by this new daily habit. Fitzjoy continues touring the world searching for Studio's to practice any type of yoga before starting his busy days city to city. Spring 2012 was time for a break from the busy extreme lifestyle and walked directly from a last show in India into a Los Angeles teacher training as a 'vacation' from the real world. Right upon completion of the course and with a 500 hr certification Fitzjoy rushed to Brussels, Belgium and Monterrey, Mexico for teaching experience and instructed non stop for weeks. Other teacher trainings and tons of workshops followed.
Fitzjoy can be found weekly in Downtown Juvenile detention teaching young troubled incarcerated youth or on tour instructing his artist clients and touring crew classes on lunch breaks.
Fitzjoy is passionate about people and finds Joy assisting you for greater bodies, stronger minds, long vitality & better health.

Lindsay Jenkins

LJ began her yoga journey in 2009. She vividly remembers her first class and the doubt that she carried with her. The kindness of her teachers helped to melt that doubt away. She strives to be that same reassuring voice to her students. She completed her 200 hour teacher training in 2013 at Sunstone Yoga Academy in Dallas, TX. She followed her 200 hour training with Prenatal Yoga certification from Semperviva Yoga in Vancouver, BC. LJ encourages her students to remember that the practice of yoga is a journey. As students, we must eliminate doubt so that there is room for growth, in each posture, in each movement and in each breath.

Holly Lyons

Yoga has been a passion of Holly’s for over 10 years. As a Five times X Games Athlete & World Cup Skateboarding Champion, Hot Yoga has really helped her to heal injuries, learn to be more present in the moment and learn how to focus her energy more powerfully.

Yoga is something she always did for herself and then a couple of years ago she was asked to fill in for a teacher at her nutrition club that couldn't make it. After teaching that day she realized how passionate she was to teach yoga for the rest of her life. In January of 2014, Holly signed up to become a certified yoga teacher. She is so grateful to have completed her 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Training with Hot 8 Yoga, Voted Top Yoga Studio in Los Angeles for multiple years now. She also teaches at both locations in Santa Monica and Beverly Hills.

Giving the gift of yoga to others and such a joy and she says it's a walking meditation for herself. Whenever we give we also receive so much love back. The greatest gift is the transformation of ourselves and yoga is such a powerful way to practice and transform ourselves on a daily basis. One love!

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.

Chelsea Mallon

Chelsea Mallon started practicing yoga about a decade ago, but it wasn't until her discovery of the heat, and the loving, beautiful community at Hot 8 Yoga, that she became truly devoted to her yogic path. Chelsea is so glad that she began her journey through teaching training at Hot 8 Yoga. She derived a wealth of knowledge, and is very excited to radiate her passion for Hot Yoga to others. She graduated from USC with a double bachelor's degree in psychology and theatre. She has always been fascinated by the mind, body, and soul connection, and Hot Yoga gave her space to explore those interests in an experiential way that has been nothing short of life-changing. A few years ago after being involved in a bad car accident, she found herself with injuries, chronic pain, and anxiety like she'd never experienced before. She attributes Hot Yoga to being integral to her healing process, and would not have as many smiles or pain-free days were it not for this amazing practice. Because of the gifts- both internally and externally that she has received from Hot Yoga, she felt called to give back by becoming a teacher.
"I think that it's particularly important in a hot yoga practice to find the balance- effort and intensity are integral to this sequence, but so is stillness and listening to your body."~ Chelsea Mallon

Tiffany Keyser

Tiffany has been practicing yoga for over 10 years after being introduced to her first heated yoga class and loving it!

She began teaching four years ago because yoga made such a positive impact on her life, and wanted the opportunity to share with anyone and everyone how they could benefit from yoga as well.

She loves to see the transformations physically, mentally, and spiritually that her students experience through their own personal practice. Tiffany teaches multiple styles of yoga, including, Yoga Sculpt, Power Vinyasa, and Hot Power Fusion. She enjoys connecting with her students and growing together through the practice of yoga!

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.

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.
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:

  • Mon Dec 17 6:30 am - 7:30 am with Lisa Canning
    at Beverly Hills
  • Mon Dec 17 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Kari Jaffe
    at Santa Monica
  • Mon Dec 17 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Alexa Palminteri
    at Pasadena
  • Mon Dec 17 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Liz Daly
    at Manhattan Beach
  • Mon Dec 17 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Daniel McMahon
    at Koreatown
  • Mon Dec 17 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm with Aine Oregan
    at Sherman Oaks
  • Mon Dec 17 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Stevie Roberts
    at Koreatown
  • Mon Dec 17 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm with Alex Robertson-Dworet
    at Pasadena
  • Mon Dec 17 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm with Hunter Haliniak
    at Beverly Hills
  • Mon Dec 17 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Mike Averill
    at Santa Monica
  • Mon Dec 17 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Fitzjoy Hellin
    at Sherman Oaks
  • Mon Dec 17 7:45 pm - 8:45 pm with Lindsay Jenkins
    at Pasadena
  • Mon Dec 17 7:45 pm - 8:45 pm with Holly Lyons
    at Beverly Hills
  • Mon Dec 17 9:30 pm - 10:30 pm with Hunter Haliniak
    at Koreatown
  • Tue Dec 18 7:30 am - 8:30 am with Rachael Bell
    at Sherman Oaks
  • Tue Dec 18 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Meredith Meyer
    at Sherman Oaks
  • Tue Dec 18 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Chelsea Mallon
    at Santa Monica
  • Tue Dec 18 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Tiffany Keyser
    at Koreatown
  • Tue Dec 18 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Milena Sarian
    at Manhattan Beach
  • Tue Dec 18 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Emma Rosenblatt
    at Beverly Hills