Power Yoga


This class is taught by:

Gabriel Yelloz

Gabriel and his yoga mat have been inseparable since he was just a teenager. His love for yoga, and general desire to help people drew him towards teaching yoga. He has trained with yoga masters along the banks of the Ganges river in the foothills of the Himalayas. Gabriel received his Yoga Alliance RYT 500 certification at Shiva Yoga Peeth in Rishikesh, India. He has conducted yoga classes throughout North America, Asia, and Europe in a variety of styles to practitioners of all levels.

He instructs his students through physical and verbal cues, focusing on developing proper alignment and cultivating both physical and mental awareness, while uniting breath and movement. Gabriel believes by balancing physical strength with flexibility, and proper breathing, the body and mind become unified.

Rebekah Grace Rivera

I can’t actually remember my first yoga class. In many ways yoga has always been a part of my life; sometimes more present than many other important aspects of life.

In college I took a yoga class to satisfy my physical education credits. Primarily because it was familiar to me and didn’t require much effort. At the time, I discovered it seemed to help with snowboarding, which mattered most. Learning how to regulate my breath turned out to be incredibly useful when flying down mountains at full speed. It eliminated the fear factor and helped me to push myself in ways I hadn’t before; the experience was liberating.

After college yoga took a backseat, right next to my snowboard, as I began to passionately explore the world of holistic health. Enrolling in a holistic nutrition school in New York, where the many faces of alternative health were presented to me, I discovered the importance of loving ones self and loving what it is that we do in this world.

Yoga soon returned to my life, shortly after moving to Los Angeles. I found a group of yogis that gathered together 6 days a week to practice. Under the guidance of our teacher, we moved through 3 hours of pranayama, asana and meditation before moving into our day. That was the true beginning.

I can honestly say that I was afraid to commit to the practice fully--essentially one day teaching myself. I understood the importance of living a life that embraced my passions, but I was unable leave the safety net of my salary. But that’s one of the most incredible things about this practice; the more I dove into it, the more I began to let go and embrace more of what I want in my life.

This journey has taught me how important it is to believe in yourself and follow your passion. I want to instill confidence in my students, help them find the strength to believe in themselves as my mentors and fellow yogis have for me. My yoga community continues to foster my growth, while inspiring me to be better and do better daily. My hope is to do the same for you.

"Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.” - Ryunosuke Satoro

Certifications & Achievements
CHHC – Certified Holistic Health Counselor through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition
AADP – Certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners
500 Hour RYT – 500 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance - in progress
200 Hour RYT - Registered Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance
Dharma Mittra’s 500hr Teacher Training in New York - in progress
Yin Yoga Teacher Training - Registered through Yoga Alliance
Children’s Yoga Teacher Training - Registered through Yoga Alliance
Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training - Registered through Yoga Alliance

www.rebekahgraceyoga.com
Facebook: Rebekah Grace Yoga

 

Courtney Clark

"Courtney earned her first 200-hour YTT from Yoga Six in San Diego in 2015, and completely fell in love. Since then, she has earned her second 200-hour YTT from Just Be Yoga in Walnut Creek, CA, her 300-hour YTT through Bryce Yoga in Koh Samui, Thailand, and has assisted in leading a 200-hour YTT. She is passionate about the immense amounts of yoga brings: physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.

Currently, Courtney is completing her last year before earning her BA in Psychology, and is also currently completing massage school at National Holistic Institute.

Expect to leave Courtney's class feeling EMPOWERED, inspired, balanced, and a little happier! She loves to have fun exploring deeper variations of postures, but absolutely LOVES beginners as well, and encourages practitioners of ALL levels to come practice with her. Yoga is for EVERYONE!"

Anna Schwaber


Anna Bek wants us all to feel bright with vitality. She creates each of her classes as a collective experience with an emphasis on the cathartic release, breathwork, music and flow. The barre and sculpt classes are high-energy and guaranteed to make you work until you feel strong both inside and out. Her power yoga and yin yoga classes are geared towards building inner and outer awareness, strengthening foundations, and going deeper. She assures she will work and stretch both your mind and your body so you can feel ready for seated meditation. She is an RYT-200 yoga teacher with barre, yin, and mat pilates certifications. She is originally from Nashville, TN but lives in Venice, CA.
 

Sabrina Mata

Born and raised on Rio de Janeiro, Sabrina Mata has an extensive workout background and her first contact with yoga was at a Hatha Yoga class in 2002 where she found herself flowing with the breath. Always fascinated about the holistic world and Paulo Coelho books, she studied Chromotherapy and Reiki while finishing College.

Attracted by the multi cultured world, Sabrina moved to Los Angeles in 2007. Here, she met Bryan Kest Power Yoga, a studio in Santa Monica where she found strength and balance to support her new journey. Yoga have always been part of her adventures and the best discipline to dive deep through her soul to discover more about herself.

Working as a writer during this time in California she published two poetry books in Brazil and in 2015 decided to take the 500 hours YTT at Yogaworks and became registered through the Yoga Alliance. Living the life she dreamed, Sabrina moved forward investing all of her time in the development of her teaching yoga skills and helping others to blossom the best they cary on themselves as students and as human beings.

“Yoga is a great tool to overcome limits, expand self-knowledge, stimulate love and provide acceptance on the mat and in our own lives”.

Alex Halenda

Alex loves this yoga stuff. She really believes in its power to change the world too. It's not only her studies with teachers across the country, its the inner-work and self study that she finds truly magical and transformative. That empowering self-analysis and the awareness that comes with it is ultimately what she seeks to share with you! With over 10 years practicing, 8 years teaching she's in the game for the long-haul, and she wants to share every bit of power, vinyasa, yin, pranayama, and meditation she can with you. Hopefully with a few good laughs and stories along the way. Alex keeps it light, but she takes you deep, as deep as you're ready to go!

Julia Planine-Troiani

Julia Planine-Troiani explores various forms of movement practice including Yoga, Pilates, dance, Thai Massage, Gaga, Butoh, and has been teaching her discoveries for seven years. She is particularly grateful to Lindsay Dombrowski (Yoga to the People) for her intention, ferocity and love. She is committed to holding space for people to realize their own inspirational power, agency and beauty. Yoga, like any practice, is holistic. She hopes to illuminate and encourage self-awareness through a highly physical, sensation-based experience as a means towards self-discovery that necessarily pours off the mat into "daily life". She is looking forward to sharing time and space with you and doing the good work! (ate9dancecompany.com)

Nicole Avendano

Born and raised in Miami, FL. Her love for yoga began when she first moved to Los Angeles in the summer of 2011. After landing at Hot 8 Yoga, she immediately fell in love and quickly became a part of the Hot 8 Yoga community. As a young child that grew up physically active, she believes that it wasn't until she found yoga that she truly understood how to feel comfortable in her own body. The combination of both the physical and the spiritual connection she felt was what got her attention. She was able to apply the lessons she learned in the yoga room both on and off her mat! Always in search for improvement and self discovery, Nicole decided to embark on the journey of becoming a yoga teacher. She completed her 200 hour certification and since then has been dedicated to create a safe space for other people to connect with their spiritual power, feel comfortable in their bodies, and just have fun!

Kaliko Hurley

Hawai'i native Kaliko Hurley loves the practice - and challenge - of yoga. First arriving on her mat as an undergraduate student at Stanford University and reuniting with it again at UCLA Law, Kaliko practiced to get out of her mind and into her body - a more joyful, expressive and loving place. Thanks to a history of long-distance running, daily marathon hours at a computer and being blessed what her teachers have called a naturally "tight"-er body, Kaliko is especially challenged by her daily practice that requires full focus, presence and, most importantly, patience. Kaliko received her teaching certification while studying under senior teacher Joan Hyman at Yogaworks and teaches Ashtanga-inspired classes influenced by her some of her favorite teachers including Vinnie Marino, Sara Ivanhoe and Bianca Fearon. Aloha!

Eddy Rimada

My approach to yoga is understanding that only with a strong committed daily practice, overcoming and pushing through the urge to let the pose overcome you, can one only then begin to shed the layers of the ego that have been holding us back from becoming our truest self leading every decision with an unconditionally loving open heart.

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Dakota Lupo

Dakota Lupo (E-RYT 200) is a west coast transplant who was born and raised in NYC. He completed his first 200-hr training at Yoga to the People in Manhattan and being teaching there in 2009. Specializing in power vinyasa, bikram yoga, and yin yoga, Dakota moved to Los Angeles in 2010 and teaches extensively all over the city. He leads teacher trainings, workshops for teachers and students alike, trains pros and amateurs, the young and the less young, and continues to develop his style of teaching to explore new territory. A creative by trade, each of Dakotas classes, each practice, each moment on the mat is different from the day before and also different from the person next door. With a continuing challenge to explore breath, each of his classes balance enough guidance and compassion for the beginner, with enough depth, specificity, and intense edge work for the advanced yogi. You will move. You will work. Find more at www.dakotalupo.com

Janelle Johnson

Janelle, originally from Mystic, CT, took her first yoga class in Fulham, London in 2007. Although, she found it difficult to get through her first class, something keep drawing her back into the practice. She practiced yoga through injuries, marathon training and 2 babies. It kept her balanced in all aspects of her life and taught her to breathe through difficult poses, inside and out of the yoga room.

In early 2012, she received her 200 RYT training in Ormond Beach, Florida and has been teaching since, in the Seattle area. She has continued her education with a 500 RYT program and Yoga Sculpt. She has a true passion for her students whom inspire her everyday and looks forward to assisting your yoga journey/practice, any way that she can, to the best of her ability. Janelle leads a strong, steady and energetic yoga class. She can not wait to meet you!

Marlize Joubert

Marlize Joubert has been studying the healing arts most of her life. Her roots are in Yoga; (Vinyasa, Iyengar, Pranayama, Ashtanga, Yoga philosophy), Meditation modalities, Nutrition and the juicy mystery of life itself. Curiousity and honest self-exploration has always been a source of tremendous healing for Marlize and her calling to be of service to the world at large has been clear to her since a very young age.

Marlize currently lives in sunny California where she teaches Yoga to a wide variety of people, privately and in Studios. Marlize also leads workshops on a monthly basis. You can check her website for her retreat destination schedule. Marlize is a qualified E-RYT500 teacher and leads yoga teacher trainings locally and soon globally. Meditation and breathing circles are another gift she offers to her students. The work is highly transformational and empowering.

Marlize continues her journey as a student of healing arts and considers herself a lifelong student due to her life outlook that there is no limit to knowledge and understanding. She is deeply grateful for all the wisdom of all the teachers and lineages before her. They left us with a wealth of knowledge where anyone can find support through the ever changing universe.

She hold certificates from Yoga Works 500hr (Annie Carpenter, Sonya Cottle, Lisa Walford, Jasmin Lieb), Exhale 500hr (Saul David Rey, Shiva Rea, Erich Schiffmann, Hala Khouri), Para Yoga 50hrs (Rod Stryker), David Elliott HT1-6, Advanced Medical Qi Gong 3yr, Thai Yoga Massage 50hr (Saul David Rey).

Marlize is a Ambassador for Yoga Earth, Manduka, and Lululemon.

More info: MarlizeJoubert.com

 

Cassie Stevenson

Cassie was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. She ventured to Southern California to attend college, graduating from Chapman University with a degree in PR/Advertising & Communications. Subsequently graduating from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising with a degree in Apparel Manufacturing. She is founder and designer of bluDemocracy, a sustainable clothing line made entirely from Bamboo.

Cassie is passionate about educating and empowering individuals to take control of their own health from the inside out. She encourages people to raise their vibration through self-awareness, conscious movement, and plant food nutrition. She is founder of The Modern Farmacy, an Urban Farm and Juice Company, advocating for sustainable, healthy, and vibrant lifestyles.

Her devotion to health and wellness, stems from her background as a competitive athlete. Her history as a runner, dancer, and World Champion Equestrian has given her a deep appreciation & fascination for health, fitness, and the human body.

While studying abroad during college, Cassie experienced her introduction to yoga at a retreat in India. However, it was not until a series of horseback riding injuries that she turned to yoga to heal and restore her body in order to continue her competitive riding career. As she became more committed to her practice, she realized the benefits went far beyond just the physical. Through yoga Cassie found a connection between mind, body, and spirit that has helped her heal, grow, and transform on and off her mat.

From the first day she stepped foot in Hot 8 Yoga, practicing in the heat has been part of her daily routine. She fell in love with Hot Yoga Barre, as it helped her regain strength and flexibility to her spine following her serious injuries. With an interest in deepening her practice, she signed up for the Yoga Barre teacher training with Nancy Norby in February 2015. This was a life changing experience, prompting an intense desire to learn more and sign up for the Hot Power Fusion Teacher Training in June 2015 with Deanna Ainsworth.

Cassie’s journey thus far with the Hot 8 Yoga community has been incredibly fulfilling. She aims to share her passion and with gratitude for the practice to inspire other yogis.

Amanda Petro

With a 10 year background in gymnastics, Amanda was introduced to yoga in high school and immediately loved the physical aspect of the practice. It wasn't until she moved away for college when she started practicing Ashtanga & Vinyasa regularly. After two years of continuous dedication, she became hooked on not just the physical aspect of yoga but the mind, body and spiritual connection.
In late 2014 she began her journey to becoming a teacher. When she completed her RYT 200, she craved to learn more and to dive deeper into yoga philosophy. She graduated from Southwest Institute of Healing Arts in Tempe, Arizona where she finished the 800 hour Holistic Health Practitioner program while completing her RYT 500, Holistic Nutrition Specialist and Reiki Master Teacher. Amanda now specializes in Vinyasa, Yin, Prenatal, Children's, PTSD, Aromatherapy and Crystal Bowl Sound Healing.
Amanda loves incorporating funky, dynamic flows and fun tunes into her sequencing and don't be surprised if you catch her dancing and singing to the music!
A Vinyasa-style dynamic flow class, Hot Power Yoga uses breath as the primary link between attentiveness and integration of the mind and body. Hot Power Yoga is an intense practice that will flow you through strengthening postures throughout the entire class. This practice is meant to detoxify the body and burn calories through movement, breath, and heat. Designed for intermediate to advanced levels. Heated to 105-109 degrees.

Upcoming classes:

  • Sat Oct 21 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Gabriel Yelloz
    at Sherman Oaks
  • Sat Oct 21 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Rebekah Grace Rivera
    at Santa Monica
  • Sat Oct 21 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Courtney Clark
    at Pasadena
  • Sat Oct 21 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Corina Alfiler
    at Beverly Hills
  • Sat Oct 21 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Anna Schwaber
    at Manhattan Beach
  • Sat Oct 21 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm with Sabrina Mata
    at Manhattan Beach
  • Sun Oct 22 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Alex Halenda
    at Sherman Oaks
  • Sun Oct 22 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Rebekah Grace Rivera
    at Santa Monica
  • Sun Oct 22 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Chris Reed
    at Pasadena
  • Sun Oct 22 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Julia Planine-Troiani
    at Beverly Hills
  • Sun Oct 22 11:30 am - 12:30 pm with Sabrina Mata
    at Manhattan Beach
  • Sun Oct 22 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Nicole Avendano
    at Pasadena
  • Sun Oct 22 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm with Kaliko Hurley
    at Beverly Hills
  • Mon Oct 23 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Eddy Rimada
    at Pasadena
  • Mon Oct 23 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Dakota Lupo
    at Beverly Hills
  • Mon Oct 23 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Janelle Johnson
    at Sherman Oaks
  • Mon Oct 23 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Marlize Joubert
    at Santa Monica
  • Mon Oct 23 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Julia Planine-Troiani
    at Beverly Hills
  • Mon Oct 23 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Cassie Stevenson
    at Santa Monica
  • Mon Oct 23 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Amanda Petro
    at Pasadena