Power Yoga


This class is taught by:

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!

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
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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)

Eben Oroz

The world is moving. There is a current. There is a direction. Dear friend, we all feel this dance. It is our path pulling us, but to where? I believe to spirit. I believe to self. But the road is long and it is filled with lessons. Sometimes the lessons bite and we suffer. But in that we grow. On the way we meet our forgotten comrades. We learn to see each other again and in that we learn to see ourselves. They teach us. We teach them. We walk together and then go our separate ways, trusting when the time is right our paths will again surely cross. Eventually we learn to trust the path itself, despite its pits and its thorns. Through our cuts and bruises we begin to understand. To understand is to love, be with this and the current slows. We will MOVE with this current, BREATHE into this current, and SIT as this current.
My perpetual curiosity towards self and world lead me to yoga during graduate school. After my 200 hour TT I realized the doors to this enchanting practice had only hardly opened. Since then I've been slowly opening this extraordinary door through an acute study of self and an exploration of multiple yogic traditions and philosophies.

Laurel Erilane

Laurel Erilane grew up as a competitive athlete who constantly pushed her body to its limit. She first discovered yoga at age fifteen as an alternative therapy to sports when several injuries prevented her from playing with such intensity. She now recognizes yoga as a life long practice which has guided her to travel, live and teach internationally. Her yogic roots stem from the Mukti School of Yoga, with a YA E-RYS 500 Hr certification. Laurel's teaching style emphasizes proper anatomical alignment through both classical and modern variations, incorporating the union of breath and fluid movement as a guided meditation. She believes that every time you step on to the mat is an opportunity to deepen your sense of self, and learn more about finding your own personal peace. As every day presents new challenges, we must first do the work on ourselves, in order to uplift others around us.

Christine Nguyen

Christine V. Nguyen is never quite sure whether she found yoga, or yoga found her. Always an athlete with a natural love for movement, she fell in love at first with the asana — the physical layer of the practice. It was later, when dealing with personal loss and grief within her family and interpersonal relationships, that her true yoga practice began. Yoga helped her cultivate a necessary sense of stillness and even deep gratitude, in what was otherwise a paralyzing period in her life.

Christine received her 200-HR certification through Jennifer Prugh with the Joy of Yoga teacher training in Los Gatos, California. Her training emphasized the deep roots and history of yoga, as well as safely and intuitively opening the body for the physical practice. As a result, her classes are as much about cultivating body awareness and meeting physical challenges fearlessly, as it is about opening up the heart. Christine is also Yoga Sculpt certified, and believes that this fun, challenging format helped build her strength for a more advanced vinyasa practice.

Above all, Christine believes that time on the mat is a move towards a daily practice of joy and gratitude — come and play with her!

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!

Camille Kappelman

Camille found yoga through her passion for dance. Growing up immersed in ballet and modern, she attained her BFA in ballet from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts where she also discovered a strong practice in both Pilates and Yoga. After two decades of dance training she moved on to dance professionally with companies in Santa Barbara and Santa Monica. Camille moved to Pasadena in 2016 where she found Hot 8 Yoga and established a strong and steady practice. Immersing herself fully into the yoga world changed her outlook on life and brought about heightened passion for teaching. Obtaining her 200hr YTT under the direction of Sarah Helt and Scott Brandon she delved more fully into the world of yoga with an open heart and mind. Fusing her love of dance and yoga together, she strives to create a safe and welcoming space allowing students to challenge themselves both physically and mentally. As a teacher and mentor of dance for over eight years, this new found love and deep exploration of yoga informs and heightens her instruction in both arenas, allowing students to hone their practice and find greater meaning and a greater sense of satisfaction through this demanding and beautiful work.

Francesca Nguyen

Life instantly shifted and forever changed for Francesca after her first Hot Yoga class in 2009. Up until then, her life was robotic and without an “off mode”. Yoga helped in finding her voice, self-love, life’s purpose, and inner strength. Francesca believes that we can only be true and compassionate to others if we are true and have love and compassion for ourselves. Miracles happen to each of us, every day – and for her, miracles unfold every time she steps on the mat. Her heart sings louder, mind is much more quiet, and life seems more manageable. Yoga taught her self-acceptance, patience, and also a beautiful reminder, that each of us is a unique gift to the world around us. If we can all live from a place of gratitude, only then can we truly experience ultimate joy and peace.

Francesca is very grateful for the ancient teachings of yoga. Vinyasa Flow allows for a touch of playfulness, Hot Yoga strengthens the mental endurance, while Iyengar Yoga deepens her practice and refines her posture alignment. There is nothing more rewarding for Francesca than being able to share with students her passion for yoga, with a strong sense of service.

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.

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!

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

 

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.

Karen Pascual

I was first introduced to yoga in college, but didn’t get involved and more consistent in my practice until 2012. I was going through a transition period in my life and found yoga to be my salvation, I was going every day consistently when the studio I was attending was having their first yoga training, in which I completed my 200hr RYT through Yoga Alliance. From there I gained a ybarre and basic mat pilates certification and have been teaching these styles along with Vinyasa base yoga since. What you can expect in my class is emphasis on alignment, lots of high energy, and embracing that fire within! I fell in love with yoga because of how versatile it can be, and especially the incorporation of a mental, physical, and spiritual practice. Whether young, old, injured, unfamiliar or advanced- yoga addresses a variety of aspects one may be seeking for. Yoga takes you as you are, whole heartedly, and teaches the yogi to do the same. I want my students to have fun in my class, whatever level they may be, to explore their potential and progress past their limits. When incorporating barre/scuplt movements, there is an added high pace ambiance for those looking to condition themselves further by building strength and endurance. Let’s breathe, smile, and sweat!

Layna Dakin

Layna is passionate about living a healthy, well-balanced life full of meaning, growth and an abundance of love. Through every practice Layna will guide and encourage you to move within the intelligence of your own unique body, to enjoy the physical challenge and the peaceful energy yoga brings into our lives on and off the mat. Layna’s love of fitness began in her living room at a very young age, rocking out to Jane Fonda’s exercise videos! She started her teaching career at University of Massachusetts with aerobics and Pilates. After studying Iyengar yoga for a year abroad in Hawaii, Layna quickly felt this alignment based practice deepen her love for the mechanics of the body. Layna has since completed 300 hours of training with Baron Baptiste, 500 hours with Yoga-fit, and has studied with Annie Carpenter, Maty Ezraty, Shiva Rea, Denise Kaufman, Deanna Ainsworth, and is an AFAA certified group exercise instructor and personal trainer. "You live your truth by sharing it." ~Baron Baptiste

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:

  • Mon Dec 11 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Eddy Rimada
    at Pasadena
  • Mon Dec 11 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Dakota Lupo
    at Beverly Hills
  • Mon Dec 11 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Janelle Johnson
    at Sherman Oaks
  • Mon Dec 11 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Rebekah Grace Rivera
    at Santa Monica
  • Mon Dec 11 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Eddy Rimada
    at Koreatown
  • Mon Dec 11 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Julia Planine-Troiani
    at Beverly Hills
  • Mon Dec 11 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Eben Oroz
    at Santa Monica
  • Mon Dec 11 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Laurel Erilane
    at Manhattan Beach
  • Mon Dec 11 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Christine Nguyen
    at Sherman Oaks
  • Mon Dec 11 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Amanda Petro
    at Pasadena
  • Tue Dec 12 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Camille Kappelman
    at Pasadena
  • Tue Dec 12 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Francesca Nguyen
    at Sherman Oaks
  • Tue Dec 12 6:30 am - 7:30 am with Dakota Lupo
    at Beverly Hills
  • Tue Dec 12 6:30 am - 7:30 am with Cassie Stevenson
    at Santa Monica
  • Tue Dec 12 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Eddy Rimada
    at Koreatown
  • Tue Dec 12 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Nicole Avendano
    at Sherman Oaks
  • Tue Dec 12 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Marlize Joubert
    at Santa Monica
  • Tue Dec 12 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Gabriel Yelloz
    at Pasadena
  • Tue Dec 12 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm with Karen Pascual
    at Sherman Oaks
  • Tue Dec 12 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm with Layna Dakin
    at Santa Monica