Power Yoga


This class is taught by:

Naomi Zelin

Naomi’s spiritual journey began in 2010 after a snowboarding injury landed her in the hospital with a fractured spine. Naomi discovered that when she used yoga as a method of physical therapy that it was not long before she began to feel a better connection with her mind, body, and soul. Since childhood Naomi dealt with low self-esteem and poor body image, it was not until she found yoga that she began a journey to self-love and acceptance. Through yoga Naomi has been able to heal herself from the inside out. Since then she has set her intention to help heal others by helping people find the courage to set their demons free and find unconditional self-love. Naomi holds a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology and has studied yoga with Masters all over the world including India, Nepal, Indonesia and Cambodia. In addition, Naomi was initiated as a Reiki healer in Thailand in 2015.

Marie Kazadi

Yoga found Marie. After making serious life changing decisions, including the decision to have a happy ending, a series of events unfolded leaving yoga to the end. Of course the story continues but a question was answered and a need met. Marie has been happily teaching yoga for over 2 years. The journey started 4 years ago when a yoga studio opened up next door to the salon she worked at in 2010. The awesome classes and inspiring teachers sealed the deal. From then on she has been faithful to her yoga practice being conscious of the wonderful lessons she learns every time she steps on her mat. With gentle encouragement from the many instructors who encouraged her every day she finally enrolled in the 200 Hour Teacher Training and received her certification in the summer of 2011. She considers this the best thing she has done career wise EVER! Her mission is to guide her class to being open to their potential and opportunities for growth within themselves and their yoga practice. Alignment is your power and is key in every one of her classes. Marie’s class is always full of energy, a powerful flow, awesome music, and above all, led with integrity.

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.

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

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

 

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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Karli McGuiness

Karli McGuiness is a 4th generation yogi from a line of Hatha, Ashtanga, Kundalini, and Bikram Yoga teachers. She followed in her family’s footsteps in 2010 when she took part in the National Asana Competition and attended Bikram’s Teacher Training. She has been teaching internationally ever since. Although she respects and loves all styles of yoga, Bikram, Vinyasa and Yin yoga have had the most profound positive impacts on her life; making them an offering that she feels privileged to share with her students. Fascinated by the anatomical and biological benefits of yoga, Karli continues to research the latest scientific findings in order to enrich her teaching of the practice.

Karli has done a lot of independent research to discover why yoga is so effective on an anatomical level. Conducting interviews with Barnard and Columbia University neuroscientists and with “Pure Action” based in Texas, has aided in her goal to expand her love for yoga into the scientific realm. You'll see that some of her yoga influences like Vinyasa, Dharma, Ashtanga, and Restorative have a place in these sequences. She strongly believes that there is a big benefit from practicing all styles of yoga, whichever resonates with you!

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

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

 

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)

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!

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.

Omar Lopez

Omar Lopez combines yoga, dance and martial arts to soulful sounds and ancestral rhythms to provide a unique platform of movement meditation.

Omar is formerly a feature choreographer and dancer for several multi platinum selling entertainment icons such as Janet Jackson, Madonna, Mary J Blige, P. Diddy Ricky Martin, Pink and Usher ...just to name a few.

At present Mr. Lopez holds certifications with The national Academy of Sports Medicine ( NASM ), YOGA ALLIANCE, 200 hr cert. EARTHS POWER YOGA and is a dedicated practitioner of GRACIE JIU JITSU.

Omar's classes will challenge the warrior spirit while allowing the practitioner to do so in a safe space of spiritual liberation and self expression.

Yancy Schwartz

Yancy took his first yoga class in 2005 while on a skate tour in the Dominican Republic. He initially got into yoga because it made him feel lighter while skating. In 2008 he received his 200 hour Vinyasa certification from Yoga to the People in New York City. He also trained for and teaches the 26 hot postures. In 2013 he completed a 500 hour Dharma Yoga Center certification and a 50 hour Rocket Vinyasa certification from Asta Yoga. He wants to help his students evolve beyond the physical and mental, attuning to their natural rhythms and developing their 6th sense.

Mackenzie Morrin


Mackenzie comes from an athletic background and grew up hanging out in the back of the studio in her parents' group fitness classes. With a gymnastics background, she began practicing Bikram at age 8 as a weekend hobby and later found her passion in Vinyasa flow, Restorative and Yin style classes. So it came as no surprise when she did her 200 hour teacher training in 2014 and became a RYT with Yoga Alliance.

Alex Nashton

Alex completed her 500 Hour Certification at ISHTA Yoga under the guidance of Yogiraj Alan Finger, apprenticing Yogiraj Mona Anand. This training was the catalyst for an overwhelming love of neuroscience, and specifically, a curiosity for neuroplasticity, the brain’s ability to rewire itself. Her personal research in this field has brought her to an abundant source of hope for the human race to change the way we relate to ourselves and others by changing the thoughts in our head. Alex's practice and teaching is now informed by the relationship between yoga, meditation, and refined change on a cellular level. Her teaching harnesses the evolving nature of the human mind so that students can empower themselves to change their own personal reality. She currently lives in Santa Monica, California where she is pursuing a degree in Neuroscience.
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:

  • Thu Apr 27 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Naomi Zelin
    at Sherman Oaks
  • Thu Apr 27 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Marie Kazadi
    at Pasadena
  • Thu Apr 27 6:30 am - 7:30 am with Eben Oroz
    at Santa Monica
  • Thu Apr 27 6:30 am - 7:30 am with Dakota Lupo
    at Beverly Hills
  • Thu Apr 27 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Corina Alfiler
    at Sherman Oaks
  • Thu Apr 27 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Marlize Joubert
    at Santa Monica
  • Thu Apr 27 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Eddy Rimada
    at Pasadena
  • Thu Apr 27 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm with Karli McGuiness
    at Sherman Oaks
  • Thu Apr 27 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm with Layna Dakin
    at Santa Monica
  • Thu Apr 27 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Rebekah Grace Rivera
    at Manhattan Beach
  • Thu Apr 27 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Julia Planine-Troiani
    at Beverly Hills
  • Thu Apr 27 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Janelle Johnson
    at Sherman Oaks
  • Fri Apr 28 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Milena Sarian
    at Manhattan Beach
  • Fri Apr 28 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Eddy Rimada
    at Pasadena
  • Fri Apr 28 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Ariadne Vickers-Davis
    at Sherman Oaks
  • Fri Apr 28 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Omar Lopez
    at Beverly Hills
  • Fri Apr 28 10:45 am - 11:45 am with Yancy Schwartz
    at Santa Monica
  • Fri Apr 28 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Corina Alfiler
    at Beverly Hills
  • Fri Apr 28 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Mackenzie Morrin
    at Pasadena
  • Fri Apr 28 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Alex Nashton
    at Santa Monica