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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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

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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)

Will Staten


Im originally from Texas and am a lifelong soccer player and all around athlete. My life revolved around physical fitness and being active. Over the years a series of injuries limited me so much, that I could barely jog without experiencing pain. After running out of non-surgical options to rebuild strength and flexibility, I stumbled into a yoga class.

What started out as a way to get back on the field slowly evolved into a way of life. I learned there's much more to this practice than just the physical aspects. I learned to not let the big picture slow you down, but instead, to appreciate life moment by moment and to be thankful for who I am now. Yoga has changed me in ways I could never have imagined.

This greater understanding was the spark that made me want to become a yoga teacher. My goal is to help others unlock the benefits of yoga, both physical and mental. I want to help folks stop and smell the roses and appreciate the greatness that lies within.

Sarah Helt

Sarah Helt, E-RYT200
Certified Yoga Instructor + Accessible Yoga Ambassador

My yoga journey began at 18 when a friend suggested I try a class at the local gym. It happened to be an Ashtanga primary series and from that day forward I was hooked! However, it wasn’t until my last year of college, when my clowning and movement studies professor asked if I would assist his summer yoga intensive, that I started to consider teaching.

My initial 200 hour yoga training was in Canggu, Bali, Indonesia in multi-style vinyasa, viniyoga, and incorporated thai massage. I began my yoga career in Chicago, Illinois where, in my first two years, I was lucky enough to help open five different boutique yoga spaces. Primarily a power vinyasa and restorative-yin yoga teacher, my life changed completely when I was contacted by a high profile triathlon coach to work with her disabled athletes. I was introduced to the true therapeutic benefits of yoga for recovery, pain management, and trauma. I work with students who have, and have had, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injuries, amputations, visual impairments, spinal chord injury, chronic pain, and/or nerve damage. Last year I partnered with the Accessible Yoga Movement in Santa Barbara to become one of the organization’s first Accessible Yoga Ambassadors.

I approach life with an open heart and zero expectations; as I believe you should approach every yoga class. I am overjoyed to share my practice with you. Come play!

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!

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!

Alison Skillen Hobbs

Alison’s yoga journey began with a regular Bikram practice to survive the cold five winters in London. After lengthy flirtations with Ashtanga in Sydney and Power Yoga in Los Angeles, she completed her teacher training at Semperviva Yoga in Vancouver. Alison believes in the tradition of yoga as a lifestyle and the importance of incorporating asana (postures), pranayama (breath) and yogic philosophy into daily life. Her classes involve strong Hatha-Vinyasa yoga, focusing on the importance of incorporating breath and meditation into the physical practice. Alison believes strongly in including music and a sense of play in her practice, so come along prepared to sweat, laugh and move along to some funky tunes.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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:

  • Sun Jun 25 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Eddy Rimada
    at Sherman Oaks
  • Sun Jun 25 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Rebekah Grace Rivera
    at Santa Monica
  • Sun Jun 25 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Chris Reed
    at Pasadena
  • Sun Jun 25 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Julia Planine-Troiani
    at Beverly Hills
  • Sun Jun 25 11:30 am - 12:30 pm with Will Staten
    at Manhattan Beach
  • Sun Jun 25 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Sarah Helt
    at Pasadena
  • Sun Jun 25 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm with Kaliko Hurley
    at Beverly Hills
  • Mon Jun 26 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Eddy Rimada
    at Pasadena
  • Mon Jun 26 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Dakota Lupo
    at Beverly Hills
  • Mon Jun 26 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Janelle Johnson
    at Sherman Oaks
  • Mon Jun 26 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Alison Skillen Hobbs
    at Santa Monica
  • Mon Jun 26 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Julia Planine-Troiani
    at Beverly Hills
  • Mon Jun 26 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Eben Oroz
    at Santa Monica
  • Mon Jun 26 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Sarah Helt
    at Pasadena
  • Mon Jun 26 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Laurel Erilane
    at Manhattan Beach
  • Mon Jun 26 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Alexis Holden
    at Sherman Oaks
  • Tue Jun 27 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Marie Kazadi
    at Pasadena
  • Tue Jun 27 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Naomi Zelin
    at Sherman Oaks
  • Tue Jun 27 6:30 am - 7:30 am with Dakota Lupo
    at Beverly Hills
  • Tue Jun 27 6:30 am - 7:30 am with Cassie Stevenson
    at Santa Monica