Yin Community Class $8

This class is taught by:

Bailey Kai Brietzke

Bailey has been calling Los Angeles home since 2012. She discovered yoga in her teens when she stepped away from gymnastics and competitive cheerleading and needed something to supplement her love of movement. Having studied music her entire life, she found herself particularly drawn to the Barre style at Hot 8, because it incorporated music so heavily. She completed her Yoga Barre Teacher Training under Nancy Norby in Oct 2016.

Teresa Lebron

As a Dancer of stage, film and television for 15 + yrs. throughout my career I was exposed to Yoga and would practice when I could in between dance jobs. I would also go to the gym and sometimes Pilates to help with body maintenance and injury prevention, but Yoga became where I went to more and more as it wasn’t just about the physical aspect. My spirit and my emotions always experienced something I couldn’t often put into words but knew in my heart it was right!
As I transitioned out of the industry, as a dancer, I still yearned for expansive movement so I continued to go to Yoga. Hatha was my go to for a long while then later trying other forms I fell in love with Bikram. Since 2007 I really became dedicated to practice Yoga regularly in particular Bikram and Hatha (Vinyasa, Power and Meditation).
When I finally left the world of dance and pursued other fields of work Yoga was where I went for mind body alignment. In my transitional journey, I became an Executive Assistant to Neuromuscular Therapist, Ex-Dancer, Barrence Baytos who solely works on professional athletes and Olympic competitors. From runners, to volley ball, baseball, basket ballers and teams, also at times working on dancers and actors. This environment allowed me to see and understand the variety of body types and the functioning of the human mind and body. I learned so much more about anatomy, injury prevention and recovery. Working with Barrence really confirmed the reality of my future in Yoga, my purpose, my passion and drive to teach. Especially in the world of Dance and Athletes and also those new to Yoga. As I continued working with him I was also studying for my Hatha Yoga 200-hr. teaching training at Naam Yoga Santa Monica, Ca and happily graduated in May of 2013. I pursued more training and received my Yoga Sculpt Certification in July 2014 at CorePower Yoga Studio City, Ca and in Oct of 2016 I participated in Tantris Center for Yogic Science, Yoga Immersion where I am also currently a Yoga instructor teaching Tantris Vinyasa/Power Flow.
Long careers in the field of dance and sports the body really gets worn down and a regular Yoga practice can truly be trans-formative. In general Yoga transforms even on unconscious levels. I discovered, post dance career, how much Yoga has really helped my injuries and recovery from them. Has helped my sanity in life as many curve balls have been thrown my way and has also increased my awareness and perception of life in maintaining the most positive outlook and choosing happiness as much as possible.
Yoga not only for me but for others I have witnessed has proven to be life changing physically, mentally and emotionally. It can take you through anything. It keeps you focused, keeps you strong and grows you in so many ways. An amazing recipe for achieving so much for one’s Art or Sport or just your Life. For me… I cannot live without my Faith or my Yoga.
Today I am a better person all around as I continue to learn and grow through Yoga. Being able to share and spread this wealth of knowledge and experience is a dream come true...
I am so extremely happy to be part of the Hot 8 Yoga community and so look forward to the fun, growth and the Yoga love we will all be sharing!

Maks Akter

"The path of yoga is the path of self-discovery"- Amrit Desai. No matter where we come from or what we do, yoga is there to firmly ground us and help with this journey to our inner true self. I've been raised in LA for almost all my life and can understand how our sense of self can get a little foggy. Yoga has been helping me slowly peel through my layers and gain a stronger sense of self. I want to share and hope to inspire along the way as I go through this journey.

Camai Brandenberg

Camai grew up in a large family of athletes, competing in sports, cheer and dance through youth. She competed as a Division 1 Track & Field athlete at Ohio State University and it was during college that Camai was first introduced to yoga as a means of active recovery. Her preferred post collegiate "workout" quickly became Bikram Yoga as she was drawn to the mental and physical challenge the heat provided. Upon moving to Los Angeles in 2014, Camai discovered Hot 8 Yoga and instantly connected with the studio and amazing staff. It was in 2017 that she made the commitment to lead others in health and wellness through yoga, embarking on her first teacher training for Yoga Barre. Camai teaches a dynamic class with emphasis on musicality, breath and mental strength but more importantly creates a supportive and challenging environment to empower you.
This slow-moving class targets connective tissue through seated and lying postures held for long periods of time with the use of blocks and straps. Yin compliments the more active classes offered at Hot 8 Yoga by increasing circulation in the joints and improving flexibility. This practice is perfect for all levels and those recovering from injury.  All levels; temp 100-105
**Must purchase the $8 Community class at the studio. It is not available online.

All who have a 10 class package will need to purchase the $8 class separately from your current package. Those with memberships and yearly contracts, this class will be deducted from your current membership.

Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Aug 14 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm with Elsa Korinke
    at Santa Monica
  • Thu Aug 16 1:45 pm - 3:00 pm with Bailey Kai Brietzke
    at Koreatown
  • Sun Aug 19 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm with Teresa Lebron
    at Koreatown
  • Fri Aug 24 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm with Maks Akter
    at Manhattan Beach
  • Sun Aug 26 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm with Camai Brandenberg
    at Koreatown