Hot Yin Yoga Community Class $8


This class is taught by:

Hot Yin Yoga Teacher Graduates

Join our Yin Yoga Graduates from teacher training. We are thrilled to have them teach community classes. Thank you for your support,by taking their class, to assist them to put into action all that they learned.

Chelsea Mallon

Chelsea Mallon started practicing yoga about a decade ago, but it wasn't until her discovery of the heat, and the loving, beautiful community at Hot 8 Yoga, that she became truly devoted to her yogic path. Chelsea is so glad that she began her journey through teaching training at Hot 8 Yoga. She derived a wealth of knowledge, and is very excited to radiate her passion for Hot Yoga to others. She graduated from USC with a double bachelor's degree in psychology and theatre. She has always been fascinated by the mind, body, and soul connection, and Hot Yoga gave her space to explore those interests in an experiential way that has been nothing short of life-changing. A few years ago after being involved in a bad car accident, she found herself with injuries, chronic pain, and anxiety like she'd never experienced before. She attributes Hot Yoga to being integral to her healing process, and would not have as many smiles or pain-free days were it not for this amazing practice. Because of the gifts- both internally and externally that she has received from Hot Yoga, she felt called to give back by becoming a teacher.
 
"I think that it's particularly important in a hot yoga practice to find the balance- effort and intensity are integral to this sequence, but so is stillness and listening to your body."~ Chelsea Mallon

Dana Sweitzer

My daughter and I moved to LA from Indiana the summer of 2014. It was a very difficult transition for me. Hot 8 Yoga helped me through this transition... I immediately felt the connection with the practice, the staff, the instructors, and the others who practiced with me.

As I showed up on my mat for class week after week, I was deepening my connection with myself and those around me. Friendships were created. I brought the ebb and flow of life onto my mat and left with awareness, insight, wisdom, and clarity... Most days! I had a taste of yoga and the potential it carries to impact my being and those around me. So much so that I became an instructor to share the gift of yoga with others and to love and encourage them through their practice.

 

Daniela Arango

Daniela started practicing yoga as a way to release after an extremely stressful job, and quickly became hooked. It became less about de-stressing and more about practicing yoga as a way to stay connected to mind, body and soul. A few years later, with a desire to deepen her practice and teach others, she enrolled in the 200-Hour Yoga Teacher certification at Hot 8 Yoga in Santa Monica.
Now she hopes to inspire those around her to seek a fun and healthy lifestyle. Her passion for the practice, as not only an exercise but a way of living, becomes clear in her teaching. Her classes challenge physical and mental awareness by getting you out of your mind and into your body. As she continues to grow and learn from her teachers and mentors, her purpose is to encourage others to practice yoga to go through life with a deeper sense of gratification and to become empowered, as she has, by doing something that you love!

 

Ahmed Elaasar

Ahmed developed his love and passion for yoga while on a reconnecting with his roots trip in Cairo, Egypt. It was the strong physical practice that first attracted him to yoga; yet it was amidst the noise and chaos of Cairo where Ahmed fell in love with yoga as each guiding breath helped center him and calm his mind.

He had tried yoga a few times before while living in Boston but it didn't seem to fit into his active lifestyle filled with basketball, tennis, football and golf. Over time that active lifestyle resulted in some nagging injuries like tennis elbow and an inflamed Achilles tendon. Ahmed discovered that his yoga practice doubled as physical therapy and helped speed his recovery. The flexibility and strength gains helped reduce injuries as he worked sports back into his daily life in Los Angeles.

Ahmed teaches Yin Yoga, Vinyasa Flow and Power Yoga with an emphasis on alignment. In his Power Yoga class you'll build strength, improve your balance, focus and flexibility while having a few laughs along the way.

Ahmed's classes are open to all levels, including beginners, athletes and anyone who is curious about yoga.

Mike Averill

Mike was born and raised in Colorado. Having been a gymnast for much of his young life, investigating the mind-body connection has long been a passion. Yoga cemented a place in Mike's life initially as a way to manage stress, but grew into a much deeper exploration of the human experience. Mike hopes to inspire this same curiosity for life in others.

Mike completed his 200 hour Yoga Alliance certification under the guidance of Francesca Asumah, is in the process of receiving his 500 hour certification, and has also trained with Julia Planine-Troiani, Deanna Ainsworth, Rebekah Rivera, Brit Middleton, Cornelius Jones Jr., and Jonatan Silva, among others.

IG: mmaverill

 

 

Lindsey Kimura

Lindsey began yoga in 2003 to balance athletic training. Her journey has been healing and transformative on all levels and a practice which harmonizes body, mind, will, and spirit. Lindsey loves connecting, teaching, and empowering others. She believes wisdom comes from within. Meditate. Live your passions. Do what you love. The universe is unlimited. Lindsey teaches yoga and pole dance, leads guided meditations, and conducts one-on-one Reiki/crystal energy healing sessions and intuitive readings (LNK-co.com).
 

Tracy Bosworth

I moved from Australia to Los Angeles and soon after, I experienced my first yoga class. I was amazed at how peaceful it made me feel…I was
floating out of the classroom afterwards!
Life got busy and I got caught up in my music career spending many hours sitting editing music on a computer … Cut to 2012, and I was experiencing pain and very real back issues. I was in trouble.
After physical therapy, I discovered Hot 8 Yoga in Santa Monica and gave it a try. My first yin class in the heated room changed my life! In a short amount of time, I regained mobility and was free from pain and so much more.
I wanted to learn how to teach yin yoga to help others and so I took the 200 hr teacher training course under the expert supervision of Deanna
Ainsworth and Rebekah Rivera.
This is a beautiful caring community and I’m thrilled to be able to share my love of Yin with you.

Taylor Smith Teacher

I started my yoga practice primarily for the physical benefits. I completed a 200 hour training in fall of 2015 and began teaching in December of the same year. Since, my practice has evolved to include a deeper relationship with the mind as well as the body. I believe that yoga is a practice of self discovery. By cultivating a closer relationship with ourselves we are better equipped to foster health and happiness in our own lives. As an added benefit we become more connected with those around us since we are fundamentally all quite similar at our core. In my class you can expect energetic music, powerful asanas, and focused meditations. My hope is that you discover a new piece of yourself through your dedicated practice. I am your humble guide and fellow practitioner.

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.

Jacqueline Ramirez

Jacque (jack-ee) R

Jacqueline has been a student of yoga since 2000 when her mom took her to her first yoga class in San Francisco, California. She knew right away that yoga offered her something she had never felt before, connection to everything!

In November 2009, she quit her job as an Art Director and Designer in Singapore to complete her 200 hour Absolute Hot Yoga Teacher Training in Thailand. She has been teaching, studying and living yoga ever since. Over the next 7 years in Singapore she went on to complete 200+ hours in Anusara Immersions with Patrick Creelman, Amy Ippoliti and Ross Rayburn. After giving birth to her son in 2012 she completed 100 hours certification in Mindful Birth for Pregnancy, Birth & Baby. Her playful and adventurous spirit also helped introduce her to the Dharma Yoga Wheel. She completed the Dharma Yoga Wheel Training with the founders Dov and Raquel and loves to work with her private clients on the wheel.

Through her own self-practice and meditation, she has come to realize that you can channel your deepest life intentions while also enjoying your life. "Take our practice serious, but not ourselves!"

Her classes are alignment and breath based, focusing on what the innate intelligence of the body can teach each student. Jacque has the ability to recognize that no student is the same and helps her students find joy and ease in what might otherwise seem like a very difficult situation. In addition to her regular classes, she also offers private yoga lessons, special community events, and leads workshops and retreats, where she can share and connect more with students of yoga.

Hot Yin Yoga class taught by our recent graduates.
Static postures with long holds to improve the current state of health to optimal levels. Hot Yin Yoga passively stretches and energizes the deep connective tissues of the body, opens the joints, and restores alignment with the support of props. Beneficial for those recovering from injury or trauma, this class releases tension and calms the nervous system. 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.