Yoga Vibe


This class is taught by:

Jillian Forster


Ever since she can remember, Jillian has been dancing. Growing up, she studied various dance styles such as tap, ballet, jazz, hip-hop, lyrical, and character dance. Jillian then followed her passion and love for the arts to major in dance at Kent State University. There she was able to further her studies in dance adding in modern, post-modern, and African dance. Jillian now holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Education. In addition to her love for dance, Jill is also an avid yogi. She has studied various types of yoga such as Ashtanga, Power yoga, Baptiste Power Vinyasa, Hatha and Classic Hot Yoga. She has completed her 200-hour yoga teacher certification from Yoga on High in Columbus, OH.

Jillian is constantly looking to better her skills in dance, yoga, barre, and fitness by attending classes, workshops, and trainings. She holds numerous certifications and is always excited to learn more. Jillian is passionate about dance, yoga, fitness, and health and loves to share her passion with others through teaching and training. Her goal is to make each and every client, student, and friend who comes to her for a class or a training to feel better leaving the studio than when they came in.

Janet Stevens

Chrissy found her love for yoga while studying abroad in Puerto Rico. Once she learned how to use her breath to advance her physical, mental, and spiritual growth she was hooked. Chrissy believes yoga isn't just a trendy workout but rather a lifestyle that allows you to become more conscious of how the mind, body, and soul feel and connect on a daily basis. Besides yoga Chrissy is passionate about holistic healing, art therapy, and writing.

Tim Oakes

A San Diego native, I moved up to Los Angeles in pursuit of a college education. I studied at UCLA and completed my B.S. in Psychobiology in 2013. During my time at UCLA, I managed the Women’s NCAA Swim & Dive program. I think the combination of my psychology background and involvement in college-level athletics sparked my interest in the physical body as well as the mind. One of the most interesting classes I took at UCLA was Stress & Bodily Disease. In it we discussed the correlations between different stimuli (positive or negative) we subject our minds and bodies to and how it ultimately affects our quality of life. I’ve always been invested in personal growth and have a deep-seated hunger to learn. I think underlying all of this is an innate personal desire to understand all the inner-workings of life itself.

I found Hot 8 Yoga through a friend, and began my intro offer back in April of 2014. I quickly became hooked by the intense physical, mental, and spiritual workout I was engaging in. Yoga at Hot 8 Yoga was the first workout I became fully immersed in. I love that one’s yoga practice can be anything he/she needs it to be. Some days I come to my mat needing an intense physical workout – other days I need to engage my mind. Luckily there is everything from Yoga Barre to Hot Yoga, from Yin to Sculpt. I love the fact that I can pick and choose which classes I want to take based on the mood I’m in that day. No class-discrimination here!

I have fallen in love with Hot 8 Yoga and I want to share this passion with the rest of the yogi community! Questions/comments? I’m your guy! Feel free to reach out at tim@hot8yoga.com.

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.

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!

Anna Schwaber


Anna Bek wants us all to feel bright with vitality. She creates each of her classes as a collective experience with an emphasis on the cathartic release, breathwork, music and flow. The barre and sculpt classes are high-energy and guaranteed to make you work until you feel strong both inside and out. Her power yoga and yin yoga classes are geared towards building inner and outer awareness, strengthening foundations, and going deeper. She assures she will work and stretch both your mind and your body so you can feel ready for seated meditation. She is an RYT-200 yoga teacher with barre, yin, and mat pilates certifications. She is originally from Nashville, TN but lives in Venice, CA.
 
Yoga Vibe is a class that links breath to movement and beat as we seamlessly practice the postures to soulful sounds. Candles and high volume music set the ambiance of the room. The fast paced journey concludes with long stretches, deep hip openers and a guided meditation. Expect less alignment cues to help you remain centered and in your practice. Intermediate level recommended. Heated to 105-107 degrees. Class created by Omar Lopez.

Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Oct 23 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Jillian Forster
    at Santa Monica
  • Mon Oct 23 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Janet Stevens
    at Manhattan Beach
  • Mon Oct 23 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Tim Oakes
    at Sherman Oaks
  • Mon Oct 23 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Bianca Pratt
    at Beverly Hills
  • Tue Oct 24 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Omar Lopez
    at Beverly Hills
  • Tue Oct 24 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Christine Nguyen
    at Sherman Oaks
  • Tue Oct 24 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Bianca Pratt
    at Pasadena
  • Wed Oct 25 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Anna Schwaber
    at Santa Monica
  • Wed Oct 25 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Janet Stevens
    at Manhattan Beach
  • Wed Oct 25 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Tim Oakes
    at Sherman Oaks
  • Wed Oct 25 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Bianca Pratt
    at Beverly Hills
  • Thu Oct 26 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Omar Lopez
    at Beverly Hills
  • Thu Oct 26 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Christine Nguyen
    at Sherman Oaks
  • Thu Oct 26 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Bianca Pratt
    at Pasadena
  • Fri Oct 27 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Christine Nguyen
    at Sherman Oaks
  • Sat Oct 28 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Tim Oakes
    at Pasadena
  • Mon Oct 30 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Jillian Forster
    at Santa Monica
  • Mon Oct 30 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Janet Stevens
    at Manhattan Beach
  • Mon Oct 30 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Tim Oakes
    at Sherman Oaks
  • Mon Oct 30 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Bianca Pratt
    at Beverly Hills