Yoga Sculpt


This class is taught by:

Carli Kline

Native to Sunny Southern California, Carli grew up living an active lifestyle. It wasn’t long before she developed a love for yoga sculpt. Carli started teaching Yoga Sculpt 2 years ago and has been practicing for 5 year. As yoga transformed her life, she wanted to inspire others with its gift. Yoga’s teachings have brought connection between mind and body awareness, peace of mind, and the feeling of being grounded into her life. Always open to growing and connecting, Carli continues to inspire, be inspired by her students and practice.

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.

Rachael Bell

One of Rachael's favorite aspects of life, is the opportunity to encourage, impact, and uplift others. Through teaching Yoga, she's found a creative space to plant seeds of kindness, while offering a practice that brings health on a physical and mental level. Her current mantra is "Contrary to popular belief, yoga isn't only about flexibility. Come as you are, and let's play!".

Marxel Leobez

Marxel’s edge as a Yoga instructor is his ingenious fusion of multiple fitness techniques within a power vinyasa flow. Parlayed with an intense and engaging persona, his class is an addictive experience that although challenging will keep you coming back for more.

And its this, “ addictive experience,” that has given him a diverse following in Los Angeles from professional athletes, dancers, fitness enthusiast and the Hollywood elite.

Born and raised in southern CA Marxel grew up playing several competitive sports. Physical fitness had always been a facet of his life. Educated at an Ivy-League ( Cornell University) Marxel began his journey of being a transcontinental citizen through his NY, LA and European living experiences. His discovery of yoga came during these travels as a mishap...but was a life changing experience. By his completion of college he had already completed a BA, MA and a 500-RYT training. He relocated to Los Angeles to follow is dream and passion for the arts and Yoga soon after.

“The Highlight of what I do as a yoga and fitness instructor is helping someone find a new connection and awareness with their body. The beautiful thing is that new connections happen all the time within class or private sessions. Seeing my students grow, seeing them build their own personal practice, seeing them find satisfaction with what their body is capable of doing and achieving…is the most bitchen’ part of my job. Its an honor to be a part of their transformation as my students find their true pontential and edge. Get ready to sweat”

Cindy Gannon


Cindy has known since a young age that she wanted to inspire others to live a happier, healthier lifestyle. She was first introduced to yoga in high school through dance/cheerleading and quickly saw the benefits of the practice - in 2014 she attended Yoga Teacher Training in Silverlake, California. Cindy teaches yoga to teens through in-school programs around the Los Angeles area. Cindy also became Spinning™ Certified with Madd Dogg in 2015. With a strong fitness background, Yoga Sculpt was an instant passion for Cindy, as it provided her with that extra challenge she craved in her personal practice. Her ultimate goal is to provide you with classes that will help you challenge yourself mentally, physically and spiritually. Her bubbly, outgoing and motivating personality will have you leaving class sweating (and smiling) every time!

Christina Molnar Garcia TEACH

Christina was born and raised in Montgomery, New York. She grew up on a small farm and led a very active lifestyle. Christina started running track and joined the swim team in middle school. Running became meditation for her and she was completely addicted all throughout college. When her knees and ankles became too injured to continue running, Christina turned to yoga for exercise. In no time, yoga became much more than just a work out. After less than a year of practicing, Christina took her first 200 hour yoga teacher training at NP Rock Yoga in New Paltz, NY. This life changing experience led her across the country to deepen her yoga practice in Los Angeles. She started practicing at Hot 8 Yoga daily and completed her yoga sculpt teacher training in March of 2017. Christina’s goal is to spread yoga, mindfulness, and fitness to her students and she teaches a fun, energetic class.

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!

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

Heather O'Neill Teacher

Heather Rebecca O'Neill began dancing at the age of four and can truly not remember a day without dance being in her life. Heather attended Orange County School of the Arts for high school as a dancer. She began teaching and choreographing at Kindorf Dancers in Cypress at the age of sixteen. This is when she truly began realizing her passion for teaching, crediting her own teachers who inspired her love for dance. Heather then decided to further her training in dance and choreography by attending California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, graduating in 2016 with her B.F.A. in dance. While practicing yoga for 7 years, it wasn't until college that Heather discovered her focus in Yoga Barre with the help of Nancy Norby and the amazing people at Hot 8 Yoga. Yoga Barre became an amazing complement for her dancing, helped with injuries from her dance career, and improved her everyday life. Just like in dance, Heather's passion grew from the amazing teachers at Hot 8 Yoga. Today she is excited to share that enthusiasm and her love of yoga barre with her students!

Cornelius Jones Jr.

Cornelius Jones Jr., E-RYT200, a natural born mover began his career sprinting alongside running backs on patchy football fields while pirouetting and harmonizing in Glee-like Show Choirs at concert halls, amid coming of age in Richmond, VA and Washington, DC. He attended The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA where he received a BFA in Musical Theater. Broadway bound, at the age of 22, was cast in his first Broadway show Thou Shalt Not, directed & choreographed by Tony award winner Susan Stroman. He then went on to perform as dancer & singer in the Broadway, 1st & 2nd National tour, Mexico, and Las Vegas companies of Disney’s The Lion King. It was at The University of the Arts where Cornelius first met Hatha Yoga, as a course requirement. At the beginning of his Lion King journey he discovered Bikram Yoga for physical recovery. His love for Hot Vinyasa Flow birthed after completing a rigorous Masters Degree and releasing an abusive intimate relationship, as way of mentally & physically detoxifying. He received his Vinyasa Power training through CorePower Yoga and his Yoga Sculpt and Yoga Barre training through Hot8 Yoga. An official E-RYT200, he's also First Aid/CPR certified through the American Heart Association. With Cornelius, a professionally trained dance and fitness entrepreneur, prepare yourself to not only sculpt, tone, and stretch the body, but also build on your natural physical vocabulary to free your body through prana & dance. With a voluminous music palate and weekly servings of food for thought, Cornelius teaches with love for all & out the box energy. He’s a spoken-word artist and author and loves bringing a rhythmical, lyrical, and spiritually fluid flow to his class. Expect to go on a voyage through body, soul, mind and heart. with Cornelius. Heal through Art &Yoga. Namaste. Visit him off the mat at www.corneliusjonesjr.com.

Stephanie Lam

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Stephanie has always had an active lifestyle from tennis to hiking to crossfit. She found yoga a year ago and fell in love with it's healing aspect for the mind, body and soul. She started practicing yoga daily and felt her body grow stronger and her mind grow calmer. With a busy work schedule as a CPA, Stephanie finally decided to take the plunge to become a teacher, starting with Yoga Sculpt, this past summer and is really excited to help her students love yoga as much as she does.

Stephanie has two puppies, Megatron and Rocket, with whom she does everything with. She enjoys taking them on hikes and snuggling up with them in bed. She also loves to travel and her favorite cities are Paris, New York and Hong Kong. Stephanie loves getting to know her students so be sure to come chat with her after class!

Karen Pascual

I was first introduced to yoga in college, but didn’t get involved and more consistent in my practice until 2012. I was going through a transition period in my life and found yoga to be my salvation, I was going every day consistently when the studio I was attending was having their first yoga training, in which I completed my 200hr RYT through Yoga Alliance. From there I gained a ybarre and basic mat pilates certification and have been teaching these styles along with Vinyasa base yoga since. What you can expect in my class is emphasis on alignment, lots of high energy, and embracing that fire within! I fell in love with yoga because of how versatile it can be, and especially the incorporation of a mental, physical, and spiritual practice. Whether young, old, injured, unfamiliar or advanced- yoga addresses a variety of aspects one may be seeking for. Yoga takes you as you are, whole heartedly, and teaches the yogi to do the same. I want my students to have fun in my class, whatever level they may be, to explore their potential and progress past their limits. When incorporating barre/scuplt movements, there is an added high pace ambiance for those looking to condition themselves further by building strength and endurance. Let’s breathe, smile, and sweat!

Leigh Wakeford

Leigh Wakeford was born and raised in the beautiful “Mother City” of Cape Town, South Africa. Big dreams, and great aspirations led him to the lights of Broadway, where he has called Manhattan his home for the past 4 years. He thanks the hustle and bustle of New York City for sending him on a journey to find the peace, harmony and balance, that is essential to juggle a career based in uncertainty and a life surrounded by chaos. Yoga was the answer. “On my mat, I could shut out the noisy surroundings of the busy Metropolis, and silence the voices of doubt in my mind. Even if just for an hour a day, I found my solitude, my church.” His inevitable obsession with the Yoga lifestyle lead him to his mentors Stephanie Culen and Mindy Frenkl, under whose guidance Leigh completed his 200 hour RYT certification in December 2010.

Fast-forward to April 2012, Leigh finds himself in the City of Angels, having made a career transition from the stage to the silver screen. Committed to finding his “church” in his new home, enter Hot 8 Yoga, Nancy Norby and a new fitness concept known as “Yoga Barre”. Having been trained in all forms of dance for the past 10 years, this combination of ballet barre technique, yoga and heat opened Leigh’s mind and body to the endless benefits of merging his passion for dance, his primal need for yoga, and fascination with healthy living. An obsession was born. Leigh received his Yoga Barre certification through Hot 8 Yoga in May 2012.

“If you're ready to feel the passion, the heat, the music and the love...come join me. It's about finding balance, inside and out, and whether you're a guy, girl, young, or not so young... let’s embark on this journey together. For if I'm in that place of peace, love and light, in me as you are in yours - then we are ONE. Namaste, friends.“

Kimberly Cantrell

Kimi’s passion for yoga began when she first stepped on the mat in 2011. The combination of mind and body awareness became a very therapeutic experience for her and she has been practicing ever since. To deepen her practice she attended Yoga Works' 200-hour training. Upon completion, she realized she wanted to pursue a career in health and wellness. Her classes are heavily rooted in form, breath, philosophy and most importantly, fun. She absolutely loves seeing her students grow and she is constantly inspired by their strength and dedication. When she's not practicing, she can be found riding her bike, walking her dog, or catching up with a friend over coffee.

Erin Hernandez

Erin Yvonne has traveled the world dancing behind some of the worlds biggest pop icons such as Janet Jackson, Beyonce, Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, Katy Perry and Pink to name a few.
The constant movement on the body caused her to find a way to stretch and heal herself.
She discovered hot yoga and never looked back. To Erin, it's more than just about the physical, it holds up a mirror and allows you to see and feel what needs work mentally spiritually and physically.
Yoga is a life long practice that meets you exactly where you're at today.
Erin has a extreme love and passion for guiding other beautiful souls through their moving meditation and inspiring them to their highest version of themselves.
"We are vibrational human beings, deliberate creators that possess the power to create our own reality with our thoughts, emotions, and beliefs"
This high-intensity, vinyasa-style flow class incorporates small hand weights and cardio to burn fat and build lean muscle mass. This power-up session builds strength, stamina, and flexibility. Free weights serve as your own personal adjuster as you move through Sun Salutations in a vinyasa-style class, enabling extra length and depth in each pose. Designed for intermediate levels in a room heated to 100-105 degrees.

Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Aug 22 6:15 am - 7:15 am with Carli Kline
    at Beverly Hills
  • Tue Aug 22 7:30 am - 8:30 am with Marie Kazadi
    at Pasadena
  • Tue Aug 22 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Rachael Bell
    at Sherman Oaks
  • Tue Aug 22 9:15 am - 10:15 am with Marxel Leobez
    at Santa Monica
  • Tue Aug 22 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Cindy Gannon
    at Pasadena
  • Tue Aug 22 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Christina Molnar Garcia TEACH
    at Manhattan Beach
  • Tue Aug 22 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Christine Nguyen
    at Sherman Oaks
  • Tue Aug 22 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Layna Dakin
    at Santa Monica
  • Tue Aug 22 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm with Yumi Sugai
    at Manhattan Beach
  • Tue Aug 22 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Heather O'Neill Teacher
    at Sherman Oaks
  • Tue Aug 22 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Cornelius Jones Jr.
    at Beverly Hills
  • Tue Aug 22 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Stephanie Lam
    at Pasadena
  • Wed Aug 23 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Emily Yuan
    at Pasadena
  • Wed Aug 23 6:45 am - 7:45 am with Carli Kline
    at Santa Monica
  • Wed Aug 23 7:30 am - 8:30 am with Cornelius Jones Jr.
    at Beverly Hills
  • Wed Aug 23 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Karen Pascual
    at Sherman Oaks
  • Wed Aug 23 9:15 am - 10:15 am with Leigh Wakeford
    at Santa Monica
  • Wed Aug 23 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Kimberly Cantrell
    at Pasadena
  • Wed Aug 23 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Erin Hernandez
    at Sherman Oaks
  • Wed Aug 23 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Marie Kazadi
    at Sherman Oaks