Invigor8 Meditation


This class is taught by:

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

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.

Christina Garcia

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.

Meredith Meyer

Meredith has been practicing yoga for 18 years and been teaching since 2014 and what she loves about yoga is its always evolving – there’s always something new to explore and a bit of fun to be had along the way. Meredith brings a light yet grounded energy that encourages her students as they move and sweat through their vinyasa flow. By marrying the breath with creative sequencing and killer music, Meredith creates a pocket of time where students explore what’s possible. Students leave class feeling revitalized, capable, and ready to live the rest of their day...hopefully with a smile and spring in the step.

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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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!

Soha Panah

I grew up Orange County, California and at a very young age I found
myself loving movement and exercise. I was enrolled in every type of
activity and loved it. After undergoing scoliosis surgery, I turned to
dance because it was one of the few activities I was "allowed" to do.
After putting on my first pair of jazz shoes it was love at first
pirouette. I loved the energy, the music and the release I was able
to feel after every rehearsal. I was lucky enough to dance
competitively on a team for 5 years. I went on to teach Turbo Kickboxing (think high energy choreography) which allowed me to feel a release that I missed so much.

Now, I teach Yoga barre, Yoga Sculpt and Power 1 Yoga.
All very different, but all of which I love. Each practice brings out a different intensity and release. I received my 200 hour RYT certification with Hot 8 Yoga, being one of the best experience to date.

In my classes, we aspire to inspire each other. We inhale strength as we exhale fear.
We commit. We Show Up. We push each other to find strength. To go beyond our normal limitations. I am a sucker for energy and I love to inspire people to push
themselves to a limit they do not think they can overcome. I promise
to bring the intensity, love and energy that will keep you coming
back for more. 110% ;)

Daniele Morkel

Daniele was born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa, where her passion for the arts was evident from a young age. She moved to the United States to study Fine Arts at USC, where she graduated in 2013 and has since worked in motion picture creative advertising. She discovered yoga in 2011 and immediately noticed its positive impact on her life. Her confidence, physical strength and energy levels soared. Her passion for yoga grew so strong that she was compelled to share her experience with others. Taking on a dramatic new focus in her life, Daniele achieved certification in Yoga Sculpt through Hot 8 Yoga. She shares her teaching philosophy: “Nurturing my students through a holistic approach, I aim to help them make new connections that invigorate the soul and bring meaning to their daily lives.”

Janette Ramirez

Janette has always been an athlete (gymnast, track and field, collegiate cheerleader and diver, surfer). She now brings her love of music and movement to Hot 8 Yoga. Janette fell in love with yoga after the first few classes and knew right away she wanted to make the leap from student to instructor. Janette’s classes are high energy, caliente and intense! She plays a wide range of music from indie to dance to electronic. She encourages the class to lose themselves in the music and discover sexy sweaty strength.

Outside the studio, Janette can be found surfing, hiking or spending quality time with her adorable niece and nephew.

Janette is a Registered Yoga Teacher. She received her RYT 200 Certificate and 50 Hour Yoga Sculpt Certificate from Hot 8 Yoga in 2013/2014.
“Get into your body and out of the mind!”

John San Juan

John San Juan grew up in Harlem, NY and is a Yoga Alliance 200 Hr certified instructor. He was a former professional dancer, held pretty awesome entertainment media jobs in music and film, and has an MBA from Cornell University. Upon moving to LA, he left his corporate life, said goodbye to deep-seated life unhappiness, grew out his hair like a Samurai, and now utilizes his knowledge of Eastern philosophies, yogic tradition, Chakra energy, and his former dance background to bring JSJ yoga to his new home, LA. He encourages his students to recognize that form is always the illusion. The real yogic journey begins when we connect to the “Force behind Our Form” — i.e. what happens beyond the asana (form) practice. While proper alignment, musculature use, and asana positioning are highly emphasized in his class, equal attention is placed on connecting to breath and personal movement, so every student can tap into their own spiritual, Zen-like force. Ultimately he hopes to help his students connect to their unique Light the way yoga did for him. The world needs it (your Light) - and John invites everyone to join his mix of ratchet music, dance-y tunes, classical ballet and kirtan for a #yogakiki at Hot8 Yoga.

Rachel Rosenstein

Originally form Texas, Rachel grew up a competitive cheerleader and ballerina. While attending Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles she discovered her love for yoga. Rachel received her Hot 8 Yoga barre training certification with Nancy Norby and her 200 hour Power certification with Dakota Lupo and Marja Lankinen. Mentorship with Briana DeFalco followed both trainings. With every class, Rachel hopes to spread knowledge and awareness using the benefits of breath, mindfulness and strength.

Rebekah Grace Rivera

With a deep compassion for her spiritual practice and community, Rebekah’s classes are vibrant and playful, giving students the opportunity to push their limits and discover possibilities. She strives to make every yoga class unique and individual on a physical, mental and emotional level. Her classes carry the energy of vinyasa flow, while emphasizing the principles of functional body alignment. In her personal life, whether Rebekah is chasing after her little muse, diving into laughter with a friend, exploring possibilities on her own mat, reading, listening to music or perfecting the art of “meditation driving” in LA, she always looks for an opportunity to find balance and a way to connect with her environment. She believes all things in life create an opportunity to express our authenticity, and she strives to explore this reality with her students. A forever student of yoga, Rebekah has studied with a wide variety of teachers. When asked what style of yoga she teaches, her response is “Pirate Yoga, I keep what I like and ditch the rest”.
 
www.rebekahgraceyoga.com
New to meditation? This is the perfect place to start. Become more relaxed, efficient, and compassionate in just 15 minutes. This silent practice is conducted in a group setting for a more powerful experience of deepening your collective awareness. 🔥

Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Dec 18 7:35 am - 7:50 am with Dakota Lupo
    at Beverly Hills
  • Tue Dec 18 7:35 am - 7:50 am with Cassie Stevenson
    at Santa Monica
  • Tue Dec 18 7:35 am - 7:50 am with Christina Garcia
    at Manhattan Beach
  • Tue Dec 18 11:30 am - 11:45 am with Meredith Meyer
    at Sherman Oaks
  • Tue Dec 18 11:35 am - 11:50 am with Eddy Rimada
    at Koreatown
  • Tue Dec 18 1:05 pm - 1:20 pm with Sarah Helt
    at Pasadena
  • Wed Dec 19 7:20 am - 7:35 am with Soha Panah
    at Beverly Hills
  • Wed Dec 19 7:35 am - 7:50 am with Daniele Morkel
    at Manhattan Beach
  • Wed Dec 19 7:50 am - 8:05 am with Janette Ramirez
    at Santa Monica
  • Wed Dec 19 8:35 am - 8:50 am with Sarah Helt
    at Pasadena
  • Wed Dec 19 11:30 am - 11:45 am with John San Juan
    at Sherman Oaks
  • Wed Dec 19 1:05 pm - 1:20 pm with Rachel Rosenstein
    at Beverly Hills
  • Thu Dec 20 7:35 am - 7:50 am with Dakota Lupo
    at Beverly Hills
  • Thu Dec 20 7:35 am - 7:50 am with Cassie Stevenson
    at Santa Monica
  • Thu Dec 20 7:35 am - 7:50 am with Christina Garcia
    at Manhattan Beach
  • Thu Dec 20 11:30 am - 11:45 am with Rebekah Grace Rivera
    at Sherman Oaks
  • Thu Dec 20 11:35 am - 11:50 am with Eddy Rimada
    at Koreatown
  • Thu Dec 20 1:05 pm - 1:20 pm with Sarah Helt
    at Pasadena
  • Fri Dec 21 7:20 am - 7:35 am with Soha Panah
    at Beverly Hills