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.

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”.
 
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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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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.

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% ;)

Ursula Williams

Ursula's personal fitness philosophy is that every group workout should be held slumber-party style; grab all your besties, crank up the music, sweat it out, and just have epic fun!

Certified by AFAA, Zumba, Turbo-Kick, and the Sphota Yoga School, Ursula provides a well-rounded hour of multi-disciplined technique and guidance. Ursula's main passion is that every participant leaves the class feeling encouraged, successful, and confident to conquer their next workout! Let's DO this!

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.

Maya Gorodetsky

As a young girl I dabbled in almost everything; swim teams, tennis, and gymnastics, but dancing was the only thing that stuck. For about 10 years of my childhood I was a competitive latin ballroom dancer. When I am posed the question of how I found yoga, I always come to the conclusion that yoga found me! I started truly practicing at the age of 16 and have not let it go since. For a teenage girl it provided me so much more than just a physical practice. To me yoga was my therapist, my coach, and my friend. I now find one of my hobbies being to educate and spread enlightenment on what yoga truly is and the endless benefits of the practice.Through yoga I found myself and a beautiful community. My classes will push you and test your strength physically and mentally. At the same time my classes are energetic and fun. Come make this practice your own and get your sweat on!

Tessa Rapa

Tessa Rapaczynski was introduced to yoga all the way back in 1999, at the age of eleven. She took her first class with Colleen Saidman Yee at Yoga Shanti – and it was love at first down-dog! Over the years, she has practiced at various studios in New York, London, Berlin, and Los Angeles. As a teacher, Tessa draws from her own experiences and encourages fellow students to challenge themselves physically, mentally, and spiritually. Come to class hydrated and prepared to move your body, do work, and have fun.

Off the mat, Tessa is a writer, reader, and novice guitarist. She is a graduate of Columbia University, and holds a master’s degree in Modernist English literature from Oxford.

 

Kathleen Cruger

Kathleen originally came to yoga as an additional form of exercise. It wasn't until after practicing for a few weeks did she notice a mental and emotional shift in her life, and a positive change in the way she interacted with the world around her. Yoga quickly became part of her lifestyle, and she is overwhelming grateful for the ability to share her passion and knowledge as an instructor. She recognizes the tremendous amount of benefits a regular yoga practice can bring into one's life, and encourages everyone to give it a try. Her focus while teaching is to provide a safe, judgement-free zone, where both new and seasoned yogis alike can dive deeper into their practice and develop a strong connection with their mind, body, and spirit both on and off the mat.
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 Oct 16 7:35 am - 7:50 am with Dakota Lupo
    at Beverly Hills
  • Tue Oct 16 7:35 am - 7:50 am with Cassie Stevenson
    at Santa Monica
  • Tue Oct 16 7:35 am - 7:50 am with Christina Garcia
    at Manhattan Beach
  • Tue Oct 16 11:30 am - 11:45 am with Rebekah Grace Rivera
    at Sherman Oaks
  • Tue Oct 16 11:35 am - 11:50 am with Eddy Rimada
    at Koreatown
  • Tue Oct 16 1:05 pm - 1:20 pm with Rachel Rosenstein
    at Pasadena
  • Wed Oct 17 7:20 am - 7:35 am with Soha Panah
    at Beverly Hills
  • Wed Oct 17 7:35 am - 7:50 am with Ursula Williams
    at Manhattan Beach
  • Wed Oct 17 7:50 am - 8:05 am with Carli Kline
    at Santa Monica
  • Wed Oct 17 8:35 am - 8:50 am with Maya Gorodetsky
    at Pasadena
  • Wed Oct 17 11:30 am - 11:45 am with Lucas Prada
    at Sherman Oaks
  • Wed Oct 17 1:05 pm - 1:20 pm with Tessa Rapa
    at Beverly Hills
  • Thu Oct 18 7:35 am - 7:50 am with Christina Garcia
    at Manhattan Beach
  • Thu Oct 18 7:35 am - 7:50 am with Dakota Lupo
    at Beverly Hills
  • Thu Oct 18 7:35 am - 7:50 am with Cassie Stevenson
    at Santa Monica
  • Thu Oct 18 11:30 am - 11:45 am with Rebekah Grace Rivera
    at Sherman Oaks
  • Thu Oct 18 11:35 am - 11:50 am with Eddy Rimada
    at Koreatown
  • Thu Oct 18 1:05 pm - 1:20 pm with Kathleen Cruger
    at Pasadena
  • Fri Oct 19 7:20 am - 7:35 am with Soha Panah
    at Beverly Hills