Join our Yoga Sculpt 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.
She created a belly dance fitness class that earned her accolades for her format’s popularity and uniqueness, and in the process, has truly transformed the notion that belly dancing is only meant to be in the dance studio.
Mariam is also certified in various dance and cardio formats, most notably Barre, and has taught for a few of the most prestigious fitness clubs in Seattle and San Francisco.
While teaching Yoga Barre for Hot 8 Yoga, she was inspired to continue her yoga journey and education by receiving both her Yoga Vibe and RYT 200 certifications.
With a strong passion for dance and yoga, 12+ years of experience in instructing, and a special appreciation for helping her clients build their pelvic floor, Mariam enjoys providing eclectic music, strong technique , and an upbeat attitude to all her classes.
Mariam has been the Director for Hot 8 Yoga Koreatown since it's grand opening in November 2018.
When Jessica moved to California in 2012, she was searching for something to be a part of. All it took was one barre class at Hot 8 Yoga and she was hooked. It was everything she wanted in a workout and the warmth and kindness of the people in the studio just drew her in more. When the chance to take Nancy's Barre teacher training presented itself, she knew she had to do it. Since then she has also completed the YogaSculpt and YogaVibe trainings as well. Not only has this studio changed her body for the better, it has also changed her soul. She hopes to instill these same positive changes in those she teaches. As an architect by trade, Jessica has a passion for form, function, and beauty. She brings this passion to her classes helping to shape the building blocks of the body with flow, movement, and most of all... fun!
When not in the the studio or designing buildings Jessica can be found backpacking through the mountains or exploring the world, absorbing as much beauty, nature, different cultures and new experiences that she can.
I initially came to Hot 8 to take advantage of the free week of classes to motivate myself to get back into yoga, while giving myself the added challenge of practicing in the heat; what I found was something much more special. Hot 8 immediately drew me in with the beautiful & authentic energy that each instructor brought to his or her class, and the sense of community that I found myself walking into every time I stepped onto my mat. Having been a space of growth and transformation for me during a pivotal time in my life, Hot 8 has continued to be my home away from home.
The more I committed to my practice, the more invested and dedicated I became to the idea of moving with intention and integrity. I found myself wanting to deepen my practice further and learn how to guide others to work more mindfully on & off of their mats. Feeling a connection with Yoga Barre in particular, I completed my Yoga Barre certification in 2017 under the incredible guidance and mentorship of Nancy Norby and Briana DeFalco. I am so honored and excited to join the Hot 8 family and hold space with the community in a practice that I love so much. My goal is to provide a space that benefits everyone's intentions: whether that intention is to have a great workout, mental detox, or anything in between; and to encourage the practice of setting an intention for yourself to carry off the mat as well. Look forward to seeing you at the Barre!