Hot Yoga


This class is taught by:

Chelsea Mallon

Chelsea Mallon started practicing yoga about a decade ago, but it wasn't until her discovery of the heat, and the loving, beautiful community at Hot 8 Yoga, that she became truly devoted to her yogic path. Chelsea is so glad that she began her journey through teaching training at Hot 8 Yoga. She derived a wealth of knowledge, and is very excited to radiate her passion for Hot Yoga to others. She graduated from USC with a double bachelor's degree in psychology and theatre. She has always been fascinated by the mind, body, and soul connection, and Hot Yoga gave her space to explore those interests in an experiential way that has been nothing short of life-changing. A few years ago after being involved in a bad car accident, she found herself with injuries, chronic pain, and anxiety like she'd never experienced before. She attributes Hot Yoga to being integral to her healing process, and would not have as many smiles or pain-free days were it not for this amazing practice. Because of the gifts- both internally and externally that she has received from Hot Yoga, she felt called to give back by becoming a teacher.
 
"I think that it's particularly important in a hot yoga practice to find the balance- effort and intensity are integral to this sequence, but so is stillness and listening to your body."~ Chelsea Mallon

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

Mathilde Powell

I was born and raised in Normandy, France. I settled down in Los
Angeles after calling Australia and Singapore my home.
Three kids later, it was time to get back in shape. As a cardio girl, I was
always sceptic about yoga. But, curiosity encouraged me to take my
first yoga class in 2011. It was "hell"; no balance, no focus... But, I loved
it !
I became very dedicated to my yoga practice. In 2015, I completed my
200 hours teacher training with Hot 8 Yoga under the guidance of
Francesca Asumah. I'm very happy to share this practice with others
and to be part of the Hot8Yoga community.
I teach a powerful class in which the physical challenges balance out the
mental benefits.

"To keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise we shall not be
able to keep our mind strong and clear"
~ Buddha

Julia Planine-Troiani

Julia Planine-Troiani explores various forms of movement practice including Yoga, Pilates, dance, Thai Massage, Gaga, Butoh, and has been teaching her discoveries for seven years. She is particularly grateful to Lindsay Dombrowski (Yoga to the People) for her intention, ferocity and love. She is committed to holding space for people to realize their own inspirational power, agency and beauty. Yoga, like any practice, is holistic. She hopes to illuminate and encourage self-awareness through a highly physical, sensation-based experience as a means towards self-discovery that necessarily pours off the mat into "daily life". She is looking forward to sharing time and space with you and doing the good work! (ate9dancecompany.com)

Francesca Nguyen

Life instantly shifted and forever changed for Francesca after her first Hot Yoga class in 2009. Up until then, her life was robotic and without an “off mode”. Yoga helped in finding her voice, self-love, life’s purpose, and inner strength. Francesca believes that we can only be true and compassionate to others if we are true and have love and compassion for ourselves. Miracles happen to each of us, every day – and for her, miracles unfold every time she steps on the mat. Her heart sings louder, mind is much more quiet, and life seems more manageable. Yoga taught her self-acceptance, patience, and also a beautiful reminder, that each of us is a unique gift to the world around us. If we can all live from a place of gratitude, only then can we truly experience ultimate joy and peace.

Francesca is very grateful for the ancient teachings of yoga. Vinyasa Flow allows for a touch of playfulness, Hot Yoga strengthens the mental endurance, while Iyengar Yoga deepens her practice and refines her posture alignment. There is nothing more rewarding for Francesca than being able to share with students her passion for yoga, with a strong sense of service.

Francesca Asumah

Born to an English mother and a Ghanaian father, Francesca discovered her spirituality at a very young age. Her journey started in the U.K., where she turned the “can nots” and “do nots” into self-realization and enlightenment—helped greatly by her “magicians”: the authors G.I. Gurdjieff and P.D. Ouspensky.

Francesca’s growth continued exponentially through yoga, which she has practiced for the past 15 years. Though her yogic experience has brought her incredible joy and unspeakable sorrow, she will be the first to tell you: You can’t heal without suffering—the heart must be broken open.

This embracing of the light and the dark gives Francesca a unique perspective on yoga—and life in general. Her classes are more often communal celebrations: pupils feel as though they have been existentially altered as they “dance with the ancients” through the 26 + 2 series. Francesca encourages her students to be their own guru—and connect with their own inner observer. She adheres faithfully to the lineage, but infuses her own brand of nurturing and empathy. And though she is a master of this singular blend, Francesca herself will say that she is still more student than teacher, always thirsting for insight.

In addition to her popular 90-minute hot yoga classes, Francesca has brought back the original 84 postures—taught by the high lord Shiva—to Los Angeles via her 2-hour, Sunday afternoon Advanced Hot Yoga class.

Francesca is truly one with the divine. She is a being made of light, her body is made of stardust—and she is LOVED: by her students, her colleagues, and especially by her two beautiful children.
The Hot8 Yoga Community is most grateful for her wisdom and knowledge.

Kemi Oyemade

After graduating from USC in 2005, Kemi worked as a modeling agent with Photogenics at Smashbox studios. After leaving Photogenics in the summer of 2009 to take some time off, she came across the hot yoga studio where she took her first yoga class. After the first week she was hooked. In the summer of 2010 she completed a 200 hour training with Jason Wilkerson at Huntington Beach Hot Yoga. "I believe in the heat, and I believe in the focus and self awareness that hot yoga brings. I look forward to sharing hot yoga with seasoned and brand new yogis alike. Namaste'. "

Deanna Ainsworth

My first Hot Yoga class ignited a lifelong passion for this ancient practice in 1996. I was inspired by my first Hot Yoga teacher who asked me if I wanted to teach after just a short time of doing the practice. My biggest fear in life was public speaking yet every cell in my body said yes! I am grateful for the many teachers who have supported my life path Kim Schreiber Morrison, Eva Vidal, Conrad Zevely, Ana Forrest, Rama Berch, Chirayu Thakkar, Bianca Fearon and Rebekah Rivera. They have instilled in me the essence of being present and how to live a balanced life. I am excited to share with you the many gems they have offered to uplift, inspire and allow a greater sense of grace.

I draw from many different modalities to awaken the art of letting go and being in command of our own happiness regardless of our circumstances. With deep gratitude for my life teachers, Lisa Nilsen (meditation teacher) and my son Nick Moody who have shown me the deeper dynamics of relationships and the true soul desire of connection.

Over the last 15 years I have explored energy work, essential oils, sound, and the indigenous wisdom of food, herbs, and color.

I am grateful to be the Yoga Director at Hot 8 Yoga in Santa Monica as this community vibrates with authenticity, cooperation and radical acceptance.
I lead teacher trainings in the Hot Yoga and Hot Power Fusion styles as well as colead Yoga Sculpt, Yoga Barre, Yin Yoga, and Power Yoga in Santa Monica. Two of my greatest joys are leading trainings and my first grandson Ryder!
My motto is
‘There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.’ Edith Wharton

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Deanna Ainsworth is a Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (ERYT) with Yoga Alliance, which acknowledges the completion of a yoga teacher training with an approved and active Registered Yoga School (RYS).

 "Serve, Love, Give, Purify, Meditate, Realize"~Swami Sivananda

Brandii Rice

As a competitive gymnast and cheerleader growing up, strenuous cardiovascular activities defined my ideal workout regimen. So you could imagine my aversion to the first hour-long yoga class I attended in college, which consisted solely of meditation and breathing. No poses. No cardio. I am pretty sure I vowed never to attend another yoga class. Ten years later, in 2010, while going through a challenging time in my professional career, I was encouraged to give a hot yoga class a try. I fell in love! The class was the perfect marriage of cardio, strength, flexibility, and self-reflection. The peace and centeredness I gained from the practice was a great counter-balance to the stressors of my day job as an attorney. After committing myself to the practice for four years, I elected to take the next step- teaching. In the Fall of 2014, I followed my passion and obtained my Hot Yoga Certification at Hot 8 Yoga in Beverly Hills under the guidance of our very own Dakota Lupo and Julia Planine-Troiani. Hot Yoga has truly impacted my being- physically and mentally- for the better; I have a greater awareness of self and of my own ability to manifest positive change in my life. I hope that my teaching, will lead others to the same or greater realization for themselves.

“To create space for the universe to fill our lives with joy, we must clear the blockages, fears and patterns holding our highest selves back.”

This 90 minute class includes a set sequence of 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises. Hot Yoga begins with pranayama deep breathing to oxygenate and energize the body. The Hot Yoga series will systematically massage and stimulate every muscle, gland, and organ. Each posture prepares the body for the next, allowing students to gain strength, flexibility, and balance. Hot Yoga is an excellent foundation for learning proper alignment and developing the concentration needed for meditation. Heated to 105-110 degrees.

Upcoming classes:

  • Sat Oct 21 8:00 am - 9:30 am with Chelsea Mallon
    at Santa Monica
  • Sat Oct 21 8:00 am - 9:30 am with Dakota Lupo
    at Beverly Hills
  • Sat Oct 21 8:00 am - 9:30 am with Camille Wade
    at Pasadena
  • Sat Oct 21 8:00 am - 9:30 am with Mathilde Powell
    at Sherman Oaks
  • Sat Oct 21 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm with Julia Planine-Troiani
    at Beverly Hills
  • Sat Oct 21 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm with Dakota Lupo
    at Santa Monica
  • Sun Oct 22 8:00 am - 9:30 am with Camille Wade
    at Beverly Hills
  • Sun Oct 22 8:00 am - 9:30 am with Francesca Nguyen
    at Sherman Oaks
  • Sun Oct 22 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm with Julia Planine-Troiani
    at Beverly Hills
  • Sun Oct 22 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm with Mathilde Powell
    at Pasadena
  • Sun Oct 22 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm with Chelsea Mallon
    at Santa Monica
  • Mon Oct 23 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Mathilde Powell
    at Sherman Oaks
  • Mon Oct 23 9:15 am - 10:45 am with Francesca Asumah
    at Beverly Hills
  • Mon Oct 23 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm with Kemi Oyemade
    at Beverly Hills
  • Tue Oct 24 9:15 am - 10:45 am with Camille Wade
    at Beverly Hills
  • Tue Oct 24 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm with Camille Wade
    at Sherman Oaks
  • Tue Oct 24 4:15 pm - 5:45 pm with Francesca Asumah
    at Beverly Hills
  • Tue Oct 24 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm with Deanna Ainsworth
    at Santa Monica
  • Tue Oct 24 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm with Francesca Asumah
    at Beverly Hills
  • Tue Oct 24 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm with Brandii Rice
    at Pasadena