To me yoga is life; a self exploratory, self-healing journey within, enabling us to tap into the vast pool of frequencies inside and out. Yoga sent me on a path of self-discovery and opened a portal straight to my heart.
The gentleness that practicing has on the mind & body, is soul food. Namasté
There are certain postures where i feel like I’m swimming in the Pacific or floating in space among the expanding stars. Its wild.
I am interested in Global Positioning System that is our own mind, body, and breath. I am fascinated with the technology that comes standard with being alive and awake.
Teaching others how to find a center line, practice their balance, and allow vibrations of healing through stillness is what fuels me to expect it within myself.
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.
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 Hot 8 Yoga Community is most grateful for her wisdom and knowledge.
"To keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise we shall not be
able to keep our mind strong and clear"
Karli has done a lot of independent research to discover why yoga is so effective on an anatomical level. Conducting interviews with Barnard and Columbia University neuroscientists and with “Pure Action” based in Texas, has aided in her goal to expand her love for yoga into the scientific realm. You'll see that some of her yoga influences like Vinyasa, Dharma, Ashtanga, and Restorative have a place in these sequences. She strongly believes that there is a big benefit from practicing all styles of yoga, whichever resonates with you!
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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"Serve, Love, Give, Purify, Meditate, Realize"~Swami Sivananda
Since my first class in 2011, time and time again I showed up on my mat willing to learn and open to discovering what yoga is about. Sincerely speaking, words alone can not describe the experiences that I have had and I continue to have.
After 7 years of practicing I was compelled to teach, to share my passion and hopefully show others how to unlock their own divinity caged within if and only if we are willing to unlock the door.
To say the least, I am forever a student. To share my knowledge on how to approach the poses and to be used as a vessel to pass wisdom is a profound blessing that serves a purpose. Yoga gives me purpose that I had to discover through practicing consistently with an open mind and an open heart.
I inspire you to continue coming to class, I invite you to class and if you have never done yoga I challenge you to take just one class. We anticipate your arrival.