26 & 2


This class is taught by:

Camille Wade

Hi I'm Camille, I have a deep love for helping people live better in their bodies. My journey began 13 years ago as a student and 2 years ago in service as a teacher (200 hr RYT).

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

Greg Woo

When i look at my yoga mat, i see it as a magic carpet . I can fly, fall, twist and turn with less judgement and more wonder.

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.

Come practice!

Hunter Haliniak

From Honolulu, Hawaii, Hunter grew up playing competitive athletics. He received a partial scholarship to play division 1 volleyball at the New Jersey Institute of Technology and continued to play competitively afterwards. What Hunter loved about competitive athletics was that it gave him the ability to escape the 'mind stuff' he tended to put himself through on the day to day. Hunter describes this feeling as "athletic samadhi" where nothing existed outside of being in that moment, in that time, in between the lines of the court. Eventually losing interest in the competitive side of athletics, Hunter yearned to find a practice that was both meditative and athletic that would allow him to reach that mind space once more. He found that mind space after taking a 26-2 hot yoga class taught by Fracesca Asuma at Hot 8 Yoga in Beverly Hills. Not only was he physically and mentally challenged by the practice, he was jolted spiritually as well. From that point on, Hunter's yoga journey began. With 200 hours of teacher training certification through Hot 8 Yoga in both 26-2 (Francesca Asuma) and Hot Power Fusion (Deanna Ainsworth), Hunter is passionate about sharing Yoga with anyone who wants to practice with him. Come on in to Hot 8 Yoga, bring your mat, sweat a lot, and let Hunter help you find your moment of 'samadhi!'

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.

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.

Daniel McMahon

Dan began practicing hot yoga in Chicago five years ago to address issues with anxiety and get in better physical shape. He found yoga to be much more effective than any medical intervention and gradually began practicing more frequently. Shortly after moving to Los Angeles in 2015, Dan discovered Hot 8, taking advantage of the opportunity to expand his practice into many different styles. In the Spring of 2016 he completed the 200 hour hot yoga teacher training under Deanna Ainsworth in Santa Monica and is excited to be a part of the Hot 8 community. Dan believes in maintaining a beginners mind and treating yoga practice as a lifelong journey. He also sees yoga as the perfect compliment to his other passion, music.

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

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'. "

Karli McGuiness

Karli McGuiness is a 4th generation yogi from a line of Hatha, Ashtanga, Kundalini, and Bikram Yoga teachers. She followed in her family’s footsteps in 2010 when she took part in the National Asana Competition and attended Bikram’s Teacher Training. She has been teaching internationally ever since. Although she respects and loves all styles of yoga, Bikram, Vinyasa and Yin yoga have had the most profound positive impacts on her life; making them an offering that she feels privileged to share with her students. Fascinated by the anatomical and biological benefits of yoga, Karli continues to research the latest scientific findings in order to enrich her teaching of the practice.

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!

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

Victoria Njau

Originally I am from Kenya. I grew up where yoga was not a familiar word let alone a familiar practice. Before finding yoga I had a very surreal perception—that yoga was some sort of “cult or religion”. Little did I know that it was the one thing that would change my ultimate view on religious beliefs and and define spirituality in practical terms.

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.

This 90 minute set sequence of 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises. Class is composed of a standing series followed by a floor series where each posture is done twice. Through discipline and structure, 26 & 2 allows students to gain strength, flexibility and balance. Conducted without music, 26 & 2 assists in developing the concentration needed for meditation and proper alignment. 🔥 🔥

Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Oct 16 6:00 am - 7:30 am with Camille Wade
    at Koreatown
  • Tue Oct 16 9:15 am - 10:45 am with Camille Wade
    at Beverly Hills
  • Tue Oct 16 4:15 pm - 5:45 pm with Greg Woo
    at Beverly Hills
  • Tue Oct 16 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm with Hunter Haliniak
    at Santa Monica
  • Tue Oct 16 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm with Francesca Asumah
    at Beverly Hills
  • Tue Oct 16 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm with Daniel McMahon
    at Pasadena
  • Wed Oct 17 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Mathilde Powell
    at Sherman Oaks
  • Wed Oct 17 9:15 am - 10:45 am with Francesca Asumah
    at Beverly Hills
  • Wed Oct 17 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm with Kemi Oyemade
    at Beverly Hills
  • Wed Oct 17 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm with Karli McGuiness
    at Koreatown
  • Thu Oct 18 6:00 am - 7:30 am with Camille Wade
    at Koreatown
  • Thu Oct 18 9:15 am - 10:45 am with Camille Wade
    at Beverly Hills
  • Thu Oct 18 4:15 pm - 5:45 pm with Greg Woo
    at Beverly Hills
  • Thu Oct 18 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm with Deanna Ainsworth
    at Santa Monica
  • Thu Oct 18 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm with Daniel McMahon
    at Pasadena
  • Thu Oct 18 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm with Francesca Asumah
    at Beverly Hills
  • Fri Oct 19 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Mathilde Powell
    at Sherman Oaks
  • Fri Oct 19 9:15 am - 10:45 am with Francesca Asumah
    at Beverly Hills
  • Fri Oct 19 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm with Mathilde Powell
    at Santa Monica
  • Fri Oct 19 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm with Victoria Njau
    at Koreatown