26 & 2


This class is taught by:

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

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

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!

Mamohali Tsotetsi

Hali has been practicing yoga for sixteen years. She started in her native country, South Africa with The Ashtanga practice. She stopped for a few years and found herself practicing again after she left dance and an unhealthy relationship at the age of 19. Through yoga, she has found acceptance and love that she had never been able to give herself and realized that she was the only one who could make herself happy. She became a yoga teacher and wellness professional six years ago. She has studied with Jared McCann, Joshua Rosenthal, Deepak Chopra, Frank Lipman, Erin Rose Vaughan and many others in the wellness community. She teaches 26&2 and HPF.

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!

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

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.
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:

  • Mon Dec 17 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Mathilde Powell
    at Sherman Oaks
  • Mon Dec 17 9:15 am - 10:45 am with Camille Wade
    at Beverly Hills
  • Mon Dec 17 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm with Kemi Oyemade
    at Beverly Hills
  • Mon Dec 17 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm with Karli McGuiness
    at Koreatown
  • Tue Dec 18 6:00 am - 7:30 am with Mamohali Tsotetsi
    at Koreatown
  • Tue Dec 18 9:15 am - 10:45 am with Camille Wade
    at Beverly Hills
  • Tue Dec 18 4:15 pm - 5:45 pm with Greg Woo
    at Beverly Hills
  • Tue Dec 18 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm with Deanna Ainsworth
    at Santa Monica
  • Tue Dec 18 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm with Francesca Asumah
    at Beverly Hills
  • Tue Dec 18 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm with Daniel McMahon
    at Pasadena
  • Wed Dec 19 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Mathilde Powell
    at Sherman Oaks
  • Wed Dec 19 9:15 am - 10:45 am with Francesca Asumah
    at Beverly Hills
  • Wed Dec 19 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm with Kemi Oyemade
    at Beverly Hills
  • Wed Dec 19 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm with Karli McGuiness
    at Koreatown
  • Thu Dec 20 6:00 am - 7:30 am with Mamohali Tsotetsi
    at Koreatown
  • Thu Dec 20 9:15 am - 10:45 am with Camille Wade
    at Beverly Hills
  • Thu Dec 20 4:15 pm - 5:45 pm with Greg Woo
    at Beverly Hills
  • Thu Dec 20 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm with Deanna Ainsworth
    at Santa Monica
  • Thu Dec 20 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm with Francesca Asumah
    at Beverly Hills
  • Thu Dec 20 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm with Daniel McMahon
    at Pasadena