Yoga Barre

This class is taught by:

Heather Rebecca

Heather Rebecca O'Neill began dancing at the age of four and can truly not remember a day without dance being in her life. Heather attended Orange County School of the Arts for high school as a dancer. She began teaching and choreographing at Kindorf Dancers in Cypress at the age of sixteen. This is when she truly began realizing her passion for teaching, crediting her own teachers who inspired her love for dance. Heather then decided to further her training in dance and choreography by attending California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, graduating in 2016 with her B.F.A. in dance. While practicing yoga for 7 years, it wasn't until college that Heather discovered her focus in Yoga Barre with the help of Nancy Norby and the amazing people at Hot 8 Yoga. Yoga Barre became an amazing complement for her dancing, helped with injuries from her dance career, and improved her everyday life. Just like in dance, Heather's passion grew from the amazing teachers at Hot 8 Yoga. Today she is excited to share that enthusiasm and her love of yoga barre with her students!

Anne Harriger

Anne was raised in beautiful, sunny Pasadena, CA. Growing up she loved spending time outdoors in nature, especially hiking in the San Gabriel mountains which have always had a special place in her heart. She did not grow up playing competitive sports and discovered her love for fitness later in life. She developed a passion for working out during the summer of 2007 while she was acquiring her A.A. degree in Fashion Design at The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM), Los Angeles. Since then she has experienced many styles of fitness programs including CrossFit, kickboxing, high-intensity interval training (HIIT), personal training, Olympic weight lifting, Pilates, yoga and barre. She became a barre fitness instructor in 2014 and is excited to continue her journey as a Teacher at Hot 8 Yoga. The strong connection between the body and the mind is what inspired her to teach Yoga Barre. No matter where you are in your fitness journey Anne is dedicated to helping you become a better, stronger version of yourself!

Phoebe Walquist

I was born and raised in LA and have been dancing for longer than I can remember, exploring hip hop, contemporary, ballet, and jazz funk. Health and fitness have always played a major role in my life and when I took my first yoga barre class at the age of 14 and I fell in love with how the workout stretched, strengthened, and realigned my body.
I became certified as a barre teacher by Nancy Norby in 2014 at Hot 8 Yoga. It has been a passion of mine ever since, and I am so grateful to teach and be able to share what I have learned with others. My goal is to lead my students through a workout that will leave you feeling physically and mentally empowered.

Amber Ferraro

Amber has always been actively involved in various sports throughout her entire life. She is a fitness enthusiast at heart. Since moving to California in 2013, she immediately became hooked on Hot 8 Yoga's friendly community and barre class. Three years later, Amber was presented the opportunity to participate in Nancy Norby's barre training and she could not pass it up! Amber is a Florida Atlantic University graduate with a double major, Management and Marketing. When Amber is not in the yoga studio, she is the West Coast District Manager for a fashion icon brand. In her free time, Amber enjoys soaking up the Southern California sunshine at the beach, hiking, biking, running, and enjoying other outdoor activities. Amber's yoga goal is to lead her students through a 60 minute high energy, yet challenging, class that will be gratifying to the student and empower both the body and mind. She believes anyone can accomplish anything they put their mind to through hard work, dedication and passion.

Nancy Norby

Nancy has been teaching the barre system of exercise for many years. She taught Lotte Berk in New York and Bridgehampton, owned and operated the first Lotte Berk Method Studio in Los Angeles and later Sunset Plaza Fitness. Nancy is recognized as a true expert and pioneer in the barre class format, she loves to share her expertise and wealth of knowledge. She lives in Santa Monica with her family.

Dana Bonanne

Having grown up in her family’s health clubs and dance studios on the east coast, fitness is second nature to Dana. After three years of being in Los Angeles, she decided to return to her roots and join the Hot 8 Yoga teacher community. When not practicing, she is Director of Sales and Marketing for a brand promotion supplier. She incorporates her knowledge of fitness, her business acumen, and innate leadership skills into her teaching.
Dana is constantly looking to grow by attending classes, workshops, trainings, and organizing independent practices. She holds numerous certifications; Madd Dog Spinning, Yoga Barre and Yoga Sculpt. Dana’s passion for dance, yoga, weight training, running and spin is just as contagious as her enthusiasm and positivity. Her objective is to serve every client, student, and friend who joins her for a class by creating an hour of transformation. Powered by hi-energy music and genuine encouragement, her classes are the perfect combination of challenging and gratifying.
Her motto: “The body achieves, what the mind believes. Change begins in our thoughts first.”

Ava Moreno

Ava Moreno entered the yoga and fitness community through her first love: dance. She began her dance training as a toddler, training in all forms of dance. After having struggled with a severe eating disorder when she began her professional dance career at age 16, Ava found Colleen Quinn, an incredible mentor and inspiration to her through the form of a personal trainer. Ava has also struggled with several injuries in dance due to her hypermobility, including a medial patellofemoral ligament knee reconstruction at age 20, leading her to look into deeper ways of understanding and helping her body. Although Ava had first been introduced to yoga at age 11 through dance, it was not until she entered recovery from her eating disorder that she began practicing regularly, discovering the peace, focus, and stability--both physically and mentally--it brought her. Throughout her recovery, Ava studied nutrition and began to explore the yoga, fitness, and wellness world.

Inspired by her trainer, Colleen, Ava went on to receive her personal training certification through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Shortly after, at the age of 20, she completed her RYT 200-hour yoga teacher training with David Vendetti and Todd Skoglund of South Boston Yoga in 2014. Her training certified her through Yoga Alliance in vinyasa, restorative, and prenatal yoga. Ava is passionate about helping others find their own physical, mental, and emotional strength through physical movement. Yoga and personal training are her methods of doing so, with her background and current career in dance as an advantage. Ava is always eager to learn more from those around her, including her clients and students. She understands that each student and client has a different body, with a different structure, which affects not only movement and range of motion, but also the movement pathways the body takes. Ava’s philosophy for her teaching and training is to recognize and tap into your own individual needs as a student to be able to find a balance of push and pull, challenge and ease, and growth and grounding.

Ava moved to Los Angeles in March 2016 to pursue her passions of dance, yoga and fitness. When she found Hot 8 Yoga and her incredible mentors Jonatan Silva and Briana DeFalco, she knew she knew she found the perfect environment to blend her worlds and reach others at the same time. Ava is thrilled and humbled to be working with and along side such inspiring teachers and students, and is excited to share her passion in the studio!


Rachel Rosenstein

Originally form Texas, Rachel grew up a competitive cheerleader and ballerina. While attending Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles she discovered her love for yoga. Rachel received her Hot 8 Yoga barre training certification with Nancy Norby and her 200 hour Power certification with Dakota Lupo and Marja Lankinen. Mentorship with Briana DeFalco followed both trainings. With every class, Rachel hopes to spread knowledge and awareness using the benefits of breath, mindfulness and strength.

Devon Riesenbeck

Devon has been dancing since a very young age. After graduating from University of Cincinnati's College Conservatory of Music with a BFA in Ballet, Devon moved across the country to explore dancing in Los Angeles. She discovered Yoga Barre as a supplement to her dance training but quickly fell in love with the combination of dance conditioning, yoga, and pilates. Devon is so excited to be a part of the Hot8Yoga community! Through her classes she wants to help others center their minds, strengthen their body from the inside out, and have fun!

Carly Lind

Carly has been dancing and bopping around ever since she can remember. After dancing all her life she decided to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston, for voice, to explore her other talents. She then made her way out to Los Angeles to pursue a career in performance, where she didn’t know anyone. Walking into a yoga studio and signing up for a one month unlimited at Hot 8 Yoga is where it all began, and has not stopped since. It was yoga that kept her going and it soon became a lifestyle. Taking anything from Hot Yoga to Yoga Sculpt, it is not wonder she stumbled upon Yoga Barre, a mix between Yoga, Dance, and Pilates. After training with Nancy Norby and Natasha Needles. she went on to teach. She is so passionate about Yoga Barre, seeing results immediately and wishing to bring that joy and change to anyone and everyone who will listen!

Jillian Forster

Ever since she can remember, Jillian has been dancing. Growing up, she studied various dance styles such as tap, ballet, jazz, hip-hop, lyrical, and character dance. Jillian then followed her passion and love for the arts to major in dance at Kent State University. There she was able to further her studies in dance adding in modern, post-modern, and African dance. Jillian now holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Education. In addition to her love for dance, Jill is also an avid yogi. She has studied various types of yoga such as Ashtanga, Power yoga, Baptiste Power Vinyasa, Hatha and Classic Hot Yoga. She has completed her 200-hour yoga teacher certification from Yoga on High in Columbus, OH.

Jillian is constantly looking to better her skills in dance, yoga, barre, and fitness by attending classes, workshops, and trainings. She holds numerous certifications and is always excited to learn more. Jillian is passionate about dance, yoga, fitness, and health and loves to share her passion with others through teaching and training. Her goal is to make each and every client, student, and friend who comes to her for a class or a training to feel better leaving the studio than when they came in.

Mariam Moghaddam

Mariam, a Pasadena native, began teaching dance fitness classes in 2002 at the renowned Anteater Recreational Center at UC Irvine, where she earned her Bachelors Degree.

Her belly dance fitness class not only was a hit amongst her college peers, but within the Orange County community as well. Mariam has been awarded 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 Zumba and Barre, and has taught for a few of the most prestigious fitness clubs in Seattle and San Francisco. With a strong passion for dance, 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.

Bailey Kai Brietzke

Bailey has been calling Los Angeles home since 2012. She discovered yoga in her teens when she stepped away from gymnastics and competitive cheerleading and needed something to supplement her love of movement. Having studied music her entire life, she found herself particularly drawn to the Barre style at Hot 8, because it incorporated music so heavily. She completed her Yoga Barre Teacher Training under Nancy Norby in Oct 2016.

Megan Strand

Megan is a certified Pilates instructor and Barre teacher.
As a young dancer Megan understood the necessity of mobility in the body and its importance to living a healthy life. After college Megan moved to Los Angeles where she obtained her classical Pilates certification through The Pilates Technique and later became Barre certified through Exhale Spa. She currently works fulltime as a fitness professional teaching group and private classes to a wide range of clientele including professional NBA and NFL athletes during their off season.
Megan’s fitness world extends past the classroom, she is also a brand ambassador for PUMA as one of their Los Angeles Team Faster trainers and for the activewear e-commerce site Carbon38.
“I am a firm believer that exercise saves lives. I am grateful to have the platform to share my love of movement with each and every person who comes to my class. My classes are fun, challenging and sweaty! I want everyone to leave feeling stronger and more capable than when they walked in.”
Hot Yoga Barre is a dynamic fusion of yoga, body sculpting, barre work, and non-impact cardio designed for developing long and lean muscles. This hour-long class is packed with toning exercise that sculpt the buttocks, abdominals, thighs, and arms. The class is filled with strengthening postures at the barre working legs and abdominals fused with yoga postures on the mat to release and lengthen from the barre work. It will also improve your posture and form a sculpted physique. Hot Yoga Barre is an intermediate level class practice in a room heated to 104-109 degrees.

Upcoming classes:

  • Sun Jun 25 7:30 am - 8:30 am with Heather Rebecca
    at Sherman Oaks
  • Sun Jun 25 7:45 am - 8:45 am with Anne Harriger
    at Pasadena
  • Sun Jun 25 7:45 am - 8:45 am with Phoebe Walquist
    at Santa Monica
  • Sun Jun 25 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Amber Ferraro
    at Manhattan Beach
  • Sun Jun 25 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Nancy Norby
    at Beverly Hills
  • Sun Jun 25 10:45 am - 11:45 am with Dana Bonanne
    at Santa Monica
  • Sun Jun 25 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Ava Moreno
    at Beverly Hills
  • Mon Jun 26 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Phoebe Walquist
    at Sherman Oaks
  • Mon Jun 26 6:15 am - 7:15 am with Rachel Rosenstein
    at Beverly Hills
  • Mon Jun 26 6:30 am - 7:30 am with Nancy Norby
    at Santa Monica
  • Mon Jun 26 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Devon Riesenbeck
    at Beverly Hills
  • Mon Jun 26 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Carly Lind
    at Pasadena
  • Mon Jun 26 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Jillian Forster
    at Beverly Hills
  • Mon Jun 26 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Mariam Moghaddam
    at Sherman Oaks
  • Mon Jun 26 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Jaime Clark
    at Manhattan Beach
  • Mon Jun 26 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Nancy Norby
    at Santa Monica
  • Mon Jun 26 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Bailey Kai Brietzke
    at Beverly Hills
  • Mon Jun 26 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Megan Strand
    at Sherman Oaks
  • Mon Jun 26 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm with Bailey Kai Brietzke
    at Beverly Hills
  • Mon Jun 26 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm with Ava Moreno
    at Manhattan Beach