Movement in the body has been an essential part of Orlee’s life for over 10 years now.
Orlee combines the art of fluidity in movement of dance and yoga with strength in aerial acrobats every day in her 10 years of experience. Starting with a yoga practice in her early teenage years, she found empowerment in flow movement of the body.
Orlee’s teaching career began with Peace4Kids.org where she ran a program to guide tween girls in to womanhood with a sense of self-worthiness. She found that teaching faith in physical strength through expression of movement really resonates with her, beginning by teaching Pole Fitness in 2012 at Nicole Williams’ studio, Allure Dance & Fitness. Performing and leading dance numbers in several studio shows, Orlee became well known for creating and teaching unique classes.
Taking the leap of faith to pursue her calling, Orlee trained with Nancy Norby and Deanna Ainsworth at Hot 8 Yoga and now holds certifications in Barre and Yoga Sculpt. Additionally she holds a certification in 200hr YTT at Red Diamond Yoga with Liz Arch and is an ambassador of All You Can Yoga.
Orlee offers a strong yet flexible challenge for your mind and body in every class.
While studying at the University of Miami, Coral Gables, she used yoga as a way to relieve stress and stay fit. After graduating from college Rachel worked in brand marketing for five years. During that time she felt as though something was missing and was always happiest on her mat. After some soul-searching she decided it was time to leave the corporate world, take the plunge and re-dedicate her life to movement. Rachel’s classes are accessible to all levels from beginners to advanced practitioners. Expect to sweat, breathe, and move to some good tunes!
Shazi has trained with Conrad Gacki, Brad Koontz, and Sam Usman, and he completed his 200-hour Yoga teacher training with Deanna Ainsworth at Hot 8 Yoga in Santa Monica, California. Shazi offers a grounded, fun, and strengthening class to deepen the mind-body-spirit connection and elicit joy. ॐ
“Hatha Yoga teaches us to use the body as the bow, asana as the arrow, and the soul as the target.” – B.K.S. Iyengar
When practicing the 26 poses in Hot Yoga, I am challenged every time to be courageous, risk, and even enjoy the victories, for example, going years without being able to double wrap my legs, then one day, suddenly, quietly, my legs are wrapped.
My job in the room is simply to guide. Yes, we are there to learn and support each other, but the practice is yours alone.
I have an eclectic background, including a career in the radio broadcasting industry, mostly due to my passion for music. Travel is one of my favorite things, as I am always humbled and inspired by the “less is more” way so many cultures find happiness.