Power 1

This class is taught by:

Nicole Avendano

Born and raised in Miami, FL. Her love for yoga began when she first moved to Los Angeles in the summer of 2011. After landing at Hot 8 Yoga, she immediately fell in love and quickly became a part of the Hot 8 Yoga community. As a young child that grew up physically active, she believes that it wasn't until she found yoga that she truly understood how to feel comfortable in her own body. The combination of both the physical and the spiritual connection she felt was what got her attention. She was able to apply the lessons she learned in the yoga room both on and off her mat! Always in search for improvement and self discovery, Nicole decided to embark on the journey of becoming a yoga teacher. She completed her 200 hour certification and since then has been dedicated to create a safe space for other people to connect with their spiritual power, feel comfortable in their bodies, and just have fun!

Poopack Bral

Poopack has been practicing Yoga ever since she took her first class in 2002. Her passion for Yoga has evolved over the years as her mat has become her best friend. She continues to practice daily and is always searching for beautiful things in life to inspire her teaching skills. She is a graduate of the 500 hour teacher training program through YogaWorks. Poopack truly believes that Yoga can heal everyone, as well as encourage beginning students. She recognizes different levels and strengths and strives to accommodate all of her students. Poopack's Yoga classes are energetic, fun, constructive, and passionate as well as a fantastic workout. Her love of life, family, and of course Yoga are all integrated into her practice and teach. Namaste.

Téo Chapelier

Born and raised in South of France, Téo has always been eager for adventure. At the age of 18 he left his country and travelled the world for 4 years, always looking for the next place to go. His path led him to Los Angeles, California where he discovered the art of yoga and finally found balance in his life. Since then, his passion keeps growing stronger with each passing day. Yoga allows him to align himself with his true Self. As a teacher and student, he is humbled every time he get to share his practice and help others ensuing possibility for growth and transformation. By committing to a daily practice he knows that we create new patterns of light and abundance in our lives, we learn to study our own mind and body in our quest for the true Self. Yoga brought out the best in him and he is excited to share it with you.

Kathleen Cruger

Kathleen originally came to yoga as an additional form of exercise. It wasn't until after practicing for a few weeks did she notice a mental and emotional shift in her life, and a positive change in the way she interacted with the world around her. Yoga quickly became part of her lifestyle, and she is overwhelming grateful for the ability to share her passion and knowledge as an instructor. She recognizes the tremendous amount of benefits a regular yoga practice can bring into one's life, and encourages everyone to give it a try. Her focus while teaching is to provide a safe, judgement-free zone, where both new and seasoned yogis alike can dive deeper into their practice and develop a strong connection with their mind, body, and spirit both on and off the mat.

Dev Rice

Dev Rice is an RYT-500 hour Yoga Alliance Certified teacher who has been involved in energy work for as long as he can remember. He has completed one RYT- 200 hour teacher training in Hot Power Fusion (Hot 8 Yoga) and one RYT-500 hour teacher training in Vinyasa Flow (YogaWorks). Currently, and gratefully, teaching at Hot 8 Yoga, his classes are accessible to all, challenging and fun. Dev is also a Level-3 Reiki practitioner and is currently working through his 200-hour Kundalini Teacher Training (Golden Bridge Yoga), which he is scheduled to complete in May, 2016.

Katy Impellizzeri

Katy fell in love with yoga after floating out of her first savasana. She has always been intrigued by the elaborate systems that make up the human body along with it’s deep connection to the mind, breath, and soul. Physical asana practice and meditation opened windows and doors in her mind that she never even knew existed. That, and her natural tendency to ask ‘why?’, led to her first 200-hour teacher training where she began to dive deeper into the practice and her Self.

Now a certified E-RYT 500 teacher, she shares her perspective in public & private yoga classes and workshops all over the country. She also volunteers her time teaching kids of all ages and walks of life in schools and community centers.

Forever a student, Katy hopes to inspire anyone and everyone (in her class or not) to discover their full potential and live a life full of happiness, health, peace and love.

Always enjoy good vibes and good beats in her strong & steady vinyasa classes and her grounding yin classes. Flirt with the connection between breath and movement to maybe discover some hidden doors and windows of your own…

Read more at www.katysyogaflow.com

“You cannot teach a person anything; You can only help him find it within himself”.- Galileo

Shari Beaubien

Shari wandered into her first yoga class seeking to regain just a little of the
flexibility she once enjoyed while dancing in college. Something about the practice crept into her heart though and quickly took hold. That fateful decision would change her life’s trajectory forever.
Shari has since completed her 500-hour certification as well as specialty trainings in Yin and the Wanderlust style. In addition, she has travelled all over the world in order to further her education as both yoga student and teacher. Together with her previous background in leading group exercise classes and as a personal trainer, Shari boasts over 15 years experience in the fitness industry. The foundation of Shari’s personal practice lies firmly rooted in Ashtanga yoga as well as Vinyasa Flow. Not surprisingly then, Shari’s signature style is an artful
blending of these two, allowing her to deliver a powerful yet light-hearted
experience. Her classes feature intelligent sequencing, a strong connection to the breath, focus on alignment, and a gentle urging to dig deeper.
For more information, please visit: www.sharibeaubien.com.

Kristyn Chalker

After years of injuries from Bootcamp style workouts, Kristyn found her yoga practice, quite by accident, while looking for a lower impact way to keep her body moving. With a background in dance and gymnastics, Kristyn knew quite a few yogis, but never thought the practice fit in with her lifestyle. She was surprised and delighted to find out just how wrong she was. After stepping onto her mat for the first time in 2011, Kristyn found her home in the breath, movement, and peace that yoga brings.

Kristyn believes ardently in the mind/body connection, and views the practice as a way to transcend the mundane aspects of every day life. Her passion for teaching comes from the necessity to share with her students the joy and lightness yoga has brought into her own life.

Tessa Rapa

Tessa Rapaczynski's approach to yoga is pluralistic and non-dogmatic. While her practice is rooted in the Ashtanga and Iyengar yoga traditions, her methodology is influenced by modern science, as well as both Eastern and Western philosophy.

Tessa believes that yoga is a practice of self-study by experience, and considers herself a life-long student. Introduced to yoga at a young age, she has practiced over the years at studios in NYC, London, Berlin, and LA where Tessa completed her 200 Hour Teacher Training course at Hot 8 Yoga. She is a graduate of Columbia University, and holds an MA in Modernist English Literature from Oxford.

Mike Averill

Mike was born and raised in Colorado. Having been a gymnast for much of his young life, investigating the mind-body connection has long been a passion. Yoga cemented a place in Mike's life initially as a way to manage stress, but grew into a much deeper exploration of the human experience. Mike hopes to inspire this same curiosity for life in others.

Mike completed his 200 hour Yoga Alliance certification under the guidance of Francesca Asumah, and has also trained with Deanna Ainsworth, Rebekah Rivera, Brit Middleton, Cornelius Jones Jr., and Jonatan Silva, among others.



Shayna Hiller

Shayna Hiller, CHHC, RYT is a world-renowned health educator, food expert, and yoga instructor. When she is not traveling, she is based in NYC coaching clients on health and lifestyle, as well as teaching private and public yoga classes. She specializes in teaching her signature yoga classes, which are safe, challenging, strengthening and soothing to the human organism. Shayna also has experience teaching beginners and children. She spends part of the year guiding yoga and health related retreats in destinations such as Costa Rica, upstate New York, and India. She also spends time lecturing at colleges across the country. Through her own life altering experiences and ultimately healing herself through a whole foods diet, Shayna is committed to spreading the secret to perfect health of mind and body from a place of true understanding and empathy. Shayna’s passion for food and health captivate her audience, and her interactive sessions provide an unforgettable experience for all participants. Shayna Hiller is a certified Health Coach through Columbia University Teacher's College and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She is a Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner through the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. She continues to expand her knowledge in order to provide the most potent, cutting edge information. She is currently exploring the interplay of quantum physics and neuropsychology when it comes to health and wellbeing.

Sabrina Mata

Born and raised on Rio de Janeiro, Sabrina Mata has an extensive workout background and her first contact with yoga was at a Hatha Yoga class in 2002 where she found herself flowing with the breath. Always fascinated about the holistic world and Paulo Coelho books, she studied Chromotherapy and Reiki while finishing College.

Attracted by the multi cultured world, Sabrina moved to Los Angeles in 2007. Here, she met Bryan Kest Power Yoga, a studio in Santa Monica where she found strength and balance to support her new journey. Yoga have always been part of her adventures and the best discipline to dive deep through her soul to discover more about herself.

Working as a writer during this time in California she published two poetry books in Brazil and in 2015 decided to take the 500 hours YTT at Yogaworks and became registered through the Yoga Alliance. Living the life she dreamed, Sabrina moved forward investing all of her time in the development of her teaching yoga skills and helping others to blossom the best they cary on themselves as students and as human beings.

“Yoga is a great tool to overcome limits, expand self-knowledge, stimulate love and provide acceptance on the mat and in our own lives”.

Lindsey Kimura

Lindsey began yoga in 2003 to balance athletic training. Her journey has been healing and transformative on all levels and a practice which harmonizes body, mind, will, and spirit. Lindsey loves connecting, teaching, and empowering others. She believes wisdom comes from within. Meditate. Live your passions. Do what you love. The universe is unlimited. Lindsey teaches yoga and pole dance, leads guided meditations, and conducts one-on-one Reiki/crystal energy healing sessions and intuitive readings (LNK-co.com).

Lisa Patino

Lisa stepped into her first yoga class over 15 years ago. She found the practice to be so challenging yet she continued to land on her mat day after day. As her body became stronger, she noticed there were just as many emotional benefits to the practice as there were physical. It was much easier to manage stress, anxiety and daily life.
After relocating to Los Angeles from Texas, her home state, she decided to take her practice one step further. In 2013, she completed her first 500 hr teacher training. Forever a student, Lisa continues to educate herself when ever possible. She believes that every class is a new experience and a opportunity to learn and feel something new. By connecting with her students, she has created a style of teaching that encourages everyone to embrace the uniqueness of their own bodies. From beginner to advanced, Lisa’s classes are accessible to everyone. While finding strength in the body, Lisa also challenges her students mentally. By finding the balance of physical and mental strength, Lisa creates a space of security and infinite possibility.

Alex Joy

An old soul with a young spirit, Alex believes in living life in the moment, guided by intuition, and rooted in compassion.Years of ballet and jazz dance helped Alex appreciate the self-expression and discipline of movement. While she began to notice how many athletes, and especially dancers, were injured, even immobilized, she accepted pain as a natural component of sport. However, in her teens, complications from a peripheral neuropathy made an aggressive approach to movement unsuccessful for Alex. Heartbroken, she gave up on ballet and spent years searching for a new form of expression. Then, one day, the stars aligned when she wandered into a hot vinyasa yoga class to prove to a friend that yoga wasn't for her. To her surprise, she was blown away not only by how hard she worked, but by how centered and clear she felt after. The heat eased the tension on her nerves, and the fluid movement brought back the expression that dance had once offered. In time, her mat became the one place she felt herself, and it became clear that yoga could be healing on so many levels. Yoga helped her overcome the fear of falling and let go of the need to be perfect. As a teacher, she loves helping others overcome their own fears and weaknesses. She began teaching a hot vinyasa flow class at Malibu Hot Yoga in 2011 and did her 200HR Power Yoga certification under Bianca Fearon at Hot 8 Yoga in 2013.

"For me, yoga is about more than standing on your hands or bending you head back to your toes. It is about connecting mind and body, and that's unique to each individual. We all come to the mat with different energies and challenges, and by honoring where we are each day, we grow stronger. We break through barriers we don't even know we have." She respects that no two bodies are the same. She encourages ahimsa (compassion) and mindfulness- listening to your body and modifying postures. But don't think that means you won't leave her class sweaty and smiling. "Ten years ago, I would've laughed at yoga. Five years ago, I would've said I couldn't do it. Now I wholeheartedly believe that anyone who says they can't do yoga just hasn't found the right practice or teacher for them."

This Vinyasa-style flow class designed for beginners features a set sequence. Pairing breath with movement, Hot Power 1 is meant to help integrate the mind/body connection. It is a whole body strengthening practice that includes Sun Salutations, standing postures, simple arm balances, core strengthening, backbends, hip-openers, basic inversions, and restorative postures. Hot Power 1 is an excellent class for both new and old students to learn proper yoga alignment and any necessary modifications. Heated to 100-105 degrees.

Upcoming classes:

  • Thu Apr 27 7:00 am - 8:00 am with Nicole Avendano
    at Sherman Oaks
  • Thu Apr 27 7:30 am - 8:30 am with Poopack Bral
    at Beverly Hills
  • Thu Apr 27 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Téo Chapelier
    at Pasadena
  • Thu Apr 27 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Raea Brauer
    at Beverly Hills
  • Thu Apr 27 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm with Kathleen Cruger
    at Pasadena
  • Thu Apr 27 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Dev Rice
    at Sherman Oaks
  • Thu Apr 27 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Katy Impellizzeri
    at Santa Monica
  • Fri Apr 28 7:30 am - 8:30 am with Shari Beaubien
    at Pasadena
  • Fri Apr 28 7:30 am - 8:30 am with Kristyn Chalker
    at Sherman Oaks
  • Fri Apr 28 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Tessa Rapa
    at Beverly Hills
  • Fri Apr 28 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Raea Brauer
    at Sherman Oaks
  • Sat Apr 29 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Raea Brauer
    at Beverly Hills
  • Sat Apr 29 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Nicole Avendano
    at Pasadena
  • Sat Apr 29 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Mike Averill
    at Sherman Oaks
  • Sat Apr 29 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Shayna Hiller
    at Santa Monica
  • Sat Apr 29 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Poopack Bral
    at Beverly Hills
  • Sat Apr 29 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm with Sabrina Mata
    at Manhattan Beach
  • Sun Apr 30 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Lindsey Kimura
    at Beverly Hills
  • Sun Apr 30 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Lisa Patino
    at Sherman Oaks
  • Sun Apr 30 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Alex Joy
    at Santa Monica