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!

Stevie Roberts

Stevie has been actively practicing yoga since 2003. While studying theater at the University of Maryland, her voice for actor's teacher introduced the power of asana and pranayama to release tension. It was love at first breath. In 2013 after moving from New York to Los Angeles, Stevie found herself needing to ground down and committed to her practice. Encouraged by support of her family and friends Stevie signed up for Power Yoga Teacher Training in the spring of 2014 and completed Sculpt and Hot Power Fusion training in the spring of 2015. Yoga has enhanced her life by giving her the space to connect to her true self, her inner strength, through the exploration of the practice. Stevie continues to be passionate about learning everything she can about yoga and most importantly sharing it with others.

Jennifer Criss

Jenn has explored the many facets of life with a challenge. She has been practicing yoga for three years, but defines her practice as beginning the moment she completed her 200-hour Teacher Training in 2016. She seeks to bring the old spirit of hers into class and spread compassion, love and peace. Jenn holds space for people to realize their own strength, potential and truth. To be inspired by the mere essence of life, and sensitive to its simple moments , makes her a child at heart; with this she hopes to keep the inner-child alive in all. She hopes to encourage self-awareness and consciousness in an open space of acceptance. The practice of yoga brings the practice of peace into the daily life and that is just what she seeks to do for those she encounters. Bless

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.

Star Gorosin

Star Rader is a Yoga Alliance certified teacher with over 1,000 hours of training and is certified in Vinyasa flow, Yin, and Barre by Bianca Fearon, Mia Togo, and Nancy Norby at Yoga Works and Hot 8 Yoga. She continues to take workshops around the world and is currently completing a second 300-hour mentorship.

A yoga practitioner and dancer since childhood, Star’s approach identifies that no two bodies are alike, so mindfulness and focus towards understanding proper alignment and personal anatomy/injuries are key to developing a strong and safe practice – while self inquiry and the willingness to honestly reflect on what you discover about yourself can bring about an experience that serves your spiritual body to keep you growing and inspired.

She teaches group/private classes, workshops, and leads teacher trainings in her home base of Los Angeles, California, throughout the United States, and Abroad. Stay in touch: yogawithstar@gmail.com or Instagram @YogaWithStar

Star teaches Power 1 at Hot 8 Yoga in Beverly Hills on Sundays at 10:30am.

Eddy Rimada

My approach to yoga is understanding that only with a strong committed daily practice, overcoming and pushing through the urge to let the pose overcome you, can one only then begin to shed the layers of the ego that have been holding us back from becoming our truest self leading every decision with an unconditionally loving open heart.

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Alex Heimann

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."

Scott Brandon

Scott's mission is to create a space to inspire a happy and healthy lifestyle.  Under the wonderful guidance of Brit Middleton, Scott went through the 200 hour teacher training program at Hot 8 Yoga in 2013. His teaching style is both challenging and uplifting at the same time.  Whether you are brand new to yoga or are a seasoned yogi, Scott loves to connect and create a space where your practice can continue to grow.         

Camille Kappelman

Camille found yoga through her passion for dance. Growing up immersed in ballet and modern, she attained her BFA in ballet from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts where she also discovered a strong practice in both Pilates and Yoga. After two decades of dance training she moved on to dance professionally with companies in Santa Barbara and Santa Monica. Camille moved to Pasadena in 2016 where she found Hot 8 Yoga and established a strong and steady practice. Immersing herself fully into the yoga world changed her outlook on life and brought about heightened passion for teaching. Obtaining her 200hr YTT under the direction of Sarah Helt and Scott Brandon she delved more fully into the world of yoga with an open heart and mind. Fusing her love of dance and yoga together, she strives to create a safe and welcoming space allowing students to challenge themselves both physically and mentally. As a teacher and mentor of dance for over eight years, this new found love and deep exploration of yoga informs and heightens her instruction in both arenas, allowing students to hone their practice and find greater meaning and a greater sense of satisfaction through this demanding and beautiful work.

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.

Will Staten


Im originally from Texas and am a lifelong soccer player and all around athlete. My life revolved around physical fitness and being active. Over the years a series of injuries limited me so much, that I could barely jog without experiencing pain. After running out of non-surgical options to rebuild strength and flexibility, I stumbled into a yoga class.

What started out as a way to get back on the field slowly evolved into a way of life. I learned there's much more to this practice than just the physical aspects. I learned to not let the big picture slow you down, but instead, to appreciate life moment by moment and to be thankful for who I am now. Yoga has changed me in ways I could never have imagined.

This greater understanding was the spark that made me want to become a yoga teacher. My goal is to help others unlock the benefits of yoga, both physical and mental. I want to help folks stop and smell the roses and appreciate the greatness that lies within.

Kat Standefer

Kat, a Michigan native, first stepped onto the mat at Yoga for Performers class in college. She found yoga to be endlessly therapeutic for the mind, body and spirit. As a performing artist, yoga was particularly helpful in learning to control the breath and to ease the mind. Kat has always been passionate about connecting her two loves of yoga and music, so when she had the opportunity to join the Hot 8 community, she immediately jumped on board. She brings comfort and warmth to those around her, and she is excited to encourage others to find peace on and off the mat just as she has!

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 traveled 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 gets 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.

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.

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

Everyone is welcome in the classes that I get to lead. There's no judgement allowed, of self or others, as your practice is not the same as that of the person next to you. We'll focus on the breath, as a way to still the "fluctuations" of the mind, and we'll celebrate the incremental and individual successes that slowly build to create your own, very unique, yoga journey. Whether you're a seasoned practitioner or brand-spanking new, there's always more to discover, always a way to move deeper. My own yoga journey has been a long one, one that has taught me, among other things, to not take things for granted, to live in the center and to keep moving forward.

Certifications:
Hot Power Fusion - 200-Hour (Hot8Yoga)
Vinyasa Flow - 500-Hour (YogaWorks)
Kundalini Yoga - 200-Hour (Golden Bridge)
Accessible Yoga Ambassador - 30 Hour (Jivana Heyman, Accessible Yoga)
Reiki Practitioner - Level 3 (Thea Parsons, Reiki Master)

Rebekah Grace Rivera

I can’t actually remember my first yoga class. In many ways yoga has always been a part of my life; sometimes more present than many other important aspects of life.

In college I took a yoga class to satisfy my physical education credits. Primarily because it was familiar to me and didn’t require much effort. At the time, I discovered it seemed to help with snowboarding, which mattered most. Learning how to regulate my breath turned out to be incredibly useful when flying down mountains at full speed. It eliminated the fear factor and helped me to push myself in ways I hadn’t before; the experience was liberating.

After college yoga took a backseat, right next to my snowboard, as I began to passionately explore the world of holistic health. Enrolling in a holistic nutrition school in New York, where the many faces of alternative health were presented to me, I discovered the importance of loving ones self and loving what it is that we do in this world.

Yoga soon returned to my life, shortly after moving to Los Angeles. I found a group of yogis that gathered together 6 days a week to practice. Under the guidance of our teacher, we moved through 3 hours of pranayama, asana and meditation before moving into our day. That was the true beginning.

I can honestly say that I was afraid to commit to the practice fully--essentially one day teaching myself. I understood the importance of living a life that embraced my passions, but I was unable leave the safety net of my salary. But that’s one of the most incredible things about this practice; the more I dove into it, the more I began to let go and embrace more of what I want in my life.

This journey has taught me how important it is to believe in yourself and follow your passion. I want to instill confidence in my students, help them find the strength to believe in themselves as my mentors and fellow yogis have for me. My yoga community continues to foster my growth, while inspiring me to be better and do better daily. My hope is to do the same for you.

"Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.” - Ryunosuke Satoro

Certifications & Achievements
CHHC – Certified Holistic Health Counselor through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition
AADP – Certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners
500 Hour RYT – 500 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance - in progress
200 Hour RYT - Registered Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance
Dharma Mittra’s 500hr Teacher Training in New York - in progress
Yin Yoga Teacher Training - Registered through Yoga Alliance
Children’s Yoga Teacher Training - Registered through Yoga Alliance
Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training - Registered through Yoga Alliance

www.rebekahgraceyoga.com
Facebook: Rebekah Grace Yoga

 
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:

  • Sat Oct 21 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Raea Brauer
    at Beverly Hills
  • Sat Oct 21 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Nicole Avendano
    at Pasadena
  • Sat Oct 21 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Stevie Roberts
    at Sherman Oaks
  • Sat Oct 21 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Jennifer Criss
    at Santa Monica
  • Sat Oct 21 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Poopack Bral
    at Beverly Hills
  • Sun Oct 22 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Star Gorosin
    at Beverly Hills
  • Sun Oct 22 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Eddy Rimada
    at Sherman Oaks
  • Sun Oct 22 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Alex Heimann
    at Santa Monica
  • Sun Oct 22 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Scott Brandon
    at Pasadena
  • Mon Oct 23 7:30 am - 8:30 am with Camille Kappelman
    at Pasadena
  • Mon Oct 23 7:30 am - 8:30 am with Nicole Avendano
    at Sherman Oaks
  • Mon Oct 23 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Tessa Rapa
    at Beverly Hills
  • Mon Oct 23 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Will Staten
    at Sherman Oaks
  • Mon Oct 23 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm with Kat Standefer
    at Pasadena
  • Tue Oct 24 7:30 am - 8:30 am with Poopack Bral
    at Beverly Hills
  • Tue Oct 24 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Téo Chapelier
    at Pasadena
  • Tue Oct 24 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Rachel Rosenstein
    at Beverly Hills
  • Tue Oct 24 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm with Kathleen Cruger
    at Pasadena
  • Tue Oct 24 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Dev Rice
    at Sherman Oaks
  • Tue Oct 24 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Rebekah Grace Rivera
    at Santa Monica