Bobby R

Bobby stepped onto the mat in 2010 after years of an eating disorder and self-medicating came to a head at the age of nineteen. Desperate to clear through the fog of anxiety and depression, Bobby found a lighthouse in the form of Santa Monica Yoga. Once armed with the tools of yoga practice, Bobby was able to find connection and a love of self he had no idea had been absent in his life for so long. Bobby is especially grateful to his first teacher, the late Gemil Everett for helping him find joy through Tantra and Anusara yoga. He is also most recently grateful for sharing time, space, and inquiry alongside the illuminating Julia Planine-Troiani and her fierce love for the work. It is in this spirit that Bobby aspires to share time, space, and the tools with you, in the hope that you too find joy and truth in them on the journey toward Self-Realization.


Bobby R instructs the following:
  • Power 1
  • This foundational class connects breath to movement (vinyasa) and focuses on proper alignment to set students up for success in all styles offered at Hot 8 Yoga. The temperature is set at a lower level to help acclimate students to the heat. Power 1 is an excellent full body strengthening class for both new and experienced students to learn any necessary modifications to improve their practice.