Born and raised in Orange County, California, Shantani has always been passionate about healthy living. She grew up an active child, dabbling in dance, cheerleading, figure skating, martial arts, and competitive horseback riding. When she decided to pursue her dance career professionally, Shantani found yoga as a way to cross-train on her days off. She very quickly came to realize the many benefits of her daily yoga practice, and fell in love with the way she felt after class. Inspired by her own experience, Shantani decided to become a certified yoga teacher through YogaWorks via destination training in Bordeaux, France. Following her yoga training, Shantani also became certified in both barre and rebounding (trampoline cardio) methods, of which she taught full-time throughout Southern California. In February 2017, Shantani was formally recognized as one of the "Top-Rated Barre Instructors in Los Angeles". When Shantani isn’t toning at Hot 8 Yoga, she can be found dancing professionally for the Disneyland Resort, Knott's Berry Farm, and various other professional projects throughout LA and Orange County. Shantani's mission is to provide a welcoming, uplifting atmosphere for clients of all levels. She uses her diverse dance and fitness training to provide creative, energizing combinations in the studio. By setting positive intention to killer playlists, Shantani will keep you engaged and empowered all the way to Savasana.. “The moment I walked into Hot 8 Yoga I felt a strong sense of community and connection. I knew I wanted to work here to share what I love most. I’m so excited to be part of the Hot 8 family! Can't wait to see y’all in class!”
Shantani M instructs the following:
This class is a dynamic fusion of barre work, light weights, non-impact cardio and yoga designed for developing long and lean muscles. By activating small muscles groups this class provides cross training and aids in injury prevention and recovery. Yoga Barre is a high energy class and is excellent for anyone looking to tone legs, booty, core, and arms to upbeat music.