Yoga is a discipline, or even a lifestyle that can, depending upon the desire of the practitioner, combine physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual experiences. A Yoga class is time spent to foster and cultivate a balanced and harmonious relationship of the mind/body. Its simple in nature- use the breath to move with intention. In my classes, I guide you to breathe, exercise, relax, enjoy and meditate with a group of people in the fashion and to the degree that suits you on that given day. I encourage my students to flirt with, but respect their boundaries to facilitate a self-awareness through an Asana practice and, as I can share from my direct experiences, to know that even our injuries can be our best teachers. I began studying the philosophy of Yoga during a college Anthropology course and while still living in my native NYC- I walked into my first Asana class. When I Landed in LA, I went to Bryan’s class and have since appreciated having Power Yoga as a beautiful space to practice. I am grateful to have participated in trainings, retreats and workshops with incredible instructors, mostly from the Santa Monica yoga community and with amazing Yogis all over the world. While the majority of my professional experience has been working with youth in urban settings, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the seven years I spent working in Watts and the impression the people of that community has left on me! It is my goal to replicate that experience, especially the love, trust and gratitude from it, in my present and future endeavors. So join us in a Power Yoga class where strong poses with intense cardio activity that challenge flexibility are suggested. You can heat up the body while you cool down the mind and strengthen while you stretch. I’ll enhance the class with some music as well as some silence, so you can workout while you check-in, and sweat while you chill-out! Then watch when the true power of the class and your practice reveals itself when it transcends the mat!
“The Journey is the Destination” - Dan Eldon
Tues & Thurs: 8pm West Studio B
Saturday: 5pm West Studio B
Sunday: 2pm West Studio A