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Hometown: I've been an HB resident my whole life. Childhood aspiration: I was always afraid to say I wanted to be a teacher because I knew I'd never be able to know EVERYTHING. I'm not sure how old I was when I figured out teachers don't know EVERYTHING, they are just willing to admit what they don't know and learn more. It's great to be able to use that now in so many areas of my life; second grade teacher, yoga instructor, mom... When and where was your first yoga class: My first Hot Yoga class was ten years ago back when Yoga Tribe was HB Hot Yoga. Ja ..

Hometown: Newtown Square PA Childhood aspiration: Pilot When and where was your first yoga class: Williamstown MA, 2007 Who is your most influential teacher and why: Baron Baptiste. He is the first teacher I've seem powerful connect the system of yoga as a system of leadership. I've see powerfully...... When was the defining moment when you realized you wanted to teach yoga: The moment I realized it has a military like discipline. People who practice consistently have an uncommon temerity that I want to be part  ..

Hometown: Wahiawa, Hawaii Childhood aspiration: I wanted to be a teacher and musician. When and where was your first yoga class: I had done yoga with my TV on and off for years, but my first yoga class was with Shannon Kassoff , December 2016 at Eader Elementary where I teach music. When was the defining moment when you realized you wanted to teach yoga: It was halfway through Warrior Flow Teacher Training that a voice inside me said, “Hey, I think this is what you want to do”. What is your teaching philosoph ..

Hometown: Mission Viejo, CA When and where was your first yoga class: Yoga Tribe aka Huntington Beach Hot Yoga in April 2005 What is your teaching philosophy: I try to create a challenging, fun environment and encourage students to try something they probably wouldn’t have on their own. You never know unless you try and you may surprise yourself. How long have you been teaching yoga: almost 12 years ...wow time flies! Most Challenging Part of Your Yoga Practice: Letting go of that “to do” list in my head and becoming present An U ..

Hometown: Lake Forest, California Childhood aspiration: Starting point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers When and where was your first yoga class: March, 1996 at Bikram's Yoga College of India in San Francisco. Yoga is the foundation to my life. Why I practice today is different than when I first started. When I was new, I was in awe of the level of difficulty and my complete inability to practice at the level I saw in the class. Bikram's studio had been open over 20 years and I was the baby of the class at age 26. I will never forget the feeling I experienced wal ..

Childhood aspiration: Rock star…right…party people. Who is your most influential teacher and why: Lately my studies have asked me to look at the not so obvious teachers but the people who have come into my life and made me uncomfortable challenging my grit to remain authentic. I have had a number of these people in my life and I can now have gratitude for them and what they taught me. I know nobody comes into your life by accident they all come to teach you something. How long have you been teaching yoga: Crazy but it will be 8 years next month ..

Who is your most influential teacher and why: My most influential teacher is Jason Wilkerson. He has taught me everything I know, with love and kindness. Jason has taught me to work hard for what you want to accomplish, to pick yourself back up when you have fallen, and to remember there are always people behind you supporting you. When was the defining moment when you realized you wanted to teach yoga:— I honestly didn’t know if I was ready to take the teacher training and teach yoga. Jason pushed me to take the teacher training and in the beginning I b ..

Photograph by Jessica Brady Hometown: Brookings, OR Childhood aspiration: I wanted to be a gymnast like Nadia Com─âneci When and where was your first yoga class: hmm...I think it was a 90 minute beginning Hatha Yoga class at a fitness convention 1997. It was love at first pose. Who is your most influential teacher and why: I believe when the student is ready the teacher will appear. My boss is a career life insurance agent, former marine, 70 years young. He holds me to a high standard, never misses a thing (has better eye sight than I do!) and supported my ..

Hometown: Huntington Beach Childhood aspiration: When I was little I wanted to be a Fire Woman or a Painter when I grew up. When and where was your first yoga class: I was around the age of 16, I went to Yoga Works in downtown Huntington Beach. Who is your most influential teacher and why: Although I have practiced at a number of studios, I have felt most at home with Yoga Tribe. Jason has been such an inspiration as a teacher in the classroom as well as during teacher training. All of the teachers I have met so far at Yoga Tribe have been such a positive ..

Hometown: Anaheim Childhood aspiration: When I was in elementary school I wanted to be the first female professional baseball player When and where was your first yoga class: In June of 2007 here at Yoga Tribe, formally Huntington Beach Hot Yoga. Who is your most influential teacher and why: I have only practiced yoga here at Yoga Tribe. All teachers I have had here have had influence on me, but mostly Jason Wilkerson, Lindsay Hill and Kelly Trettin. When was the defining moment when you realized you wanted to teach yoga: I had wanted to teach for y ..