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Hometown: Walnut Creek, California Childhood aspiration: Marine Biologist. Growing up, I was obsessed with dolphins. I spent an inordinate amount of my childhood staring at grainy pictures and sketches of marine life courtesy of my parents’ 1970s-era collection of biology textbooks. I also wanted to work at Target. I was under the impression that the cashier clerk got to keep all the customer's money. What a sad day that was when I learned that was not how life works... When and where was your first yoga class: 2003, my freshman year of college  ..

WHEN DID YOU START YOGA AND WHERE? I have been practicing yoga since 2010. I started out in a small studio called Greenleaf Yoga in Whittier, CA, where I was born and raised. It was a non heated studio, and at the time a level 2 vinyasa flow was my addiction. Prior to moving to HB with my husband, I practiced everyday after work, 5 days a week. After moving to HB I was so distraught that I was never going to practice again at the studio where I got started and was at for 6 years. Then I found Yoga Tribe. Yoga Tribe’s Hot Yoga has changed my life. It has push ..

Hometown: I grew up in Anaheim with the best view of the Disneyland fireworks from my backyard! Childhood aspiration: For most of my young life, I wanted to become an actress. I loved any chance to perform. 🙌🏻 When and where was your first yoga class: In December 2011, I took my first yoga class at Yoga Works in Valencia. Who is your most influential teacher and why: All of the outstanding teachers that have reminded me to take risks, enjoy the process, be wasteful with my love and always embrace the opportunity for growth - to YOU, I am grateful!  ..

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 ..