Alanna Zabel is the founder of AZIAM Yoga and the creator of Yoga Barre™. She is a registered ERYT-500 yoga instructor, Pilates and fitness instructor. In 2000, she founded her own unique YogaDance company based on combining the essential movements of yoga with modern dance. Her first performance was choreographed for a private party at Michael Jackson's home and performed at Neverland. Her performances have been requested at fashion shows, conferences and private parties.
With a flare for style and design, Alanna launched the premium AZIAM Active Wear collections. Beyond her accomplishments as an instructor, performer, program director, writer, and designer, Alanna is a creative force and a teacher with a passion for kids. In addition to fourteen children's books with yoga and wellness themes, she single-handed created The World's First Yoga Doll and Soul Model collections.
Voted "Best Yoga Instructor in Los Angeles" in 2011 by LA Family Magazine and one of "Hollywood's Hottest Trainers" by Shape Magazine in 2014, Alanna is passionate about teaching yoga through her classes, life and writing. She is the author of As I Am: Where Spirituality Meets Reality and Meaningful Coincidence: Synchronistic Stories of the Soul. Her children's book titles include The Seven Doors, a children's version of Deepak Chopra's best selling The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success. Alanna stars in five fitness DVDs: two produced by Natural Journeys: Yoga Total Body Makeover and Pilates Yoga Fusion, as well as three from Anchor Bay Entertainment: Beginner Level Yoga for Toning, Flexibility + Stress Relief, Cardio + Conditioning Yoga, and Beginner Level Yoga which became a nationally bestselling fitness DVD in 2016. To learn more visit AZIAM
Stephen's teaches with a strong connection to function. He relies on his engineers mind to help dissect the poses, using this to teach my students how to safely practice at a very physical level. He may take teaching very seriously but rest assured, come to class ready to have some fun, sweat your butt off, and discover something new about yourself.
Tom Morley has been teaching yoga for over 15 years. He was formally trained at Yoga Works. Tom is a devoted meditation practitioner & facilitator drawing from Tibetan Buddhism, Taoism, Tantra & other traditions. He has pursued various spiritual teachings and healing modalities his entire life.
Sally has been teaching yoga for 20 years here on the westside both in the studio and in-home private sessions. A retired modern dancer, she brings the joy of movement to her vinyasa flow practice with a focus on the spaces in between the poses. Her music driven class strikes the balance of strength and flexibility and is dedicated to celebrating life - the journey over the destination.
Kishan Shah is an international teacher of Yoga and Meditation, practitioner of Ayurvedic Medicine, herbalist, bodyworker and spiritual guide for this blessed life’s journey. Kishan’s renowned Raja Vinyasa Yoga classes feature an inspiring soundtrack of beats and soundscapes that paint the tone for inspiration and introspection.
Haley is a high energy, cardio & sculpt loving fitness enthusiast and instructor who is passionate about living an healthy lifestyle through yoga, fitness, and proper nutrition. She works full time at the Honest Company, so you can only catch her early mornings, evenings, and weekends!
Diana Welham began practicing yoga as a way to gain flexibility while being a competitive cheerleader. She fell in love with the practice, realizing there was so much more than just a physical workout. She continued on to complete her 200 hour Intensive Teacher Training with YogaWorks. In her classes, feel encouraged to smile, sweat, and move with no judgments or expectations - only love.
Lizzy Castilla is a Yoga Instructor, certified by AZIAM Yoga. She has over 13 years of experience in dance and other performance arts. Her specialities include movement & mindfulness in: ballet, ballroom dancing, Yoga, hand balancing, contortion and aerial Pole. Lizzy’s most recent studies are Thai Massage & Breathwork. Her mission is to share what she has learned through her extensive studies and experiences in the hope that it will pave the way for others as they find their own unique path.
After competing on the national level as a dancer, Ashley went on to earn a degree in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology’s from the Univ of Colorado at Boulder, as well as a license to practice as a Nutrition & Health Counselor from the American Association for Drugless Practitioners.
Ashley's background in science and medicine has given her an insightful look into how important the relationship between mind and body, seeking wellness solutions with diet, exercise, and a sense of spirituality.
If you told me 20 years ago that I'd be a rap artist and yoga teacher, I might have said "Nah, but wait what?" 20 years later I'm teaching yoga and spin, then rapping about it.
My mission is simple: I want to teach people how to love and take care of themselves, create a product that inspires them, gives faith in chasing their dreams and the confidence to not care what others think.
Jenny believes in the transformative effect yoga has on body, mind and soul. She loves to physically challenge her students to go beyond what they think they are capable of, as well as guiding them to discover a deeper, more meaningful connection within.
Jenny Geyser has also been in the fitness industry since 2001 as a Certified Personal Trainer, Group Exercise Instructor and Holistic Nutrition Coach. She excels teaching fitness based yoga classes, including our Yoga Barre, Yoga Sculpt and Core Vinyasa formats.
Phoebe Diftler brings her gifts of nurturing to the art of Restorative Yoga. She utilizes her understanding of the mind-body continuum to help people decompress, relax, and restore well being. Phoebe is a well-known Restorative Yoga teacher in the city of Los Angeles and she is also a treasured Thai Yoga bodyworker.
Originally from Brazil, Thaisa found meditation as a powerful tool during her youth. In order to understand more and go deeper with it, she completed a meditation technique course. She started practicing yoga in 2006. In 2015 she completed a 50-hour Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training followed by a 200-hour certification from the Traditional Tantra Yoga at Shri Kali Ashram in India.
Her yoga style is known for incorporating her grounding meditation techniques to create a deeply centering experience to her students.
Besides being a yogi and sound healer, Thaisa also enjoys her life surfing, dancing and decorating spaces.
Ava (Sunderta Kaur) is a KRI certified Kundalini Yoga Instructor and sound healer with a passion for healing and guiding people to connect to their infinite self. Ava is very passionate about healing using high vibrational sound current. She believes that sound is one of the most powerful ways to elevate and heal and she uses instruments such as the gong to create deep and powerfully transformative experiences. She is also a trained singer and sometimes incorporates the voice as a healing tool in her practice. Ava's purpose is to reach and elevate as many people as possible using the power of sound.
Elizabeth is a yoga teacher, mindfulness coach and mama to baby Earth. Originally from the UK Elizabeth discovered yoga on a freezing winter whilst living in Paris. Her yoga journey took her to Thailand, India and Iceland before she found her way to LA in 2013. Elizabeth enjoys using yoga as a tool for creative expression, healing and liberation.
As a mother Elizabeth has a new appreciation for the body and a love for a less ego driven practice. Elizabeth loves engaging with her daughter on and off the mat and bringing yoga into mom & baby life.
Barbara Scheidegger is the brainchild of Let it Go Hypnosis. She is a passionate and forward thinking certified clinical Hypnotherapist based in Beverly Hills, California. Barbara is also a NLP, Reiki practitioner, and life coach. She co-created HypnoYoga™ with AZIAM.