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About Marja Lankinen

Marja Lankinen, former professional dancer turned yoga therapist, is the founder and CEO of Yoga for Dancers. She teaches yoga, meditation, and injury prevention for professional dancers in Los Angeles and around the globe: marjayoga.com. Instagram: @marjayoga and @yogafordancers

Ebony Williams Dedicated Dancer

Photo of Ebony Williams by Nikita Alba . Beyonce has, purely and simply, changed the entire game. From what it means to be a performer, an artist, a woman, a voice of and for our generation, this woman has written history with her lyricism, and watching Beyonce in motion is bearing witness to [...]

By | February 27th, 2017|Art & Culture|0 Comments

Kelsey Patel on the Heart’s Capacity for Love

Photo by Molly + Co Photography   Sitting with Kelsey Patel in her penthouse loft in downtown Los Angeles, it is easy to see why this teacher, coach, and businesswoman is sought out by CEOs, entrepreneurs, artists, and celebrities for private sessions that include Reiki, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT or tapping), meditation, and [...]

By | February 11th, 2017|Teacher Profiles|0 Comments

Hot 8 Yoga in Pasadena and Manhattan Beach

Of all of the yoga studios I have experienced in the City of Angels, Hot 8 Yoga has always felt like coming home. Since I've been teaching at Hot 8 Beverly Hills since its inception, I thought my bias contributed to my rose-colored perspective. Hot 8 Yoga began from a desire by owners Vincent and Linda [...]

By | November 7th, 2016|Studios|0 Comments

Samadi Yoga in Koreatown

Samadi Yoga in Koreatown. Photo by Jodye Alcon Photography. Nestled in the heart of Koreatown, Samadi Yoga is an urban oasis of serenity. One may be surprised to find such a sanctuary sandwiched between the hustle and bustle of the Metro Vermont stop and the continuous whir of Wilshire traffic, but herein lies [...]

By | September 2nd, 2016|Studios|0 Comments

Hyperslow Studio in Hollywood

Nestled on a rare quiet corner along the major Fairfax thoroughfare, Hyperslow is a refuge for those looking to experience life at a slower pace. Offering yoga, meditation, and a cafe stocked with locally grown, organic, and simple fare, this community studio is a one-stop-shop to enjoy a day of reflection, community, and kindness. Born from [...]

By | July 15th, 2016|Studios|0 Comments

Set and Flow Yoga Studio

Cue the lights, camera, and call action to welcome an innovative new Hollywood yoga studio in Los Angeles. Set and Flow Yoga, founded by Seth Manheimer, a man with a Master's degree in Film Directing, tells his version of the age-old "this is my story" through this brick and mortar monolith where yoga meets fitness [...]

By | March 28th, 2016|Studios|0 Comments

Teacher Profile: Benjamin Allen

This dynamic dancer and choreographer is starting a GROOV3MENT. At one point in Ben Allen's career, he was a back up dancer for drag queens. Now, he is the founder of one of the hottest movements (or as he calls it, a GROOV3MENT) in the dance and fitness communities: GROOV3. According to dancer and choreographer [...]

By | March 7th, 2016|Teacher Profiles|0 Comments

Y7 Melrose

Walking into Y7 Studio's Melrose location in Los Angeles felt like hopping off the metro and walking into the hippest fitness space on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. It’s no surprise since this hip hop-inspired yoga studio is owned by two New Yorkers-turned-LA-West Siders. The words "A Tribe Called Sweat" grace the walls as a welcome [...]

By | March 3rd, 2016|Studios|0 Comments