Yoga Pose at Goda Yoga

Nathania Stambouli at Goda Yoga

Goda Yoga in Culver City first opened its doors 15 years ago in 2001 and has recently transitioned to new ownership. Nathania Stambouli is now the new owner and her personal story of desk job to yoga teacher studio owner in one year has been an inspiration to her students. Nathania has demonstrated the courage to take steps in the direction of her dreams and manifest things she never even thought possible.

With the transition, the lobby has also received a remodel. It mirrors the fresh energy and new direction the studio is taking as a new incarnation. Windows now open up to the street side for natural light and people outside the studio can sneak a peak at the yoga classes and see the awe-inspiring hand-painted mural that adorns one of the walls.

Goda Yoga will not only have new workshops every weekend, but Nathania, the new owner, is a believer in movement for wellness. She says “I wanted to offer not just yoga, but a full spectrum of multiple movement practices in the realm of mindful and healing arts to expose people to more than just yoga, practices about finding your center and moving from that place.”

The intention of the studio is to continue to build even more community by offering event gatherings such as kirtan and weekly sound baths where people can connect with others and have fun.

The core teachers who have been guiding students at this yoga studio for over a decade will remain, including Cheryl Moss, the previous studio owner. The diversified schedule includes a variety of classes such as Kundalini, prenatal, a beginner class every day, kids yoga, yoga for exceptional children (for autism and other disorders), slow deep stretch, therapeutic yoga (for people rehabilitating injuries, and Yoga Tune Up. All the classes will also no longer have expiration dates and will be valid for the life of the studio.

For more information, visit www.godayoga.com

Natalie Macam is a yoga teacher who teaches locally at Agoura Power of Yoga and Malibu Beach Yoga and leads retreats internationally: tigerwaveyoga.com