Teacher Profiles

Yoga Teacher Ashley Shubert and Her Inspiration

Ashley Shubert photographed by David Young-Wolff. Clothing by K-Deer Yoga Teacher Ashley Shubert shares her inspiration and a motivational playlist. Why did you attend your first yoga class? My mom was really connecting in her yoga practice and wanted to share it with me. At the time, I was 12 and didn't really [...]

By | April 4th, 2017|Teacher Profiles|0 Comments

Yoga Teacher Rina Jakubowicz

Photo of Rina Jakubowicz by David Young-Wolff. Rina is wearing leggings by Liquido Active.   Rina Jakubowicz is a powerhouse of a teacher. She leads ongoing classes at Electric Soul Yoga in Studio City, facilitates teacher training programs for people who want to teach yoga in Spanish at Wanderlust Hollywood, and travels the [...]

By | April 3rd, 2017|Teacher Profiles|0 Comments

Hilaria Baldwin on Living Clearly and Staying Balanced

  Hilaria Baldwin demonstrating balance in life. Photo by Jeff Skeirk/Rawtographer on location at the Beverly Wilshire. Hilaria Baldwin knows something about the wobbly art of balance. She grew up between Boston and Spain, enjoying the physicality of gymnastics, flamenco, and Latin ballroom dance; she later danced professionally and taught the art form. [...]

By | March 28th, 2017|Teacher Profiles|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

Great Expectations with Natasha Rizopoulos

  Natasha Rizopoulos Photographed at her home in Brookline, Massachusetes by Tricia Gahagan. Natasha is wearing top by Hard Tail and pants by Jala Clothing   From Beachwood Canyon to Brookline, Massachusetts In 1996, while hiking the northern section of the Hollywood Hills, Natasha Rizopoulos had a “moment.” In that reflection, in the [...]

By | December 6th, 2016|Teacher Profiles|0 Comments

Lisa Johnston Yoga Teacher and Fitness Instructor

Photo of Lisa at El Matador State Beach by David Young -Wolff. Lisa is wearing clothing by Iron Lily   What is your current go-to self-practice? I like to mix things up by adding resistance and HIIT training into my personal practice. I usually integrate the use of the TRX suspension trainer, a [...]

By | November 17th, 2016|Teacher Profiles|0 Comments

Journey To Center: Paul Teodo

Paul Teodo photographed by David Young-Wolff   In the suburbs of Chicago, a loud, loving Italian family instilled in their sons a love of music, of connection, and a work ethic that allowed them to explore their place in the world. One of the brothers is an insurance adjuster still in the Chicago [...]

By | November 1st, 2016|Teacher Profiles|0 Comments

Ana Funes and the Subtle Body

Ana Funes photographed by David Young-Wolff   “Don’t just accept everything that the Yoga Sutra tells you,” Ana Funes says to her students. Dr Ana Funes Maderey teaches in the Master of Arts in Yoga Studies program at Loyola Marymount University; her students are enthusiastic yogis and yoginis (female yogis) pursuing the academic [...]

By | September 28th, 2016|Teacher Profiles|0 Comments

Desikachar’s Yogic Legacy

A group of TKV Desikachar's students gather around him. Yoga pioneer TKV Desikachar died Monday August 8 in Chennai, India. He was 78 years old. May his family find peace in his passing. His wife Menaka Desikachar has been a gracious tower of strength, nurturing her family and ailing husband while strenuously upholding [...]

By | August 18th, 2016|Teacher Profiles|0 Comments

Tribute to TKV Desikachar

“TKV Desikachar gave his life to making yoga understandable to the western mind transmitting the Great Tradition as it was brought forth by his father T Krishnamacharya,” said longtime student Mark Whitwell. On August 8, in Chennai, India, TKV Desikachar died at the age of 78, at the end of a long illness. Desikachar was [...]

By | August 11th, 2016|Teacher Profiles|0 Comments