Opened on June 8 of this year, Hollywood Power Yoga is an intimate studio located at the busy corner of Wilton and Fountain Avenues in the heart of Hollywood. HPY founders Liz Espersen, Sean Hanley, Caitlin Talbot, and Henry McMillan are yoga teachers and good friends who had a vision: to create a cooperative where everyone, students and teachers alike, have a chance to learn from each other and experience their practice together. Formerly a small theater space, the interior was meticulously renovated by Sean himself, revealing warm brick walls and wooden floors. Classes are affordable and easily accessible to the residents and workers from the surrounding middle class neighborhood. Their students are a balanced mix of experienced practitioners and newbies.
Besides all-levels Power Yoga classes, the schedule includes Rocket Yoga – a more acrobatic form of Ashtanga – and weekend workshops. Restorative and 12-Step Recovery Yoga will soon be added to the lineup. As Liz says, “We’re an amalgam of Western fitness and Eastern yoga principles, not crazily dogmatic nor extremely fluffy, where everyone is equal.”
Stop by soon and visit their friendly and inviting space; your first class is free.
Hollywood Power Yoga
1310 N. Wilton Place, Los Angeles
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