Yogis Anonymous

Brent Laffoon

I love yoga, pure and simple. Like many people, it helped me change my life in tremendously positive ways, and the more I practice the more I realize how much is possible, and how truly awesome life can be. This is the gift I try to pass along with the yoga I teach. Sometimes people ask me how long I've been practicing, and I'm never sure what to tell them. In some ways, I began practicing without even realizing it when I was about eight years old, when a doctor prescribed me a regimen of "exercises" to correct a mild case of Scoliosis. The doctor told me the exercises would be difficult and require a lot of discipline. Instead, I found them not that difficult and kind of fun... so I just kept doing them all through my teens and 20's, long after the Scoliosis had been corrected. It wasn't until I was almost thirty-five years old that I walked into a yoga class and realized I'd been practicing yoga all along, albeit without proper guidance. The timing turned out to be auspicious. I was looking to make some changes in my life, and yoga came calling. Within a month I dropped everything and went to Bali to attend an intensive teacher training, and when it was over I came home to LA and started teaching. Less than two years later I was named one of the top 30 yoga instructors in Los Angeles, which felt good, but what felt even better was that I'd found meaningful work that I truly loved, that kept me in good health and that introduced and connected me to an amazing community of dedicated, inspiring people. I was trained at Radiantly Alive in Bali, where I learned that yoga is not simply a practice of poses, as I'd previously thought. It's a methodology that opens the door for people of all ages and walks of life to enjoy good health in body, mind and spirit, to live out dreams and explore passions, to be able to find joy in almost all things and peace in the rest, and to be able to share both with family, friends, peers and community. Simply put, I discovered that yoga is living at its best, and that it doesn't require any special amounts of wealth or enlightenment or anything else. It just takes practice. A continuous, committed effort to educate your mind, activate your body, uplift your spirits and face your fears, demons, shadows and weaknesses. Through my training, I learned to incorporate aspects of Ashtanga, Iyengar and Bhakti, as well as other disciplines, which I combine in the classes I teach to create a thoughtful blend of conscious movement designed to help people explore their edges safely, and ultimately move past them. Teaching is a gift, and I feel very blessed to be sharing this passion. I'm eternally grateful to Daniel Aaron, the founder of Radiantly Alive, as well as the many other teachers I've encountered along the way in Los Angeles and beyond who have shined a light on this amazing practice and thus afforded me the pleasure of doing the same for others. In the name of limitless possibility: Om... In the hope of abiding peace as one of those possibilities: Shanti... and in the spirit of unity, love and respect among all living creatures: Namaste.

Brent's Latest Classes

  • 60 minutes

    Leg Day Part 2

    By Brent Laffoon on Nov 26, 2023

    Yoga for Athletes Intermediate

    Legs feeling in need of a little strengthening and stretching? You've come to the right place. From squats to lunges to forward folds and splits, this practice has you covered. Take your time, breathe deep... and enjoy!

  • 37 minutes

    Relax & Restore

    By Brent Laffoon on Nov 4, 2023

    Restorative Beginner

    A short, gentle practice meant to help you unwind and recharge. Perfect for when you're short on time and energy and need a little boost. Enjoy!

  • 56 minutes

    Good Medicine

    By Brent Laffoon on Oct 13, 2023

    Hatha Intermediate

    A mindful medley of core strengthening, hip and hamstring stretching and standing balance postures. Great for when you have a wrist or arm injury, or when you just want a not-too-strenuous-but-not-too-easy practice to help you reset and recharge... Enjoy!

  • 44 minutes

    Maintenance Check

    By Brent Laffoon on Aug 5, 2023

    Hatha Intermediate

    Sometimes it's good to take a little pit stop and get under the hood to make sure everything is running properly. That's what this practice is... a little check-in and tune-up for mind, body and soul. Enjoy!

  • 33 minutes

    Slow Down Mode

    By Brent Laffoon on Jul 23, 2023

    Gentle Yoga Beginner

    A slow, smooth ride through a variety of seated and reclining hip openers and twists. Perfect for when you need a little stretch + reset... enjoy!

  • 41 minutes

    Self-Care 101

    By Brent Laffoon on Jun 6, 2023

    Gentle Yoga Intermediate

    A seemingly simple, yet deceptively intricate practice that aims to help you cultivate a deeper sense of awareness of both mind and body, as well as an understanding of how to make sure your practice meets your ever-changing daily needs... enjoy!

  • 11 minutes

    Pranayama 103

    By Brent Laffoon on May 10, 2023

    Meditation Beginner

    A short pranayama practice focusing on Nadi Shodana, otherwise known as "alternate nostril breathing." Perfect for when you only have a few minutes to cultivate a state of deep calm and clarity. Enjoy!

  • 44 minutes

    Root Chakra 101

    By Brent Laffoon on Apr 22, 2023

    Hatha Intermediate

    A slow but powerful practice that invites you to stay open to possibilities in the midst of heightened intensity and uncertainty... enjoy!

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