My yoga classes aim to awaken inner resources for personal healing and to bring students into alignment with their full potential to thrive both on and off the mat. I balance precise asana instruction and alignment with intention, breath, flow, meditation, and music in classes carefully themed to deepen the student's understanding of yoga.
My classes are infused with love! I focus on the interconnection between mind, body, and spirit while guiding everyone to work at their own pace in a safe, playful, and transformative environment. I encourage students to cultivate authentic self-worth, experience presence in their entire being, and tread the path to higher consciousness.
Central to my teaching is a belief that the more people learn to be present to themselves, the more they are likely to become present to their communities and the greater world. My prayer and vision is that we all rise up and become the light and healing our world so dearly needs.
I received my 200 hour Certification from Center for Yoga in 2004, participated in the Work-scholar Program at Esalen Institute in 2006, and earned my B.A. from Naropa University in 2007. My Major was Traditional Eastern Arts with a 1,000 hour Yoga Teacher Training Concentration; my Minor was Somatic Psychology. In 2008 I graduated from The Institute of Psycho Structural Balancing with a 550 hour Massage Certification. That same year I lived at a wellness center in Auroville, India where I taught yoga and dance. In 2010 I received my professional training to practice Holistic Health Coaching from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. I graduated from Sofia University in 2013 with my M.A. in Transpersonal Psychology and a Specialization in Transpersonal Life Coaching. In 2014 I produced a yoga DVD titled The Yoga of Food: A Whole Person Approach to Eating and in 2016 I produced a meditation CD titled Body Love, Soul Purpose. In 2017 I went on to co-found Body Love, Soul Purpose as a community organization with my good friend Rachel.
I currently practice and teach in Los Angeles and lead retreats worldwide. I love the LA beach community and live in El Segundo with my partner Josh.
This practice is a slow flow designed to gently release physical and emotional tensions around the heart. You can expect longer, slower holds in shoulder, upper back and chest openers. Allow the focus and re-focus of your practice to be your deep breathing. Release any blockages by softening on the exhales. Enjoy, yogis!
This is an energizing flow that guides you through deep breathing, intention-setting, sun salutations, warrior standing poses, arm balancing, inversions, heart and hip opening, forward folds, spinal twists, and a lovely savasana at the end. Practice quieting your monkey mind as you stay present to your body and breath. Enjoy, yogis!
This is a well-rounded flow! It starts out with a gentle warm up, leads into a challenging standing sequence, and ends with a relaxing cool down. You’re invited to approach your time on the mat as an oasis for yourself - a place to feel the full impact of what’s occurring in your life and to shift any patterns that aren’t serving you. Offer yourself comfort in each moment by connecting fully to the breath. Enjoy, yogis!
In this flow allow your body and your breath to be your guide. Listen to the messages and wisdom you receive from within. What to expect: a gentle warm-up, sun salutations, a Warrior 1/Skandasana flow, balancing poses, time for inversions, heart & hip opening, spinal twists, forwards folds and savasana. Enjoy yogis!
Find grounding and connection with your breath and positive intent. From there enjoy a gentle warm up, a crescent/warrior 2/reverse triangle flow, followed by heart opening in camel and reverse table top, as well as hip opening in sukhasana. The session ends with virasana, happy baby pose, fish pose, spinal twists and savasana. xo! Josie
In Sanskrit Purusha means The Witness and it’s one of the goals of our practice: to cultivate presence and awareness with whatever is arising. In this session try being an open, non-judgmental witness to any sensations, emotions, and thoughts that surface while using the breath as your anchor for staying calm and grounded. What to expect: Cat cow, low lunge, 1/2 splits, Series A, warrior flow, warrior 2, reverse triangle, triangle, half moon, wide leg forward fold, twisted triangle, pyramid, side plank, dancer’s bridge, L pose at the wall, crow, core work, bridge, happy baby, seated forward folds, spinal twists, and savasana.Enjoy, yogis!
This is a gentle practice that will help you connect to your breath while opening your hips and heart. It’s perfect if you’re in the mood for a deep stretch and some mental relaxation.You can expect a lot of encouragement around deep breathing as well as sukhasana, cat/cow, down-dog, low lunge, lizard, single pigeon, reverse table top, bridge, happy baby, janu sirsasana, paschimottanasana, spinal twists, and savasana. Enjoy, yogis! xo Josie
What to expect: a present-moment body scan, intention setting, sukhasana, cat/cow, plank warm up, sun salutations, crescent/warrior flow, bow pose, hip opening, forward folds, fish pose, 1/2 happy baby, spinal twists and savasana. Enjoy!
Be with your intention, your breath, and your body, practicing patience with keeping your awareness to what’s present. What to expect: a gentle warm up, Series A, humble warrior flow, crescent, warrior 2/3, reverse warrior, simple twist, side plank, dancer’s bridge, standing splits, core work, pyramid, camel, inversions, bridge/wheel, thread the needle, forward folds, final spinal twist & savasana. Enjoy, yogis! xo