• Brianna (she/her)

    Yoga Instructor

    Yoga practice, for Brianna, is essentially a meditative union between mind and body. Even with over 5 years of teaching experience, she remains a perpetual student. Daily practice sharpens her mental acuity and challenges her physical ability so that she steps off her mat equipped to navigate the rolling waves of existence with an even keel. Brianna’s sincere desire is to immerse students in the fluid experience of a balanced class that energetically sparks a fire within, while simultaneously providing a safe port to ground down amid the stressors of life.

  • Eddie (he/him)

    Fitness Instructor

    Eddie grew up in the Bay Area, moved to San Diego for 10 years for undergrad and grad school, and then moved to Los Angeles for work in 2008. Yes, he’s old. But he stays functional and mobile by mixing up workouts with HIIT, calisthenics, strength training, and 90s rap music. During class he likes to yell random catch phrases like “Freeze and Squeeze!” and “Time under Tension!” to keep you motivated. Additionally, he will say physiological words like “Serratus!” and “Posterior Chain!” so you know he knows what he’s talking about. Come out and play! There will come a day you cannot do this… today is not that day!!!

  • Sarah (she/her)

    Acro Yoga

    Sarah Yovovich thrives through play. She has been teaching formally since she was 12 years old, and her inner 12 year old and outer 42 year old both love sharing Thai massage, handstands, and AcroYoga. After a gymnastics injury and knee surgery in 2004, she became a massage therapist and yogi. In 2008, she fell in love with the playful and healing practice of AcroYoga. Through AcroYoga she discovered Thai massage, and was blown away by its gentle efficiency and its unique design to be healing for the giver, too. She weaves wisdom from Chinese medicine’s 5 Element Theory into all of her offerings, finding inspiration in the connections we can draw between nature and our internal landscapes.

    www.sarahpeutics.org

  • Sam (she/her)

    Yoga Instructor

    Sam is an L.A. native, climber, and yogi. Living in the Midwest for a few years proved to be an overwhelmingly drastic change in lifestyle, leaving her struggling to find stress relief and a sense of belonging. She started consistently practicing vinyasa which morphed her practice from purely physical to holistic by incorporating body awareness and meditation into a lifestyle that fostered connection and community. Sam strives for a welcoming atmosphere, with classes that are approachable while packing in a healthy mix of strength and flexibility. Her focus on creative sequencing prepares her students for poses they might even be surprised to get into. She challenges her students while bringing levity to class with playfulness, sweet tunes, and a big sweaty smile. Sam completed her 200-hour RYT with Bare Feet Power Yoga in Chicago, IL.

  • Chelsea (she/her)

    Yoga Instructor

    Chelsea is a Los Angeles native who grew up tagging along to yoga classes with her aunt. She developed her own practice while interning abroad at a Women’s Seed Collective in rural India, and dabbled in yoga teaching with her roommate while they served in the Peace Corps in Panama. She completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training at Blue Point Yoga in Durham, NC, and is excited to be back home, teaching yoga. Off the mat, Chelsea loves the outdoors and spends her time hiking, swimming, and walking her dogs.

  • Chrissy (she/her)

    Yoga Instructor

    Chrissy is a 200 hr RTY and mindfulness coach certified in meditation and breathwork. She moved to Los Angeles in 2016 from Portland, Oregon bringing her love of camping, hiking, surfing, bike rides, amazing food and a great laugh. Chrissy informs her daily yoga practice and teachings from the belief that when we arrive on our mats willing to be playfully present, breathing into strange shapes and softening our edges, we practice training our minds and bodies for physical and emotional endurance off the mat. In yoga, as in life, success follows those who show up imperfectly for the first hour and again for the ten-thousandth. Chrissy offers a dynamic flow tying intentional breath to movement with deep stretching, heat-building sequences and attention to technical details — without forgetting to stay playful.

  • Cali (he/him)

    Yoga Instructor

    Cali is a 200 hour yoga teacher and certified personal trainer from the bay area teaching at the Studio Climbing and now at Cliffs of Id. He loves to integrate mindfulness, strength, and balance to enhance athletic performance and train the mind. You can expect some sweat, fun, and a great workout in his classes. You can find him around the gym climbing or playing volleyball. Instagram:@yogawithcali

  • Crystal (she/her)

    Yoga Instructor

    Crystal is a certified AcroYoga instructor based in Los Angeles. She took her first AcroYoga class in a rock climbing gym 6 years ago and fell in love with the practice. She found the balance and flexibility from the practice to compliment her climbing perfectly. Now she teaches at several gyms, yoga studios, festivals and travels around the world to spread her passion. Instagram: @acroroots.

  • Justin (he/him)

    Fitness Instructor

    A NASM certified personal trainer, former professional dancer, fitness enthusiast, and lover of climbing, Justin is a native of Las Vegas, Nevada. He spent his childhood summers going on cross country family camping trips, where he found his love of campfires, and big skies. He went on to attend the Hartt School at the University of Hartford, Connecticut, where he graduated with a BFA in Dance Performance. He has danced with a variety of companies including ODC, and the San Francisco Symphony. After retiring from full time professional dance, Justin has chosen to pursue his love of climbing and personal fitness coaching. He believes that anything can be achieved with time, effort, and patience. Instagram: @jratraining

  • Savina (she/her)

    Yoga Instructor

    Relocated to the Westside of LA from Sacramento, Savina brings a unique style of Power Yoga from her hometown. Expect to break a sweat as you link breath with movement. Her classes will both challenge and ground you. Her unique flow state sets her style apart from others. Transitions are seamless as if you’re flowing through a dance. Whether you’re new to yoga or have been practicing for a decade, you’ll fit right in because her classes are curated for all levels of students. She will support you through every movement and every breath so that you can get out of your head and into your body. Take her class if you want to be challenged, get stronger, and feel what it feels like to let go while being completely present to the moment.

  • Casey (she/her)

    Yoga Instructor

    Casey is a California native yogi and musician.  She loves practicing yoga for the same reason she loves making music: both have the power to be a transcendent experience.  Her practice is all about cultivating a mind and body experience that takes you out of your usual headspace and brings you into the moment.  Casey has been dedicated to her yoga practice since 2013 and completed her 200-hour teacher training with Brett Larkin Uplifted Yoga in 2020.  During the pandemic, she has been teaching small groups and private classes in Los Angeles and Orange County.  When the world opened back up, she started climbing at the Touchstone Climbing gyms, and she is excited to be strengthening her connection to the Cliffs of Id community on and off the mat.

  • Eric (he/him)

    Fitness Instructor

    Eric is a former NYC resident who was born and raised in Minnesota/Wisconsin. He started climbing in college but his passion took root in NYC at Brooklyn Boulders and in the Gunks. Eric loves trad and lead climbing, but enjoys a good hard gym bouldering session. As a personal trainer he has over four years of experience in NYC working with a variety of clients, goals, and injuries. Expect a hard and intense class full of climbing specific training, body weight exercises and balanced strength training.