Molly’s Vinyasa Flow classes are designed to enhance your endurance, strength, and flexibility. You’ll explore your edge and cultivate a sense of playfulness in your practice, then leave feeling calm and refreshed. Appropriate for all levels.
Audrey did her 200hr teacher training in Yoga Therapy and Ayurveda, she started teaching right away and went back for her 300hr in Vinyasa Flow a few years later. She then branched off and is also a certified Yoga Tune-Up, Yin Yoga, Kids Yoga, Sculptworks teacher, Spinning Instructor and AcroYogaFit trainer! In short, her classes are a careful guidance to self-study, she points you in the right direction and leaves it to you to walk the path of self-exploration in a fun and interactive way. Audrey enjoys being barefoot, street art, good coffee and large quantities of great quality chocolates.
Sam is an L.A. native with the nature of a wanderlust. When she’s not traveling, camping or weaving her way through a crowd at some local concert or music festival, you can probably find her sitting somewhere crying about how beautiful the sunset is with a smile on her face. Sam is a lover of life, food, beer and the outdoors mixed with adventure, people, and furry animals. She is also extremely passionate about yoga and it’s ability to increase not only our physical strength and flexibility but also its ability to deepen our connection to ourselves and the world around us. Coming from an athletic background she focuses heavily on alignment while offering a space for every student to co-participate in both the flow of the class and their own breath & movement. Sam has been practicing yoga for 12 years, teaching since 2010, and has 2 teacher trainings under her belt. Since she began bouldering in 2006 she’s always felt inspired to bring yoga to the climbing community and couldn’t be more psyched to be teaching at Hollywood Boulders.
Yoga has given E.J. the mental strength to maintain her sanity during life’s obstacles and the physical strength to think that she can beat anyone in an arm wrestling match. While she initially sought out yoga as a way to reduce stress, what she found was whole-body wellness and a community she didn’t know she was looking for. Although E.J. is new to climbing she was instantly hooked, the two practices complement each other beautifully. Her objective as a teacher is to guide her students into feeling at home with themselves. Trained in the Anusara method under the guidance of Keric Morinaga, every E.J. class consists of precise alignment instructions, creative sequencing always leading from the heart, and between 2 to 37 references to ice cream.
Cultivated in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, blossomed in NYC, and transplanted in LA. Amanda has spent her entire life frolicking between mountain tops, bombing down hills, punching through whitewater, and navigating treacherous urban sprawl. She is a certified Pilates Instructor (BASI Pilates), professional dancer, and body nerd. She got her first taste of Pilates as a form of rehab after a chronic back injury took her away from her dance career. Through a regimented Pilates training program, she was not only able to return to her life as an athlete and dancer, but she came back stronger than ever before. She believes that Pilates is for everyone, and is excited to bring her passion for it to the Touchstone community. With climbing bodies in mind, her class will help build a stronger, more balanced body from the inside out, deepen awareness and connection to ourselves, and has a lasting impact beyond the gym walls.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Claudia (Kai) started her yoga journey in 2012 in Silverlake. With a personal training background, she decided to take the fork on the path to pursue yoga and become a teacher. She found herself taking a 200-hour teacher training with Tony Giuliano in 2013, then a 300-hour teacher training with Noah Mazé. It was there she fell deeply in love with her practice and sharing it. Since being introduced to bouldering, Kai has found a new and fun way to move. With an emphasis on alignment, Kai guides her students into a practice where they can move safely, building strength and flexibility simultaneously.
Erin is an L.A. native who has been practicing yoga for 20 years and teaching yoga for 7. Feeling tight? Erin will guide you through Yin, a deep-stretch style of yoga that works into your connective tissue—joints, tendons, ligaments, and fascia—to unlock your greatest range of motion while relaxing your body and mind.
Originally from Chicago, Sammy Horowitz is a former professional boxer who has fought all over the country. He now works primarily as a stuntman in Hollywood specializing in action and fights. Not a fan of “cardio boxing,” Sammy’s classes and workshops teach the true principles of “The Sweet Science” to students of all experience levels, where you will learn actual skills and develop yourself as a boxer.
Naomi’s yoga journey began in 2010 after a snowboarding injury landed her in the hospital with a fractured spine. By happenstance she used yoga as a method of physical therapy; it was not long until she began to feel a better connection with her mind, body, and spirit. Naomi is a unique and dynamic teacher who pulls from her personal experience to create a yoga teaching style all her own. She incorporates alignment, free movement and mobility work to support the strength and opening of both the physical and mental body. In addition, She holds a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology, has studied yoga all over the world, including India, Nepal, Thailand, and Indonesia, and was initiated as a Reiki level 2 healer in 2015. In her free time you can catch her rock climbing, reading and exploring all corners of the globe.
The quiet solitude of yoga enthralled Anna from a young age, and she celebrates and explores many types of yoga and meditation. Suffering from chronic pain and anxiety as a schoolteacher, she fell in love with Baptiste yoga and practiced daily to relieve mental stress and physical tension. Forrest yoga was her next discovery, and it provided immense physical and emotional healing for her. She found that the alignment-focused, breath-based, build-your-own-heat practice was both challenging and rewarding.
The day after her yoga teacher training with Mind Tribes in Houston, Anne relocated to the City of Angels to share the joy and peace of yoga and meditation with her community, be it in an office, studio, school, or home across the city.
Mike is a former Division I athlete, having played rugby for one of the top collegiate teams in the country, as well as abroad in New Zealand and in age grade representation sides in the States. He continued his study and practice of power and olympic lifting after hanging up the cleats, building on the foundation he received while playing rugby. He now holds a training certificate from the National Academy of Sports Medicine as well as a Level 2 CrossFit coaching certificate. His classes are for all skill levels and focus on technically proficient movement as well as strength building and cardiovascular endurance.
Robert Garren is one of a few instructors that teach AcroYoga classes weekly in LA. He has a background in personal training through one of the country’s leading gyms. He found AcroYoga while following his practices of indoor climbing, slacklining, and yoga. For him, Acro combines many great aspects of these other activities into one fun time. The discipline, the balance, and the community he has found through Acro are unlike anything else, and it cultivates other rewarding attributes, like trust in others. He truly loves this sport and all the joy it brings to people.
Caroline grew up on the East Coast, attending Emerson College for her undergrad. She moved out to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting but quickly learned that a path of helping people through yoga was what she was meant to do. She has dived into the world of yoga with a 500-RYT and plans to do more training in the future to deepen her knowledge and help her students. Caroline also loves climbing and usually can be found on the wall at Cliffs.
Taylor has been a dedicated yogi for 12 years. She finds that yoga eases her mind like nothing else in this world, and that is why she teaches. She wants to bring a greater sense of peace and connectedness to the world around her. Her classes are both nurturing and challenging, with a balance in strength and restoration. She teaches Vinyasa, or flow, because she finds that movement with breath is the surest way to quiet the mind and connect with the body.
Moving from Australia, Demi brings her lighthearted approach to teaching which draws from her belief that yoga is for everyone.
Her background in Kinesiology and Mind Body Medicine comes out in her classes with a holistic approach to building strong foundations so that the adventures you have off the mat come from a place of stability.
Expect to sweat, smile, and breathe deeply in one of her classes.
Coming from a climbing background, Patrick began seriously practicing yoga in 2016 after an injury left him with recurring back pain. He jumped around in various styles of yoga before finding Anusara, which immediately clicked. After practicing for a year and a half he decided to take a teacher training and began teaching shortly after. His teaching style is a blend of alignment, flow, and restorative elements to deepen students’ understanding of why we do certain positions and to leave them feeling more relaxed. When he’s not teaching yoga, you can find him climbing on the wall, baking in his oven, or on the floor at a dance club.