• Sam

    Yoga Instructor

    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 LAB.

  • Jeannie

    Yoga Instructor

    Jeannie completed her 200 hr RYT certification at The White Lotus Foundation in Santa Barbara with Ganga White and Tracey Rich. Teaching vinyasa flow with a focus on alignment and the journey from one asana to the next – Jeannie encourage students to cultivate a more positive relationship with their body through gentle breath, mindfulness, and movement.

  • Jasmin

    Yoga Instructor

    Jasmin has been doing Yoga for 7 years and teaching Yoga techniques for 6. She did her first 200hr teacher training with Yoga to the People in New York City, cementing her love for Power Vinyasa and Traditional Hot Yoga. She completed another 200hr training with Srivatsa Ramaswami in Krisnamacarya’s Vinyasa Krama lineage in 20014, and is currently a student in Loyola Marymount University’s Masters in Yoga Studies program. She believes that Yoga isn’t a set of movements you do on a mat; Yoga is a way of being that is uncovered through awareness, breath and connection. She strives to make every class she teaches accessible and exciting for the first time and advanced yogi alike, with an emphasis on body alignment, breath and self-realization. She firmly believes that life is the real Yoga and the practice is simply the opportunity to check in, re-organize and bring into peace all that happens beyond the mat.

  • Casey

    Yoga Instructor
    “No matter how smart you are, you can always learn.” Casey first came across this quote in a surf video she used to watch on repeat, as a teen in Northridge, California. It stuck with her for years as she played basketball and explored the power of image at Art Center College of Design… But when she found yoga in 2009, this wisdom came fully alive in her life. Her heart was set afire by yoga’s simplicity in cultivating profound physical and mental awareness, at a level she had never before experienced. She was beyond excited to share the stoke with everyone in her life, and even more excited to continue learning. Casey dove in head first, earning her ERYT 200 and RYT 500 Yoga Alliance certifications under the tutelage of Sigrid Matthews, Noah Maze, and Matt Schwartz. Along the way, she discovered AcroYoga and Thai massage in 2012, which blew the lid off of her already delighted mind, body, and spirit. She dove deeper, garnering both Level 1 and 2 certifions from AcroYoga.org, and taking multiple Thai Massage trainings. Her teaching style is playful, challenging, and encouraging. She teaches with a puppy-like enthusiasm that she brings to everything in her life, and her joy is infectious! Her ability to maintain a beginner’s mind, even as her physical practice may look nowhere near beginner, keeps her offerings accessible, encouraging, and full of love.
  • Sonia

    Yoga Instructor

    Imported from France, aged in Southern California. If you’ve ever met Sonia, you may have noticed she love being upside-down. She grew up as a gymnast whose mom introduced yoga to the family when Sonia was in high school. Since 2007, Yoga and AcroYoga have shaped Her life in many ways. These practices gave her a home, friendships around the world, and tools to live her life to the fullest. Sonia’s goal is to help cultivate a community that appreciates the body, playful acrobatics, and the healing dance of Thai massage wherever she goes. In her free time, She takes every chance to be outdoors; hiking, biking, camping, climbing, swimming in the ocean, and anything else that connects me to nature. Sonia is based in LA, and offers weekly classes as well as nature retreats, AcroYoga immersions, handstand workshops, and Thai massage trainings.

  • Darian

    Fitness Instructor

    Darian is a personal trainer and group fitness instructor who has been coaching since 2010. Her programming contains a unique blend of exercise styles, with classes pulling movements from gymnastics and natural movements like crawling, as well as barbell training and High Intensity Interval Training. She brings an infectious enthusiasm to all of her classes and believes that “if it’s not fun, it’s not working.” Darian loves working with climbers because of their level of body awareness and love for moving around!

  • Amanda

    Pilates Instructor

    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. Amanda 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. Since climbing at LAB, she is excited to add bouldering to her repertoire of extreme sports and loves the strength that it provides both in its physicality and the community it creates. 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.

  • Allen

    AcroYoga Instructor

    Allen is a certified AcroYoga Fit Instructor from Shadow Hills CA. about two years ago he started his journey with yoga and specifically fell in love with AcroYoga. Learning from the very best of trainers Allen made the decision to get certified as an instructor. Allen is not new to fitness and body awareness. He loves the energy and excitement of working out with other people to great music and having an amazing time experiencing human connection and movement through AcroYoga. Allen’s enthusiasm for fitness is compelling and undeniable, so if you want a great workout by channeling your Acrobatic skills, his class is one you will not want to miss. He’d also love to hear about tips for climbing and your favorite things to do at LA. Boulders, so introduce yourself if you see him around.

  • Audrey

    AcroYoga Instructor

    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.

  • Marco

    Yoga instructor
    Born & bred as a Los Angeles native, he embodies the aura of the city through his creative vibrations. Since an early age, he was fascinated with art & movement immersing himself into break dancing & mixed martial arts where he earned accolades as an accomplished international competitor. Through his exploration of movement arts he unraveled a universe of unforeseen physical and mental parallel concepts through the art of yoga. After deepening his practice at “Yoga At The Raven” studio he became inspired by his master teacher, Tony G, to become an instructor. With his relentless dedication as a meticulous designer, he radiates good vibes through his creativity, playful personality, and mindful inspiration. Marco’s enlightenment is to set up his student for success, and unravel unforeseen strengths of the student’s internal retrospect.
  • John

    TRX Instructor

    John, a native of Los Angeles, found his passion for fitness and activity first as a skateboarder and then as a martial artist. With 10 years of experience as a Personal Trainer, his certifications include National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association (NESTA), National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), TRX, and CPR/AED. Intrigued by TRX and the capacity for a versatile, full-body workout, he became a certified instructor and enjoys using TRX to train people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities. After a college course exposed him to rock climbing, it quickly became a passion. When not training clients John is pushing himself to master rock climbing techniques and routes. He is also a second-degree black belt in Filipino Martial Arts, a two-time Escrima World Champion and trained in Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. John’s philosophy is “train and treat your body like the temple that it is. It is the only body you will ever get. Oh, and have some fun doing it.”