I can officially say I have become obsessed with hot yoga, not words I ever expected to come out of my mouth! I have seen such improvement to not only my flexibility and stamina, but to my over all temperature regulation as well (I always run hot and to be able to tolerste heat easily now is amazing!). I sing the praises of this place to everyone I meet because the instructors are all top-notch and it's such a lovely little community to come to and feel so welcome every time!!
I found Hot Yoga in DC in 2001 as a New Year's resolution. It changed the entire trajectory of my life.
Totally inspired, I ran off to LA to get certified with Bikram in 2003. Immersing myself in teaching and connecting with students, I discovered what has become my life’s work: living, learning, teaching, and practicing Yoga, Qigong, and Taoist Healing Arts. I have been blessed to meet and work with many great teachers, mentors, and students along my journey.
In 2007, I founded what has become Steamtown Hot Yoga & Barre. Now with my love, John Yanni Alexiou, we share in the mission of creating a space for wellness through community and a community through wellness, in Steamtown Hot Yoga & Barre.
With the encouragement of my students, I published my first book Become the Architect of your Body, Mind, and Soul, in 2017. Based on my TEDx Talk of the same name, here I put some of my favorite lessons into print. The book was translated and published in Geek in 2021 by Athenian Science Publishers and now has even greater reach. It's available on Amazon and I would love for you to check it out!
For every student who walks through our doors, I hope for you to fall in love with yourself and this practice as much as I did, and to allow SHY to become a best part of your day!
My training includes:
Bikram Yoga, 2003
Level 2/3 Barkan Method Hot Vinyasa 2008, 2014, 2020
500 Hour Zen Wellness Zen Yoga and Medical Qigong, 2015
10,000 Hour Doh Yi Masters Council, 2018
500 Hour Barkan Method Hot Vinyasa, 2020
SUP Yoga Center 2021