Glendale
Americana

Armen Amirian

Crossfit 818

Once upon a time, Armin was an educator at Lululemon Santa Monica and at our very own Glendale store! He is our youngest Ambassador at age 22 and is a competitive Crossfitter! Armin is an avid reader, he has his own blog and podcast all about his passion, Crossfit. Active since youth, Armen is an Eagle Scout, ran Varsity Cross Country and Track in high school, and has completed four LA Marathons. Armen is committed to being the best coach and athlete he can be, spending time studying under various coaches, learning new techniques, and training hard in his quest to be a competitive CrossFitter. Read the profile >>

Brianna Welke

Yoga Circle Downtown, One Down Dog Silver Lake

Brianna’s approach to her students is to “come as you are”. She believes that yoga is for everyone and that yoga is meant to meet and transform you from wherever you are at in your own physical, mental, and spiritual life. Brianna has been cultivating her own practice for over eight years and trained to be a teacher at Samadhi Yoga Center in Seattle, Washington with Sri Kathleen Hunt. She combines dynamic anatomical alignment with mindful mantra, spiritual awareness, and energetic function. Her classes are both active and a deeper meditative unification of the mind and body. Aiming for balance, optimal health, and peace of mind she leads students through challenging, fun, interesting, yoga classes with the belief that yoga is a unique experience for everyone. When she is not... Read the profile >>

Christine Clark

Wundabar Montrose/Pasadena

About Christine: "After spending many years as a Group Fitness Instructor, I became a Certified Personal Trainer. I obtained certifications from both The National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and The Aerobic and Fitness Association of America (AFAA). I have recently earned my Corrective Exercise Specialist Certification through the National Academy of Sports Medicine(NASM). As the mother of a seven year old, I understand the importance of daily exercise along with the reality of daily life. Sometimes there does not seem to be enough time in the day to "do it all". I will work with you to develop a time-efficient, effective training program to help reach your goals." Read the profile >>

Christy Marsden

Yoga Blend

Christy Marsden, owner and found of Yoga Blend (www.yogablend.com) in Burbank, CA first tried yoga in 1995 in Nashville, TN as a way to help relieve her chronic low back pain. Growing up dancing, swimming, tumbling and trampolining, Christy fell in love with yoga as she found it to be a great combination of her favorite things while also proving to be so much more. Having always been interested in psychology and helping other people, Christy was drawn to teaching yoga as it not only helped to heal her low back and provided a physical practice that she loved, it also helped to heal her mind and ultimately her relationships. She is passionate about sharing what she has learned with others. Christy teaches weekly group classes at Yoga Blend and works privately with students utilizing the... Read the profile >>

Elizabeth Myers

Yoga at the Raven

Coming from a background in dance, I am a mover by nature and have a deep respect for weaving the heart and mind into movement. In 2010 a friend brought me to my first Anusara® class. At the time, I was transitioning out of a dance career and seeking to find a deeper connection to life. It was one of the most important decisions I have ever made and I am forever grateful. As a long time Pilates instructor, discovering the Universal Principles of Alignment was like being given a key to the mysteries of the physical form. That, coupled with Anusara’s deep connection to the heart, not only transformed my own body, but more importantly helped me connect to the divine consciousness within. We are all unique expressions of the divine and as a teacher I am humbled and inspired by watching... Read the profile >>

Erika Hall

Heartbeat House

Coach Erika builds community through her joys and passions for yoga and running. Never a runner growing up, she took to the Boston pavement in her mid-twenties. Around the same time she was introduced to yoga. She found similarities between the two in the mind/body/spirit connection. While a Nike Ambassador for the Human 10k Race in Austin, TX, Erika started incorporating yoga stretches into her post-run cool down routine. She saw an increase speed, turnover, flexibility, and energy as well as a decrease in recovery time. Not only did yoga improve her running, but also running became a moving meditation. Having already obtained her Mat Pilates certification, she sought her yoga teacher certification from Dharma Yoga, a Buddhist based yoga studio based in Austin, TX. She recently completed... Read the profile >>

Stephen Ewashkiw

Urth Yoga, Mission St. Yoga

Stephen, Canadian-born, is an Anusara-inspired Yoga Instructor. After an accident in 2008, Stephen was drawn to Yoga after extensive physical therapy. He found alignment in his body and soon after, alignment in his life. Through his practice and through teaching this practice he hopes to bring a bit of that realignment to each of his students. He often commutes on his bike to and from teaching. Stephen teaches at Urth Yoga in Silverlake and Mission St. Yoga in South Pasadena. Read the profile >>