HATHA :: All Levels


This class is taught by:

Chona Bernardo

Chona has been a Reiki practitioner since 2009. After her first attunement she began her self healing process, enabling her to heal physically and emotionally, and has profoundly impacted her spiritual growth. She received her second Reiki attunement, which strengthened her intuitive abilities. After six years of practicing, she is now empowered to offer this service to others. She hopes to spread the awareness of Reiki to the community as an alternative holistic approach to healing.

Ani Raya-Flores

As a trail runner and endurance athlete, Ani first came to yoga in search of increased flexibility and a stronger core. While she noticed the physical results immediately, it was the unexpected mental and emotional benefits that kept her coming back to the mat. She credits the yoga practice with giving her the clarity of mind, physical and emotional balance necessary to conquer the steepest of climbs, on and off the trails.

Ani strives to create an inclusive space for all bodies: a place to take the practice seriously, but not necessarily ourselves. She's always looking for creative ways to challenge and support her students, whether it's with blocks, blankets, or a gentle reminder to relax those grimaces while in chair pose. In Ani's classes you can expect detailed instruction, inventive core work, and playful transitions from pose to pose. Above all, it is her hope that students will leave class feeling a bit more at home in their bodies.

With a background in childcare and literature, Ani believes a great yoga class has all the elements of a great bedtime story: a knowledgable guide, a different journey ever time, and ultimately, a resting pose.

Sondra Sun

Sondra Sun is a musician and artist whose practice of yoga began in 1998 and is informed by a lifelong interest in health and healing, as well as a passion for helping others. She obtained her 200hr teacher certification from Greenhouse Holistic in Brooklyn NY and shortly after, began her 300hr certification with Yoga Sukhavati.

She sees yoga as a powerful instrument for change in mind, body and health and is continually integrating her practice with her personal interest in nutritional/naturopathic healing and experience growing up w/ Chinese traditional medicine. Sondra's classes focus on alignment and moving w/ mindfulness of body and breath, respecting that every body is unique and different.

Jamie Myer

Jamie thinks that the key to happiness is contentment, compassion, and laughter. And sushi. And dogs. Lots of dogs.
Jamie believes that yoga is a constant practice, appropriate for every body, that should be approached with compassion for the self. Her classes focus on breath, alignment and body appreciation, and you will leave her class feeling calm, supported and empowered.

Lea Kreamer

Lea Kraemer is a former professional modern dancer and choreographer from the East Coast. She performed and toured throughout the USA and in Asia, bringing this vitality and enthusiasm into her classes. Yoga began to enchant her in the late 1980’s, together with the lifestyle of non-violence, vegetarianism, and fierce compassion. Since then her extensive studies have taken her to India from Mysore where she studied with Sri. K. Pattabhi Jois, to Dharamsala where she received Tibetan Buddhist teachings. In the U.S. she completed training with a major, international ashram in Hatha Yoga and numerous certification programs in Vinyasa and Kundalini Yoga, tremendously enjoying teachings from master Yogi Bhajan. She has studied classical Ayurveda, the ancient, Indian “science of life”, since 2004 through Kerala Ayurveda and the DINacharya Institute directed by Dr. Bhaswati Bhatttacharya, where she is also a faculty member.

Lea founded PRANA MANDIR Yoga in 2001 with a NYC studio that ran for nine years. The school continues with Teacher Trainings in Vinyasa and Yoga as Therapy. Privately, she adores working with clients to assist them in healing from chronic and life threatening illness.

Lea’s daily practice begins with meditation in the tradition of her Guru. She feels blessed to share Wisdom teachings everyday. Her classes are dynamic choreographies of the soul, balancing the major meridian channels for steady joy and radiant peace.

Matthew Clark

Matthew is a professional drummer, yoga instructor, chef, edible gardener and nature enthusiast. He has toured all over the US and Europe with various bands and finds a similar meditative space in music as he finds in yoga.

Trained in India and in the US Matthew combines the two worlds in his classes, the spirtual east and the physical west. Matthew often plays records in his class. Come to his hatha yoga class for some good music, a steady, mellow stretch, some core work and detoxifying twists, guided by the rhythm of your breath.

A steady practice with focus on proper alignment and holding of poses to engage, building strength, stamina, flexibility and balance as well as improving concentration and breath control.
**Introducing twists, some backbends, approachable inversions and the usage props (blocks, straps), this class is suitable for, and potentially challenging for ALL LEVELS as it can be taken as easily or deeply as one's body demands on a given day.

Upcoming classes:

  • Sat Aug 19 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Chona Bernardo
    at Namaste Downtown LA
  • Sun Aug 20 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm with Emily MacLean
    at Namaste Downtown LA
  • Mon Aug 21 6:45 am - 7:45 am with Ani Raya-Flores
    at Namaste Highland Park
  • Mon Aug 21 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Sondra Sun
    at Namaste Downtown LA
  • Mon Aug 21 6:40 pm - 7:40 pm with Jamie Myer
    at Namaste Highland Park
  • Tue Aug 22 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Lea Kreamer
    at Namaste Downtown LA
  • Tue Aug 22 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm with Matthew Clark
    at Namaste Highland Park
  • Wed Aug 23 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Matthew Clark
    at Namaste Highland Park
  • Wed Aug 23 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Ani Raya-Flores
    at Namaste Downtown LA
  • Wed Aug 23 6:40 pm - 7:40 pm with Jamie Myer
    at Namaste Highland Park
  • Thu Aug 24 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Lea Kreamer
    at Namaste Downtown LA
  • Thu Aug 24 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm with Matthew Clark
    at Namaste Highland Park
  • Fri Aug 25 6:45 am - 7:45 am with Ani Raya-Flores
    at Namaste Highland Park
  • Sat Aug 26 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Chona Bernardo
    at Namaste Downtown LA
  • Sun Aug 27 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm with Emily MacLean
    at Namaste Downtown LA
  • Mon Aug 28 6:45 am - 7:45 am with Ani Raya-Flores
    at Namaste Highland Park
  • Mon Aug 28 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Christina Sewell
    at Namaste Downtown LA
  • Mon Aug 28 6:40 pm - 7:40 pm with Jamie Myer
    at Namaste Highland Park
  • Tue Aug 29 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Lea Kreamer
    at Namaste Downtown LA
  • Tue Aug 29 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm with Matthew Clark
    at Namaste Highland Park