MEET OUR TEACHERS AND STAFF


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My name is Melissa. I found my yoga practice in 2009, and 6 months later decided to go to yoga training. I received my Bikram Yoga certification in 2010, and I my yin yoga certification in 2015. I am also currently enrolled in the College of Ayurveda, which is the sister science of yoga. I look forward to continuing to grow with my practice, studying the knowledge behind yoga and ayurveda, and sharing this knowledge along the way.
Lolo teaches yoga because this practice saved her life.

Yoga continues to open her heart and help her to navigate the sometimes thorny path to acceptance & forgiveness. Her background as a professional singer shows up in class as a focus on the music of your body in motion — the beat of your heart, the rhythm of your breath, the song of your soul. By listening to the wisdom within, we start to see how incredible we truly are, and can live more authentic, fulfilling lives, inspiring others to do the same.

Lolo’s classes are direct and challenging in their simplicity, intended to bring to light what happens when you stand in the fire. She believes that when we practice being uncomfortable, we become unshakable. We all have the capacity to go toward the light, but first we have to embrace the shadow: Whatever your past, whatever your present, your future is wide open when you stand in your power!

32, paramedic in nursing school, been practicing yoga for 5 years, lived in sac for 3, LOVE my family and my dog and spend as much time hiking and outdoors as possible.
Many years ago, I turned to yoga for relief from horrible back pain. Over the years the benefits of practicing have enriched my life way beyond physical healing. As a busy mother of three boys, I take any chance I can get to be in the yoga room. Being in this room always feels like a safe space to ground myself and come out a better version of who I am. It is my deep belief that we as humans need to carve out time to care for ourselves so that we can better care for those we love. Teaching yoga is something I feel so blessed to be able to do!
I attended my first Bikram yoga class to stretch out and give therapy to my sore muscles and back pain. I immediately became hooked. I had never before experienced a total body workout that gave me so much energy and such a complete sense of wellbeing. I became convinced this style of yoga was the key to superior health and wellness. An unanticipated but important bonus was how much this yoga was helping my sleep, moods, blood pressure, stress level, cholesterol levels, and countless other things I couldn’t see or feel.


Through all my trials and tribulations, yoga has always been a source of solace for me.My goal is to bring the healing of yoga to anyone who wants to be apart of its community. I hope you find Purely Hot Yoga to be a friendly and supportive place. I hope you discover the healing, sense of peace and well being that so many others have found through this practice.


 
Professionally, a pediatric speech therapist, Tany decided to enroll in her first Bikram yoga class in 2007 to reduce stress and anxiety. After a few classes, Tany began to notice the increased mental focus, improved physical strength, and spiritual growth. This motivated Tany to complete her 200 hour Hot Yoga Teacher Training, with a goal to deepen her knowledge and truly embody the lifestyle. Having practiced yoga for almost ten years has inspired Tany to be the enthusiastic, positive and zestful person she has become today. She is excited to share with you her healing practice and passion for Bikram Yoga.
I started practicing Bikram Yoga in Tucson, Az in 2007 after a friends' recommendation.  After walking out of my first class three times I knew this yoga was for me. I enjoyed the challenge and how I felt after the class had ended. I went to teacher training in 2012 and have been teaching and learning ever since, what a great journey this has been for me.
I have practicing Bikram Yoga for five years and have been teaching it for over two years. I always try to bring lightness and humor to my life. Humor is often the best medicine, so i even bring some of this lightness into my classes. To be able teach and learn from my students has been so rewarding and fulfilling. When I'm not in the hot room, you can find me busy with my hair business as an independent hairstylist.
Beginning my yoga journey in 2003, I was hooked from the first classed I took; the intensity, the connection, the sweat, I loved the challenge and the states of bliss.  I became a teacher in the fall of 2006, and have continued to be in awe of the amazing magic and the many layers of yoga on and off the mat! I feel so blessed and grateful to be able to lead and share with people on life's path!
Guillermo was born and raised in Mexico City, speaks two languages, earned a degree in Communication and worked as a professional musician in the Mexican rock scene. He moved to Northern California in 2006, began practicing yoga intensively and finally found his calling to become a Bikram yoga teacher in 2011. After almost 10 years of using essential oils to support his health and enhance his yoga practice, Guillermo saw the opportunity to build a network marketing career with Young Living Essential Oils to compliment his yoga career. He is now a Wellness Educator and speaker for Young Living Essential Oils in the Sacramento area. Music is still a major part of his life and is currently the lead guitar player for Northern California’s ultimate Cure tribute band, ‘Just Like Heaven’ and plays frequently in local Sacramento and Bay Area venues. Guillermo has the mission to foster and share wellness, purpose and abundance through yoga, essential oils and music.
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