Alanna Zabel

 AZ I AM® Founder Alanna Zabel brings over 25 years of fitness/wellness experience, with a passion for helping others connect with their organic self. She is the creator of Yoga Barre®, a registered ERYT-500 yoga instructor, Pilates and fitness instructor. In 2000, she founded her own unique YogaDance company based on combining the essential movements of yoga with modern dance. Her first performance was choreographed for a private party at Michael Jackson's home and performed at Neverland. Her performances have been requested at fashion shows, conferences and private parties.

With a flare for style and design, Alanna launched the premium AZ I AM® Active Wear collections. Beyond her accomplishments as an instructor, performer, program director, writer, and designer, Alanna is a creative force and a teacher with a passion for kids. In addition to fourteen children's books with yoga and wellness themes, she single-handed created The World's First Yoga Doll® and Soul Model collections.

Voted "Best Yoga Instructor in Los Angeles" in 2011 by LA Family Magazine and one of "Hollywood's Hottest Trainers" by Shape Magazine in 2014, Alanna is passionate about teaching yoga through her classes, life and writing. She is the author of As I Am: Where Spirituality Meets Reality and Meaningful Coincidence: Synchronistic Stories of the SoulHer children's book titles include The Seven Doors, a children's version of Deepak Chopra's best selling The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success. Alanna stars in five fitness DVDs: Yoga Total Body Makeover and Pilates Yoga Fusion, as well as Beginner Level Yoga for Toning, Flexibility + Stress ReliefCardio + Conditioning Yoga, and Beginner Level Yoga which became a nationally bestselling fitness DVD in 2016.​

Our Teachers


Ish Moran

Ish Moran teaches a flow yoga class set to world beat music with an emphasis on alignment. As a result of sports injuries, Ish began practicing Iyengar yoga to strengthen muscles and focus mentally. After dedicating his first six years of study with Iyengar instructor Judy Narvid, Ish happened on Steve Ross's class. Ish practiced for another six years with Steve Ross before becoming certified through a Teacher Training program with renown yoga teacher, Rod Stryker.

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Haley Kiss

Haley is a high energy, cardio & sculpt loving fitness enthusiast and instructor who is passionate about living a healthy lifestyle through yoga, fitness, and proper nutrition.

Haley works full time marketing global lifestyle brands, so you can only catch her early mornings, evenings, and weekends!


Alex Amato

Alexander Amato is a high energy alchemist of sound, vibrational and nutritional healing. He is a producer for AZ I AM's monthly First Friday Flash DJ yoga dance experiences.

Alex's love for Fitness is contagious. He is an advocate of holistic plant based nutrition and when he's not producing incredible events or teaching wellness he is traveling the world as a model to the world's most popular brands.


Kristy Briggs

Kristy's favorite format to teach is a high energy Vinyasa Flow - she plays great, upbeat music and loves incorporating handstands and arm balances.

When leading a class, her mission is to align the breath with every movement, helping her class to grow more present and get lost in the fluidity of class.

Outside of yoga, you will find Kristy soaking up the sun on the beach, rock climbing, traveling to new places, hitting the gym, or watching football on Sundays.


Keith Munay

Keith Munay is a dynamic combination of Shaman, Mystic, Yogi, Seer, and Medicine Man, serving as a bridge to unify ancient spiritual wisdom with modern science, assisting others to live  more connected, richer, fuller lives.

Keith has received the honor of being initiated as an Earth Keeper into several ancient wisdom traditions, to include those of the Q’ero Shamans of the South American Andes, the Bönpo Lineage of Tibet, and the Pygmy and the Bwiti Religions of West Africa.

Keith combines these ancient wisdom teachings with cutting-edge practices in nutrition, movement, meditation and neuroscience, to assist people in the realization of excellence. He is a 500-Hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT), and Veteran Officer of the United States Army. He lives in Malibu, California, and loves yoga, fitness, surfing, and connecting with the land, particularly the ocean.

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Michael Bradley

Michael is a NASM certified trainer, and holds certifications in Yoga, P90X, Boxing, and Gymnastics. He is a Breatheology Master-Trainer and holds a 2nd-degree black belt in mixed martial arts, teaching not only martial arts, but also parkour, gymnastics, group fitness, and power tumbling. He focuses on many diverse areas of fitness including, functional training, athletic performance, injury prevention and rehabilitation, CrossFit, powerlifting, Ninja Warrior training, primal movements, and kickboxing.

Michael’s desire is to help people understand that connection to one’s true-self or others, to nature or to the present moment, is what enables progress and fosters happiness.

Soul Lorain

Soul is a dancer, performing artist and certified Yoga teacher. Her mission is wellness on all levels while assisting others to be their truest and most expressed self. Her class is invigorating as it is healing, guiding her students to look within while taking time for necessary recharge.


Makayla Marie

Makayla was raised and formed by both the deserts of Southern California, and the golden stone mountains of Provo Utah. She completed 500 hours with her mentor, Jocelyn Solomon at YogaWorks. She is dedicated to the process and exploration of yoga; always in pursuit of mental, psychical, and spiritual balance.

Makayla believes in a yoga practice that equally balances flexibility, strength, breath and meditative clarity. She believes that these are the four tenants of a well-rounded yoga practice and that it is an honor to be a teacher, but forever grateful to be a student.

Stephen Bickle

Stephen's teaches with a strong connection to function. He relies on his engineers mind to help dissect the poses, using this to teach my students how to safely practice at a very physical level. He may take teaching very seriously but rest assured, come to class ready to have some fun, sweat your butt off, and discover something new about yourself.

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Sally Turner

Sally has been teaching yoga for 20 years here on the westside both in the studio and in-home private sessions. A retired modern dancer, she brings the joy of movement to her vinyasa flow practice with a focus on the spaces in between the poses. Her music driven class strikes the balance of strength and flexibility and is dedicated to celebrating life - the journey over the destination.


Krista Allen

Krista Allen is a stand-up comedian and actress turned yogi on the side. Her fierce ability to be authentic, to look at all angels of light translate into her powerful breath work and Kundalini yoga classes. She is certified to work with and dismantle trauma recovery and she applies this level of transformation into her work as a yogi.

You will laugh, you will be challenged and you will likely look at things from different perspectives than before taking class with Krista.


Barbara Scheidegger

Barbara Scheidegger is the brainchild of Let it Go Hypnosis. She is a passionate and forward thinking certified clinical Hypnotherapist based in Beverly Hills, California. Barbara is also a NLP, Reiki practitioner, and life coach. She co-created HypnoYoga™ with AZIAM.