Alanna Zabel

AZIAM 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 AZIAM 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

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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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Lizzy Castilla

Lizzy Castilla is a Yoga Instructor, certified by AZIAM Yoga. She has over 13 years of experience in dance and other performance arts. Her specialities include movement & mindfulness in: ballet, ballroom dancing, Yoga, hand balancing, contortion and aerial Pole. Lizzy’s most recent studies are Thai Massage & Breathwork. Her mission is to share what she has learned through her extensive studies and experiences in the hope that it will pave the way for others as they find their own unique path.

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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.

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Haley Kiss

Haley is a high energy, cardio & sculpt loving fitness enthusiast and instructor who is passionate about living an healthy lifestyle through yoga, fitness, and proper nutrition. She works full time at the Honest Company, so you can only catch her early mornings, evenings, and weekends!

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Jennifer Jones

Jennifer Jones comes from the UK with a huge passion for health and fitness. She discovered her Grandmother’s yoga tapes at age 14 and began practicing her love affair with fitness.
Jenn completed her 200-hr Teacher Training at AZIAM, as well as her 50-hour Barre, Sculpt and Core Vinyasa certifications. You can find her teaching Yoga Sculpt, which perfectly reflects her huge energy - expect an all over body workout hitting all muscle groups while also getting into that balanced, zen zone.
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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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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.
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Ashley Hanawalt

After competing on the national level as a dancer, Ashley went on to earn a degree in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology’s from the Univ of Colorado at Boulder, as well as a license to practice as a Nutrition & Health Counselor from the American Association for Drugless Practitioners.

Ashley's background in science and medicine has given her an insightful look into how important the relationship between mind and body, seeking wellness solutions with diet, exercise, and a sense of spirituality.

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Susie Frank

Susie is passionate about sharing her love of the yoga practice with others, helping them overcome challenges, learning the benefits, and discovering the peace that it brings to one's life.

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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.