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 Soul. Her 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 Relief, Cardio + Conditioning Yoga, and Beginner Level Yoga which became a nationally bestselling fitness DVD in 2016.
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.
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!
Alexander Amato is The Alchemist of sound, vibrational and nutritional healing. He is a producer for AZIAM's First Flash Friday DJ yoga dance experience.
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.
Audrey is a Sound Healer and Meditation instructor. Forever a midwest girl at heart, she is soft spoken, yet strong. She has fallen in love with the power of sound healing therapy, and greatly enjoys sharing the tools that helped her to heal and grow with others seeking the same.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gene Leonard is a 200 Hour Vinyasa Yoga Teacher and a NASM Certified Personal Trainer. He’s originally from Chicago, IL and took his first class in 2010. It wasn’t until 2014 that he made yoga a more everyday commitment in his life. Gene is all about allowing, showing, and teaching people to reach their highest potentials in life while Feeling Damn Good about themselves! He loves any and everything to do with movement. He finds it and the human body very fascinating. Through his classes you will be Inspired, Motivated, and get Stronger not only Physically, but through your Mind and Soul too! He’s excited to meet you and have a ton of Fun!
Lizzy Cast 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.
Yoga has been an important part of Ashley’s life for over five years and has helped her overcome stress, anger, and self control. Yoga inspires her to feel strong, flexible and fearless! She loves sharing the life changing benefits of a yoga and meditation practice with beginner and advanced students.
With an extensive background in sports fitness, Ashley’s classes will focus on improving performance by sharing her knowledge in strength training, flexibility training and breath control.
Umang is 200 hour certified by AZIAM Yoga as well as Kirtan trained from Bhakti Shala. He has immersed himself in a world seeking knowledge and truth, understanding the real nature of everything, the meaning behind the ancient scriptures, relating to others, and to be of service to all. He is passionate about the physical practice, breath work, light work, meditation, music, mantra & chanting and self study.
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.
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.
Matteyya’s masterful meditations reveal the energetic foundations of consciousness. His mission is to reconnect people with the unified source of their True Nature. For over 10 years Matteyya has changed lives across the world by developing a dynamic, culturally-holistic style of guided meditation, inspired by Peruvian Shamanism, Eastern philosophy, and Western neuroscience. These one of a kind meditations are potently designed to capture the scattered attention span of the modern mind and skillfully guide our consciousness deep into the present moment.
Shira is a certified yoga instructor and has her Master’s Degree in Social Work. She loves combining her two modes of healing arts to guide her students through a personal journey of self-discovery that takes place both mentally and physically. Shira is also a former rhythmic gymnast ranked 14th in the United States and has extensive knowledge on the body, sports psychology, and nutrition and enjoys sprinkling this insight into her classes.
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 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.