Yoga works Hollywood Virginia

March 31, 2009
YogaWorks West Hollywood

Christine Burke
Co-Owner/Director Liberation Yoga

At the age of 8 Christine remembers remember thinking that the "now" was very important. That each moment was a tiny universe and would never happen again. Throughout her life she has been searching and has always felt most comfortable when asking the big questions of life while fully immersed in the small moments of existence. Yoga is a practice that allows her to live life as a quest, a magical journey and the gift of sharing that with others is Christine's eternal good fortune. [Read More]

Jocelyn Arete

Jocelyn was introduced to yoga as a child through her training as an actress and a dancer, and her consistent practice grew out of the desire to create a healthy connection with herself and others.

Pia Artesona

Pia is originally from The Bronx, New York. She was introduced to yoga over 15 years ago and was drawn to the safe space it allowed her to create. She has practiced many forms of yoga. It was through her study of Bhakti Yoga, that she learned to meld all of these practices into her own unique style of teaching. [Read More]

Noelle Beaugureau

With over a decade of yoga practice Noelle Beaugureau views yoga as a journey of understanding the connection to the true self within. As a heart based teacher, she believes that the yoga practice should help one release layers of the ego to find a more authentic place internally, while cultivating strength in the body to calm the mind.
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Jamie Bechtold

Jamie's intention is to help people experience more joy in their lives and she does this through her passion for sound and yoga.Jamie plays Paiste Planetary Gongs and crystal singing bowls, and has been healing with sound for over 8 years. [Read More]

Cassie Cherney

Cassie began practicing yoga 10 years ago looking for a physical challenge until she lifted her heart toward the sky in revolved warrior and realized there was so much more to it. She believes in making yoga accessible to everyone and uses her sassy southern humor to do just that. [Read More]

Mark DeWhitt

Mark found the light of yoga in 1998 after 10 years of working a desk job and dealing with chronic back problems and repetitive stress arm injuries. Amazed by it's restorative capabilities, he continued to deepen his practice, receiving certification through The Center for Yoga in Los Angeles in 2003 and a national registration through Yoga Alliance.
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Will Duprey

Will has provided traditional teachings and practices of yogic philosophy in a clear, concise and humorous manner to thousands of students from beginner practitioners all the way to advanced teachers and everyone in between for over 10 years. Growing up in Vermont steeped in a native spiritual culture, WIll learned at a young age to listen to the land, meditate with the mountain and breathe with the wind.
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Feri Ebrahimi

Feri Ebrahimi has been an avid yogini for the last 10 years. In July 2012, Feri started Yoga Teacher Training at Liberation Yoga. She spent 7 weeks in teacher training during which time she learned about the larger scope and significance of yoga...not just as a physical exercise...but as a way of life. The more she learned about the philosophy of yoga, the more she understood why she had always felt such a deep connection to this field. By the time teacher training ended in August 2012, she knew that this was the field and path that she had been searching for all her life. [Read More]

Mary Fanto

When it comes to Yoga, I am, and always will be a student first and a teacher second. My joy is sharing what I've learned from some pretty phenomenal people in the Yoga world.
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Steven Freedman

Had first started my journey into yoga studying with Ganga White, and Anna Forrest, at the White Lotus in the hills of Ojai. I was lucky in that I found some of the finest teachers in Los Angles at the time. All formes of yoga were being taught. Hatha, Ashtanga, Sivananda, and Iyengar style. A true learning experience. [Read More]

Adam Gericke

I was some what forced into my first yoga class when I was teaching dance abroad in Canada several years ago. At the beginning of the class the teacher instructed to lay down on your back or in child's pose if rest was needed, and I layed on my back most of the class, getting up every once in a while to attempt a few poses. After returning 3 days in a row, something started happening to me.
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Ellen Heed

Ellen teaches Sexological Bodywork, Scar Tissue Remediation, Anatomy & Physiology, Pain & Orthopedic Evaluation, and Craniosacral Therapy worldwide. She also loves teaching workshops about nutrition, human energetic and sexual empowerment, and self-help approaches to healing. She has taught Functional Anatomy for Yoga Teachers for the Forrest Yoga Foundation Level Teacher Training since the year 2000.
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Sarah Hemphill

I discovered yoga in 1995 when I walked by Integral Yoga, which was located just a couple blocks from my apartment in Greenwich Village, and decided to try a class. I fell in love immediately - the chanting, the incense, the breathing. It was a respite from the asphalt jungle and my high-stress job as a book publicist. It also began to alleviate the low-back pain that I had since adolescence.
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Karin Hoffman

YTRx, RYT 500. After feeling like her life was derailed by a cancer diagnosis, she immersed herself in the gift of yoga therapy. This practice enabled her to take back control of her life by being an active participant in her own healing process. She developed a new and better relationship with her body and mind.
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Jeanne T. Korn

“Our bodies are vessels for spirit. My intention is to support my students to release tension, replenish their natural life force and re-align with their true selves.”

Emilie Perz

Chicago native and now Los Angeles-based Emilie Perz has been making her mark on the city’s yoga scene for nearly a decade. With a firm hand, keen eye for alignment and playful sense of humor, she leads both seasoned and beginning yogis through vigorous flows centered around intention and Svadhyaya (self-study). [Read More]

Heather Purple

Heather Purple took yoga in college years ago and has been practicing various forms, studying and teaching it ever since. She decided to take it to the next level and take teacher training at Liberation in January of 2012. She then apprenticed under the teachings of Pagan George to deepen her skills and understanding to enable her make yoga more available for everyone! [Read More]

Beth Polito

Beth comes to LA from NYC where she enjoyed performing in musicals on Broadway, across the US, and across the globe. Her dance training made Yoga a natural fit, and she fell in love when she first encountered Yoga back in a college acting class. She was amazed at how dramatically her energy state shifted after asana and how quickly Yoga helped to calm her nerves before auditions or performances. The breath had the ability to change everything! [Read More]


I'm Quinn. I'm a graduate of the Liberation Yoga Teacher Training program, and I love it here. I lead a physically challenging Level 1 class, built on alignment, philosophy, and fun. My class is all about shaking off old patterns to realize what matters right now.

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