Hot HIIT Yoga


This class is taught by:

Chadd Marcus

Yoga has been the most valuable technology in my life, taming the overstimulated modern mind into a focus that allows clarity of thought, heightened sense awareness, and a capable body, prepared for the spiritual adventure that is life. A true tool for gaining higher understanding in the bodies of mind, spirit, emotion, and flesh, and then fine tuning them.

As the son of a professional athlete, I remained active in competitive and recreational sports throughout most of my life, collecting knowledge of the body in motion (kinesiology/ proprioception). Running, Hiking, Surfing, and Rock Climbing also occupied my time.

The active lifestyle, compassionate nature, and passion for the kitchen (Lead Sushi Chef "RA Sushi") lured me into a career in the wellness field as a Certified Personal Fitness Trainer and Nutrition Coach. My fascination with the human form and its stellar potential, accompanied by a philosophical spirit (Native American and Japanese Ancestry) steered me deeper into the Holistic mind/body/spirit realm of Yoga, Meditation, and Massage Therapy.

I have been vigorously trained in the vinyasa stylings of Ashtanga Yoga (Hatha/Raja/Pranayama), Vinyasa, Thai Yoga Massage Therapy, Reiki, Anapanasati & Vippasana Meditation.

It has been an honor traveling the world to countries such as Thailand, Jamaica, and Belize guiding Yoga Retreats and advancing my practice.

It is my life purpose to continue co-creating transformational experiences with you and our community, discovering new bountiful ways to live in-the-now.

"Anyone can fall in love, but it takes courage to stand in love" -Chadd Marcus

 

Scott Winslow

Yoga has been a beautiful transformational journey. Through my practice I have gained tools to observe myself more honestly and have formed improved discipline to let go of old thought patterns, habits and emotions that no longer serve my connection to the greatest good.
I was called to serve my community with the founding of YogaBody studios during the summer of 2011. Today, I enjoy teaching weekly classes to an evolving community of amazing human beings from all walks of life. Yoga has taught me that community is no doubt our greatest currency and I stand humbled by the wealth that surrounds me. Please join me in class soon and let's gratefully celebrate our prosperity together.

Brian Shaheen

Brian Shaheen, ERYT-200 RYT-500, I have studied under Leeza Villagomez for 6 years and I have completed my 500YTT with her yoga school, after finishing my training I was asked to be an assistant in her teacher training. I also have had the pleasure to study with Saul David Raye, Janet Stone and Shiva Rea. Yoga is more then just asana to me now; in the beginning I was attracted to physical benefits of the practice, now it’s just the complete mind body connection and how I view situations and my reactions. My training has really been focused on less is more, but also learning how the let go of the baby blanket and explore while being safe and conscious. I hope students that practice with me can just let go and drop expectations and really enjoy their inhales and exhales, while respecting where they are at in the moment with the heart open.

Mod Plank

After graduating from UC Berkeley with a degree in Economics, I spun my wheels in corporate America until I rather sanely decided to trade my cubicle for a yoga mat. I took my first yoga teacher training in the Anusara style in 2008, and I’ve been teaching ever since. Along my journey, I’ve become a Certified AIReal YogaTM Instructor and a performance acrobat. I like to think that my classes are playful yet still focused on alignment, proper body mechanics, and making deeper connections, as well as lots of handstand-y postures and cheesy jokes.

I’m a performer at heart and cirque is my passion. I’ve had the opportunity to perform at many venues across southern California, as well as on reality television. If you want to catch me on the small screen, I can be found on Season 2 of truTV’s “Fake Off,” performing alongside members of Astra Dance Theatre while wearing very big hair and gobs of makeup.

I consider yoga to be a central element of my wellbeing. I’ve used my practice to help piece myself back together after a moderate lumbar injury and, in a separate incident, a serious neck fracture. I find yoga to be a multifaceted package of awesome, and I love the opportunity to share the practice’s many benefits with my students, and quite frankly, anyone willing to give me an ear.

When I’m not teaching yoga or performing circus arts on stage, I’m working on my urban farmstead. Together with my husband (acro and life partner), I grow my own veggies, raise livestock, preserves foods, brew kombucha, sew, and make almost every meal mostly from scratch. I am the proud mama of two turkeys, too many chickens to count, 3 pygmy goats, and two very spoiled cats. I may have left college with a mundane bachelor’s degree, but Berkeley, known for its books and Birkenstocks, definitely planted a seed. It just took a few years and a whole lot of yoga to help me discover my inner granola-eating-greens-sprouting-animal-rescuing-organics-promoting-asana-practicing-tree-hugging-hippie. 

Burn fat and increase athletic performance without losing your zen in this one hour long high intensity yoga flow. In this fun and exhilarating class we fuse yoga with the methodology of HIIT, or high-intensity interval training, a technique in which you are encouraged to rapidly increase heart rate through quick, intense bursts of mindful movement followed by brief recovery periods to refocus your breath and stretch.Duration: 60 minTemperature: 95-100° Music: yes

Upcoming classes:

  • Thu Jul 27 7:00 am - 8:00 am with Chadd Marcus
  • Thu Jul 27 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Scott Winslow
  • Thu Jul 27 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm with Brian Shaheen
  • Thu Jul 27 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm with Antoinette Altomonte
  • Fri Jul 28 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Scott Winslow
  • Sun Jul 30 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Antoinette Altomonte
  • Mon Jul 31 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Antoinette Altomonte
  • Mon Jul 31 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Michelle Scarbrough
  • Mon Jul 31 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm with Antoinette Altomonte
  • Tue Aug 01 7:00 am - 8:00 am with Chadd Marcus
  • Tue Aug 01 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Mod Plank
  • Tue Aug 01 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm with Michelle Scarbrough
  • Tue Aug 01 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm with Antoinette Altomonte
  • Wed Aug 02 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Michelle Scarbrough
  • Wed Aug 02 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Jessica Benito S
  • Wed Aug 02 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm with Antoinette Altomonte
  • Thu Aug 03 7:00 am - 8:00 am with Chadd Marcus
  • Thu Aug 03 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Scott Winslow
  • Thu Aug 03 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm with Brian Shaheen
  • Thu Aug 03 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm with Antoinette Altomonte