Patrick Beach teaches Awakening Yoga, a vigorous and fluid vinyasa yoga practice that builds strength, creates flexibility and inspires play. Patrick’s teaching goes beyond intelligent alignment; moving any willing student to an introspective, holistic experience.
Patrick is based in Los Angeles, CA and travels the world leading classes, workshops, and teacher training programs. Named one of the Top 100 Most Influential Yoga Teachers by Greatist & Sonima Live, his strong presence has allowed him to share yoga with a broad and diverse community of students.
Patrick is the co-owner of Commune Yoga
Carling is a yoga teacher by devotion and trade, a writer by necessity, a birth doula by unexpected love, and a dabbler in the culinary world of deliciousness by a sheer appreciation of deliciousness. She has been fortunate enough to share the practice and community while teaching workshops, teacher trainings, and wellness retreats across the globe and over the interwebs via platforms like CodyApp/Alo Moves and YouTube.
At the core of her teachings, Carling seeks to give students the tools and agency to access their own unique needs, to help them to create new mind-body connections, and allow them to continue to find the center of themselves each time they step on their mats.
Each practice is designed to weave movement and mindfulness through informed sequencing; compassionate, intentional adjustments, and her whole-hearted, down to earth approach.
Carling is the co-owner of Commune Yoga
As a native Californian, Nicki couldn't be happier for the opportunity to teach a new yoga community in her home state.
Her classes are a blend of fluid movement, unique mobility, and fiery strength. She aims to keep things interesting & believes that we humans are far more capable than we often given ourselves credit for. Her signature giggle might show up at some point in class as she highly encourages a sense of lightness & grace in tricky transitions.
After 200 hours of vinyasa training in 2014, Nicki hasn't left her mat much, continuing education hours with Patrick Beach, Carling Harps, David Regelin, Simon Park, and Meghan Currie to name a few. She grew accustomed to teaching to large class sizes & workshops while living in Nashville, where she helped manage one of the busiest studios in town, then switched things up for island life to teach small groups and private sessions while living on Maui last year. Now based in sunny Southern Cal, Nicki remains dedicated to her full-time craft, and is excited for continued exploration in a new community.
In 2009, I attended my first yoga class at the University of Denver with some fraternity brothers. As the others quickly stopped going, I kept yoga in my back pocket as a good balance for the workouts and general physical upkeep from a life ice hockey, skiing, and the typical stupidity of a young man.
In late 2012, I first began to explore yoga as more than just a workout. I was working in the music business, overly stressed, and generally unhappy. As I began to explore new life for my worn down muscles and joints, and attack some of the pains I’d built up over the years, I discovered ways to deal more mindfully with my stress and other repressed emotions.
My passion for yoga eventually drove me to leave the music industry. In February 2014, I had the pleasure of spending a month at Asheville Yoga Center, where I began initial teacher training. While I wouldn't confine my vinyasa style into a singular category, it is influenced by my background as a student of prana vinyasa, Ashtanga and Rocket Yoga, dabblings in yin and restorative, and the creative sequencings of my most appreciated teachers. My classes will give students space to invite, create, and unite their intentions to their daily practices.
I am a Nashville native, passionate music fan, reader of endless books, University of Alabama football fan, and happy to live this life that has taken me from Nashville to Colorado, Maui, and now Los Angeles. I will always be a student first, and hope to share my practice with you.
grew up in Northern California, where from the age of five I swam, ran and played soccer competitively. I moved to the East Coast for college in 2002, and in the ensuing years, began to notice that years of intense training had left me injured, high-strung, and hungry for new ways to stay fit.
I remember working out at the gym in Philadelphia and watching the yoga classes fogging up the windows. It took me months to actually go to a class, because was terrified of doing it wrong and looking silly. But I finally took the plunge and went to my first class. And although I thought the whole thing was crazy and confusing…I liked it. Within the first few classes I was introduced to Headstand, and it was so different from anything I’d ever tried and so FUN that I was immediately hooked.
My initial attraction to yoga was definitely the physicality of the asana. But as I went deeper into other aspects of the practice, I found so many other benefits. Peace in the face of chaos, strength through adversity, compassion in times of grief, joy in all things – these blessings are bestowed through the practice of yoga.
I wanted to share what I’d found, so I completed my first 200-hour teacher training with YogaWorks Senior Teacher Joan Hyman. After a few years teaching in Philadelphia, I decided to return home to California. I moved to Los Angeles in the summer of 2014 and completed my 300-hour YogaWorks Teacher Training with my mentor Joan and the rest of the amazing YW teaching staff.
I teach both Vinyasa and Restorative Yoga. My style is a challenging but mindful practice that emphasizes strong foundational alignment, intelligent sequencing and a joyful approach to more advanced postures. I believe that yoga should be fun, and that every student has the right to a safe and fulfilling personal practice.