who we are
at commune yoga, we believe in the power of ritual. we believe in the magic each unique body holds. in the necessity of supportive community. in moving and exploring because it feels good. in challenging our comfort zones as an act of self-study. in observing the mind and noticing the nuances with as much fascination as we do the big stuff.
we believe in the practice, and we believe in you.
Join us for a class (or 2, or 3, or 100... we're always happy to see you).
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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 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
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.
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.