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New students! 10 Consecutive Days of Unlimited Yoga for $10

New students! 10 Consecutive Days of Unlimited Yoga For only $10

Intentions Set the intention to commit to your goals and practice daily to avoid distractions Set the intention to commit to your practice

Strength Explore both physical and mental strength by letting go of what holds you back Explore both physical and mental strength

Mindfulness Practice focus and concentration through the action of asana to remain present in all that you do Practice focus and concentration

Surrender Build flexibility and release tension to create both physical and mental space for what is yet to come Build flexibility and release tension

At Red Diamond Yoga we do it all. We get strong, make friends, we sweat, we push our limits and we surrender. Join our community and find your true strength and potential inside and out!

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All levels are welcome at Red Diamond Yoga and we encourage our Los Angeles yoga beginners.

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Classes

Our classes are offered by instructors who are compassionate, warm, and true experts in the practice of yoga. Every class is well-rounded, intelligently sequenced, and each has a thread of consistency. Our classes are fun! We honor and welcome everyone with open arms, no matter their age or physical condition – we are non-judgmental and welcoming to all. We believe that everyone has a unique path, and we honor and respect all individual needs.

Yama

Yama refers to the moral path of the Yogi, in which nonviolence, truthfulness, and approaching life without covetousness and with pure control of your senses is sought by the practitioner. The ethical standards we set for ourselves are a vital aspect of living a joyful life, and a path to conducting yourself with the highest moral standards in your interactions with others.

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Niyama

Niyama is the second limb of Yoga, and covers self-discipline and spiritual observances. There are five niyamas: cleanliness, contentment, austerities, study of the sacred, and surrender. This limb involves interacting with life in a new way that brings the practitioner the deeper joys possible when the outer drives for the material are left behind.

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Asana

Improve health, strength, balance and flexibility. Asana is the physical practice of yoga postures, each movement flowing one into the next, strengthening the body, calming the mind, and releasing the practitioner from the pressures and stresses of modern life.

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Pranayama

Experience Pranayama, the breathing techniques that work hand-in-hand with yoga postures. Mastering the process of directing and controlling your breath opens the doors to your inner self and releases your deeper emotions, rejuvenating the body and extending life.

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Pratyahara

Drawing your awareness deep within, away from the endless stimuli of life, unleashes the spiritual self’s ability to focus and concentrate while in retreat. This releases tension, hidden emotions, and reveals self-imposed barriers, so you can free your limitless potentials.

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Dharana

The sixth limb of Yoga involves freeing yourself from the endless barrage of noise and thoughts, quieting your mind and finding the deep peace within. A focus on a single point, whether an idea, sound, or image, allows us to experience a deep feeling of contemplation and meditation. Achieving a state of immovable concentration unleashes your natural ability to hold the focus of attention in a single direction.

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Dhyana

The seventh limb is concentration without focus, the mind quieted, and the stillness that can only exist when we are truly free from the distraction of our thoughts. It is a deep state of meditation in which a glimpse of the soul is revealed, and a connection to your true boundless creativity and unlimited potential is made.

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Samadhi

The transcendence of self is a state of pure ecstasy, and the ultimate stage of enlightenment achieved only by the most dedicated practitioners. The achievement of this state is a state of pure inner peace, in harmony with the interconnectedness of the universe, transcending self with a profound connection to the divine.

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Los Angeles Yoga
Teachers and Studio Leaders

Sheryl Utal Sheryl Utal
Sheryl Utal Sheryl Utal Sheryl Utal Sheryl Utal

Sheryl Utal

Co-Owner

I am the co-owner of Red Diamond Yoga and I believe in the power of transformation through yoga. When I began my yoga journey it immediately changed my life. I discovered the practice during a challenging time and I was looking for relief. I believed a better life with more joy and peace was possible. When I committed to my yoga practice I learned first-hand that practicing yoga provides the tools to heal, physically and emotionally. With commitment and consistency this practice can transform you by asking you to practice being uncomfortable, to look within at who you are in those moments and to really question where you mind goes. It is then that we have the power of choice to change our way of thinking, to grow and let go of limiting beliefs. During this self-work, layers of attachments and distractions can be released and the authentic self can be revealed.

Through many years of practice and my own healing journey grew compassion for others and the desire to share the powerful gifts of yoga with as many people as I could. In 2012 I began teaching and in 2013 I founded Red Diamond Yoga with my mom, Arlene, to be a place where everyone can practice finding their full potential. Red Diamond Yoga was born from an open heart and a genuine desire to share what I truly believe in and inspire others.

My classes are always different but often include strong, dynamic and intelligently sequenced vinyasa flow to build heat, build strength, open pathways for healing, quiet the mind, and learn how to let go. Conscious breath work is always a key element in my teaching and my classes are designed to take students on an inner journey of self-awareness, focus and purification while creating balance in the body and the mind. Expect to sweat!

I invite you to visit my studio and I hope to connect with you personally.

Arlene Utal Arlene Utal

Arlene Utal

Co-Owner

For the past 30 years I owned and operated a variety of businesses. In 2013 my daughter Sheryl introduced me to yoga. I immediately recognized the benefits of the practice. Together we decided to open our own studio. In June of 2013 Red Diamond Yoga was born. At Red Diamond I wanted to make sure the quality of instruction, beautiful environment and welcoming atmosphere were felt from the moment you entered. I oversee the general management and operations of the studio. The practice of yoga has improved my overall health, strength, endurance and focus. I am truly glad to part of this great studio.

Laetitia Guyot Laetitia Guyot
Laetitia Guyot Laetitia Guyot Laetitia Guyot

Laetitia Guyot

Laetitia received her 200-hours Yoga Alliance certification in Venice Beach, California, including prenatal, therapeutic and restorative yoga.

She started practicing yoga to heal and relax her own body from Martial arts competitions. She immediately fell in love, decided to give more space to yoga in her life and eventually became a teacher!

Laetitia later decided to deepen her knowledge in therapeutic yoga and obtain a ‘Yoga for Cancer’ certification in New York allowing her to work with cancer patients and survivors.

She teaches to share a passion and help people to find their inner peace and joy.

In a fast-paced world, through a dynamic Vinyasa flow, she invites her students to practice compassion, stillness and to focus on breathing. Vinyasa means "breath-synchronized movement," and Vinyasa yoga is a series of poses that will move you through the power of inhaling and exhaling. Vinyasa movements are smoothly flowing and almost dance-like. As a martial artist you will sometimes see her adding a little bit of it into her classes!

Sara Schwartz Sara Schwartz
Sara Schwartz Sara Schwartz Sara Schwartz

Sara Schwartz

Sara Schwartz discovered her love for yoga in India, 2008. The breath and meditation techniques showed her a newfound level of peace! Back in San Francisco she started practicing at Yoga to the People. At YTTP she found that strengthening her body strengthened her sense of self. She became 200 hour certified through YTTP in 2010. She and her husband Yancy Schwartz moved to New York and became 500 hour Dharma Yoga Certified in 2012. Sri Dharma Mittra taught her more pranayama and meditation techniques, along with a few of his 1,350 postures.

She likes to sequence classes that are about building strength and moving the spine. She hopes to connect the student to the teacher inside of themselves. Your intuition always points to the right answer!

April Jacobson April Jacobson
April Jacobson April Jacobson April Jacobson

April Jacobson

Life can busy and hectic in this city. We can easily be pulled in many different directions and feel overwhelmed. All of this invokes stress on the body. This stress can manifest itself into different mental and physical ailments. Learning to slow ourselves down through breath and movement can help bring us into the present moment, helping you find some ease and dare I say....clarity. Whatever brings you to yoga is fine with me. Whether you have been practicing for years or have never practice before, I welcome you to class. There is something for everyone. I look forward to seeing you on the mat.

April is a California native and was always active in sports. She has been doing yoga for about 12 years and teaching for 10. She has practiced many different types of yoga, but settled mostly into an Ashtanga practice. She is a lover of the outdoors and the feeling it invokes. April holds a B.A. in psychology from the University of Hawaii at Hilo where she attended on a full volleyball scholarship. She is a 500 hour certified yoga instructor from Yogaposer and has 2 spinning certifications from Schwinn and YAS.

Lindsay Nyman Lindsay Nyman
Lindsay Nyman Lindsay Nyman Lindsay Nyman

Lindsay Nyman

Lindsay believes in the power of creativity! She grew up as a dancer and actress in New York theatre. In 2008, Lindsay moved to Los Angeles to attend UCLA. During college, she began teaching Pilates in Santa Monica, until a fellow teacher introduced her to yoga, and from then on, and it was all yoga. Lindsay believes that through the practice of yoga, we can find the beauty in all things, even the most simple, and be grateful for them. Yoga gives us the tools to clear out the clutter in the mind and find the answers we already have. In addition to teaching yoga, Lindsay writes and directs plays for underserved communities in LA including the visually impaired, veterans, and at-risk youth. She believes in freedom of expression (whatever that means for you) and in embracing your power. Lindsay’s yoga classes are dynamic and energetic, incorporating music and connection to the breath– and most importantly, allowing lots of space for joy!

Rebecca Haber Rebecca Haber
Rebecca Haber Rebecca Haber Rebecca Haber

Rebecca Haber

BA Theatre Studies Duke University

MFA Playwriting Columbia University

200 HR Yoga Vida NYC

Studied with Kyle Miller, Cat Acquaviva, Lindsay Hilscher, Zander Gladish

My classes are intelligently-sequenced with a keen focus on mindfulness and breath-work.

I encourage my students to walk the line between effort and ease--it's not a one-size-fits-all practice, feel free to modify!

I love chocolate chip cookies, puppies, outdoor movies and hot tubs.

Ashley James Ashley James
Ashley James Ashley James Ashley James

Ashley James

Ashley James' journey with yoga began in a recreational yoga class meant to complement her running practice. Breathing upside down in standing forward fold, Ashley drifted into a state she had never experienced before and was able to see the world from a new view, literally.

Yoga has helped Ashley move through divorce and breast cancer with grace and determination. She teaches to inspire students to move and live in a more mindful and intentional way. Students can effortlessly challenge their boundaries and leave with a renewed feeling of invigoration, awareness, and belonging.

Ashley James holds a 200hr YTT certification from True Flow Yoga in alignment based vinyasa and 200hr YTT certification from The Kundalini Research Institute in Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan. When she's not practicing yoga, you can find Ashley eating vegan donuts, hanging with her two dogs, Baloo and Roo or waving to the moon.

Laura King Laura King
Laura King Laura King Laura King

Laura King

Originally from Iowa, Laura began her yoga journey in her home city, Ames, in 2006. Like many practitioners, Laura's yoga practice began with physical curiosity and injury management. As the practice deepened she found the mental clarity, spiritual, and emotional growth that grounded her into developing a life long love for yoga. After receiving a BFA from the University of Illinois, Laura moved to Los Angeles and began her yoga teacher trainings. She received her 200 hour certification from Yogaworks in 2013 studying under the mentorship of Carolina Goldberg and Jeanne Heileman. After this transformative experience, she began teaching publicly and privately throughout Los Angeles. Laura continued her teaching education and received her 300 hours through Yogaworks, studying again with Carolina Goldberg. Laura teaches yoga to help each person learn, live, and fully encompass their own element. When the body, mind, and heart are balanced, aligned, and open we can recognize and begin to live our truth and our fullest potential--our element.

Cassie Cassie
Cassie Cassie

Cassie

Operations Manager

Cassie is the Operations Manager for Red Diamond Yoga. She is also works a professional dancer and teacher. She is originally from Rochester, NY. Her first introduction to movement was through dance. She studied dance growing up and completed a B.A. in dance from Point Park University in Pittsburgh, PA. Cassie started practicing yoga to compliment her dance training and she finds it gives her clarity, strength, and healing. Cassie feels lucky to have found Red Diamond Yoga when she first moved to Los Angeles and she been with the team since 2014.

Daphne Daphne
Daphne Daphne

Daphne

Daphne is an LA based professional dancer and yoga teacher. Her yoga journey began about 8 years ago taking a "yoga for dancers" class in college. She fell in love with the benefits of the practice and found that after class she felt a sense of clarity, confidence, and empowerment. Daphne holds a 200hr YTT certification that she received from Red Diamond Yoga in Los Angeles, CA with Liz Arch. Her classes are inspired by fluid movement, connection to the breath, with an emphasis on alignment and playfulness. You'll leave her class feeling at home with yourself.

Jamie Bechtold (Jamie Ford) Jamie Bechtold (Jamie Ford)

Jamie Bechtold (Jamie Ford)

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 nearly 10 years. Along with holding Sound Baths she also holds private sound healing sessions, teaches "yoga and sound" classes, and holds sound workshops, trainings, and retreats. For more information about Jamie visit www.Sound-Bath.com

Maury Wiederaenders Maury Wiederaenders

Maury Wiederaenders

As a dancer and artist, yoga first entered into Maury’s life as a tool for flexibility and injury prevention. But after scratching the surface, her hunger for the mental and emotional benefits of the practice only continued to grow. In 2013, Maury received her 200 hour certification from Hot Yoga Inc. in her hometown Seattle, WA. She continued to teach and explore her practice when she moved to Los Angeles, eventually basing her BFA thesis at Loyola Marymount University on the symbiotic relationship between yoga and dance. After graduation, Maury began to travel for work, dancing her way to New York and then abroad to the island Saipan. She was lucky enough to continue teaching a vast array of styles to an even greater range of students. Finally, Maury finished up her overseas contract and is truly inspired to be back in this beautiful city. She hopes to continue sharing and growing as an instructor through teaching, listening, learning, and collaborating. Namaste.

Jamie Poster Jamie Poster

Jamie Poster

Jamie started practicing yoga in 2011 after her doctor recommended it to manage back pain. It was love at first savasana. After experiencing how a regular yoga practice helped soothe her body and calm her brain, she decided to learn more. Since then, Jamie has completed two teacher trainings, one in power yoga and one in yoga sculpt. She's been teaching yoga since 2013.

Her favorite yoga pose is reverse warrior and her favorite body part to strengthen is her core. Jamie loves the physical practice of yoga because it combines meditation with fitness. She thinks of her yoga mat as a place to reset and she hopes to give her students the same rejuvenating experience… while tightening their six packs.

Jamie has a graduate degree in Public Policy from the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs. When she's not on her mat, Jamie works as an urban planning consultant. She knows how tough it can be to make it to her mat, but she also knows it’s always worth it.

Kate Stone Kate Stone

Kate Stone

I want my body to do the most it can. I want to live fully, and that means moving fully. Spatial awareness has a profound impact on not only how we relate to others, but how we relate to ourselves and anything we touch. I teach to give people a sense of their parameters. So they know how to push their limits and move efficiently with and around others. We can all be better for it. Originally from Indiana, I got my first certification in Chicago in 2010. In 2011, I moved to Boston and continued to learn and teach. I relocated to Los Angeles in September 2017 for sun and adventures, and so much yoga. Previously an ACSM-accredited personal trainer, I am currently a Yoga Alliance RYT-200 teaching mostly Power Vinyasa, with additional certifications in Yoga Sculpt, Hip Hop Yoga, and Hot Power Fusion.

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GONG ALCHEMY SOUNDBATH ™ WITH JAMIE Friday July 6th

Join us for our very popular Gong Alchemy Soundbath™, a group soundbath experience in which Jamie plays a specific combination of gongs designed to offer a unique result.

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