The Springs LA

The Springs is a multi-faceted urban oasis cultivating health, wellness, sustainability and community. Located in the Downtown Los Angeles Arts District, The Springs includes an organic juice bar, yoga studio, wellness center, restaurant and wine bar. Creating a hub for health-conscious consumers, wellness-seekers, and foodies, The Springs is an eco-vegan-mind-body-one-stop-shop The Springs' handcrafted blend of yoga and movement classes offers everything from basics, flow, power flow, Kundalini, restorative, yin, meditation, and more. With over 45 classes per week and a variety of highly experienced instructors, our programming is accessible to students of all skill levels.

location
Los Angeles, CA
specialty
Yoga Basics, Vinyasa Flow, Power Yoga, Kundalini, Restorative, Yin, Meditation
top rated class
Hatha Vinyasa Flow for Stress Reduction

instructors

Instructor Michelle Goldstein

Michelle Goldstein

Michelle Goldstein is co-founder of Heart Alchemy Yoga. Known for her creative vinyasas (sequences of yoga asana) and pranayama, Michelle's teaching integrates influences from various forms of movement and meditation set to powerfully inspiring backdrops of music. Approaching instruction with a deep spiritual reverence for the sacredness of yoga coupled with a joyous playful sense of humor, Michelle's classes offer a safe, nurturing and challenging environment for students to come and explore their mental and physical boundaries.

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Instructor Ben Gettinger

Ben Gettinger

Ben Gettinger is a seasoned yogi and Zen practitioner, who has traveled deep into the mountains of India and Korea to pursue his spiritual endeavors. He is a Dharma Teacher in the Kwan Um School of Zen, the former Director of Dharma Zen Center in Los Angeles, and has sat numerous long retreats including one lasting 90 days at a mountain temple in Korea. Ben was inspired to pursue yoga to compliment his intense meditation practice for the support, strength, determination, and flexibility Asana provides. Soon this practice became a necessity he could not live without. In addition to completing yoga teacher training at Liberation Yoga in 2012, he completed an in-depth intensive training in India with Rolf Naujokat - one of the world’s leading teachers of Ashtanga Yoga. By combining his yoga and meditation training, Ben presents an original flow class that challenges the practitioner to explore yoga postures and their deep effect on the mind and body.

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Instructor Gloria Baraquio

Gloria Baraquio

Gloria Baraquio, E-RYT 200, RYT 500, is a yogini from Hawaii who began her practice in 2003 when she began suffering from anxiety attacks. After experiencing her ujjayi breath for the first time in a yoga class, she finally understood the importance of breathing and how it could calm, center, and ground her life. She began teaching in 2006 and embarked on a journey through vinyasa, ashtanga, Iyengar, hatha, bhakti, kundalini, somatics, ecstatic dance, Nia, Rolfing, acupuncture, physical theater, and natural foods, gaining a comprehensive understanding of the body, mind, voice, movement, and nutrition. As a teacher and Yoga Director of The Springs, Gloria’s desire is to help others cultivate an intimate relationship with themselves and their surroundings so that they can live more fully, with love, peace, gratitude, and well-being. Gloria's background is in education, performing arts, film production, and community building. While working as a TV host, writer, and actor in Hawaii, she taught K-12 students in public charter schools (Language Arts, Math, Digital Media, and Yoga). Living both on and off the grid of the Big Island for 7 years was her greatest training in spiritual practice, yoga, natural healing, and community building. Gloria is a lead teacher for Shivakali Yoga Teacher Trainings, and she travel teaches at festivals and retreats.

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Instructor Frankie Meyerhofer

Frankie Meyerhofer

Frankie Meyerhofer is dedicated to building a strong foundation for her students, challenging them and helping them build strength. A love of community is what landed her at The Springs in downtown Los Angeles. Scratch the surface and then go deeper, compassion, and no self-judgment are some common themes in her classes, which also emphasize self-expression through Asana. A guided, strong, slow-flow practice will allow each practitioner to work at the level appropriate for their bodies.

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Instructor Kristin Deiss

Kristin Deiss

Kristin Deiss completed her yoga teacher certification through the Mind Body Dancer® 200 Yoga Teacher Training, while earning an M.F.A. in Dance Performance and Choreography from Tisch School of the Arts at NYU. A true student at heart and lover of learning, she also holds a Masters in History from UNC Chapel Hill and is both a Reiki Master and an Advanced Integrated Energy Therapy Practitioner. Currently, Kristin is enjoying the California sun on faculty in the dance departments at AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts, Santa Monica College, and Relativity School.

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Instructor Lea Kraemer

Lea Kraemer

Lea Kraemer (KRI, IAYT, ERYT500, Founder and Director of PRANA MANDIR Yoga) teaches classical Hatha Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, the Vinyasa series with flow with the 12 major meridians, and pure meditation and breath work for inner, balanced vitality. Lea is on the faculty of DINacharya, Ayurvedic Institute and is often presented as a guest Teacher Trainer at studios like Loom in Brooklyn, NY and the Aerial Studio in Ventura, CA. In private sessions she works with people who are healing from chronic and life threatening illness. Lea began as a professional modern dancer and choreographer in NYC from the early 1990’s and went on to become immersed in the word of spiritual vitality and yoga. In the 1990’s she studied Tibetan Buddhism at the Nechung Monastery in NYC and traveled to Dharamsala, India to take deeper teachings. Since 1994, she has been a certified Kundalini Yoga teacher through KRI and also she studied Ashtanga Yoga with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in Mysore, India as well as with senior teachers in NYC. At her own NYC studio, she took Ayurvedic practitioner training through DINacharya Institute, and with AYU of Kerala Ayurveda.

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Instructor Thalia Ayres

Thalia Ayres

Thalia Ayres (E-RYT200) began her yogic journey over 10 years ago in Toronto as a dancer who found the practice beneficial to creating greater mind/body awareness and connectivity. She is a student of Ashtanga, Kundalini and Restorative yoga, teaching uplifting and rejuvenating classes from a vast variety of yoga and meditation techniques catering to people from all walks of life. With an even balance of smart and challenging sequencing accompanied with moments of surrender and stillness, Thalia’s mission is to help others cultivate their own light within so that together we can make this world a better place, starting from the inside out.

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