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we are located at
21228 Ventura Blvd.
One block east of Canoga Ave.
on the south side of the street.

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Our Hatha Yoga Teachers

We wish to acknowledge all of those teachers who have come before us and who graciously shared their knowledge of the traditional teachings of Yoga. Each of our teachers has a unique gift and approach, linking mind, body and spirit through the practice of breathing exercises and asanas (postures). A Hatha Yoga practice involves asanas that reinforce the body's inherent wisdom, while respecting the emotional, physical, mental and energetic needs that are unique to each person. Students are encouraged to honor their limitations and to work at their own pace. Breathing techniques heighten the awareness of the body and provide tools to support moods and energy levels. While the body stretches and strengthens, physical and emotional tension is released. Each class ends with a deep relaxation, integrating a freshly energized self. At THE YOGA LOFT we are committed to share these teachings to the best of our understanding with all those who pass through our doors.

  •  VICTORIA NICHOLS, M.S., RYT
    Victoria began practicing Hatha Yoga in 1974 and has been teaching Yoga since 1985. She has studied and taught in the USA, U.K., Europe, and with the Iyengars in India. Her interest in health and well-being began in 1969 when she connected the cause of “dis-ease” with an imbalance in the whole person. Since that time she has explored into the realms of what it is to be human and the relationship of the mind, body and spirit to restore wholeness. She has additional training in nutrition, meditation, breathing, metaphysics, non-violent communication, movement and art therapy. She has a Masters of Science degree in Recreation Therapy and has worked with many special needs populations. Victoria brings to her teaching an understanding of the philosophical teachings of Yoga and the techniques of B.K.S. Iyengar. She also enjoys traveling, cooking and gardening. She opened the YOGA LOFT in 1999.
  •  Natalie Schwartz
    Natalie began practicing yoga & meditation 10 years ago to help heal her body after a life threatening illness. Since she became certified she continues to attend workshops and retreats to deepen her practice. Her teaching reflects the wisdom of yoga, mindfulness and meditation which has become a way of living for her. She finds great joy in watching her students improve body awareness and flexibility as well as reducing stress and tension. Natalie believes that going inward and focusing on the breath, one can achieve stillness & peace. She has B. A. in English. In her spare time she enjoys gardening, classical music & spending time with her grandchildren.
  •  Rick Feldman
    Rick has a B. S. in Sport Sciences (BSSPS) and 20 years experience as a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT), with the National Academy of Sports Medicine. He completed a teacher training with Yoga Works and is a Registered Yoga Instructor (RYI) with Yoga Alliance. Rick's teaching combines various influences of Hatha, Iyengar and vinyasa (flow) styles of yoga. His classes focus on the elements (ie: earth, wind, fire and water) to establish intention and intensity. When Rick is not teaching, he spends his time with family, dogs and cats. He enjoys hiking, biking, archery, reading /writing and loves games such as billiards, darts, chess and the World Of War Craft.
  •  Barbara Yundt, M.S., RYT
    Barbara began practicing hatha yoga in 1975 and fell in love with yoga on the spot. She found yoga to be solace and sanctuary, an opening to the self. That initial foray into Sivananda yoga was the first step on a journey that continues today. Barbara completed both the YogaWorks 200-hour and the 500-hour levels. The focus in Barbara's classes begins with foundation, proper alignment, the connective flow of breath and movement which leads to the transformative power of yoga. Sharing yoga with others – regardless of their level of ability, health, or age – is a joy and an honor for Barbara.

May We All Continue Towards Our Highest Good