Starting a new yoga class can be intimidating for anyone, especially practicing next to experienced yogis. Answer: Yogis On The Move.
YOTM was founded by Jessica Kang in 2014, who returned from a pilgrimage teaching in Hong Kong and India. Hearkening back to a different era where doctors would make house calls, Kang had the genius, outside the box idea of visiting different apartment properties to get clients. The results were phenomenal. Yogis On The Move now have 12 yoga teachers on staff with various yoga lineages and training.
Kang has been practicing yoga for over 20 years. She received her 500-hour certification through Yoga Works in 2007 with Jeanne Heileman as her mentor.
Yogis On The Move is about helping to build a strong connected community within a community. To be part of a communal space where people can come gather, connect, practice and grow in a safe supported environment was part of her vision.
So what makes Yogis on the Move special? Kang says, “It’s more relaxed, safe welcoming environment, people don’t have to be nervous. It helps added comfort, convince. The sense of community. Unlike the gym. A lot of energy very supportive.,”
Yogis on the Move is yoga your way, your time. Every Yogi is highly trained, each completing up to 500 hours of certified training, as well as 5 years teaching and 5 years of self-practice.
A typical lesson consists of Mid-level classes, at different levels of pace. More relaxed, safe welcoming place people don’t have to be nervous. Confident friendly teachers. 60 minutes to connect with our humanity.
As DTLA is developing exponentially, the new condos, apartments etc… have begun to offer yoga studios as an amenity. Currently at YOTM have Apex Eighth and Grand the Emerson 1000 Grand, One Santa Fe K2LA ( Korea-Town) Alder(Northridge), Ava Little Tokyo, Animo Pat Brown Charter High School.
One Santa Fe is a swanky community of luxury apartments nestled in the historic Arts District. Lara Wessel not only lives at One Santa Fe, she has also been a YOTM client for two years. Wessel feels the yoga lessons have helped start friendships.