Get ready to sweat, bend and twist so that you get into the best shape of your life. This is not your Mamma’s yoga class. This is Hot Yoga and it will change your life.
Welcome! I would like to personally welcome you to the California Yoga Company. My name is Brian Monnier and I have had the good fortune for the last 15 years to help thousands of people get into the best shape of their lives and alleviate pain from their injuries.
The California Yoga Company place who are not “Into Yoga” do our life-changing Hot Yoga sessions, without yoga scene, without the yoga attitude and without fear of being lost in huge Yoga class. You will get a great workout so that you leave feeling more energized than ever and free of your of your pain.
We offer our 30 Day Inferno Program so that you get time, nutrition help, group support and action plan so that you will get results.
You will get sore and be exhausted, you may have old pains and emotions come up. If follow our Inferno Program guidelines you see change. Honor yourself with a daily commitment and you will get you the change you want.
We will be there with you every step of the way to inspire and challenge you. Our community of students are here to support you as you grow. Don’t hesitate to start this life changing process, come back to class tomorrow. Your amazing new life starts now enjoy the journey.
Welcome to the California Yoga Company
“Yoga is sooo boring.” That had always been my mentality when it came to yoga, meditation and anything that had to do with om’s, chi’s and/or chakras. Well, I was pretty much put in my place after my first class with Brian.
Like many people, I happened upon a Living Social deal and decided to purchase it, seeing how the studio is 2 blocks always from my apartment. The other deciding factor was the fact that I had stopped working out regularly for about 2 years before that and felt like a lazy, weak blob. Exercise had always been a big part of my life but fell by the wayside due to crazy work hours and social obligations. My head space was filled with unhealthy negative thoughts and figured that even if I attended a few classes and gave up (which happened a lot because I got bored with uninspiring gym memberships), I would still get my money’s worth.
My first class was not easy; my muscles were protesting and my mind was furious that I was being forced to try harder than I really wanted to. But that’s the beauty of these classes – it makes you try more than you want to for your own good. That was the reason I came back. To have any instructor that cares about your wellbeing enough to correct your alignment had been rare; a lot of previous classes I attended had the instructor in the front of the class doing their own workout instead of helping their students learn properly form and alignment.
It’s been almost 2 years and I have been faithfully attending 4 to 6 classes a week. I used to have crippling neck pain that would plague me every few months and required 3 chiropractic sessions a week. Now I go to the chiropractor every 2-3 weeks. Yoga has strengthened my body and mind in ways I couldn’t even imagine.
I have been inspired so much by the studio and instructors that I have decided to join the teacher training apprenticeship. I want to inspire the yoga newbies that walk through the doors and make sure they don’t hurt themselves but still get a great workout for the body and mind.
Yoga is SO not boring.
I was a frightened and timid yoga beginner when I went all research-nerd trying to find the yoga studio that would be my first. I perused every website in town and felt something when I read Cal Yoga Company’s. If you’re thinking of trying it out and want to know if this place will be a good fit for you, I highly recommend checking out their website. I could tell they spent a ton of time on it, and I really got a sense of who they were and what the process would be like. It was totally accurate and I’m happy to say I have found my yoga home. It would have sucked if I had a bad experience and got turned off of this practice before it had the opportunity to straight up change my body. And man, has it changed my body. I used to get lower back pain often at work when doing certain physical labor and now I’m just more aware of what my body’s doing in every activity, engaging my core and using proper form when doing everything from carrying groceries to performing certain tasks at work. Without even really trying, it’s become second nature, which is very cool.
This place is so unpretentious, which is refreshing as hell and the main thing I was nervous about when embarking on my yoga journey. The people who attend are down to earth, focused on their own practice and not judging yours, and it feels like an overall supportive environment. The teachers are rad. Brian, the owner, is a bad ass teacher and I really felt like I got plenty of personal attention and help without feeling on the spot or embarrassed or anything. I’ve also taken classes with Gerri, Sarah, Emiko, Vanessa and Ashleigh and they are all so lovely. I don’t get how they can take the time to correct your form and still watch the entire class, but they totally do. It’s so worth the money because of this. I know I will never injure myself or anything because they are seriously paying attention and engaged. I just feel like everyone there cares. It’s a great feeling. I look forward to every session, even if I’m not particularly in the mood, because I know I’ll feel amazing afterwards.
I had heard a lot of things about hot yoga being nasty and smelly, but it’s totally not at this place. They keep it really tidy and there are no weird odors or anything funky or gross. I am so in love with this place, I think it’s something really special and stands out against other places I’ve heard about for sure.
Thank you, California Yoga Company, for helping me on my health and well-being journey. You’re an integral part of it!
When I walked into Brian’s studio in March 2009, I was recovering from my third knee ACL surgery and was just diagnosed with severe spinal stenosis and sciatic leg pain. I also just had in the 2 months prior, 2 epidural procedures to relieve the pain in my lower back with no success. I was going to physical rehab twice a week, having massages, was on all kinds of pain medication and no relief. My back doctor told me that if nothing was working, our next step was surgery with no guarantees. I was slowly going into a depression and spent a lot of time in bed, could barely walk, move and was in extreme pain 24/7.
My life slowly started to change when I met Brian. I discovered his studio after having lunch at Delfina where I was trying to eat away my worries. I read the testimonials on his wall, checked out his website and liked the fact that he specialized in people with injuries. I had tried all other remedies for my back with no progress so what did I have to lose? The $30 unlimited offer didn’t hurt either.
Brian was great from the very first day I walked in. He asked me all kinds of questions regarding my injuries and assured me that he would be able to accommodate my restrictions. It was not easy for me in the beginning as I was very limited in my range of motion. This was quite frustrating for me since I used to be a very active person prior to all my surgeries. I used to work out with a personal trainer twice a week, run/walk, ski. Brian just kept on encouraging me and showing me ways to do the poses so as not to aggravate all my other ailments.
I have been coming to Brian’s studio for almost a year now and what a difference he has made in my life. I try to come at least 5x a week. All that practice has paid off because now I stand straighter, more flexible, stronger in the core, no more back pain, lower blood pressure and the upside is I have lost almost 20lbs. This is great since it is putting less strain on my joints. I still limp from my sciatic pain but my doctors have told me that this takes time and that I am on my way to hopefully being pain free! I am no longer going to physical therapy because Brian has taken me to another whole level that therapy could no longer give me.