• Our Teachers

    • We are proud to boast a collection of the best yoga teachers in the area!

    • Zahra Vaezi

      Zahra Vaezi is the director of the studio and is in love with Hot Yoga of all types. Her studio's ambiance reflects her passion for Yoga and decorating. Zahra has been practicing yoga in 2006 and has been a teacher since 2011. She became the director of the studio in December 2013 and enjoys promoting a healthy lifestyle to Arlington residents and the world beyond.

    • Zoha Vaezi

      Zoha's path to yoga began in 2006. She graduated from Teacher Training in Spring 2014. She is dedicated to deepening her students as well as her own understanding of yoga and the human body. She believes that one can use the same skills when they learn to control their body, to later control their mind, and to improve the quality of their life. Zoha is Zahra's younger sister and attributes her introduction to yoga to her sister. Through loving encouragement she helps students find the depths of their own bodies and minds and find new possibilities in their lives! 

    • Samantha Retrosi

      Sam has been practicing for 10 years. Yoga has come to serve as a stabilizing force in her life, and it has taught her how to live in peace in a world in which so many of us experience deep suffering. Turquoise is my favorite color and my favorite food is Cheesecake. I am a former Olympian competing in Women's luge. I am very passionate about sociology, and am a doctoral student at George Mason University. I'm a sagittarius and I believe “When you understand who and what you are, your radiance projects into the universal radiance and everything around you becomes creative and full of opportunity.” -Yogi Bhajan 

    • Max Rosenberg

      Max is a DC Native, and he took his first Bikram Yoga class at the age of 15 under the supervision of his mother, a Bikram Yoga teacher and studio owner. At first, he was not sure about this strange and semi-torturous activity, but, as he grew older, he began to realize the all-encompassing benefits that the yoga brings to its practitioners. Max studied Kinesiology at the University of Maryland and enjoys applying what he learned at school to his yoga classes. He graduated from the Fall 2010 Bikram Teacher Training in San Diego, California. Max enjoys anything that has to do with health: food and cooking, fitness, nutrition, and, most of all, yoga!

    • Dagmar Benesova

      I am very happy and proud to be your Bikram Yoga instructor.

      I am a true example and a believer that Bikram yoga works, just one example out of many. When I was five, I wanted to do gymnastics, they told me that I am "fat and not flexible", so they refused me into a class. When I was 14, I wanted to dance, they told me I am "old and not flexible". Again, I was not admitted to take a class.

      But when I was 27 I took my very first Bikram yoga class, no one told me that I am "fat, old or not flexible" because for yoga "You're never too old, never too bad, never too late and never too sick to start from the scratch once again."- Bikram Choudhury. I was immediately hooked by Bikram yoga and since then I am practicing daily.

      Dagmar is certified Bikram yoga instructor since Spring 2013. She reached the RYT 200 certification in vinyasa yoga in February 2011 and as she says she is "open minded" yogi and besides Bikram, which is her love, she practices also vinyasa flow yoga and ashtanga yoga. As she says, she is a yoga teacher and a journalist by heart and by mind and as a journalist she learned to "keep the privacy private", but if you would like to know more about her, come and take her class, you will definitely realize who she is and what she believes in. Or, just grab her in the lobby if you have any questions.

    • Lisbeth May

      Lisbeth May started practicing Bikram Yoga in 2005. She has found that yoga strengthens not only her body but also her mind. Bikram Yoga has changed her everyday life and it has helped her in many positives ways. In addition to body and mind improvements, the emphasis on breathing has helped her greatly with asthma. She no longer has to use an inhaler, and she credits that to how yoga helps her maintain healthy lungs and teaches relaxed deep breathing. She is very thankful for this health benefit.

      Prior to becoming a Yoga Instructor she was a journalist and photographer focusing on Latin America. She is also a part-time Spanish teacher. Her favorite hobby is to dance in all forms of ballroom. She lives in Falls Church Virginia and she is fluent in English and Spanish.

      "The best thing I have done in my life has been to become a Bikram Yoga instructor. I am passionate about yoga and I love it," says Lisbeth.

    • Kristen Z

      Kristen loves to share the Bikram practice with so many who are students of life. She loves how the health and wellness of the physical body attained in yoga class contribute to our spiritual well-being as well. Also, she loves how we are all perfectly human.

    • Amanda Duncan

      Amanda is a top-20 finisher in the 2015 USA yoga National Championships, th silver Medalist in the 2014 Pennsylvania Invitational Cup, a yoga coach and instructor, and a yoga student.  She has been practicing hot yoga since 2012 and trained with senior teachers and international champions. 

      She loves teaching yoga and helping students discover their authentic self through yoga!  She always strong, technically precise class or workshop that is fun and encouraging. 

    • Adrian Hummel

      Adrian is the 3-time Virginia Yoga Asana Champion (Men's division: 2013, 2014, 2015), and a contender in the National Circuit, having placed in the top 5 for the 2013, 2014 and 2015 competitions. 

      He is a Certified Bikram Yoga Instructor who has trained with a number of Senior Teachers and fellow Yoga Champions. Adrian strives to lead a fun, yet strong technical class that is accessible to all levels of yoga practitioners.

    • Jessie Wedell

      Jessie grew up in Fairfax an athlete-turned-dancer. She found Bikram Yoga in 2012 during a very difficult time in her life. She had suffered years of trauma and was mentally and physically suffering to a dangerous point. The first few weeks, she was naturally hooked on the physical aspect of class but struggled to keep her head in the yoga room and she felt it in her practice. As soon as she started practicing several times a week she noticed tremendous benefits in her focus, passion, and peace. Over time through consistent practice, she was able to heal the damage done to her body and mind and knew she wanted to share that gift with others.