A Balanced Life is Possible for Everyone
A Balanced Life is Possible for Everyone
Goomi is built on the idea that a balanced life is possible for everybody. Self-care is a challenge for everyone in the age of power-meetings and drive-thru lunches. Even though the benefits of physical activity on the body and mind are undeniable, fitting it into our lives doesn’t always make the iCalendar.
Goomi provides the space in the day to give your body what it needs by bringing an elite group of instructors directly to your work place. Every service stretches both body and mind, without ever having to search for your car keys. We eliminate the stress of planning and scheduling self care, so your team can focus better!
My life changed on my 33rd birthday when I found myself breathless with chest pains on an easy hike in Temescal Canyon. The cardiologist’s tests revealed that something was VERY wrong, and told me I needed surgery right away. And not “right away” as in “take these pills for a couple weeks and check back with us,” but rather “you aren’t leaving this hospital until we’ve opened you up and fixed this.” Even though I already led an active lifestyle and maintained a healthy diet, my heart had a major blockage to the main artery. The doctors told me that birthday hike had saved my life.
Three procedures, five stents, and five years later, I’m still here and I understand that life needs to be lived with love and joy throughout, not just “when you can fit it in.” You can enjoy what you do every day, and you can make a difference in the world. This is why I founded Goomi - to give people the opportunity to live a healthy, balanced life. From experience in the fast-paced world of advertising and sales, I have gained insight into the need for employees to balance work and life, which benefits companies and employees alike. By bringing yoga and meditation to you at your office, we make it a part of your day instead of something you do “when the day is over.”
Nathania stumbled into yoga by accident in 2009 and what started as a purely physical adventure became a journey towards healing old traumas and experiencing a profound personal transformation. Through a dedicated yoga practice and a Master’s degree in Psychology, Nat unearthed a passion for helping others transform their lives, free themselves from negative behavior patterns and dare to be unapologetically real. She believes that yoga - and a healthy mind-body connection - is a gateway to self-love and that the key to a balanced life is equal parts productivity and quiet time with ourselves. Nathania left a corporate career after 10 years to share the gift of yoga and meditation and hasn't looked back! Expect to be inspired and to learn to laugh at yourself, and expect to discover how your time on the mat is a mirror for your life and an invaluable tool to help you become your own best supporter.
Adam has a strong love for the arts and adventure sports. When not working, he spends his time training, competing in multi sport marathons, and pursuing the next source of adrenalin.
A true outdoors man at heart Adam has the ability to fuse his love of fitness and the outdoors in one. Also a professional performer his classes high energy, challenging and above all entertaining! So get your splits on, jump for joy because life is that much better when you have a smile on your dial!
Laura’s Power Vinyasa based style, focuses on combining the importance of alignment with strength, toning, athleticism and flow. She draws from her lifelong athletic based training, professional athletic career including beach volleyball, and passion for teaching from her master’s degree in education. Students describe her energetic nature, attention to detail, and contagious personality as a truly unique experience.
Laura's end goal: motivate students to a heightened sense of lifestyle through mindfulness of movement and higher level of awareness and openness of mind, body and heart. conscious, mind & movement.
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Jamie originally came to Los Angeles to be an actress and her path soon shifted as she began to focus on how to heal from a chronic illness. Her deep knowing that there was an alternative way to heal other than conventional medicine took her on a deep inner journey of healing through alternative modalities. Most of all she is passionate about teaching loving spiritual principles and seeing other's eyes light up when they remember their own inner truth as well. Her deepest desire is to help you be unapologetically happy in your existence, which is why Jamie has been dubbed "The Happiness Guru" by her students.
Ilana Muhlstein R.D.N is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. She works at UCLA leading the Bruin Health Improvement Program and is a nutrition consultant for several companies including Herbalife, The Wonderful Company, PIMCO, Curves Gyms, and Whole Foods Markets. Ilana is also the lead nutritionist for Fit2Fat2Fit, a reality TV series premiering on the A&E Network. In addition, she is a group fitness and yoga instructor!
Ilana’s own 85-pound weight loss transformation gives her the cutting edge in weight loss counseling. She has a unique framework for overcoming weight plateaus, revving up slow moving metabolisms and ensuring a healthy weight maintenance for many years to come. Ilana specializes in helping patients treat and manage diabetes, heart disease, oncology, thyroid diseases, emotional disorders, disordered eating, optimizing prenatal and postpartum health, and improving pediatric nutrition.
Robert is a certified massage therapist and a graduate of National Holistic Institute in Studio City, CA. He uses his massage skills to provide clients with an escape from every day stress. The reason Robert got in to massage therapy was to connect with people and help people reconnect with their bodies and minds. Since becoming a massage therapist he has noticed a decrease in his own stress and learned the healing power of touch. If Robert can give you a good massage and make you happy, then he is happy.
Orit discovered the sanctuary of yoga while trying to balance the stresses of a demanding career in finance. Orit was at first attracted to yoga for its physical benefits, but the unexpected gift she discovered through yoga was the shift in perspective that it brought into her life. As she continued to deepen her practice she found herself transformed, and realized that yoga was her true calling in life. Today she is honored to share the healing benefits of this ancient practice with others.
I grew up overseas and had been around the world three times before I was 10 years old. As my family traveled the world while I was a child, my dad taught us to never pity anyone who had less than us. We needed to understand that for some people, this was their way of life and we lessen the joy that life would provide them by comparing it too much to our own. If someone needs help, help them - but if they are living their lives in their culture to the best of their ability and they are happy, than their lives are full. He taught me that the best gift we could give when visiting another country was to learn about it first, then be a part of the experience while there without judgment. This always stuck with me and shaped how I approach life.
The first time I assisted a teacher training, I found myself looking around at the incredible people in the room having their moment - when yoga was so much more for them than just exercise. To be a part of their discovery made my own dharma as a teacher solidify so deeply, that I was forever changed.
Janice Chiou is a former attorney who converted to yoga once she realized that her happiest and most peaceful moments were on the mat. The ensuing journey included a lot of yoga philosophy reading, a 500 hr teacher training through YogaWorks Los Angeles, study with Jill Miller and Maty Ezraty, and a 1000 hr therapeutics yoga training under Jasmine Lieb. Her love/hate relationship to meditation has shaped her practice and teaching: she believes that the practice of yoga postures act as a gateway to meditation, a space to cultivate internal awareness and focus and equanimity. To that end, her classes are breath and alignment based, with the goal of promoting happiness and peace on and off the mat.
Nikka has been dancing since age six and began her yoga teacher training in high school to supplement dance, prevent injury, and find peace of mind amongst the anxieties of adolescence. Yoga has now become a way of life for her. Since completing her certification in Hatha Yoga she has explored and accomplished further training in Vinyasa, Ahstanga, Iyengar, Chinese Yoga, and Anusara. She is fiercely passionate and continuously curious about the mind body connection as well as working with all ages kids through senior citizens. Nikka graduated from UW Milwaukee with a BFA in Dance and a Somatics minor. Her fascination with the mind-body relationship has compelled her to study the Alexander Technique intensely throughout college while also taking yoga and dance classes, workshops, and intensives throughout the country and Europe. In addition, she now works as a leading behavior therapist for autistic children and is a student at LMU for her Yoga Therapy Certification.
"As I pursue my journey towards union, balance, and bliss within myself I joyfully and gratefully guide others to reveal their inner wisdom, light, and contentment."
In her free time, Nikka enjoys taking modern dance classes, choreographing, writing poetry, traveling, learning Russian, teaching belly dance, enjoying the beach, watching cartoons, and eating ice cream!
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