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Hot Yoga Series 1

This class is taught by:

Nycole Primm

Bio: Nycole Primm was born and raised in Lakewood, Ca. She moved to beautiful Huntington Beach in 2001. She is a licensed Cosmetologist and has been working in the beauty industry as a stylist and makeup artist since 1996. She has always loved helping people feel beautiful. In 2006 she was introduced to Yoga Tribe by a friend. While unsure of the hot yoga experience she enjoyed her first class and signed up immediately. After going regularly for a few years she took a year off. In that year off she noticed that something was lacking and realized she craved the mind/body experience that she had found in hot yoga. With a new motivation she came back in 2011 full force. The benefits she received physically, mentally and spiritually were profound. This is what inspired her to do the Dayton Method Teacher Training in summer of 2013. A year later took vinyasa flow teacher training with Robin Hall & is 200hr RYT certified through Yoga Alliance.
Nycole wants to give back to what gave her such healing. The most wonderful thing to see is people enjoying the small and big victories in class and the joy they get from their successes. Yoga has become a true passion. A constant learning experience, she continues to study & further her practice. She loves teaching and helping others further their yoga journey.
Teaching Style: My teaching style I'd describe as motivational, compassionate, & patient. I love helping new students experiencing yoga for the 1st time.
3 things I would put in a time capsule: 1) Hell Bent by Benjamin Lorr: I read it before my 1st teacher training. It was amazing!, 2) Breakfast at Tiffany's movie: I love this movie & all things 60's, 3) A lock of my hair. My bright red hair has defined me my whole life haha

Find Me: Instagram @nykkicole13

Stephanie Rafferty

Bio: I was born and raised right here in Orange County where I worked part time as a bookkeeper while raising my two beautiful, now adult children. I walked into my first yoga studio, now known as Yoga Tribe, almost eleven years ago. It didn't take me long to realize the importance of the practice to my every day life. I started out practicing 5 to 6 days a week and quickly noticed the changes in not only my body but mind as well. I began teaching within that year. I have my 200 hour Yoga Alliance Certification in the Dayton Method. I feel that I teach with conviction because I believe in the practice with all my heart. It's truly a blessing having a job sharing my passion.
Teaching Style: Firstly, educational, which for me flows in both directions. I'm grateful to be constantly learning from my fellow practitioners. Secondly I hope to convey strength and balance in a calming manner. 
3 things I would put in a time capsule: 1)One of my favorite reads, "Lamb the Gospel According to Biff" 2) Any CD by Stevie Ray Vaughn

3) When Harry Met Sally DVD


Matt B Benavidez

Bio: Matt was born and raised in Orange County and lives an active lifestyle. He enjoys running, biking, hiking, surfing, skating, and and most team sports. He began taking yoga classes as a way to gain more balance and flexibility, and quickly realized its benefits physically, mentally, and spiritually. Matt quickly fell in love with the philosophy of yoga and tries to incorporate it into his daily life on and off the mat. He is constantly trying to create a place of peace and happiness in the studio and in his life. As an avid musician, he finds a sense of relaxation while playing multiple instruments and listening to an eclectic mix of music. Matt completed his 200 hr teacher training in December 2012 and is constantly learning as much as he can about different styles of yoga to better his students practice as well as his own.
Teaching Style: Very Grounding approach to teaching power vinyasa, hot, and yin/restorative yoga
3 things I would put in a time capsule: iPod with all my favorite music/created music, Light on Yoga, and a Tibetan singing bowl

Aileen Pham

Bio: In the early summer of 2003, Aileen began her Hot Yoga practice after strong recommendations by her Aunt Ann. Initially her yoga practice was intended as a solution for the infamous “Freshman 10” she gained at the University of Southern California. Yet soon thereafter through an intense and dedicated practice, the fat shed and Aileen discovered that yoga's benefits offered much more than losing weight. Since childhood, Aileen suffered from acute eczema, asthma, and allergies. In fact, the allergies were quite severe and she resorted to allergen immunotherapy. Enduring the allergy shot regimen for six years, she finally stopped after developing an on going yoga practice. She soon noticed that her allergy, asthma, and eczema symptoms were beginning to slowly disappear a year later. Additionally, as an athlete with a background in tennis, swimming, and track & field, Aileen discovered a great alternative to intensive sports in Hot Yoga. Aileen soon found that Hot Yoga not only increased her flexibility, but also relieved stress, increased energy, improved balance, and developed acute body awareness and concentration. Yoga proved to be extremely complementary to her workouts outside the yoga studio.Aileen completed two 200 hour yoga teacher training with Yoga Works in 2007 and with Corepower Yoga in 2008. In 2010, she completed her 500 hour yoga therapy training. She also studied to become a personal trainer in 2007 and has taken multiple workshops to continue her education especially in the area of Acro Yoga, Kids Yoga, Pre-natal, and Aerial. Coupling her knowledge of different types of yoga and personal fitness helps her to become a better yoga instructor and therapist. Her love for the practice has inspired her to teach and help others live a healthier and balanced life.
Teaching Style: I teach with a lot of enthusiasm and energy as I love to motivate and support my students. No matter what style of class I am teaching, I want my students to let go and rely that I will guide them safely through an encouraging and fun class. My goal is to uplift my students' minds and bodies to face new challenges and conquer old ones all the while staying present to enjoy each moment of class.
3 Things I would put in a time capsule: Hanson's 1997 debut album "Middle of Nowhere," photo album of vacations with friends and family, and one of my paintings
Find Me: Instagram @aileenpham and @spectrayoga
Level: All Levels
Temperature: 100 degrees F
Description: Hot Yoga 1 is a class consisting of a set sequence of breathing exercises and asanas practiced in the same order each class. This sequence is designed to systematically open up the muscles, joints, and stimulate the internal organs. Each pose is held for an extended amount of time allowing students to correct their alignment and deepen into the pose with consistent practice. One of the main benefits from this style is the increased awareness and concentration developed from practicing yoga in a heated environment. Synergy is the key to creating community in this class. All of the students are encouraged to move together as one in this class under the direction of the teacher. Moving into, staying in the asana, and releasing out of poses at the same time will greatly promote the uniting energy of this particular class. The intense heat is also critical in speeding up the flexibility in muscles and joints. Additionally, the copious sweating is desired to open up pores in the skin and achieve detoxification from inside and out. Due to the high heat, hydration before class will help students succeed.

Upcoming classes:

  • Thu Oct 19 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Nycole Primm
  • Thu Oct 19 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Stephanie Rafferty
  • Thu Oct 19 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm with Nycole Primm
  • Sat Oct 21 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Matt B Benavidez
  • Sun Oct 22 9:15 am - 10:15 am with Matt B Benavidez
  • Tue Oct 24 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Stephanie Rafferty
  • Tue Oct 24 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm with Nycole Primm
  • Thu Oct 26 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Aileen Pham
  • Thu Oct 26 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Stephanie Rafferty
  • Thu Oct 26 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm with Nycole Primm
  • Sat Oct 28 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Matt B Benavidez
  • Sun Oct 29 9:15 am - 10:15 am with Matt B Benavidez
  • Tue Oct 31 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Stephanie Rafferty
  • Thu Nov 02 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Aileen Pham
  • Thu Nov 02 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Stephanie Rafferty
  • Thu Nov 02 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm with Nycole Primm
  • Sat Nov 04 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Matt B Benavidez
  • Sun Nov 05 9:15 am - 10:15 am with Matt B Benavidez
  • Tue Nov 07 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Stephanie Rafferty



2701 Harbor Blvd, Suite E-1
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

(714) 436-0576