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What’s Mobile Yoga?


What’s Mobile Yoga?

Many people never pursue or continue a yoga practice because they’re discouraged by crowded studios, traffic, and crazy schedules. So we decided to make our classes “mobile” and bring them to you!

Chakra 5 started mobile yoga classes in 2009 to make it more comfortable, convenient and affordable for people to practice yoga under the guidance of an experienced instructor at home, school or work. We even have classes in public spaces like parks, community rec rooms at apartment complexes…you name it.

Every HR manager wants that coveted “Best Company to Work For” award. One of the most fun, easy ways to inspire and motivate your employees is to offer yoga classes at the office on a regular basis. Yoga classes are a low-cost and innovative solution for companies wanting to reduce health care expenses, relieve workplace stress and promote employee well-being.

Healthy employees are more productive and more cost effective. In a recent study on worksite health programs by the American Journal of Health Promotion, corporations realized $3-$6 in savings for every $1 invested in wellness programs.

Why Chakra 5?

With Chakra 5, you have a team that’s been working together for years, specifically experienced in going out into the world, teaching in various environments and working with various levels of students.

Our team is mostly comprised of advanced 500 hr level teachers, some with specific degrees in yoga therapy.  Chakra 5 yoga classes are fun, sensible and encouraging. We respect deeply all levels of students and all body types. Our #1 priority is to make sure you have fun, feel challenged, and do it all safely!

Where We Teach

The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, Omelet.la, Huge Inc, Los Angeles Youth Network, Disney, ABC, Junk Food Clothing, The Standard Hotel, Play Creative TV, The Packard Lofts, Paramount Studios, DWP, New Roads Charter School, Sunset Marquis Hotel, Thomas Safran & Associates, Elizabeth Mestnick Acting Studio, Viceroy Santa Monica, Avalon Hotel, L’Hermitage, Pacific Oaks College & Children’s School, Hankey Investment Company and The Children’s Hospital.

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How It Works


How It Works

Popular Classes

Wellness Events
Consider hosting a wellness event for your company. We’ve held events that were informative, fun and inspiring. Wellness events can be approached in many different ways, but they usually include live music (DJ or performer), a yoga class, stress management workshops and cooking demonstrations (with delicious snacks to eat later).  The cost for wellness events can vary.

TIP: HOW MUCH ROOM DO YOU NEED

Calculate a minimum of 21 square feet for every student. This accounts for a two-by-six-foot mat as well as 1-2 extra feet per person.  If your space is 500 sq ft, you can accommodate 2 dozen people.
The Team


Everyone on our team is fully certified and insured.

  • McKenna Rowe

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    Founder

    McKenna caught the "yoga bug" as a little girl, watching Lilias Folan on PBS. She has led an active life running, hiking, biking, snowboarding and once was a nationally ranked equestrian. After years of working in digital marketing for clients in entertainment, publishing and fashion, she took a sabbatical to acquire yoga-teaching certification. A desire to help people heal soon followed. Also a successful musician and composer, McKenna shares cool and cutting-edge music during yoga classes, recruiting local musicians and DJs to perform with her. She owned and operated East Hollywood’s Chakra 5 Yoga studio throughout 2011, creating a vibrant community on and offline, but decided to shift to a mobile yoga business model. Now her team of advanced yoga teachers bring yoga classes on site and by appointment to businesses, schools and organizations throughout greater Los Angeles. McKenna was certified in Hatha/Kundalini Yoga in 2009, and has additional teacher training in Experiential Anatomy and Restorative Yoga with Master Teacher Judith Lasater.

  • Keirin Light

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    Yoga Instructor

    In a world driven by time lines, traffic, cell phones and long hours, Keirin Brown feels it’s getting more and more difficult for people to let go and allow for quiet. Keirin believes the practice of yoga can be the best gift we give ourselves. By finding quiet we are able to truly listen to the body, hear beyond the chatter and find the strength and ease that will guide us through the most trying moments in life. After having her own struggles with anxiety throughout the years, Keirin decided seek a deeper self understanding and pursue her certification in Hatha and Kundalini yoga at Karuna Yoga in 2008. Her classes encourage students of all levels to truly listen to their bodies in order to find physical and emotional strength and balance. In addition to being a yoga teacher, Keirin is an actor and a half of the female clown duo, Duckbits.

  • Brittany Wilkerson

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    Yoga Instructor

    Brittany Wilkerson (RYT 500), discovered yoga for the first time at Laughing Lotus Yoga Center in New York City. The practice of yoga provided healing on all levels and the power to calm and steady the mind. Upon moving to Los Angeles in 2006, she stumbled upon a Liberation Yoga, where she completed the 200-hour Yoga teacher training with Christine Burke, Will Duprey, and Steven Espinosa in 2009. In addition, Brittany become certified as Light Leaders Children's Yoga Teacher. In May of 2013, she completed her Yoga Alliance 300-hour advanced certification with Annie Carpenter (SmartFlow) at Exhale Center for Sacred Movement in Venice, CA. Brittany enjoys sharing the practice with all ages and levels. Her students range from age 3 to age 80 and classes range from Family Yoga to alignment-based vinyasa flow. Brittany remains in awe of the transformative power of yoga and intends to hold space for all students to locate their own truest expression, healing, and joy.

  • Courtney Sauls

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    Yoga Instructor

    Courtney Sauls took her first yoga class as an elective her senior year in college with no expectations. With a background in theatre she had always been fascinated with the linking of the breath and body. She realized how much more acquainted she had become with her body and breath through yoga and more than anything she felt the joy that erupted from her soul! The practice of yoga opened her up to a whole new person with confidence and a zest for life. She completed a 200hr teacher training with Yoga Blend and is committed to this yoga journey filled with connection whether it be within community, between teacher and student, pranayama and asana, or the mind, body, and spirit.

  • Jessica Lesley

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    Yoga Instructor

    Jessica Lesley is a certified 200-hour Yoga and Yoga Tune Up® Instructor. Yoga Tune Up® is an official member school with the IAYT (International Association of Yoga Therapists) that incorporates movements from classical yoga, calisthenics, and body therapy. Jessica uses her expertise to put together a fun yet challenging class. Her intimate knowledge of the anatomy, kinesiology and biomechanics behind the art of movement allows her to meet her students wherever they are in their practice. Her specialty is in helping people push beyond the mind’s limitations so they may enjoy a new stronger, lighter, leaner experience in their own bodies.

  • Marina Urbina

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    Pilates Instructor

    Marina Urbina is a Los Angeles native and grew up as a competitive gymnast. Fitness and health have always been a priority for her, but when she discovered Pilates in 2009, she instantly knew she had stumbled upon something truly transformative. Her love for the practice led her to follow her heart and become a certified instructor through the Pilates Technique Certification program, taught by Jill Cassady. Joseph Pilates once said: “Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness,” and Marina whole-heartedly believes in this statement. Her passion for the method, knowledge of technique, and positive attitude keep her clients motivated and focused on attaining their personal goals.

  • Lauren Maher

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    Yoga Instructor

    Lauren Maher teaches an eclectic blend of Hatha, Kundalini and Yoga Therapy. She began teaching in 2002 and has taught everyone from seniors to seasoned yogis to cancer patients. She draws from her knowledge of various yoga styles to create a practice that is appropriate for the shifting, daily needs of her students. Her classes focus on breath awareness, proper and safe alignment in Asana, meditation and visualization. Lauren views the real benefits of yoga as what you take with you outside of the class in into the world.

  • Lewis Victor

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    Yoga Instructor

    Born and raised in Chicago, Lewis Victor stumbled into yoga desperately in need of positive change. "Through yoga, I became more physically aware and mentally grounded; this led to a new sense of peace, contentment, control, and reserve." He completed Moksha Center’s Teacher Training under Daren Friesen in 2006. Lewis went on to become a top teacher at various Chicago studios before relocating to Los Angeles in 2009. Lewis is a strong believer of body before mind. His classes focus on the balance of breath, alignment, and concentration while engaging in a vigorous but fulfilling yogic experience. “The greatest teacher is the practice itself.”

  • Garland Whitt

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    Healthy Chef

    Garland Whitt was raised in the theaters of Philadelphia and New York. He's an actor who has appeared in movies and TV shows such as: NYPD Blue, Law and Order, Save the Last Dance and Training Day. When not acting, Garland can be found in the kitchen. His passion for food led him to study at the New School of Cooking, and to eventually train as a pastry chef with the Smith Brothers, owners of Parkway Grill and Smitty’s in Pasadena. It didn’t take long for the California health food craze to infect this east-coaster, however, and his culinary interests have expanded to vegetarian, vegan, and raw cooking. Believing that food can be nutritious, healing, and still taste good, Garland avidly researches the nutritional benefits of everyday ingredients and finds ways to incorporate them into his culinary creations. He currently cooks at such Hollywood hot spots as Baby Blues and with such sought-after caterers as Food by Lene and Paper Palette. He is ecstatic to share his knowledge and talent with those who love food and who share his belief in its capacity to nourish, heal and bring joy to our lives.

  • Tessa Young

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    Tessa Young aka DJ TessLove is a native of Reno, Nevada who spent her teenage years making mixtapes for friends, working in long-since-gone music shops, and constantly seeking out as much new music as she could. As an adult, she took that knowledge and applied it by DJing at local lounges. Her influences are broad and range from indie, electronic, disco, classic rock, classic hip hop, to mainstream/top 40. In 2008, Tessa moved to Los Angeles where she has DJ’d at various lounges, events and weddings. Recent clients include Elle Magazine, Movember Foundation, National Geographic, Jonathan Country Club, Benefit Cosmetics, Tarte Cosmetics, Trader Vic’s at the Beverly Hilton, Suite 700 at Hotel Shangri-La Santa Monica, and Wurstkuche Lounge, just to name a few.

  • David Krouse

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    Yoga Instructor

    David Krouse is a Certified Sport Yoga Instructor with the National Exercise and Sports Trainer Association. He started yoga to strengthen and mobilize his body, clear his mind and "work-out his life". He became a yoga teacher to help share the benefits he enjoys in his own practice. While David teaches all kinds of students from youth to seniors, he brings a speciality approach for athletes and men who are looking to yoga to enhance performance. A former NCAA DIII Athlete in Football and Men's Field Athletics, with a brown belt in Tae Kwon Do and coursework in Sport Psychology, David has a passion for "finding yourself and inhabiting your body through physical activity and meditation."

  • Nina Snow

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    Yoga Instructor

    Nina is a certified yoga instructor who has been teaching in Los Angeles for 5 years. Her students range from kindergarteners to the wisest golden-agers in town. She completed her teacher training at Karuna Yoga in both Kundalini and Hatha yoga in 2005. In both her personal practice and teaching she places emphasis on the body-mind connection. In addition to yoga, Nina maintains a daily Zen meditation and has been ordained as a Zen monk. She finds that yoga grants the student the strength and balance to a make a difference in the world.

Pricing


How Much

We offer a flat rate of $125 for a single class. The more students, the better value! A package of 4 classes or more purchased in advance get a 20% discount ($100/class). We base the pricing off of a standard blueprint: most discount community classes charge $10/student and get an average of ten students.

However, we are flexible on adjusting prices to fit your needs and budget. We give further discounts to companies that decide to commit to longer-term, recurring yoga classes.  We are happy to explore additional options for your organization.

Mat rentals: we can provide about a dozen rental mats for a fee of $2/mat (covers handling and cleaning).

 

How to Pay

1) The company pays for classes — a great tax write off!  Chakra 5 bills you after completing a single class or bills you at the end of a month of recurring classes.

2) Employees pay for the classes at $10/person. We generally ask that a minimum of 10 people be signed up, but it’s OK on occasion if we have less.

 

Wellness Workshops

Special workshops that last longer than an hour or involve a DJ and/or food incur additional costs.  We can work through all the details and costs with you ahead of time.

WANT TO BUY MATS?

We are pleased to announce our partnership with Kulae for yoga mats, blocks, straps and other gear.  Not only do we love the quality of their equipment, we also love the fact that their products are germ-resistant and eco-friendly.  Arrange for us to have mats shipped right to your door at near wholesale prices.

See Kulae Gear

 

Press


Read the Buzz about Chakra 5 Yoga. Click the images below for more details.

 

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“Chakra’s talented faculty members hail from a variety of backgrounds, but all believe in challenging the student while maintaining the heart of the yogic teachings. Truly embodying an open fifth chakra, this studio whole-heartedly embraces an open, creative community that realizes there are many paths to creating health and wellness.”
Chakra 5 Yoga featured in Vital Juice
 
“Yoga flow has never been quite so dope. The vibe is laid-back and pretension-free. For a preview of McKenna Rowe’s Focus & Flow, try her sample wake-up routine here.”
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“One of the best yoga classes in town” – 944 Magazine “Picks” Issue
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“Whether you’re a serious yogi interested in checking out the newest spot in town or a starving artist looking to get in shape on a budget, head to the neighborhood of Melrose and Heliotrope…”
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Work Out (of the Ordinary)
 
“Instructors McKenna Rowe and Gretchen Heidemann’s classes incorporate live musicians and DJs spinning everything from Mushroom Jazz to minimalist techno to old school soul.”

 
Yoga Classes, Downtown Los Angeles Style
 
“There are so many yoga classes in this town that we Angelenos are blessed with an incredible amount of variety and eclecticism. Case in point: a DJ directed yoga class called the Chakra 5 Yoga Lab, held in a loft Downtown. Groove guru, McKenna Rowe, is the DJ and yoga instructor who has fashioned these cool and contempo classes. They mix music, technology and of course some power yoga moves. The cost for one class is $10. A series of five costs $40Eventually, the DJ/yogini will spin live sets and bring in guest DJs as well. Rowe also offers a mobile version of the class for which she will come to you.”

 
Creativity in the Heart of Downtown
“Chakra 5 is a creative approach integrating music and technology for people to bond in a Yoga practice. Rowe hopes to attract community members including local artists and musicians. Her vision is to showcase new sounds from local artists with live DJs to enhance her energetic Yoga practice. Chakra 5 reaches out to the community by promoting local businesses as well as partnering with rising musicians. Enjoy a colorful playlist or a live DJ while doing Yoga in a fun, comfortable and encouraging environment.”
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“Part mobile yoga lab, part social experiment.”
YelpLogo1-300x165“Killer space, wonderful classes, and SUPER SUPER SUPER affordable, without losing an ounce of quality.”
 
“Imagine a second floor studio apartment with wood floors, roof windows, lots of natural light coming in filling the space, aerie environment …just magic! It just feels a second home to me. Great instructors, owners & stuff creating high positive clear energy through Yoga in a unique LA’s spot. Its a blessing to my mind, body and heart to get to practice different yoga styles with professional, fun and loving instructors. Chakra5 ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!”
 
“Seems this area is developing into quite the developing scene! It’s also very conveniently located off the freeway, which is good for a person like me coming from The Valley…They seem to have some good deals for poor college students who love yoga (like me), like their Karma Yoga Program, and for talented people (not me), Yoga for Music Trade. For yoga lovers, this is definitely a cool, new place to check out.”“The studio is large, airy and has great light. The calming atmosphere definitely enhances the practice. The class was invigorating yet calming, and I loved the personal attention. Would definitely recommend this to everyone, from beginners to advanced yogis! The neighborhood is also very cute, complimenting a community space.”“The instructors and community here really care. There is a feeling of welcome, without any of the ‘kooky’ that has a way to invade even the best intentioned yoga studios. C5 is going to take off. When will you have gotten in on the fun?”

 
“a wonderful little yoga studio that opened last month on Melrose Ave. in Los Angeles…they aren’t hung up on different styles or ability levels. Classes are open to everyone from first timers to experienced yogis and there’s no pressure to perform a certain pose if it doesn’t feel quite right – you’re free to opt out if you wish!”

 
“Chakra 5 is low key – friendly & welcoming, less super-chichi than some west h’wood places but suited to the neighborhood in that way…you should check it out. They have an AMAZING deal going for first time students: $50 for an unlimited month. Can’t beat that. Also their regular prices are super reasonable.”

 
“I feel absolutely refreshed and energized after taking this yoga class. I’m a first timer and the class was perfectly paced and well instructed.”
Contact


phone number: 310-853-3885

email: yoga@chakra5.la

mailing address:
PO Box 2240-697
Los Angeles, CA 90160

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