At Yoga108, we merge strong physical asana with the ancient teachings of yoga. Students can get a great workout, learn physical yoga technique, find community, and download the deep wisdom of the yoga tradition. Whether you are working on fitness or spirituality, Yoga108 has many offerings: daily vinyasa classes, workshops, events, kirtans, teacher trainings, retreats, and pilgrimages to India.
About the Owners- Molly is a founding director of Yoga108 and an advanced registered yoga teacher (E-RYT 500), dancer, meditator, and writer. Inspired by yoga’s profound effects, Molly has spent the past 12 years sharing the practice wherever needed- studios, gyms, corporations, high schools, shelters, and also one-on-one. Over the years, she’s mentored many new yoga teachers through teacher trainings and apprenticeships. Molly received a degree in Dance Performance from the University of California, Irvine, where she studied the body and movement extensively, mentored by visionary choreographers Donald McKayle and Loretta Livingston. Subsequently, she completed 500 hours of training at NYC’s Laughing Lotus Yoga Center under the mentorship of studio owner Dana Flynn. Further study has included trainings with Balance Integration Corporation, Lineage Project, RISE Yoga For Youth, master yoga teachers Yogi Charu and Raghunath, as well as various trips to India. In 2014, Molly relocated from NYC to Long Beach, California, to live in an ashram for 2 years and intensely study yoga philosophy. In 2016, she took formal initiation into her spiritual path and received the name “Madhuri.” Shortly after, Molly and Theresa were inspired to open Yoga108, where Molly teaches regular classes, leads teacher trainings, workshops, and retreats.
Quickly, she became a well-known and well-loved instructor in Long Beach, teaching packed classes at Yogalution Movement, Monster Yoga, Purple Yoga and Golds Gym. Her challenging, strong style, balanced with a flowing, dance-like quality, captured the hearts of her students, and she developed quite a following of regulars who would come back for every class. She is also known for her sold out handstand and arm balance workshops she’s lead all over Southern California and the east coast as well. Above and beyond the physical aspect of yoga, Theresa also dove deeply into the rich, spiritual aspect of the culture. Incorporating meditation, prayer and devotional service into her daily life, she became inspired by this “yoga of the heart” and studied the Bhakti tradition with several gurus and teachers. Her quest led her to the motherland of India, where she studied in temples and ashrams, learning the art of applying yogic principles into everyday life off the mat. Theresa now shares her fun-filled, light-hearted classes at Yoga108, the studio she opened with Molly, where the two also lead workshops, retreats, pilgrimages and teacher trainings.