In 1999, at the Bikram College of India in Los Angeles California, Lehua experienced a class that would forever change her concept of working out. They called it yoga and since Madonna was doing it, it must have been cool!
"After tearing my ACL and meniscus from years of I running, I reluctantly decided to try yoga, I thought to myself how hard could it be?" Said the once self proclaimed gym rat. "When I left the class of 200 plus model types, dripping in sweat and muscles shaking uncontrollably, I knew I found something that had replaced my gym addiction." After a year of training in the Bikram style, Lehua got a tip on a new teacher in Santa Monica, California who was bringing in 120 students a class and teaching a method called Power Yoga. His name was Bryan Kest. Having gone as far she could with Bikram, it was the perfect time for the newbie yogi to try something else. 11 years and, who knows how many yoga mats later, she's passing this teaching method on to others. "I like Power Yoga because even though it's extremely challenging, it's still approachable for everyone." Lehua blends dance, yoga and other core exercises into her practice, creating a strong yet entertaining flow that connects poses together in a fluid dancelike class. Expect loud music and come with an open mind.