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ABOUT US

GET FIT.

Lit Yoga Barre is a trendy boutique studio offering the only hot yoga classes in the heart of Calabasas.  Experience our modern approach: Candlelit, infrared heat, current playlists, top-notch instructors and premium equipment.

POLICIES

GET LIT.

We offer a variety of classes that bring students to a state of feeling physically, mentally and spiritually stronger. Our professional instructors are experienced, registered yoga teachers (RYT) and members of the international Ballet Barre Fitness Association (IBBFA).

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MEET OUR TEAM

Kiana Alexis - Keys by Ki
Kiana Alexis - Keys by KiMaster Certified Nutrition, Health, Fitness & Lifestyle Coach + International Model
What is Keys By Ki?
I educate all of my clients, future clients, supporters and people surrounding me, that you can and will find success and satisfaction by changing your lifestyle. Before you dedicate yourself to your new lifestyle change you must remember the three important Keys By Ki.
1. Your are in control of the choices you make.
2. Find balance.
3. Never give up on yourself.

EveryBODY is unique, that is why Keys By Ki creates unique guides for each part of your transformation in lifestyle, nutrition, health and fitness. Founder and CEO Kiana Alexis(Ki) inspires many women worldwide on her weight loss and lifestyle transformation and shares where it’s gotten her in her personal life and business life. Ki lost 97lbs in 3 years and transformed her entire life starting at the age of 19 and is now a full time international model, full time masterful coach and business woman. She speaks on body positivity, connecting with yourself spiritually, mentally, physically and being aware of your surroundings. Some of Ki’s favorite quotes “you are what you feed yourself” and “God got me”.  She educates women on what to feed their body mentally and physically. The question she asks her future clients and current clients is “ You want to feed your mind and body nutritious foods right?” “Feed your mind with positive thoughts, feed your body positive foods and find that happy balance so that you can reward yourself with that giant slice of cake!” Ki is here to share with you the KEYS on how to become the BEST version of yourself and how to get FIT with LIT!

Maya
Maya
Maya first came to her mat in 2012 and has been in love with yoga ever since as her practice has been her saving grace through several life struggles. For the first few years she mostly thought of yoga as more of a workout and stress reliever until one day she had a breakthrough that changed everything.

It was at that time she went to Bali to study under a gurukula styled teacher training and received her first 200hr certificate in Vinyasa & Hatha yoga. Upon returning to the states Maya began training to teach Hot Power Fusion at Corepower, receiving her second 200-hr certification. Additionally, she has taken an extension program for HPF and took a module specifically oriented to teach beginners, seniors, guided meditation and chair yoga. Maya is passionate about using yoga for true healing and believes yoga is for EVERYBODY. Maya creates a flow that strengthens the body, quiets the mind, and opens the heart. Her ultimate goal is to give you the tools to learn to follow your own wisdom, your own intuition, your own heart and ultimately to be your own teacher.

Elma
Elma
Elma is a 500-hr Yoga & Pilates Certified Instructor from Athens, Greece. She was a ballet dancer for 15 years and is Barre experienced. When she moved to LA she continued her Ashtanga yoga training with Tim Miller and Jodi Blumstein. The foundation of her practice combines the physical with an inner emotional and spiritual journey. 
She is very passionate about teaching and her goal is to help others reach their maximum potential and exceed their limits. She believes it is vital to have a strong connection to the body and love who we are.
Emma
Emma
LA born and raised, Emma always enjoyed the active life. Her first encounter with yoga was the result of a dance injury. Yoga was prescribed for rehab and she was hooked ever since. Being able to let go of the outward path and all the pressures reality can bring and focus on the inward path in a yoga session was the best therapy of all.

Yoga became her go-to outlet all through college, at which point, she decided to take her practice deeper. Emma graduated from her first 200-hr training in 2014, became certified and has been teaching ever since.

Karen
Karen
Karen has been teaching various styles of yoga and barre for the past 4 years and is a certified 200-hr instructor through Yoga Alliance as well as Barre certified.  She constantly takes the knowledge and skills she acquires to create an effective and enthusiastic setting for others to practice and progress.

What you can expect in her class is emphasis on alignment, lots of high energy, and embracing that fire within!  She wants students to have fun in class, whatever level they may be, to explore their edge and discover their potential.

Shayna
Shayna
Shayna is a dancing machine and a music junkie! From dirty hip-hop to atmospheric electronica, her classes are focused on enjoying the dance between athleticism and sensuality.

Drawing from her experience as a dance teacher, 200-hr Yoga training, and passion for Kundalini Yoga, she incorporates plyometrics and high-intensity aerobics moves to create a fun, playful dance party. When she’s not dancing or practicing yoga, Shayna enjoy time with her family, eating pizza and practicing the splits!

Dru
Dru
Dru Erin is a yoga living, animal loving, creative flowing through the undiscovered liquid of what we humans call “LIFE”.
Her path towards yoga and healing began early on as a competitive Equestrian Gymnast.

These initial ties to nature and creative physical movement ushered in a desire to study the art of Beauty and Photography at the Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara. After working in the Fashion and Lifestyle industry for many years, Dru decided to switch gears and became a 200-hr Certified Yoga practitioner while studying in the jungle of Costa Rica under the Marianne Wells. Dru has since taught in yoga studios in Los Angeles, CA and Mammoth, CA, while maintaining her own private practices with in-house clients. Aspiring to inspire, Dru strives to help her fellow souls find their own inner light and peace through guided expressive movement.

Danica
Danica
A self-identified yoga nerd, Danica loves talking anatomy, yoga history, and lifestyle tips. Her classes combine yoga basics with advanced sequences to help students of every level develop a personalized yoga practice.
Katie
Katie
Oregon grown, LA based – Katie first found her mat in college to help some of the stressors of life and was hooked immediately. Yoga was her escape, her safe place.

It was where she could not only work her physical body, but also focus on her breath and stay in the moment. In 2014, a week after touching down in LA, she started her first training at Corepower Yoga. She hadn’t found her voice quite yet and returned back to the corporate world. But still, that one hour of yoga a day was what kept her going. So – in 2016, she quit her job to fully pursue teaching, starting with another 200-hr training with CPY. Since then she has completed two extension programs and numerous continuing education seminars. Katie creates a space for students to find balance between work and release. Her passions outside of yoga include her puppy, traveling the globe, and searching for the best cup of coffee.

Allie
Allie
Allie Gonino is a yoga instructor, Reiki practitioner, recording artist, actress, writer, and activist. She acquired her 200 hour yoga teacher certification through School Yoga Institute, and received her level I & level II Reiki attuning from Reiki Master, Kat Lowe. A Texas native, she is now based in Los Angeles, where she’s lived and worked for the last twelve years.
She says, “I practice yoga to bring myself into alignment with Divine consciousness, to stretch, strengthen, ground, and cultivate inner peace. I believe yoga and meditation can benefit anyone and everyone. They bring me back to self, to truth, balance, and oneness. I enjoy teaching because it allows me to deepen my practice while sharing the gift of yoga with others. My favorite styles are yin/restorative yoga, and Vinyasa!”
Amy
Amy
Living an active lifestyle is very important to Amy and something she has always strived for. Amy started cheerleading at the age of six and continued throughout high school, competing on both school and club teams.
Having practiced yoga for over fifteen years, Amy is a true believer that there isn’t anything that yoga can’t fix. When she’s not in the studio you can find her on a hike, at the beach, shopping (fashion is her other passion) or traveling the world experiencing different cultures. Her positive energy and love for upbeat music will have you bopping along throughout her class.
Amanda
Amanda
Amanda is from Los Angeles, California and has been practicing yoga for about 6 years. She initially started practicing yoga as a form of cross training for dance and she ended up falling in love with it.
Amanda got her 200-RYT certification in 2016. She also has a BFA in dance from Chapman University and loves to incorporate her extensive dance training into her barre classes. Amanda enjoys all types of movement including dance, yoga, gymnastics, rock climbing, calisthenics, and more!
Larissa
Larissa
Larissa is a spiritual, soulful and fun-loving teacher who enjoys bringing inner peace and compassion to the world. Born and raised in Southern California, Larissa grew up participating in several sports and activities.
Her first encounter with yoga was in a high school dance class, but believes she found her path toward yoga and healing in 2014 while obtaining her Special Education Teaching Credentials and Master’s Degree. At the beginning of her teaching career, she realized how important well-being and inner peace was for not only her students, but also herself and the surrounding teachers. She then decided to get her RYT-200 and become a yoga instructor, receiving her training in Ashtanga and Yin from Western Yoga College in Riverside. Combining her passion for special needs and her love for yoga, Larissa is currently in a doctorate program at CSULA developing a yoga and mindfulness curriculum for students diagnosed with developmental disabilities. Finding inspiration from her students, Larissa strives to encourage her fellow soulful beings to find peace and spark their inner flame!
Ola
Ola
I believe in a well-balanced lifestyle, a place for physical challenge and mental strength. I love the combination of practicing traditional yoga with a fitness component. My classes are based on building foundation, linking movement with the breath, creating body awareness, and heightening ones intelligence towards their own unique body.

“To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear”
~ Buddha

Jai
Jai
Jai Prem was born and raised in Los Angeles and has been practicing Yoga since 2006, and received her Yoga Alliance Certification training in 2015 with Yogaworks. In 2017 she went to Bali to study with Sat Siri and Guru Dass to complete her Level 1 KRI teacher training.

After returning home from Bali and teaching Kundalini Yoga, she noticed a shift in her energy and begin practicing Reiki. Jai Prem completed her level 1&2 Reiki Training in Los Angeles and has been incorporating Reiki Healing into her classes creating a healing environment of body, mind, and spirit.

Jai Prem’s teaching style is a unique blend of Kundalini Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Yin Yoga, restorative Yoga, meditation, Reiki, and sound healing. This sacred combination allows students to explore a deeper awareness within them.

POLICIES

Lit Yoga Barre Logo flame Please note if you have not checked in prior to class start time, your spot will be given away to anyone on the waitlist.

Lit Yoga Barre Logo flame Reservations must be cancelled 12 hours prior to class start time. This will allow you to unreserve your spot and credit your account.  If you do not cancel your reservation on time you will be charged for it and no credits will be issued. You can log into your profile online or by calling the studio directly.

Lit Yoga Barre Logo flame If you do not show up to class and do not cancel class ahead of time. You will be charged the single-class fee of $25 to your credit card on file.

Lit Yoga Barre Logo flame Let instructor know of any injuries or medical conditions before class

Lit Yoga Barre Logo flame Classes begin and end promptly on time

Lit Yoga Barre Logo flame Only water and towels are allowed in classroom. Please put all personal items including cell phones in the locker room

Lit Yoga Barre Logo flame No food or gum allowed in studio

Lit Yoga Barre Logo flame Must be at least 16 years of age to take hot yoga classes.  Students under 16 years of age must attend ANY class with a parent or with parent permission.

Lit Yoga Barre Logo flame No shoes during class

Lit Yoga Barre Logo flame Please keep voice level down before class is in session and please refrain from talking once class has started.

Lit Yoga Barre Logo flame Please arrive 15 mins before class begins to allow time to check in and be present for start time.  (If you are running late please notify studio immediately so that we can hold your spot, otherwise, we will give your spot to anyone on the waitlist. Late entry is disruptive to students and instructor.)

Lit Yoga Barre Logo flame If you plan on leaving class early, please notify instructor ahead of time. So they can find you a spot close to the exit

Lit Yoga Barre Logo flame Singles classes and Class Packages do not expire based on CA Law

 

Lit Yoga Barre Logo flame We are not responsible for any items that are lost or stolen at our studio.  We have lockers available to all students and staff.

Lit Yoga Barre Logo flame No refunds are given for single-classes and class packages.

Lit Yoga Barre Logo flame All merchandise is final sale. No refunds or returns offered.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Hot yoga is not recommended while pregnant. However, our non-heated yoga and barre classes may be more suitable but you should consult your doctor before taking any fitness classes while pregnant.
Yes, our instructors offer modifications for all levels.

Please reference classes page.

We recommend arriving 15 minutes before class to allow time to check in, store your belongings, meet the instructor and be present for start time.
Athletic attire you can move freely in and sweat. No shoes, no-slip socks ONLY in studio.
Please bring water and a towel.
Yes, we have water bottles for sale ($2) skidless towels for rent ($3). We also sell clothing and accessories.
We provide high-quality yoga mats already laid out for you, you can bring your own mat as an overlay if you prefer. We clean and disinfect each yoga mat after every class session.  Our Manduka mats are 6mm thick to give you support and comfort.
Our Barre classes combine ballet-inspired movements with light weight training, resistance training and cardio. We finish our class with deep stretch yoga.
We recommend reserving a spot in advanced on our website. Class sizes are limited and do fill up quickly. Drop-ins are welcome (based on availability).
Yes, we offer a variety of classes, please reference programs page.
Our infrared heating systems will get room temperatures between 80-90 degrees Fahrenheit. Infrared heat simply warms your body inside out and reduces chemicals and allergens in the air present with hot air systems. Heat allows your muscles and connective tissues to become more elastic which helps prevent injury, increases circulation, builds your immune system, increases flexibility, flushes out toxins and poisons in the body.  Oh and the BEST part you burn more calories.
Three to four days per week helps develop body awareness and increases flexibility.  It is important to listen to your body and rest muscles when needed. Consult a Dr. if you have any health conditions.
We recommend four to six days per week to increase muscle strength, flexibility, build your core and tone.  It is important to listen to your body and rest muscles when needed. Consult a Dr. if you have any health conditions.
We recommend four to six days per week to increase muscle strength, burn calories, build your core and tone. It is important to listen to your body and rest muscles when needed. Consult a Dr. if you have any health conditions.
We do not have showers at the studio but our locker room is equipped with some refreshing toiletries.
We require a 12hour cancellation notice. You can unreserve your spot online and it will be credited to your account. For more information please visit our policies.
Lit yoga Barre offers signature Yoga, hot yoga and Barre classes with top notch certified instructors in a flameless candlelit environment with upbeat music and infrared heat.

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A variety of classes suited for all levels. Feel stronger physically, mentally and spiritually.

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