Bobby stores tactical and spiritual notes on life using the recipe of 2 parts universe, 1 cup akron/family with a sprinkling of the higgs-boson theory. He comes to us from a small border town in Texas, the roots of his Astro fandom run deep. The only thing he likes more than garlic sauce and chicken kabobs are his beautiful wife and child. Known for his good vibes and insane work ethic, we simply wouldn’t be here without him. If life came with an instruction manual, he would rather not read it even if it made the ride smoother.
In keeping with the idea that it is more important who you BE in this world, than what you DO……let us introduce the full time team.
Owner | Dreamweaver
Jenny Vande Hei - Secor
Owner | Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist | Budokon Yoga Instructor | Vision Curator
Jenny deals mostly in the metaphysical. You can often find her giving hugs, they'll squeeze the tears right out of you. She receives messages from the universe via the trees and decodes them for us, because the trees have no tongues. She's a Minnesota Native, and while she didn't bring an accent with her (unless she says BAG), she did bring a whole lot of heart and gumption. On a clear night you might find Jenny and her husband relaxing around a camp fire discussing their future life of RV trolling and answering the call of the mountains.
Retail Manager | Community Manager | Glue stick Operator
Dan’s strength lies in her strange humor and general levity, as well as her ability to eat copious amounts of Mediterranean food in a single sitting. Her hilarity is matched only her fondness for her dogs, Hubby and Boots, which she has tattoos honoring both. Her deep eye rolls are legendary and she has the voice of a young boy hawking newspapers. Despite her east coast vibes and all the above, we hold none of this against her, in fact it’s part of the reason she’s a favorite.
Marketing Manager | Glitter Gangster
Ariel is the one who keeps the rest of us from going over the speed limit and running off the road when we see something shiny. She’s a realist among millennial dreamers. A super-wife and new mother, an avid bagel lover (only while pregnant), and literal necessity to our survival. She loves to remind you that she once lived in L.A. and is always "camera ready".
Rachel Robinson Kray
Operations Manager | The Oracle
Rachel is our third eye, our oracle, our true sight into all things business related. She is remarkably thoughtful and makes the worlds best homemade hummus, and while that's not why we hired her, it's for sure become a much loved bonus. We adore her for inquisitive heart and master baking skills, among the many essentials skills she brings to keeping this boat afloat. She’s a valley girl at heart and a So Cal resident who can’t live without her two crazy dachshunds. She'd prefer to chuck her cell phone in the toilet if we’d allow it, and believes in the superpowers of good posture.
Irvine Studio Manager | Mother of Unicorns
Jamie is our greenhorn, who quite literally brightens up every room she enters with her lovely rainbow hair. Jamie is a scrappy survivor and therefore fits in well with other cast of characters we call a team. A practical MacGyver she is the sort of person who could change a tire with an ice pick. We appreciate her love of everything unicorns but not as much as we appreciate her.
Long Beach Studio Manager | Giver of Sunshine
Stephanie is the green thumb of our new Long Beach location, helping us grow our new baby into the incredible space we have always dreamt of. We’re pretty sure she runs on enthusiasm, pure spirit, and cauliflower pizza crust. Stephanie solves problems with the snap of a finger like Sabrina the Teenage Witch. When it came time to finding someone to help us with LBC she proved to be the perfect choice. Equal parts magic and organization, we simply couldn’t do it without her.
Costa Mesa Studio Manager | The Lion King
Matt is the love story we all love to hear. A longtime Ra student who has now become the manager of our Costa Mesa location, manning the helm of our maiden ship. He’s currently acquiring a mini legion of yogi assistants to dial in the perfect yoga experience for you. He would live off sushi if that were physically and financially viable. Born and raised in Orange County, he's currently working to master the 26 postures of our Hot Ra class. Matt doesn’t own any pets, so we’re considering getting him a studio fish for practice.
Newport Beach Studio Manager | Dancing Queen
Rae is our dancing queen. Her passion for shaking it is matched only by her passion to giving back and serving those around her, especially kids. (We're pretty sure she's an actual baby whisperer.) She is a light and turns up the energy in every room she walks into. She was a shoo in to run our new Newport Beach studio because she’s young at heart and wise in spirit, and we love that kind of vibe around here. She swears by pizza, her fat cat named Howard, and the important power in a comfortable pair of pants.