Our Instructors


Yogi Joe


Joe started doing Yoga in 2009 as a form of cross training for running marathons and triathlons. After completing his first Bikram Yoga class on May 4th, 2009, in Chicago, he knew that yoga was his new path. He did a 365 day Yoga Challenge for Charity to raise money for the Lupus Foundation, and one year later became a Yoga Teacher. Joe has traveled all over country and parts of the world teaching and practicing yoga. He continues to expand his heart, mind, body, and soul through his yoga journey and beyond. "Yoga has saved my life and has given me the life I couldn't have ever dreamed of."




Zuri Osterholt



Zuri is originally from Chicago but has called many places her home including Costa Rica, South Korea, New York and now California! She views yoga as a moving meditation and integral part of her everyday life. With a passion for self healing and self discovery, Zuri has always gravitated towards therapeutic activities that stimulate and challenge a person mentally, physically and emotionally.

Zuri completed 250+ hours of teacher training in Hot Power Fusion at CorePower Yoga in Chicago. She has experience teaching hot style yoga at 8 different CorePower studios throughout Chicago, Sunmoon Yoga in Jersey City and New York Yoga Hot in Manhattan. In her class she aims to make you feel balanced in mind and body, empowered, uplifted and energized. Her sequences are crafted intelligently with inspiring playlists, meaningful themes, and hands on assists.



Tatiana Echevarria


Hawaii Native, Tatianas' yogic journey started at a very young age. Professionally trained at The Alvin Aleily American Dance Theater in ballet, jazz, modern (Martha Graham and Horton) tap, and yoga. Her expansive awareness of the human body transfers to her style of teaching. As her spiritual and holistic way of healing deepened, Tatiana steered her passion of dance and performance to, "how can I be of service to others?" The wanderlust spirit of this yogi took her across the world to Montezuma, Costa Rica, to obtain her Warrior 1 200-hr Vinyasa Yoga Certification. Her classes have an emphasis in strength and heat as a way of cultivating a new perspective of body awareness. You will find that Tatiana balances strength building with deep inner work involving anatomy, physiology, and the mind woven throughout her classes. Tatiana's classes accommodate all levels - although they are challenging, you will leave feeling strong and energized.




Angelica Saenz


Angelica joins Chico Hot Yoga from Encinitas, California, a birthplace for yoga in the western world. She began practicing yoga in 2005, seeking deeper body awareness, and therapy for sports injuries. She was quickly enchanted when she discovered the unification of the body, mind, and breath. Angelica met her first teacher, Madhu Nanda from Delhi, while working with her at the Golden Door in San Diego. After learning fundamentals of breath and alignment from Madhu Nanda, Angelica went on to study at the Ashtanga Yoga Center, with instructor Susan Taylor. Angelica went on to receive her 200 Hour Certification from the Center for Yoga Studies, at Yoga Tropics in Encinitas. She is certified in Hatha Hot Yoga, with specialized training in Vinyasa sequencing. You can always expect a warm smile and welcoming spirit when attending her class.




Brittney Poetzman



Born out of a love for eastern philosophy, Brittney strives to inspire personal growth and transformation through conscious and challenging classes.