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I believe that our bodies and minds are capable of amazing things. We just need to be in tune with it. We need to strengthen it, nourish it, and most of all have fun with the whole process.

That’s where I come in.

I’m Drinie, a Los Angeles based yoga teacher, lifestyle coach, and single mother to a sweet 3 year old girl. Yoga’s changed my life. My mission is to help share how it can help change yours. You might see my practice, and wonder if you’re even capable of doing the same things.

I get it. I used to see other people’s practice and wonder the same thing. Even if it may seem easy for me, it didn’t come overnight. I still remember my first yoga class at a local gym in Manila, Philippines, where I was born and raised. I remember holding down dog was painful for me, and wondered how anyone could hold such a difficult pose. At the end of class I fell asleep in corpse pose (savasana), and woke up feeling different. I felt like I got a good workout in, but unlike my other activities – I was super chill.
I’ve been through my fair share of struggles and frustrations in my practice though. Especially when I got into arm balances. I landed on my butt many many times. All that served to help me teach in a way that’s accessible ‘cause I understand the frustrations that can show up. Oh, and I wasn’t always flexible. Those days I used to run marathons made my hips and hamstrings super tight. (Foot over my head – yeah I thought that was impossible!) But – I keep practicing.
Yoga is so powerful. It can help you overcome challenges and limiting beliefs about yourself. Then of course you increase your strength, flexibility, and chill vibe. If you’ve been practicing yoga – you know it also starts to change your lifestyle. I believe that yoga is a game changer in creating the best version of yourself.
So much gratitude goes out to my teachers who kept me on this path. Who knows what kind of trouble I’d be getting myself into if not. Now I’m called to give back. I get a kick out of seeing my students do things they initially thought they couldn’t do. I’m thrilled when my students become more aware of their lifestyle choices. I’m here to show you that the only limitations are the one’s we place on ourselves. Anything is possible. So when it comes to yoga, and taking things to the next level – I’m your woman! Click on my Yoga Page, and let’s get started!

Wanna know more about me? Here are some random facts:

-I’m originally from south of Manila, Philippines. I was born and raised there, but have since lived in Boston, Florida, Hawaii and countries like Singapore and Australia. -Before I became a yoga teacher… I used to write for a car magazine, and host sports TV shows to audiences from the Middle East, Asia & Australia. Such a different life that was! I’m now using my media experience to share the gift of yoga. -When I’m not working on my business, doing something yoga or capoeira related you can find me being silly with 3 year old daughter somewhere outdoors. She’s so funny, and loves handstands too! -My other passions include cooking healthy homemade meals, surfing, dancing, and drawing mandalas and sacred geometry.

The Formal Stuff

-BA Media and Cultural Studies, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, 2003 -200 – hour Anusara inspired Hatha, Patrick Creelman, Pure Yoga Singapore, 2009 -300 – hour Prana Flow, Shiva Rea, Exhale Center for Sacred Movement, Venice, California, 2009 -Pre-Natal Yoga & Yoga Trance Dance, Shiva Rea, Exhale Center for Sacred Movement, Venice, California, 2010 -Bhakti Yoga Teacher Training, Govind Das, Bhakti Yoga Shala Santa Monica, 2011 -Certified Pranic Healer, 2015 -Certified in Angel Therapy & Angel Card Reading, 2015 -Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance (E-RYT 200, RYT 500)

Professional Bio

Drinie Aguilar, E-RYT, is a Los Angeles based yoga instructor, lifestyle coach,  and single mom to a 3 year old girl. Through her offerings, her mission is to give you the tools and guidance you need to create the best version of yourself. For more on Drinie check out her You Tube channel, and her blog at drinie.com