OUR FOUNDERS

One Life Yoga was founded by Reza Samadi and Samy Rose to be a celebration of yoga life. We draw inspiration from our shared experience and love of the practice, lifestyle and tradition of yoga. Informed by nature, our bodies and organic movements, and set to the rhythm of the modern, urban environment we live in, we are excited to introduce ourselves through our yoga to the broader Pasadena and Altadena community! Our intention is to create a yoga and community space for all people, of all faiths, colors, shapes and sizes, creeds and orientations. WE ARE ONE LIFE.

 
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Reza Samadi

Reza found yoga 10 years ago as a way to balance the stresses of his corporate life. A self-confessed beginner, Reza was inspired to create One Life Yoga as a place for everybody and every body. Whether as a newcomer to yoga or a seasoned yogi, the intention is to create a space where above all you are welcome as you are. He sees yoga as an evolving process: Small and steady steps that bring comfort, relaxation and happiness not as a destination but as a journey and practice.

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Samy Rose

Samy is a free-spirited yoga teacher, healer, activist, philanthropists, vegan, lightworker, and dream-maker.  She finds peace in creative expression, music, dance, nature, adventure, and of course, within.  Her creative fire is further sparked through her time spent healing and facilitating self-love and connection through her company Glitter Vibe Tribe and by raising awareness, taking action, and helping good causes with environmentally-friendly glitter.  She loves her time in nature with her best friend and wolf-dog, Lilly.

 
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STUDIO MANAGER

LAURA McCARTHY

Laura’s dedication and teaching of yoga began with vinyasa and hatha.  As she fell deeper in love with the calmness and clarity yoga brought her physically and mentally, she decided to move to Los Angeles to pursue a career as a Yoga instructor.  She continues to deepen the self-awareness and self-love yoga has given her through her daily practice, and teaches so that she may guide others to do the same.

 

OUR TEACHERS