Marja Lankinen and Jessie Levine, two professional dancers (having worked with the likes of Beyonce, Twista, The Lumineers, The Billboard Awards, and The Grammys) turned yogis, put their fitness and body/mind wellness prowess together to create an elite fitness brand, Yoga for Movers, that tailors the yogic experience of strength, flexiibility, and injury prevention specifically for professional dancers and athletes.
This dynamic duo pulls from dance and yoga traditions to aid in the finesse of longer lines and athletic development but with a strong focus on the long-term work to increase longevity in movement-based careers. Y4M teaches at some of the premier dance studios in LA (The Edge Performing Arts Center, Movement Lifestyle Dance Studio, and Millennium Dance Complex) as well as LA’s top yoga and fitness studios (Hot 8 Yoga, Corepower Yoga, Veda Yoga Center, The Main Barre, and My Hot Pilates).
Their specialty workshops have been featured at Gigi Torres’ dance training program, Establish Your Empire, Kaba Modern Dance Company, Culture Shock LA Dance Company, Mischief Makers Dance Co, and Tony Tzar’s Blacklight Society Dance Collective. Jessie specializes in working with trickers, gymnasts, and elite-level acrobats, and Marja is the in-residency yoga instructor for the US Tennis Association’s professional tennis players.
We believe in giving people their bodies back – mind, body, and Beyonce!