About Mia

Mia is a certified 200 hour yoga instructor who has been practicing yoga since she was just 13 years old. What began as a weekly “date” with her mom, over time, transformed into a passion she feels honored to be able to share. A West Coast native, Mia received her BA in Musical Theater from UCLA. During her time in Los Angeles, she practiced yoga at Bryan Kest’s Power Yoga in Santa Monica. Mia started teaching dance classes as a teenager and currently works as a choreographer, voice, dance, and acting coach. Yoga for her is a practice of celebrating the body, and expressing gratitude. Mia’s background in dance and the performing arts inspires both her teaching and personal practice. She strives to fill each class with a sense of joy and creativity.


The definition of love is the willingness to sacrifice whatever is thought best for the beloved.
— Mia, Yoga Off East Instructor

Q + A

I am happiest…

Eating good food with my family

My favorite view…

The ocean along the California coast.

Morning Ritual.

Make breakfast for my husband and I, sit down together with a cup of coffee, spend time reading, journaling, praying, and meditating

One activity you do every day without fail…

Pray

A good day is…

Outside somewhere beautiful, getting good exercise, spending time with my family, good music. Simple.

3 things vital to my day…

Exercise, time with people I love, music 

Last thing I do at night…

Kiss my husband

Your most overused phrase…

“That’s beautiful”

Go to websites…

Udaya.com, Pinterest 

Most used emoji…

Laughing face, praise hands

How do you unwind…

Watching the office and eating ice cream with my husband on the couch

What was your dream job as a child…

To be on Broadway!

Greatest mentor…

My father was and in a beautiful way continues to be the greatest mentor I’ve ever known

What one meeting changed your life…

When I met my husband

Biggest risk that has paid off…

Moving to Los Angeles when I was 18

Failure is...

Not really a thing

Success is ...

Being able to cultivate joy and gratitude in any moment

Best piece of advice… 

My dad always told me, “The definition of love is the willingness to sacrifice whatever is thought best for the beloved.”