About Alanna Zabel
AZ I AM Yoga founder Alanna Zabel is something of a modern renaissance woman. She founded a YogaDance company, performing her choreography for Michael Jackson at Neverland. She created the Yoga Barre™ exercise format. She launched a luxury active-wear brand. And she is the author of As I Am: Where Spirituality Meets Reality. She credits her many talents to her yoga practice: "The process of yoga has helped me to unravel who I truly am," she says.
Hoping to see yoga have a similar effect on her students, AZ I AM offers far more than just traditional classes in rooms with floors. Retreats get people out into the world, combining yoga instruction with a day hike around L.A., a surfing workshop in Nicaragua, or a service retreat at an elephant sanctuary in Thailand. When not in a class or on a retreat, AZ I AM students can support their wellness journey with DVDs, books, and detox programs.
Having been teaching fitness, Pilates, and yoga for over 23 years, Alanna was voted "Best Yoga Instructor in LA" by Los Angeles Family Magazine in 2011 and one of "Hollywood's Hottest Trainers" by Shape Magazine in 2014. She is passionate about teaching holistic and organic wellness while guiding others to discover their authentic self. Alanna has taught many Hollywood celebrities and professional athletes, including Adam Levine, Kelly Lynch, and Emeka Okafor.
Alanna has authored twelve childrens yoga books, including The Seven Doors, a childrens book teaching Deepak Chopra's Seven Spiritual Laws of Success. Alanna and AZIAM have been featured in Self, Fitness, People, InStyle, Women's Health, Men's Health, Details, C - California Lifestyle, Yoga Journal and Yoga Magazine, as well as The Today Show.