this yogi life

The brain child of Kari Jaffe, TYL was created in order to bridge the gap from the yoga room to the street. Designed to be the home for all facets of a yogic lifestyle, in an effort to spread awareness and a higher consciousness. Services include private yoga instruction, group lessons at schools, tailor made programs for athletes, hosting events that shed light and awareness on important causes, as well as a foundation fostering support of a growing yogi community.


Kari Jaffe

Well, there's so much to say!

I am a full time yoga teacher, event planner, executive producer, and community builder. I've been teaching both publicly and privately since 2013, and you can currently find me at Hot 8 in Santa Monica, Beverly Hills & Manhattan Beach and Rise Hot Yoga in Atwater Village.

I hold my 200RYT from Loyola Marymount University, 600hr Bikram Yoga TT, 50 hour Yin through Hot 8, and currently nearing the end of 300RYT with Rebekah Rivera.

This Yogi Life is truly the home to an all encompassing lifestyle. I have a kids after school program called Practice not Perfect, I work privately with professional MLB and NBA athletes, as well as football players at the collegiate level. I've previously worked on developing corporate wellness programs in law firms and Hollywood studio lots. I've taught to crowds of 300 at events like Lightning in a Bottle and The MindBody Bold conference, as well as closer to home communities such as the Women's Center DTLA. My knowledge is vast and I provide people with a great sense of comfort.

My passion project is Beats Balance Flow, a music and movement activation co-created by myself and my business partner Ryan Nolan, DJ RyToast. Together we built BBF where we create environments that make you feel at home. We host experiences that bring people together who you feel you've lived lifetimes with. We bring powerhouse women into our sphere who are creative, inspirational, think out side the box, living life on their terms, basically, women who are up to some shit!

I am a vibrant, tenacious, and gregarious teacher. I am always searching and striving to learn more, so I can be the most effective teacher possible. My style of teaching is mechanical and super anatomically driven. I'm extremely compassionate, but always demanding. I firmly believe that your breath is guiding you. It's always breath first, form second, and the two together will unlock the magic of your practice. I teach my classes based on the functionality of the bodies that surround me. I'm very hands-on and am deeply rooted in alignment, focusing heavily on cues and subtle nuances that start to shape-shift one's physical practice. 

As a student who remains forever interested in her practice, I require that same inquisitiveness from the people who honor me with the duty of teaching them. 

See you on the mat!




Bikram's Yoga College of India Teacher Training

Loyola Marymount University, Yoga and the Healing Sciences 200hr RYT

Hot 8 Yoga Yin Training 60hr RYT

Hot 8 Yoga 300hr RYT