About us

ASTRO.GONG.YOGA is a sound healing and yoga studio with an astrology-informed approach. Through multiple styles of yoga classes, gong immersions and astrology workshops, we offer you the best holistic experiences, designed to sustainably rejuvenate and rebalance your mind, body and spirit. The center has a large yoga studio, a sound healing room with 36 gongs, a communal space including a beautiful lounge area decorated with a gallery supporting local artists, and a bazaar with ethically sourced wellness products and on trend apparel.

Astro Gong Yoga Art Gallery

Astro Philosophy

Our philosophy is to help everyone understand their birth chart.

We offer a range of astrology readings and workshops, for all levels, aiming to provide the tools and insights to discover ourselves and explain the mysteries of life.

Astro Gong Yoga Gong Studio

Gong Philosophy

Our philosophy is to help everyone experience the benefits of the Gong’s healing energy.

We offer gong baths, sound healing classes and in-depth training, for all levels, designed to connect you with the gongs sacred vibrations and redress your frequencies. 

Astro Gong Yoga Studio

Yoga Philosophy

Our philosophy is to help everyone discover the yoga style most suitable for their individual needs.

We offer Vinyasa, Hatha, Yin, and Kundalini yoga that explore a multiple of possibilities within yourself to help find clarity and purpose.

“Only from the heart can you touch the sky”

– Rumi 

Meet the founders

Emily and Lou share the vision of building an authentic and inclusive community that revolves around yogic philosophy, sacred sound and occult wisdom.

Emily

Emily’s background in fitness photography and personal training informed her understanding about the human body but also made her deeply aware that each person is infinitely more than their body. An instinctive and passionate  yoga teacher, Emily infuses the science of Kundalini yoga with astrology to help you connect with, learn from and exude the universal energies.

Lou

Lou is an experienced Gong Master, who has led numerous sound healing workshops and events around the world. Lou, with his natural gift of channeling the sacred sounds, guides his students through a gentle and transformational experience that has deep and long-lasting relaxing effects.

Meet the team

Our highly qualified and talented team share an ethos for excellence.

John

A Tokyo and California-based astrologer, John performs readings and writes astrology pieces for publications around the world. He uses astrology not to map out destiny, but to understand the self and find strategies to living a fuller, more abundant life.

Brian

Brian, a Divinatory Seer and Spinal Energetics Practitioner, uses Astrology, Tarot, and Numerology to understand our world. He explores the synergy between energy and matter to enhance insight into the energetic realm, aiming to provide clarity and reassurance on one's soul journey.

Rachel

Rachel has been a practicing astrologer since 2006, but she’s been a student for almost 30 years! In addition to astrology, Rachel has been working with magic, exploring it from various traditions, and is the author of Modern Day Magic: 8 Simple Rules to Realize Your Power and Shape Your Life.

Shaun

Shaun’s M.A. in Yoga Studies has allowed her to create inclusive, authentic, and rich classes that use ancient and classical yogic texts to support the many practices offered.  Through imagination and breath, Shaun offers a well-rounded class to many populations that is freeing, creative, and warm.

Tianna

Tianna encourages her students to find their balance on their mat through strength and fluidity, so they can find their balance in life. She is often high in energy and creates an open space to explore. She believes in play that leads to exploration and exploration that leads to growth. 

Shan

Shan's yoga journey started in Hawaii at 17, introducing her to the sattvic life. This inspired her to become a teacher, focusing on more than just asanas, integrating dharma talks and intention setting. She aims to inspire others and build a mindful community centered on yoga's deeper principles.

Sam 

Sam focuses her classes on functional movement, incorporating dynamic poses and deep stretches into every flow while remaining true to traditional yogic principles of breathwork and meditation. Her goal is for students to leave her class feeling energized and lighter in their bodies.

Sarah 

Sarah’s intention is to hold a safe and inclusive space for others to explore themselves. Through svādhyāya Sarah encourages exploration of the self in her āsana practices to inspire a feeling of unity.

Meghan

Meghan Lastra, a 1000-hour certified Hatha yoga teacher, specializes in stillness-focused practices. Her inclusive classes prioritize breath and alignment for all levels, inspiring mindful flows and a deep connection with each pose.

Sofia

Sofia is a classically trained vocalist and 500hr RYT certified instructor. She has spent the last 10 years expanding her practice as a yoga and voice activation teacher.  Her yin classes are compiled of gentle mobility movements followed by a series of long held postures which center around the breath and mind body connection.

Grace

Grace values how impactful practicing mindfulness and yoga philosophy can affect one’s life. Creating connection between mind, body, and soul, she hopes to guide you in finding this capacity within yourself. 

Nola 

Nola, our vibrant West Adams-based 200hr CYT and Prenatal Instructor, brings 5 years of certified Birth Doula magic with DONA International. With a passion for empowering pregnant individuals, she infuses joy, inclusivity, and understanding into her yoga and birth work.