COLE (Chris) is the owner and founder of M.E.N. Yoga. He started his career as a fitness professional in Los Angeles as a CrossFit coach and CorePower Yoga instructor. From Santa Cruz, CA, Cole has been instructing yoga and fitness classes in LA for over 5 years. Cole’s intense style of training can be attributed to his personal experience in the world of athletics. A high school wrestling captain, he went on to college to pursue CrossFit, Olympic weightlifting and martial arts, while studying Music. Cole discovered yoga in 2011 and instantly connected to the meditative practice of uniting physical movement with breath and rhythm.
Since moving to West Hollywood in 2016, Cole has worked as a head coach, yoga director, and Equinox group fitness instructor. Cole’s yoga style offers a modern twist of Vinyasa that combines strength training principles with the pillars of yoga flow: Breath, Flow, Focused Gaze, Core Engagement, Alignment/Safety, Strength, Relaxation, Meditation, and Psychology.
Beyond his passions in fitness and yoga, Cole is an award-winning singer/songwriter and guitar instructor. He loves performing live with his band! Cole utilizes his unique skill set to cultivate a fun and dynamic class that encourages his students to connect with their minds, bodies and community.
200 Hour Power (CorePower Yoga), Yoga Sculpt (CorePower Yoga), Yoga Sculpt Extensions (CorePower Yoga), CorePower Yoga C1, C2 and C3 instructor, Yoga Sculpt Teacher Training Lead, Reebok Trainer, Equinox Group Fitness Instructor, CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, Sweat Yoga Director, Adult & Pediatric CPR/AED Certified (American Red Cross), E-RYT (Yoga Alliance), Yoga Liability Insured