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Our Family

Some Like it Hot Yoga & Boutique is locally owned & operated. We are proud and honored to be sharing all the health benefits & the gift of yoga with our community. Come try our amazing classes, in a spa-like atmosphere and you’ll be hooked! Darlene was introduced to Hot Yoga in 2009 in Scottsdale, AZ and quickly became addicted to this style of workout.


She would travel long distances to find her yoga “fix”, but found that no hot yoga studios in Marin County met her needs. That’s when her idea to open a yoga studio in her community became her passion. After 2 long years of searching for the perfect location, Pacheco Plaza owners agreed to have a yoga studio in their shopping center & welcomed Some Like it Hot Yoga & Boutique as a new tenant.

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As a professional dancer, yoga and Pilates have been a part of Jamie’s personal health and wellness routine for over 20 years. She discovered hot yoga in 2006 at a small studio in Hawaii, immediately felt the healing benefits of practicing in infrared heat and has been hooked ever since! She started teaching yoga in Novato after completing the 200-HR Yoga Alliance /BikYasa teacher training in 2016 and recently furthered her teacher training in Nepal with World Yoga Alliance. Jamie is deeply passionate about guiding students through proper alignment with awareness of breath while moving with intention and grace. Her classes inspire students to cultivate patience, compassion, and gratitude – essential qualities to be taken off the mat and applied to everyday life. Ultimately, Jamie hopes yoga helps others to discover a deeper awareness and understanding of the interconnectedness of their own physical-mental-emotional-spiritual well-being.

Besides yoga, Jamie has an extensive teaching background in many different movement styles such as aerial dance and capoeira (Brazilian martial arts/dance). She holds a bachelor’s degree in Individualized Studies (pre-med/life sciences focus) and a master’s degree in Ecological Anthropology. She has over 10 years of experience teaching biological and cultural anthropology at the college level and has spent nearly two decades dedicated to the field of environmental education. Jamie is currently the Youth Initiative Manager at LandPaths. In her spare time, she performs with dance companies and artists in the Bay Area and Hawaii.

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Toni Dee's obsession with anatomy and exercise started at a very young age. With over 35 years in the industry, she is an accomplished multi-certified fitness professional, teaching everything from aerobics to weight training, live and on Zoom.

Movement and Alignment being her focus, she has extensive experience in corrective exercise, post-rehab therapy, senior fitness, special needs and injury rehab. Her training is ever evolving and broadening to incorporate many different branches of exercise and movement. She is the creator of "Hot Yogi Core" Workout. Visit her website at

After being diagnosed with pretty severe scoliosis, she turned to Hot Yoga and found that it gave her relief for her back pain. The heat and humidity were the right combination for healing and recovery.

Since coming to Some Like it Hot Yoga & Boutique, Toni has felt her practice and study of the art expand in rapid and positive ways; nothing makes her happier than sharing her knowledge and love of yoga with others and helping both new and seasoned yogis improve themselves and their lives through their shared love of the art.

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This past year has been a journey of personal growth for me. I started taking my physical and spiritual health more seriously. I fell in love with Inferno Hot Pilates right away. This past March I wrote in my journal that I would attend training and teach my first class by 12/19. With the help of my supportive family, friends and inspirational instructors at Some Like it Hot I have achieved this goal!

I began teaching almost 20 years ago. Being an educator has been a passion of mine. I can honestly say I enjoy going to work every day as Special Education teacher at San Jose Middle School. While I’m not teaching, I stay extremely busy with my family, sports, volunteer work and life. Staying healthy, exercising and reaching my goal of becoming an IHP instructor was been a positive lesson for my children. They see the joy teaching brings to me. I’m excited to give that gift to my students both in the classroom and the studio!



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Instructor / Master Trainer

Gabriel Azoulay is a world-renowned yoga and Thai massage instructor, who developed, designed and led the Yoga Teacher Training Program for variety of well-known Yoga brands around the globe, including the Institute for Yoga out of Atlanta and Absolute Yoga in Thailand. An RYT 500 certified instructor with many years of experience.

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Kristen has embodied movement her entire life. Exploring and training in many forms of dance and yoga has given her a special combination of skills.  Her classes flow fluidly, focusing on alignment, working the body in a balanced way, and linking poses gracefully and intelligently. She holds RYT 500 and E-RTY 200 certifications.

Kristen believes the ancient yoga texts teach important life skills that can benefit everyone. Because of this, she leads a free Yoga Sutra Study Group that studies the deeper meaning of yoga. She shares these powerful teachings in her classes as well, making her classes inspiring both physically and spiritually. Her classes build strength, balance, and flexibility in the body, and a deeper sense of calm, peace, and stability in the mind and heart. 

Kristen loves to bring all aspects of yoga to teens. She has experience teaching at high schools and teaching private lessons to teens to help with anxiety related issues. 

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Beauchamp Keeve started yoga in 2013 at Some Like It Hot Yoga while in high school to relieve intense back pain. After finding success in pain relief, Beau has gone on to fully embrace yoga as part of his life.  He continued his practice during his participation in both high-level high school and collegiate athletics. Throughout the years, his appreciation of the added benefits has grown exponentially.  


Beau’s enthusiastic and energetic practice of yoga is shared with anyone in class with him, and his appreciation of the spiritual benefits of the art as much as the physical, makes Beau’s yoga a well-rounded and dynamic practice.  Beau takes special care to make his practice both accessible to any beginner but equally engaging for the more experienced practitioners. 

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Kelly Decker has played sports most of her life. Plus she has raised three look out. 


She became addicted to Inferno Hot Pilates when she started practicing at Some Like It Hot Yoga a few years ago and is thrilled to be leading classes with such a supportive yoga community.   Students taking Kelly's class can expect to seriously sweat and have fun.  She has great energy and her classes are packed full of new exercises to do.   She plays great music and joins in the challenging class...because she is that FIT!





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