About Me

Brandi Howell Wellness is dedicated to helping people find health and happiness through custom-tailored classes combining yoga, hiking, running and other outdoor adventures.  She teaches from experience, as she has been practicing yoga for over a decade.  Her style is a blend of Hatha, Ashtanga and Viniyoga, with a focus on intelligent sequencing and safe alignment.  Being a marathon runner and adventurer, she enjoys teaching athletic flow classes, but equally values slow-moving, grounding classes that emphasize breathing and deep stretches.  She became a certified yoga teacher through... 

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Sunset Yoga


Brandi Howell started out as a SoCal girl from Dana Point, but turned out to be more of an international wanderer. She completed her Bachelor’s Degree in French from the University of California at Santa Barbara, at which point she discovered her true francophile nature.   She lived in France during her year abroad.  Bitten by the travel bug, she continued to roam through Australia, Morocco, England, Spain, Italy, Corsica, Mexico… Somewhere along her path, she found yoga.  No matter where she was in the world, she felt grounded on her yoga mat.  Being an athletic individual,... 

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Private Instruction

Brandi is available for one-on-one instruction and also welcomes small private groups. She designs her classes depending on the needs of each individual student.  A session might be inspired by a theme (i.e. hip openers, inversions, back bends) or an objective like weight-loss or relaxation.  Sessions can also be created for cross-training (Yoga for Runners or Professional Athletes) or as a part of therapy  (Yoga For Physical Rehabilitation or Yoga for Addiction). Contact her for rates and availability.  Read More

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Yoga Vacations

Brandi Howell Wellness is all about feeling good and inspired.  And what better way to achieve these goals than to travel, share, laugh and explore with like-minded individuals. Brandi’s yoga vacations are designed for fun, adventure and discovery.  They incorporate culture, food and wine with bike rides, walking tours and hikes.  Yoga is offered twice a day, but not mandatory. For details on past and upcoming trips, please check our blog under the “Yoga Vacations” category.  Read More

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The Yogic Marathon Experiment

Yoga for Marathon Training


With the L.A. Marathon only 13 weeks away, my training schedule has me running 14 miles this weekend and three times during the week, averaging 30 miles total per week.  Unfortunately, all of the running has my muscles wound up so tightly, that my Ashtanga practice has become quite painful.  I consulted my teacher and [...]


Yoga Vacations

Yoga Vacation in Los Padres


Our most recent Yoga Vacation was just outside of Santa Ynez.  It was a weekend getaway, perfect for a group of burned out Angelenos.  As quick of a trip as it was, we all had a blast.  So many beautiful people with such fun-loving energy!  We dined on home-made delights, sipped wine under the stars [...]



Shifting Perspectives Through Travel

Travel Well

Sometimes, it doesn’t matter where you go.  What matters is that you get out of your comfort zone and open yourself up to a change in perspective.  That was the purpose of my recent trip to Key West. I was already in Miami, staying at a condo equipped with pool, jacuzzi, deli and even valet. [...]



Yoga Studio Review No. 2: Mark Blanchard Power Yoga


When I moved back to L.A. in 2007, I kept hearing about a style of yoga called “power yoga”.  I had always loved the deep stretching and meditative aspects of yoga, but was definitely looking for something more intense.   My best friend insisted that I come to her favorite studio in the valley to [...]