PowerSculpt - 60 Minutes Yoga w/Weights SIGN-UP ONLINE!


This class is taught by:

Parinaz Samimi

Exercise was never my favorite thing to do. Walking was the most energy I was willing to exert and I did it primarily for aesthetic purposes. I disliked discomfort and fatigue and lacked the mental discipline to push myself to new heights.

My appreciation for fitness began in 2007 when I fell in love with Muay Thai Kickboxing. I trained intensely with a four time Muay Thai world champion and thus began my love affair with martial arts. However, I still struggled mentally and had difficulty overcoming my fears of pain and discomfort. My Muay Thai training exposed me to intense cross training with the finest trainers in Salt Lake City where saying “I can’t” would result in being asked to leave the gym. It was then that I finally began breaking out of my shell and understanding the link between physical and mental discipline. I learned that my greatest limitation was my mind and that my body could perform far more than the mind allows. Learning to overcome my fears and mental barriers remains a great challenge. It motivates me to engage in activities where I am faced with pushing myself and exceeding my own expectations. In addition to Muay Thai Kickboxing and cross training I am also passionate about Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and ballroom dancing.

My introduction to yoga was in 2006 with the intent of getting a good stretch. I became slightly discouraged because I hated the feeling of blood rushing to my head in down dog and I was the only person who couldn’t do handstands. Yoga didn’t exactly become part of my routine physical activities at that time. I would drop in every now and then when I was too lazy to do anything else and hoped that handstands wouldn’t be included in the class curriculum. It was not until February 2012 that I discovered Baptiste Power Yoga and gained tremendous appreciation for this form of yoga. My initial intent with practicing Baptiste Yoga was for recovery purposes but with time and regular practice, I have been enlightened about the multitude of benefits that I acquire with each practice. I have gained a new awareness of my body, mind, and soul. Every practice stimulates me mentally, challenges me physically, and allows me to excel emotionally. It gives me a sense of empowerment as it allows me to set new goals, become focused, and love myself and my body. Yoga is my time to connect with myself and other amazing individuals. In August 2012 I completed the level 1 teacher training with Baron Baptiste and have acquired new insight into the meaning of yoga. I hope to share my experience with my students and provide them with a source of inspiration.

Shalee Booker

Off my mat I am a Manager of Miracles, or MOM for short. I have two little girls who keep me busy. I am a runner. I have ran 6 Full Marathons so far. My goal is to run 50 marathons by my 50th birthday. I have a way to go. I love to travel, although I don't do it nearly enough. Being outside doing anything, hiking, swimming or just sitting in the fresh air is a daily activity for me.

I have been a member of our incredible community at SLPY since May 2013. After my first class I started to joke that I was just going to move in. I have made so many connections with members of our studio and learned so much from all of you, too. SLPY is so much more than the space where I practice. It's my home.

Joey Alatorre

I first got a taste of yoga when my winter guard choreographer, Sumer Addy, had thrown some fun moves in to our warm-ups. The was a light playfulness within the poses that just felt good to experience. Over the following few years I began to develop a shallow relationship with my mat. It wasn’t until after much time without a regular practice that I stumbled in to this new yoga studio called Salt Lake Power Yoga. Little did I know this place would change my life.


I found an amazing connection to the physical aspects, the quiet spirituality and complete home that was my practice. The constant detoxing, heightened awareness of my body, and invigorated feeling I had post savasana was a drug that I was addicted to. As I began to strengthen my practice I fell in love with the SLPY community. Each and every teacher was genuine in their craft of connecting with students in their studio and bringing them to a place of filled satisfaction. At the simple question of, “Have you thought about taking teacher training.” from studio owner, Jen Reuben, I began my deeper inquiry into my practice. Since then I have completed immersive trainings with Kiersten Mooney, Baron Baptiste, Paige Ellison and taken powerful workshops from Bryan Kest, Seane Corne and Salt Lake’s best.


Most recently I have been diving deep into the power of meditation and radical self-transformation through inquiry with mentor, Jessa Munion. I am dedicated to the power of connection, breath and playfulness on and off your mat. It is a blessing to have this powerful space to teach and learn from as a commUNITY.

Power Sculpt is a variation of the SLPY Flow® that incorporates free weights. This class has the ability to help sculpt your yoga body into its best and most muscular and cardio capable form. A muscle-fatiguer’s paradise!

Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Jun 26 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm with Parinaz Samimi
  • Tue Jun 27 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm with Enma Cruz-Montoya
  • Wed Jun 28 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Shalee Booker
  • Wed Jun 28 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm with Joey Alatorre
  • Thu Jun 29 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm with Parinaz Samimi
  • Fri Jun 30 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Mindy VanDyke
  • Fri Jun 30 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm with Enma Cruz-Montoya
  • Sun Jul 02 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Enma Cruz-Montoya
  • Mon Jul 03 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm with Parinaz Samimi
  • Wed Jul 05 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Shalee Booker
  • Wed Jul 05 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm with Joey Alatorre
  • Thu Jul 06 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm with Parinaz Samimi
  • Fri Jul 07 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Mindy VanDyke
  • Fri Jul 07 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm with Enma Cruz-Montoya
  • Sun Jul 09 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Enma Cruz-Montoya
  • Mon Jul 10 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm with Parinaz Samimi
  • Tue Jul 11 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm with Enma Cruz-Montoya
  • Wed Jul 12 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Shalee Booker
  • Wed Jul 12 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm with Joey Alatorre