Alexandra Sempel is a musician. She is also a yoga enthusiast which has developed into the role of teacher. Childhood was spent picking out songs by ear on her single octave Playskool piano, memorizing the lyrics to every Sharon Lois and Bram song, and passionately covering Phil Collins tracks from the bathtub. After work, her father would come home and play Simon and Garfunkel and Kenny Loggins on the guitar. It is here that she found the inspiration to eventually pick up that very same guitar and write her own music. The yoga came later upon her move to Santa Barbara, California. She began her practice with Eddie Ellner at Yoga Soup in 2006. From there it escalated as the breath, alignment, and philosophy became more meaningful. Five years later she wound up in India to receive her 200 hour Yoga Alliance certification at Ashiyana Yoga Retreat Center. At present she teaches mostly vinyasa and practices the primary series in Ashtanga. Recently the music and yoga, though separate passions, made somewhat of a fusion. Her classes often incorporate savasanas with melodic pop covers on the acoustic guitar. As music is such a heavy influence for Sempel, her playlists tend to go hand in hand with the asana. Her respect for yoga and its traditions remain true to the heart of its foundations but are made to simultaneously embrace a contemporary lifestyle.
She is certified in SUP (stand up paddleboard) yoga and set to finish her 500 hour Y.A. certification later in 2014 through the Joy of Yoga with Jennifer Prugh. Her focus is on bandhas and the pelvic floor.Music continues to evolve. Her acoustic demo with original music is currently in the works.