About the CREATE-ORS

Marissa Scheerer

Marissa Scheerer

CRAZY CREATIVE CONNECTION + POTENTIAL CREATOR, PARTNERSHIPS + PRESS + COMMUNITY & ALL THINGS WORD-RELATED

Clutching kombucha in one hand, her moleskin in the other and dropping her pile of pens en route to kale and nebula kitty cuddles, for better or worse this girl is always moving. Juggling. And she likes it that way.

She’s got DREAMS. And she’s not afraid to share ‘em. Truly: she’ll do all in her power to make sure you can be a part. But don’t waste your time fighting her. She’s determined to drag you along on a journey to discover the place where real magic + connection is born.

What makes you feel most CREATE-ive?

Language. Patterns. Travel. Learning. Loving. Geometry. F*cking up. Art.

What do you want to CREATE in the next year?

A place where all these amazing epic, creative, passionate people can make a living doing what they love and contribute to a more conscious community at large.

When your 85, what’s the one thing you hope people will say you’ve CREATE-ed?

The impossible.

Selah Estrada

Selah Estrada

BADA$$ LOVING LEADER + GOLD STAR COMMUNICATOR, TEACHERS + TEAM + PHOTOS + ALL THINGS TRUTH & KEEPING-IT-TOGETHER-RELATED

Selah will give you a hug that will change your life. We all know what it means to have a contagious laugh. But, think again. Because this woman’s laugh will blow your mind. I guess laughs do contribute to six-packs.

Think: contagious, hugging, laughter-fit goddess bada$$.

She’ll fly you away from the earth and then kick you back down again. Just to remind you: it’s all here. You can create anything you want. So? you better go and do it.

What makes you feel most CREATE-ive?

Travel. Adventure. Music. Spontaneous trips and people-meeting.

What do you want to CREATE in the next year?

Possibility. The reality of everybody’s dreams. Living, breathing art.

When your 85, what’s the one thing you hope people will say you’ve CREATE-ed?

A life of no regrets.

Jennifer Block

Jennifer Block

FORREAL FOUNDATION BUILDER + DREAM COME TRUE POSSIBILITY MAKER, NUMBERS + NUANCES & ALL THINGS GROUNDED-IN-REALITY RELATED

Jenn’s got a bright curious smile that will befriend you from the start. She’ll try to fool you with her serious face but thats just not that case; this woman wears many hats. One of them? An owner of a successful spa (www.santamonica7efitspa.com).

With so many creative ventures under her bird-loving wings over the past whatever number of decades she’s lived, she’s still aching to take on more and so? Create’s been born. She’s ready to make the impossible possible. Are you with her?

What makes you feel most CREATE-ive?

Music. Nature. Exploring. Taking on challenges. Jumping in, head-first.

What do you want to CREATE in the next year?

A business that makes a real impact.

When your 85, what’s the one thing you hope people will say you’ve CREATE-ed?

A positive difference.

A BIG thank you to our biggest support + backbone,

Gary Strathearn

Gary Strathearn Ph.D., third generation Santa Monica resident + local business owner, has been on the faculty at UCLA (Environmental Biology), Santa Monica College (Chemistry) and Texas Tech University (Biogeochemistry). His main research, starting with his dissertation, has focused on environmental problems. He served for many years on the Santa Monica Bay Restoration Project Technical committee and has continued to be involved in the local community in a variety of supportive and innovative ways. We’re forever grateful to have Gary be a part of the family, empowering us to CREATE some real change.

A BIG thank you to the mastermind behind our custom furniture design + execution

Alberto Bevacqua

The mastermind behind our custom furniture design + execution, this man made possible every unique piece that went into making Create. He put us to work on his amazing designs and taught us more than we’d ever thought we’d know about construction and furniture-building. We’re so proud of our metal patina wall, the custom benches, striking front tables, geometric cubbies and beautiful sign hanging above our studio and we have him to thank. When Alberto agreed to work with us, he said, “no one will have a yoga studio like you” and meant it. Our studio design embodies the hard work and creative intentions that went into the space. Starting from scratch at our roots, Create Yoga will forever be a place dedicated to art, creativity, and making anything possible.