Alena has 7 years of teaching experience and teaches Vinyasa, Sculpt, and Yin. Alena fell in love with yoga and has been practicing for 13 years. She has accomplished 4 teacher trainings, including Anti-Gravity Yoga. Her passion is expressing herself in a physical medium and yoga not only caught her eye because of the physical benefits, but also spiritual, having that sense of mental clarity at the end of class.
Alena is very experienced in teaching Vinyasa Flow, Yoga Sculpt, Hatha, and Yin. Her upbeat attitude and expressive smile will ensure a class filled with love, laughs, and an overall well-balanced mind body and spirit.
Hailey entered her first yoga class during college in hopes of discovering some sort of stress relief from her heavy class load. She was immediately hooked to everything yoga had to offer, and began to take classes regularly from that point on. With a background in Kinesiology, she became a yoga teacher in hopes of building a better knowledge of the anatomy of yoga and what it had to offer physically. After getting deeper into the spiritual and mental aspect, such as breath work and meditation, she knew right away that she wanted to share her experience with others. Hailey immediately developed a strong passion for teaching and watching her students grow, as well sharing her appreciation for yoga with others.
Jenni was first introduced to Yoga in 2011. With a background in competitive dance, Jenni was drawn to yoga for it's healing aspects, physical and mental but soon fell in love with its community as well! Yoga took her by surprise, Jenni began to grow and break down barriers in her life transforming it in ways that she could have never imagined, growing stronger inside and out. It was from this personal place of growth that Jenni decided that she wanted to become a yoga instructor! In 2013 Jenni completed her 200hr Vinyasa Flow Teacher Training followed by a 2014 Yoga Sculpt Teacher Training. To Jenni there is no greater gift then to share the gift of yoga with others. She aspires to guide yogis through their very own beautiful transformation, leading them into a place of strength, self acceptance, and overall happiness
Marie’s path converged with yoga asana and meditation in 2013 and has not parted ways since. Her practice has completely transformed how she sees and moves through the world. With passions in education, social justice, public health and mental health, Marie sees teaching yoga as an incredible privilege, aspiring to to create safe spaces for all individuals to reconnect with and leave inspired by their mind-body connection. Her classes are exploratory, emphasizing anatomical principles and a deep connection to breath. Marie completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training and subsequent 50 hour mentorship in the Hatha yoga tradition in Bird Rock, San Diego. Marie works full-time as a chiropractic assistant where she teaches yoga and mindfulness techniques to patients.
Sarah brings passion to her classes that can be felt immediately. “Flow with Sarah” is her motto and after taking her classes you will see her level of instruction creates a unique opportunity to receive a strong, fitness related workout while becoming connected with the mind through breath. Sarah was hooked on movement from an early age as a dancer and performing artist and got her first taste of yoga in college while studying at Santa Monica College. In 2012 she suffered from severe back pain and rediscovered her yoga practice. Her back pain subsided, and she loved the benefits, both mental and physical, she was receiving from practicing yoga regularly. She moved to San Diego in 2015 and pursued her dream of teaching by becoming a Certified Yoga Instructor. Always a student first, it was yoga that taught Sarah to listen to her heart and to follow what she truly desires. Her enthusiasm and "full of life" demeanor sets her apart as an authentic teacher and yogini who truly loves sharing her passion of yoga with others, so they too can listen to their true selves.
Since the early age of 3, as a natural fitness enthusiast, Sara pursued ballet and dance taking different level classes and joining several dance teams. She began teaching ballet and dance at summer camps growing up and exploring group fitness exercises, which included pilates, cardio- kickboxing, and yoga classes. She first discovered her love for yoga in 2009, after completing a 30-day challenge at a local Bikram studio. From that point, she was immediately hooked and eager to explore the various styles of yoga. Committed to developing her practice, Sara actively pursued other styles that further fueled her passion. It was her desire to share the ability to unite the mind, body, and soul through the practice of yoga that inspired her to become a yoga instructor. Sara’s classes encompass the meditative and detoxifying qualities of Hot Yoga with the fluidity of Vinyasa - aiming to help students connect their mind, body, and soul. Her teaching style is laid back, yet encourages mindfulness through proper alignment and breath. These fun, sweat-inducing classes increase levels of awareness and focus, helping students strengthen and tone their muscles and improve their balance and flexibility all while enjoying some awesome tunes.
Jenn's yoga journey, like most things in life, has ebbed and flowed over the years. She really dove deep into her practice in 2010, going to Bikram and dedicating many hours to her mat. In 2015 Jenn traveled to Bali, and experienced a series of life changing events, one of which was a rekindling of her love of yoga. She always knew that this practice was special and that she was getting more than just a physical workout, but it wan't until this trip that Jenn started putting the pieces together. The commitment to self love, the clarity in her decision making, the softening of not only her body but her heart was undeniable. She began practicing on a more regular basis, committing to the discovery of the moment but still hadn't committed to teaching quite yet. Early in 2016, after another trip to Indonesia she decided it was time to put the energy and time into a teacher training. Jenn eventually signed up for her RYT-200 training here in San Diego. She hopes to one day deepen her education as well as learn to integrate yoga into her daily life. Jenn currently teaches both an athletic Vinyasa as well as a slow flow. Teaching brings so much joy to her life and being of service to others is truly an honor.
Shelley was born and raised in Orange County, CA and moved to San Diego in 2013 where her yoga journey began. Being an active person all her life, she searched for something different to add to her daily exercise routine. She began practicing seated meditation and thought that yoga might be a good physical addition to this practice. After her first class she was hooked. It was an incredible physical challenge for her body and brought a mental calm into her daily life, something she had never experienced before. She began practicing yoga daily, both in the studio and at home and there was no denying the passion that drove her yoga practice. This passion drove her to complete her RYT 200 certification in hopes to spread the benefits of yoga to those around her.
Yoga has been an important and transformative part of Nina's life for over ten years. It is where she goes to nurture her body, to mend her heart, to let her thoughts float by when it feels they may take over, to connect to herself and to inspire others. Yoga has changed the tone with which she speaks to herself and how she reacts to unexpected situations. Nina has practiced various styles in countless studios and yoga institutes across the world. Her daily practice and surrounding community has given her strength, confidence, peace, power, resolve, independence, drive, fun, and helped maintain her physical health. In 2014, Nina decided it was time to give back what she had received, on and off the mat. She focuses on teaching weekly classes, private events, on super-yachts and leading retreats, assisting in others' personal growth journeys in hopes of creating a more in-tune, healthier, happier world.
Britt began her yoga practice 3 years ago in Arizona, where she is originally from. She grew up doing dance and gymnastics, and began teaching barre pilates in college. One of her mentors began practicing yoga and Britt was easily convinced to give it a try. Ever since her first experience, yoga has become a huge part of her life. Soon after, she received her 200 hour YTT in Arizona in early 2016, and has also attended many inversion and alignment workshops.
Kalli was born and raised in the small farming community of El Centro, CA. She moved to San Diego to attend college and fell in love with the beach. She holds a degree in Sustainable Tourism Management with an emphasis in ecology and water, and began searching for a way to dive deeper into her spirituality. She began practicing yoga. She found Sculpt classes to be the perfect balance between meditation and strength, leading her to further her practice as a Yoga Sculpt Teacher. Her classes are centered around core strength and upbeat music, creating a fun and upbeat environment throughout her classes.
Certified ERYT-500 Hana teaches students about how to achieve contentment in postures, yoga, work and relationships. Her classes are informative about alignment, breath, and intention setting to create a holistic and healthy lifestyle.
Alyssa stepped onto her mat in 2010 as a way to relieve anxiety, and quickly discovered that not only were her stress levels improving, but also her happiness, contentment, body and sense of self-worth. She loves to incorporate dynamic sequencing, a killer playlist, and focus on honoring what the body and soul need on any given day. Alyssa obtained her 200-hour certification in 2014 and is certified in Reiki. Her experience includes teaching corporate, studio and private yoga classes, leading workshops, and leading 200-hour yoga teacher trainings
Lauren first discovered yoga in her first year of college, and immediately found a deep sense of purpose. In 2015, she traveled to Costa Rica to get her 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Certification, earned her Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from SDSU, and became a certified Wilderness First Responder. Lauren is a firm believer in taking a holistic approach that includes nutrition, exercise, and spirituality to achieve well-being.
Nicole's love for movement developed at the early age of 5 during ballet, which guided her to competitive gymnastics, cheerleading and performance dance throughout her teens, 20s and 30s. With these types of hobbies, she needed to stay limber, so she began practicing yoga at age 25. The practice began because of the need to stay flexible, but over the years, she developed a love and passion for yoga that goes far beyond the physical asanas. Nicole truly believes that it’s essential to embrace the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual/philosophical aspects of the practice for optimal health, happiness and well-being. She has been practicing yoga since 2005 and has participated in the following trainings: A 300hr Advanced Tantric/Hatha, Restorative and SUP Yoga Teacher Training Program in Bali, Indonesia, A Hands-On Assisting Workshop in Sydney, Australia, a 200hr Ashtanga/Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training Program in Sydney, Australia, a 50hr Art of Alignment - Assisting Program in Sydney, Australia, as well as a 100hr Kids Yoga Teacher Training Program in Sydney, Australia and San Diego, CA. Nicole brings a playful yet spiritual balance to her classes with essential oils, soulful music, yoga philosophy and meditation. She challenges students to go beyond their limits with inversions, hands-on adjustments and assists. Nicole's students will leave class feeling blissed out...like your mind, body and soul took a holiday.