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
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.
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.
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
Kelly did her training in New York City and taught there prior to moving to the West Coast. She teaches a chakra based, vinyasa power flow. Creative, energized sequencing and soulful jams are at the heart of her practice. She lives for the way the breath moves the body and the way the body clears the mind. And in that moment- all that’s left is heart. Kelly’s love for this practice represents a journey into that moment over and over again, discovering new in-roads to the strength of heart that’s in us all.
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's developed a love and passion for yoga that goes far beyond the poses. Nicole truly believes that it’s essential to embrace the physical, mental and emotional aspects of the practice for optimal health, happiness and well-being. She has been practicing yoga since 2005, is RYT 500 and has certifications in Vinyasa Flow, Tantric Hatha, SUP Yoga and Kids Yoga from Bali, Australia and the United States. Nicole brings a playful yet inspirational balance to her classes with essential oils, soulful music, yoga philosophy and meditation. She challenges students with core work, arm balances and inversions, and offers hands-on adjustments and assists. Her goal is that you leave class feeling blissed out... like your mind, body and soul took a holiday.
Michelle began her yoga journey a few years ago in Northern Virginia when she received a gift certificate to her local studio to help incorporate into marathon training season. Being new to yoga, the first few classes were physically and mentally challenging but they left Michelle feeling intrigued. She used her studio and the amazing community as a mental and physical release towards life’s stressors. The breath/movement connection of the Vinyasa flow quickly became the anchor to living more mindfully. Learning to actually feel the moment, what is has to offer, and to breathe through it, helped Michelle apply on the mat principles into her daily life. Being hungry for more knowledge and more yoga, Michelle decided to go through Teacher Training. Michelle strives to make her students feel challenged yet strong, energized yet calm. She truly believes yoga (and life) is all about the balance between effort and ease. She incorporates the classical 8 limbs of Vinyasa into her classes to help build heat inside and out and mentally keep the class present.
Born and raised in Southern California, Kristi has always been a water sports enthusiast, spending her time surfing, snorkeling, and scuba diving. Kristi originally became interested in yoga as a way to supplement these activities through increased flexibility, stronger core muscles, better breathing, and improved balance. Kristi fell in love with yoga because it allowed her body, mind, and spirit to tap into a natural flow and rhythm, much like the patterns of the ocean. Kristi enrolled in teacher training to deepen her yoga practice, but quickly found her voice as a teacher. Kristi hopes to teach her students the transformative qualities of yoga and how every lesson learned on the mat is applicable to daily life.
Lanae took her first yoga class in 2012, and was immediately hooked. At first, her practice served only as a form of exercise, however it wasn't long before it became of a way of life. She was approached about teacher training in 2014 and completed her 50hr Sculpt certification. Not long after, she completed her 200hr Power Yoga training and completed a teaching internship at the same time. Not only does Lanae have a passion of teaching to adults, but children as well and has recently completed over 30hrs of kids yoga training as well. Teaching yoga came to her at a very important time in Lanae's life, and she will always be extremely grateful for this journey. Her wish is to continue sharing this gift and encourage others to do the same with their own practice.
Originally from Connecticut, life took Olivia out West after graduating from undergrad in upstate New York. Olivia was a gymnast for 18 years, so exercising and leading a healthy lifestyle has always been a passion of hers. After retiring from gymnastics, she began searching for something to fill that void, and that is when she found yoga. Yoga started out for Olivia as something she did on occasion and then quickly turned into an activity she did everyday. She feels very honored to both deepen her practice everyday, as well as, teach what she has learned to her own students. For Olivia, yoga is so much more than what she practices on the mat, it's the mindfulness, the presence and the positivity of being surrounded by like-minded people that keeps Olivia always returning to her mat.