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Katrina Smith

Owner of Yoga Del Mar

In 2014, Katrina decided to leave her corporate life in the pharmaceutical world and took over the business...

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Andrew Rivin

Andrew Rivin blends a traditional athletic and business background with a great love of yoga, philosophy and psychology.

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Becky Bindrim

Becky rolled out her Yoga mat for the very first time over 10 years ago in an...

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Christine Morris

“Yoga continues to amaze me. We put our body into shapes, breathe deeply and we feel better....

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Dina Aires

Dina experienced the beauty and power of yoga at the age of 16 in South Africa. Years...

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Erika Blunt

Inspired by the practice of yoga as a moving meditation and a way of living life off...

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Geri Portnoy

Geri Portnoy is the founder of Yoga Del Mar and Yoga of Awakening. She holds a Master’s...

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Gretchen Donovan

The art and science of yoga is far more than the poses we practice. It is a...

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Irina Telyukova

Irina Telyukova, Ph.D., RYT-500, is the founder of Be Well Yoga San Diego. She has been teaching...

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Jeannette Cohan

Jeannette began practicing yoga at the age of 39 to reduce stress and relieve sciatica, and as...

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Jenn Smith

Jenn discovered yoga in the year 2000 after returning home from two adventure-filled years in South America. Yoga...

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Jeny Dawson

Jeny Dawson is a Certified Integrative Nutritional Health Coach and Hatha Yoga Instructor with specialized training in...

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Kate Beckel

Kate Beckel began her yoga journey in NYC in 2002.  In her pursuit of depth and breath in...

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Katie Beroukhim

Katie Beroukhim loves yoga and it shows in her teaching. Her classes are fun and creative. She...

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Katie Harris

“Although it looks and feels like exercise, yoga is far more. It is a moving meditation that...

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Kristy Laliotis

“the practice for me means coming home” –Kristy The first time Kristy took a yoga class, it...

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Laura McIntire

Laura has dedicated herself to the study and teaching of yoga therapies. Since 1994 she has continuously...

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Leila Currah

Leila discovered yoga in 2000 when she was in college and has been dedicated to her own...

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Lena Gelland

Lena discovered the Pilates method n 1999 as a cure for the chronic back pain. Ever since...

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Lisa Fischer

Before Lisa began practicing yoga, she was a two sport collegiate athlete at a Division I level,...

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Marie Jean Singh

BSN, RN, Certified Yoga Instructor, Certified National Massage Therapist Marie Jean’s yoga path began 23 years ago,...

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Marjorie Nass

As a health and wellness guide, Marjorie teaches you how to live better in your body. In...

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Mary Payton

You will find Mary’s class to be very nurturing yet challenging, with a combination of precise alignment instruction...

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Melaminah Herriman

Melaminah is a 200 hour Certified Yoga Instructor and has been teaching since 2006. Her teaching style...

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Roeshan Shadravan

Roeshan Shadravan, Holistic Practitioner, is an Advanced MELT Teacher and founder of San Diego Pain and Performance in North...

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Roger Cole, Ph.D.

Roger Cole, Ph.D. is a certified Iyengar yoga teacher trained at the Iyengar Yoga Institutes in San...

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Scott Wilder

Scott Wilder has studied music since 1987. Having become interested in yoga and other aspects of Indian culture in college, he began studying Indian music at UCSD in 1995, learning to play the tabla (drums), the sitar and the sarod (lutes). He has been performing since 1999 and has played for Deepak Chopra, James Hubbell, and many others.

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Shazia Gogia

Yoga Teacher, Yoga Therapist, Ayurvedic Practitioner, Ayurvedic Chef, and Author of “Alchemy of Ayurvedic Cooking”. A life-long...

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Valerie Zverina

Valerie is an accomplished yoga instructor with wide teaching experience in California and Michigan. She completed a...

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Wendy Lesniak

Wendy began practicing yoga in 2008 to ease the stress of running a mortgage business and immediately...

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“I was struck by how accepting and even inviting yoga instructors are, from the first class I felt I was part of the group. “

- Jim

“Yoga has provided a foundation for me to approach life in a positive, balanced, healthy way. It’s my rock!“

- Joyce