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Geri Portnoy

Geri Portnoy is the founder of Yoga Del Mar and Yoga of Awakening. She holds a Master’s degree in International Peace Studies from the University of Notre Dame, is a certified Hatha Yoga Teacher [RYT 500], a certified MELT instructor and author of the forthcoming book, Yoga of Awakening.  Geri is an articulate, compassionate, and dedicated yoga teacher who creates a sacred space for the beautiful expansion and emergent awakening of her students. Her teaching inspires people to enjoy moving their body in healthy, safe, balanced ways that facilitate pain-free living, and an overall feeling of well-being.

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  • Monday 4:30-5:45 PM – Hatha 1-2 – Del Mar

A class for continuing students and beginners who want to challenge themselves. Includes detailed alignment and focus on breath.

  • Monday 6:00-7:15 PM – Hatha 1 – Del Mar

Ideal for beginners of all ages. Includes basic yoga poses and breathing. Gentle pace, emphasis on detailed alignment instruction.

  • Tuesday 12:15-2:15 PM – Hatha 3-4 – Del Mar

A practice class for advanced students. Teacher practices with class. Includes advanced poses with longer hold times.

  • Wednesday 7:45-9:00 AM – MELT Class – Del Mar

A class for all levels. No previous MELT experience is necessary. Integrates the use of small MELT balls and soft foam MELT rollers with yoga to rehydrate connective tissue, balance the nervous system, relieve pain and increase flexibility and strength.

  • Saturday 8:00-9:15 AM – MELT Class – Del Mar

A class for all levels. No previous MELT experience is necessary. Integrates the use of small MELT balls and soft foam MELT rollers with yoga to rehydrate connective tissue, balance the nervous system, relieve pain and increase flexibility and strength.

  • Saturday 9:30-10:50 AM – Hatha 2 – Del Mar

A class that offers a more challenging practice for continuing and intermediate students.

  • Saturday 11:00 AM-12:15 PM – Hatha 1 with live music by Scott Wilder – Del Mar

Ideal for beginners of all ages. Includes basic yoga poses and breathing. Gentle pace, emphasis on detailed alignment instruction.

  • Sunday 8:00-9:20 AM Hatha 2 – Del Mar

A class that offers a more challenging practice for continuing and intermediate students.

  • Sunday 9:30-10:45 AM Hatha 1-2 – Del Mar

A class for continuing students and beginners who want to challenge themselves. Includes detailed alignment and focus on breath.

“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