Welcome to San Diego Yoga Center 

Serving San Diego's East County Since 2002


San Diego Yoga Center offers yoga classes for all levels of yoga students; young and old, novice and experienced, athletic and sedentary.  We believe various styles of yoga should be available to everyone at reasonable prices and strive to have a community of instructors, staff and students offering support and caring for one another.  It is our belief that yoga is an essential element to healing a broken body and spirit and to maintain a healthy, low-stress style of living.

90-Minute Beginning Hot Yoga

This class is taught by:

Anthony Burkart

I took my first Bikram yoga class in April of 2001 at the Old Town studio here in San Diego. I loved it and hated it. I STILL FEEL THE SAME WAY! I continued to practice there and other San Diego schools for the next two years. I was involved in long distance running know as endurance races (Including 100 mile races). Crazy- I know! The yoga helped me in all ways including preventing injuries. I moved to Hawaii to train and race in one of the toughest races in the world because of the high elevation gain and the terrain. Amazingly I managed to take third place a couple of times. I could not have done it without the yoga.

My path took me to the Bikram teacher training in Los Angeles, where I was certified in 2005. I then taught in Hawaii until March 2008 until returning to San Diego and becoming director of this school. While living and teaching in Hawaii, the training site was moved there for two sessions and I regularly attended class. The teacher training brings in a lot of senior teachers and the best teachers from around the world and I did have the good fortune and opportunity to take advantage of that. I have had a lot of excellent teachers. I represented Hawaii in 2007 and 2008, and Southern CA in 2009 in the national championships. I’m a person that never gives up. Sometimes I want to but I don’t. The Bikram yoga will teach you to always think positive and never allow negativity to enter your mind. With this simple principle, how could you possibly fall short of your capabilities and full potential. Whatever you set your mind on it can become reality because you have learned the art of concentration and you harness the power of focusing your mind. THIS IS THE YOGA. If I can do this, you can do this. When I started I was not good but I kept trying time and time again. Every time I went to class I fell completely apart within minutes. I could not comprehend how I could run 100 miles without stopping but couldn’t do 5 minutes of Bikram Yoga without falling apart and practically dying! I got yelled at a lot. My balance was terrible and I was the guy that was hopping all over the room trying to stand still and lock my knee. I was the one that was hyperventilating all the time and crawling to the door to get out and get a breath of fresh air. Somehow I worked past all of that. I knew who was good and I put myself as close to them as possible and watched them and learned to do as they did. I knew it was going to take a lot of work and time. I’m still at it.

My responsibilities are much greater these days. I have to bring you all the knowledge that bikram has given me and all the teachers I have worked with and under. I have to give you a good place to practice this very important thing, this way of life, this yoga. I always strive for the best, and I will help you to achieve the same for yourself. Work hard my friends. Namaste

Charlene Ohri

In 2005 I took my first Bikram class here in San Diego. There was an introductory special of 10 days of yoga- I WENT EVERY SINGLE DAY. After taking my first class I was in love with the way I felt inside and out and how challenging class was! I knew that this yoga was something special. For the next 4 years or so I was in and out of the hot room then finally had a more consistent practice after moving to San Diego from NYC in 2009. I earned a degree in Marketing in New York City and fiddled with that for a few years while still incorporating yoga in my life. Then, with the support of family and my yoga community, I completed my teacher training in Los Angeles and was certified in the Fall of 2011. I was so worried if I was doing the right thing or not but after teaching my first class I knew I was doing exactly what I was supposed to be doing, sharing the gift of yoga with others. 

After starting a family in 2014 my teaching took a backseat but I never left it, it's part of who I am. In September 2016 I joined Anthony as co-owner of the studio and I couldn't be more thrilled! I get to do what I love and spend time with my family. Sharing yoga with others makes my heart full.  If you're ever second guessing trying out yoga just remember- you have nothing to lose and only more chances to improve your life. Take a leap of faith and see where it brings you. 

Shane Cochran

There is nothing that pushes me to be a better person than hot yoga. I began practicing in October of 2011, excited but very shy and extremely scared of the unknowns of hot yoga. I had only taken one yoga class before, at Grossmont College, but it didn't motivate me. Throughout my first hot yoga class, I couldn't stop grinning. Ever since then, I have improved emotionally, physically, mentally. I am a stronger person all around because of this yoga and I look forward to helping people discover what they're capable of.


Conducted in a heated room, hot yoga detoxifies the body through perspiration, tones the muscles and flushes every cell and organ in the body. Whatever your age, injury, or prior yoga experience (if any at all), this yoga will benefit your body and mind in ways you never imagined possible! This is a beginning-level class. Class is heated to 105 degrees and is 90 minutes.

Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Sep 19 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm with Chelsea Bartholow
  • Wed Sep 20 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Anthony Burkart
  • Wed Sep 20 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm with Charlene Ohri
  • Thu Sep 21 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Shane Cochran
  • Thu Sep 21 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm with Laura W Whitaker
  • Fri Sep 22 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Shane Cochran
  • Fri Sep 22 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm with Charlene Ohri
  • Sat Sep 23 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Anthony Burkart
  • Sat Sep 23 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm with Laura W Whitaker
  • Sun Sep 24 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm with Chelsea Bartholow
  • Mon Sep 25 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Laura W Whitaker
  • Mon Sep 25 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm with Koko Adams
  • Tue Sep 26 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm with Chelsea Bartholow
  • Wed Sep 27 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Shane Cochran
  • Wed Sep 27 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm with Charlene Ohri
  • Thu Sep 28 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Various Instructors
  • Thu Sep 28 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm with Laura W Whitaker
  • Fri Sep 29 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Shane Cochran