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.
I'm a born and raised San Diego native. I had taken yoga classes from time to time, none of which really kept my interest until I tried my first hot class. I immediately loved everything about it, the heat, the postures, the challenge. As my body started quickly changing, my flexibility improved and I could focus my mind better, I become more and more passionate about developing my practice. It's been 7 years and I still hold the same passion for my practice. Yoga is the savior I never knew I needed and I want to share the blessing of yoga as much as I possibly can during this life..
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.
I first heard about hot yoga from a friend and thought, "Really? It's a stretching class-will my heart pound? Will it challenge me?"
I took my first class in September of 2007. I remember lying on my mat after that first class (a bit nauseous and wiped out) and thinking "YES" to my earlier reservations about yoga. It was both challenging and a workout. I woke up the next morning and felt EVERY muscle.
I made myself go back and take class a week later and managed one class a week for almost two years; it was a love/hate relationship. I loved how my body felt but needed the six days in between to mentally and physically prepare myself to go back to class again.
Over the next three years, I finally made my goal to do five classes a week. I am addicted! I love yoga and the many benefits that come with it both physically and mentally.
It was not long after I began a regular practice that I thought about becoming a teacher. I have always had the passion to become a teacher, but with a family at home and a time consuming job, there were just not enough hours in the day to take on more work. Therefore, when my son and daughter left for college, the timing was right to take the next step and begin training. Thank you Anthony!
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.