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've been practicing yoga since 2013, attracted to the practice because I saw the inner strength and benefits you can get from allowing yourself to be grounded on the mat. I wanted to find a way to stay grounded and connected to who I am as a person and yoga is key to that. Based on his newly found love of the practice I enrolled in the teacher certification program at I AM YOGA Wellness and received my yoga teacher certification in March of 2015.
I enjoy teaching various types of classes including Vinyasa as well as Hatha style and like to incorporate Yin yoga into my classes that allows for students to get deeper into poses and to begin releasing deeper muscle tissues. I enjoy bringing a fun energy that encourages students to go farther at the same time honoring their bodies while on the mat.
I want students to have a positive experience and truly enjoy yoga. Yoga, “Is a journey of learning the inner you and letting yourself become one with the world around you."
Two years ago, Fiorella was only trying to fill a physical education credit in college. Today, she is a 200 hour and Restorative yoga certified instructor who incorporates healing elements into each class, whether it is Reiki (energy healing / chakra work), aromatherapy, or gentle adjustments. Fiorella thrives to provide a safe, non judgement space for students to go within, be inspired, and Be Love.
Candace found yoga in 2009, when looking for an alternative means of exercise after running avidly for over 20 years. She has been practicing Vinyasa regularly ever since. Yoga has become more than just a form of exercise – it’s a lifestyle that has changed her overall perspective and outlook, which has allowed her to become more present and grounded in all aspects of her life.
In 2014, she realized she wanted to delve more deeply into her practice and share the gift of yoga with others by teaching. She completed her 200-hour Yoga Alliance certification in 2014 and has volunteered her time ever since, teaching Vinyasa yoga to benefit charities and for the fitness and wellness program at her workplace. Always a student of yoga, she completed advanced teacher training in 2016, while continuing to develop her personal practice.
Her aim as a teacher is to create a grounding space for her students, where they can tune in and turn inward – cultivating a deep body awareness while experiencing a vigorous, yet accessible physical workout. In her classes, her students experience a steady Vinyasa flow, ignited by carefully chosen music and a focused theme.
Candace is a Texas native and a Navy veteran; she now works as a civil servant and has over 25 years of combined service to the Department of the Navy. She moved to San Diego in 1993 and has lived here ever since. She enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband, Tim, and their two rescue dogs, Utah and Lulu.