A retired social worker, marathon runner and cancer survivor, Laurie incorporates yoga into her daily life. Now, she is happy to share her experiences, including vinyasa flow, gentle and restorative yoga, meditation and yoga for runners.
Kairou began practicing yoga in 2005, and completed her 200-hour training at The La Jolla Yoga Center in 2011. She is continually inspired by yoga’s transformative power—both internally and externally, and finds it to be a source of love and strength. She strives to bring a sense of fun, freedom and kindness to her classes, and hopes to impart nuggets of yogic wisdom along the way. Her classes tend to be vinyasa-based (linking breath with movement) with strong emphasis on alignment.
Kairou is also a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) and recently received her Masters in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)--acupuncture, herbal remedies, etc. (currently awaiting licensure).
Originally from New York City, Sarah has been happily teaching since 2007. She also danced professionally for modern company Laurie de Vito & Dancers for six years. Sarah is passionately committed to deepening her knowledge of yoga; she has been certified in Relax and Renew© Restorative Yoga through Judith Lasater & in addition, has pursued continuing education for teachers regarding Pranayama (J. Miller & C. Lee), Prenatal Adjustments (B. Conant), Yoga Sutras (C. Clark) and more.
Missy began practicing yoga at home in 1997, following along to a VHS in her living room. She immediately noticed a physical and mental change, her body awareness improved and she felt incredibly calm and grounded. In 2010, Missy completed a 200 hour Teacher Training at UCSD and jumped into teaching, eager to share her passion with others. In 2012 she continued her education at Yoga One, completing another 200 hour Vinyasa Teacher Training. Missy loves helping others find their own yogic path and students of all levels appreciate her warm and friendly teaching style.
Heather has traveled solo though India and Thailand, diving into the roots of yoga, massage and meditation traditions, and now leads annual retreats to these regions.
Her classes range from peaceful and relaxing (shanti shanti) to energetic, sweat-inducing vinyasa flows. She infuses her passion for yoga in each posture, giving gentle and encouraging cues with particular emphasis on the breath, playfulness, and enjoyment of the present moment.
Mara holds a B.A. from the University of Oregon and became a certified yoga teacher through the Nataraja Yoga and Meditation Center in San Diego. There she received training in Hatha Yoga Shivananda Style and also completed their two year Expert in Life Program. Mara was one of 25 yoga teachers selected to be in the first lineage of AcroYoga teachers certified in the United States. Having completed the AcroYoga Teacher Training in August 2006 she now teaches AcroYoga workshops throughout San Diego/Los Angeles County.
Teacher In Training
In 2005 her son was diagnosed with Asthma - she tried and applied many alternative methods to help her then five year old to stop coughing. It was at this time Arati found AYURVEDA. She read books by Maya Tivari, Dr. Vasant Lad, Dr. David Frawley and then completed an AYURVEDA certification course. The results of applying Ayurvedic knowledge are immediate and can be radical! Ayurveda cured her son's cough, skin irritation, behavior issues and runny noses!
In 2008 Lynne deepened her practice by taking Yoga One's 100 hour Teacher Training Course lead by Diana Beardsley and Amy Caldwell. She returned to Yoga One's course in 2013 for her 200 hour certificate. With an emphasis on breath, physical alignment, and strength, Lynne designs her classes to cultivate harmony and balance in the body. She is dedicated to helping students become more conscious through connection to breath in movement and in stillness and to have fun along the way.
Lorena received her 200-hour Yoga Teacher certificate in March 2014 via Yoga One in San Diego.
Since then Lorena has continued to deepen her knowledge of Yoga, taking additional trainings and is a certified in Street Yoga, Yin Yoga, Chair Yoga, and Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga.
Lorena volunteers through the St Vincent de Paul’s Health and Wellness Program teaching Yoga to residences once a week.
It is her firm belief that everyone NEEDS yoga.
Nicole Perrin, RYT-200- began her love affair with yoga during college in 2006. Six years later, this love blossomed into a burning desire to share her passion of yoga with others resulting in her completion of Yoga Teacher Training at Yoga One, San Diego in March 2012. Drawing upon various styles including Vinyasa, Anusara, Iyengar, and Power Yoga, her classes are an energetic expression of yoga that emphasize alignment-based movement led by the breath. Nicole guides students to awakening and becoming aware of their own bodies through dynamic flow and rhythmic breathing. In maintaining a mindful practice, she believes the mind-body connection teaches us how to live a fulfilling, healthy, and happy life on AND off the yoga mat. She encourages her students to play with their edge, while providing a safe, encouraging, and nonjudgmental environment where each individual can achieve their full potential.
Zaquia's love of movement led her to develop a passion for the flow of power vinyasa. She completed her 200-hour teacher training through CorePower Yoga in 2012 and has been teaching all over San Diego since. She loves learning and has continued to be a diligent student. Zaquia enjoys learning alongside her students while they share the experience of practice together. Her mission is to engage others in a relationship with movement and inspire a deeper sense of confidence in their physical experience as human beings.