YIN CANDLELIGHT


This class is taught by:

Michelle Davis

Michelle graduated from our Elite Yoga Teacher Training in November 2015.
 
Michelle leads an active lifestyle and is always seeking new adventure, but had also been experiencing some neck & back pain in her current exercise routine. After weight training, running a marathon with Team in Training and 3 years of Barre exercise, she happened upon Elite Yoga. She had no idea how much doing Yoga 4-5 days a week would challenge her body, mind and also help with her back pain. She learns more about herself with each class. Nor did she realize she would decide to make a total career change along the way! Michelle really enjoys the community WEY provides to bring Women together. She’s a strong believer that life happens for a reason and is so happy to be a part of the Elite yoga team!
 
If she’s not at EY, Michelle enjoys cooking, days at the beach, live jazz, wine tasting and spending time with her dog & husband.

Jenna Miller

Jenna Miller
200-hr E-RYT, Holistic Health Practitioner

Jenna creates a full mind-body-spirit experience for her students. Through intelligent sequencing, deliberate cues and mindful breath, Jenna's classes provide an opportunity to relinquish the hustle and bustle of a busy world, and settle into the moment. She encourages her students to look within and listen to their own innate wisdom.

Outdoor adventurer, traveler and life-long learner, Jenna finds inspiration in nature and the human body's amazing capacity for healing. She has completed over 1,500 hours of study in wellness, including certifications in yoga, reiki, nutrition, herbs and meditation. She has been teaching yoga since 2008, based out of Encinitas, CA.

Jenna teaches yoga, meditation and wellness programs in the US and abroad. She believes in delivering yoga in a way that is accessible, effective and applicable to a modern lifestyle. Outside the yoga studio, Jenna enjoys hiking the Pacific Northwest, getting her feet wet at Cardiff Reef, and reading non-fiction books in her hammock.

 

Courtney Avery

Courtney was first introduced to yoga while studying the anthropology of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Western China, and it has been an important part of her life ever since. She received her Masters of Public Health from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. While earning her degree, she became a certified yoga teacher, 200RYT, at Bala Vinyasa Yoga in Miami where she taught power vinyasa and restorative yoga. Her travels took her to Costa Rica where she completed a 100-hour immersion in Danyasa, a creative form of yoga combining vinyasa flow with dance. She is passionate about sharing the healing benefits of yoga with people all over the world, and sees it as a powerful tool for people of any culture to lead healthier lives. She is also experienced in teaching kid’s yoga, prenatal yoga, and therapeutic yoga.

Courtney teaches yoga from the heart, making it possible for students of all levels to gain something from an empowering practice. “By letting go of the limits we place on ourselves, we are able to step into our own individual greatness. If you approach your practice with love in your heart and lightness in your mind, you are succeeding!”

Alex Arias

I am a native of Ecuador and moved to the U.S. when I was 18 years old. At the age of 16, I was a professional ballerina for the Ecuadorian Ballet Company for several years. After dancing, I became certified in Spin, Zumba, Step Aerobics and as a Personal Trainer.

My yoga journey began 6 years ago. I just had my 4th child, moved from Hong Kong to San Diego and weighed over 200 lbs. Because it was so hard on my body, I found it difficult to go back into high impact classes. Instead, I turned to yoga.

I tried many different studios and various styles, but I found that yoga was not always accessible to me. The classes were busy, there were no hands-on adjustments and there wasn’t any personal attention to my physical needs. But even through all of this, I could see how yoga was able to improve my overall wellbeing. Through yoga, not only was I able to find a healthy balance mentally, physically and spiritually, but I was able to achieve the best shape of my life.

 

After this transformation, friends began to ask me what I had been doing to find this overall balance in my life. From then on, I started teaching yoga in my garage as a way to give back this amazing practice I had found! When the classes in my garage started to fill up, I decided to become certified as a 200hr RYT in order to help others.

Before opening both studios, I spent several years as an experienced 200hr RYT, and became certified in Yin/Restorative, Tone Up (yoga with weights) and Bikram (hot yoga). Recently, I also obtained my 500hr RYT.

I founded Elite Yoga to create a community where yoga is accessible for all types of people. Whether you’ve been practicing yoga for years or are just starting out, Elite Yoga offers you a space to find support, hands-on adjustments, no judgment and caring, compassionate instructors. Elite Yoga seeks to improve your health one class at a time. Elite Yoga’s boutique style studios are committed to offering daily yoga classes to better the physical health, emotional wellbeing, mental clarity and a joy of living in each and every one of our clients!

I have also been married to an amazing business owner for 27 years and have 4 wonderful children. My two oldest are in college at Point Loma Nazarene University, and my two younger children attend The Bishop’s School and The Gillispie School in La Jolla. We have lived in La Jolla for several years and love finding ways to give back to this community!

Tina Nguyen

Tina graduated from our Elite Yoga Teacher Training in November 2015.

Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Oct 24 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Michelle Davis
    at Elite Yoga - Carmel Valley
  • Wed Oct 25 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Michelle Davis
    at Elite Yoga - Carmel Valley
  • Thu Oct 26 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Jenna Miller
    at Elite Yoga - Carmel Valley
  • Thu Oct 26 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Courtney Avery
    at Elite Yoga - La Jolla
  • Sun Oct 29 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Michelle Davis
    at Elite Yoga - Carmel Valley
  • Sun Oct 29 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Alex Arias
    at Elite Yoga - La Jolla
  • Tue Oct 31 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Tina Nguyen
    at Elite Yoga - Carmel Valley
  • Wed Nov 01 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Michelle Davis
    at Elite Yoga - Carmel Valley
  • Thu Nov 02 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Jenna Miller
    at Elite Yoga - Carmel Valley
  • Thu Nov 02 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Courtney Avery
    at Elite Yoga - La Jolla
  • Sun Nov 05 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Michelle Davis
    at Elite Yoga - Carmel Valley
  • Sun Nov 05 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Alex Arias
    at Elite Yoga - La Jolla
  • Tue Nov 07 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Tina Nguyen
    at Elite Yoga - Carmel Valley
  • Wed Nov 08 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Michelle Davis
    at Elite Yoga - Carmel Valley
  • Thu Nov 09 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Jenna Miller
    at Elite Yoga - Carmel Valley
  • Thu Nov 09 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Courtney Avery
    at Elite Yoga - La Jolla