Gentle Flow


This class is taught by:

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!

Robin Doten

Robin (RYT 200) started practicing yoga in her late 30’s when a friend invited her to a class. It was a life changing experience which opened her World to an insatiable desire to learn all aspects of yoga. Robin started teaching soon after obtaining her Yoga Teacher Training Certification in 2011. Her classes encompass a love of Vinyasa, connecting the mind and body in a moving meditation using the breath as a guide. Her classes are suitable for all levels, with a dynamic flow of poses that bring you from a warm up to a fun yet challenging sequence that helps create natural heat in the body while ending with a soothing cool down.

Charie Juaneza

Charie graduated from our EY Teacher Training in November 2015.
 
Charie is originally from Philippines. Prior to living in San Diego, she lived in Columbus, OH and Pittsburgh PA where she achieved her degree in Photography from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh. She specializes in portrait and newborn photography since 2010 and is loving every minute of it. She recently found her love for Yoga and is very excited to learn everything about it! It’s been an amazing outlet and tool for her to grow spiritually and physically.

Eugenia Ortega

My name is Eugenia Ortega, I started doing yoga in my 40's and fell in love with it ever since. So much so that I obtained my yoga teacher certificate early on. It has been such a great gift for my body, I am more flexible and fit now than I was in my twenties. I also love the fact that yoga is for everyone.
My husband and I have 4 children ages from 13 years old to 23. Our youngest has severe autism and he inspired me to teach yoga to children with special needs, it has been a great experience.
I hope to help as many as possible to receive to yoga benefits that I have received and continue to learn and grow.
Gentle Flow is great for beginners or those who prefer a slower-paced practice. This gentler version of Vinyasa allows more time to settle deeper into postures while you focus on breath, alignment and the fluidity of connecting poses. 

Upcoming classes:

  • Fri Oct 27 10:45 am - 11:45 am with Alex Arias
    at Elite Yoga - Carmel Valley
  • Mon Oct 30 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Robin Doten
    at Elite Yoga - Carmel Valley
  • Mon Oct 30 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Charie Juaneza
    at Elite Yoga - La Jolla
  • Fri Nov 03 10:45 am - 11:45 am with Eugenia Ortega
    at Elite Yoga - Carmel Valley
  • Mon Nov 06 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Robin Doten
    at Elite Yoga - Carmel Valley
  • Mon Nov 06 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Charie Juaneza
    at Elite Yoga - La Jolla
  • Fri Nov 10 10:45 am - 11:45 am with Eugenia Ortega
    at Elite Yoga - Carmel Valley
  • Mon Nov 13 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Robin Doten
    at Elite Yoga - Carmel Valley
  • Mon Nov 13 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Charie Juaneza
    at Elite Yoga - La Jolla
  • Fri Nov 17 10:45 am - 11:45 am with Eugenia Ortega
    at Elite Yoga - Carmel Valley
  • Mon Nov 20 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Robin Doten
    at Elite Yoga - Carmel Valley
  • Mon Nov 20 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Charie Juaneza
    at Elite Yoga - La Jolla