Mixed Vinyasa - Non-Heated
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.
Erin discovered yoga in 2006 when she enrolled in a yoga class at her university. She initially fell in love with it because of the strength and flexibility and “cool moves” she gained from it. But it wasn’t until graduate school when yoga really became a place of refuge from continual theoretical thinking and poor posture in front of a computer screen. With a foundation in Ashtanga yoga, Erin places great emphasis on breath with movement, and her style is based on the idea of meditation in motion. She teaches an athletic vinyasa flow style that balances strength and flexibility. She believes that through a consistent practice, yoga will take you where you need to be.
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!