1330 Orange Ave, #210
Island Yoga Coronado Instructors
Stephanie was born and raised right here, in Coronado, and is an SDSU alum. She has two sons at the high school and is thrilled to be settled back in her hometown! Stephanie discovered Bikram Yoga in 2000 and hasn’t stopped since. She has been teaching Bikram Yoga since 2011 and loves sharing the benefits of this amazing practice! She is also certified to teach Yin Yoga and Inferno Hot Pilates and is so grateful and happy to be part of the community at Island Yoga Coronado.
Shawna recently moved to California from Minnesota, where she had been practicing hot yoga for ten years. At first she’d started doing hot yoga to recover from back surgery, but yoga did so much for her body and mind that she was hooked for life. Joining Island Yoga was the first thing she did when she got to San Diego. She is the education director at the Walter Munk Foundation for the Oceans and does yoga every day before getting in the water.
Gail is an alum of SDSU and is a former elementary school teacher. She has taught water aerobics, all levels of swimming instruction, and has coached swimming. Gail found Hot Yoga in 2012 and immediately fell in love with the practice. She now enjoys sharing the practice as a teacher and helping people to recognize the scope of benefits that continue to grow and enhance one’s health at all fitness levels.
Mochi was introduced to Bikram yoga in 2000. Not too long after
becoming certified in the Fall of 2001 she went on to tour with The Lion
King musical (National tour, Broadway & Las Vegas). As a professional
performing artist, yoga enabled her to maintain the health of her mind,
body & spirit during a highly demanding time. Her joy is to pass along
this practice to others to maintain a balanced and inspired life. She’s
been kickin’ butts into shape with Inferno Hot Pilates since 2016 and
very much looks forward to seeing YOU in the hot room.
Kevin started practicing yoga very slowly and very stiffly in 2005; doing what he could manage with what he had. Since then, His yoga practice has become a solid foundation for every part of his life. It has helped him to become more active, improve his diet, led him to discover meditation and then to develop the courage to become a yoga teacher. He has been teaching Bikram Yoga since 2014 and loves to share the very real benefits of this powerful practice.
Victoria Ngo Border
Victoria dabbled in yoga throughout college, but it wasn’t until she sustained a serious knee injury when she discovered the healing power of the practice. Despite struggling to walk, even on crutches, Victoria completed a 30-Day Bikram challenge in order to keep her body moving and took modifications for every pose. Since moving to San Diego, Victoria has loved the challenges that yoga presents and strongly believes in being a student of the practice, constantly working to fine-tune her alignment and find balance within her body, and encourages her students to do the same. It’s not about how deep you go in a pose…it’s about connecting to your breath, moving in a way that’s safe for your body, and having fun. Victoria has completed both yin and vinyasa teacher trainings and enjoys introducing the concept of yin in order to balance out the yang of our everyday lives.
Over 25 years ago Jake climbed the stairs that led to the Green Lake Bikram Yoga studio in Seattle, knees probably shaking, in search of his first-ever yoga class. Since then he has practiced in over 150 different studios, all over the world. He graduated from Teacher Training in Palm Desert in 2009 and has taught in over 30 different studios so far. “Do the yoga; it is the foundation for anything else you do,” says Jake. “Come sweat with us.”
Krissy is a native Californian who moved to San Diego in late 2015. She took her first Bikram yoga class during her freshman year at UCSB and was completely hooked. In 2005 she attended the spring teacher training in Los Angeles, after which she moved to New York City where she taught for 6+ years. She then taught in Italy for over a year until realizing it was time to come home to sunny California. She loves teaching yoga and Qoya, which is a fusion of yoga, dance and sensual movement for women and leads retreats in Italy and Mexico.
Nellie has been practicing yoga for 12 years and has been a certified yoga teacher for 6 years; when she started practicing yoga it changed her life. She wanted to become a teacher so that she could share this wonderful practice with the world. Nellie believes that yoga is for everyone. She lives in Coronado and loves teaching at the Island Yoga Coronado studio because it is a delightful yoga community. Nellie looks forward to seeing you in her class.
Sharon moved to San Diego from her hometown of Washington, DC in August 2016. She is AFAA, BASI Pilates, and Xtend Barre certified. Sharon has been involved in the fitness industry since 2003, when she started taking group exercise classes at Northeastern University in Boston. The camaraderie and variety of classes were such a blast, she became a group fitness instructor in spring 2009, while also working full-time in HR and Legal Recruiting for an Intellectual Property law firm. Sharon has taught everything from Pilates and Barre to Bootcamp and Kickboxing to Step and Cycling. She enthusiastically delivers a fun yet challenging experience and encourages her clients to push their limits while offering modifications along the way.
Koko Adams is a native of Japan and now lives in beautiful San Diego!
Stefan was born and raised in former Czechoslovakia. He came to the US as a chef and wanted to open his own restaurant. He was also doing some modeling which required lots of time in the gym, and one trainer told him about Bikram Yoga— he was hooked after his first class. After attending teacher training in 2009, he soon quit his cooking job and became a traveling yoga teacher. He arrived to San Diego and planned to stay for two weeks but never left.
Desiree fell in love with hot yoga ten years ago, while living in Sacramento. Her best friend came to visit, paid for her first class and she was hooked!! At the time, she was suffering from back pain and TMJ but found that the more hot yoga she did the less pain she had. In a few months, she was pain free. She still loves reading, researching sharing the long term benefits of hot yoga. Desiree moved to San Diego 6 years ago and got her teachers’ certification at the San Diego Yoga Center’s.
Bio coming soon!
Mary attended her first yoga class in 2000 ~ but it was her neighborhood Bikram Yoga Studio in San Francisco coupled with her Ashtanga trained older sister on the East Coast that inspired her journey to teach. Mary began teaching with the Full of Joy, Yoga for Children teacher training course in San Francisco. After finding her way back to Coronado in 2010, (Mary was born here) she found the time and space to complete her 200-hour Yoga Alliance E-RYT certification. Now she explores teaching to all ages, anywhere, anytime!