Amy Pachowicz has been teaching yoga for over 15 years. She traveled to Pune, India in 2007 to study at the Iyengar Institute and is a certified Iyengar instructor at the Introductory I/II Level.
Amy opened Yoga Arts in January 2013. She began studying Iyengar yoga in college at Barnard in 1986 and began classes with Jo Zukovich in 1992 when she moved back to San Diego. She has studied with Manuoso Manos for over ten years and began teaching in 1996.
“Practicing yoga has taught me that I am not what I think I am…I am able to be different, to change.” -Amy
Jo Zukovich began her yoga journey in 1979, started teaching in the mid 80’s while owning and running a large yoga studio for many years. She has traveled to India to study with B.K.S. Iyengar and his family, as well as studying with many top teachers in the U.S. and Europe. Jo feels blessed that she has been part of the surge of interest in yoga since the beginning.
Her experience of teaching has been one of the great joys in life along with her wonderful family. Jo truly loves teaching what she has learned along the way.
Lisa Hampton, MS founded Mindful Fitness in 1994 with the belief that traditional fitness programs could be enhanced by integrating mind-body principles found in yoga and meditation practices.
Knowing that being still is a challenge for many, Lisa has designed a class that begins with gentle yoga stretches to help loosen the body to prepare for sitting. Integrating conscious breathing, students relax, become grounded and connect mind and body.
Valerie Sorrentino teaches mind body home and business alignment strategies to relieve overwhelm. Coming from a family owned restaurant background she knows the importance of creating balance in work and life mind and body. This is done from the heart and the home. After giving notice to her partner and husband in 2001 Valerie began teaching yoga for healing and stress relief. She has helped small groups and private students bring smiles to their faces and ease tension and stress from their lives with one main tool….. Vision Clarity. Intention setting is an important piece to attaining peace.
Stephanie Lavender has been practicing yoga for 20 years and has been studying with Carolyn Belko and Gloria Goldberg regularly. Stephanie is certified at the Intermediate Junior 1 level and has been on the Iyengar Yoga Association Board for four years coordinating workshops and community outreach.Stephanie is inspired by the dynamic changes that occur with a daily practice and teaches her students how to cultivate a home practice. Stephanie teaches students how to practice yoga and how to be open to receive the many benefits that Iyengar yoga provides. Her classes are playful, precise, and encouraging.