We believe it's just as important for us to know who you are as for you to know us! Our instructors are certified by various accredited National Organizations and are experts in their field. They are skillful at creating strategies to focus your mind, effort and and ability based on your interests and level of commitment. They are happy to meet with you before class to answer questions or offer modifications for your workout. They inspire and motivate students to reach peak performance and never plateau. Most of all, they care and are here for you!
Katherine's trademarked method of yoga includes meditation, breathing techniques, inventive sequences and advanced adjustments. She can challenge the most experienced yogis with her extensive knowledge of yoga asana, hybrid classes and fluid yoga like movements. She received her BA and became a RYT, traveling internationally training US Navy and Naval Special Warfare. She is the director of 501c3 non profit org OMM, providing yoga for military and families. Then founded The Studio On Palm to provide space for people to explore their potential and thrive in a healthy community.
Lili, a San Diego native since 2012, has been practicing massage for over 9 years. She specializes in sports massage, deep tissue, and customizes treatments to meet individual needs. She is friendly and loves meeting new people in her community. She is passionate about her work and believes it is her calling in life. She loves seeing people return for regular care. "Massage Therapy benefits everyone. Take care of yourself and the rest will fall into place."
Sophia's introduction to yoga began over a decade ago. The combinations of balance, strength, flexibility, mindfulness and patience that she experienced in the practice lead to the path of completing the 200 hour Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training with Jano Galindo at the Chula Vista Yoga Center. Sophia's classes offer challenging but accessible alignment based flow that promotes harmony between the breath, the body and the mind.
Yoga has been a part of Paulina's life for over 10 years, and her practice has helped her grow stronger and fearless both on and off the mat. Yoga inspires her to live each moment more mindfully and full of presence. She is constantly reminded each day of why she has chosen this path the second she steps on her mat and is done leading a class. Paulina has completed her 200 hour Teacher Training with Corepower Yoga, 200 hour Rainbow Kids Yoga Teacher Training with Yoga One and her Reiki Level One with Mosaic Yoga. Paulina loves being both a student and teacher of the practice and is deeply grateful for the loving wisdom her mentors have shared with her to share with her outside community's. In her classes, she loves to combine creative sequencing, easy to understand direction of proper alignment, spirit of playfulness and a colorful dose of inspiration to help you deepen your practice both on and off your mat. She loves community, building relationships, listening, learning about others yoga stories, seeks to help others thrive in living a healthy and nutritious life, and will always have a open heart. She believes life is all about balance and that in order to be happy you have to do it all and try it all.
Ashley is a military wife who made the move to Imperial Beach in February of 2017. She is a passionate sculpt teacher who loves to motivate her students by helping them get a fun, full body workout with an emphasis on self-love and compassion. She received a BA in English with a minor in Journalism at the University of Central Florida. Her love for yoga, surfing, health, and family is evident in her daily life. Ashley received her sculpt certification at Corepower Yoga in Mission Valley. Her classes offer an intense blend of cardio, weight training, and a lot of core work!
Zoë received her BA in dance with emphasis in ballet. She is a RYT and Aerial-RYT. Zoë’s yoga classes are a blend of the cardiovascular aspects of vinyasa, the strength and patience building aspects of hatha, and the fluidity of dance. She’s passionate about each student feeling safe and comfortable. She inspires students to explore the edge of the comfort zone - where the real transformation happens. Whether in a group class, or a private lesson, Zoë wants each participant to walk away feeling confident and at home in the body.
Natalia is an accomplished choreographer, professional dancer, and fitness instructor originally from Ukraine. She received her degrees from Universities in Ukraine and Russia as a Ballet Master and Choreographer. For 10 years her career as a professional dancer allowed her to showcase her talent in places around the world such as Morocco, Greece, Cyprus, Turkey and Japan. After the birth of her daughter in 2007, Natalia focused her career and passion for fitness into Body Ballet, Pilates and Dance Fitness in Ukraine. She came to San Diego to visit her sister and fell in love with America's finest city and remains excited to share her enthusiasm for Dance and Fitness with San Diego.
Casey graduated with a BS and Masters in Exercise Physiology from the University of Virginia. After graduation she spent time personal training and teaching group exercises classes for a gym in Virginia.
When she moved to San Diego she started taking a boxing class at The Studio on Palm and says she completely fell in love! She likes that boxing is such a challenging workout and provides a LOT of quality stress relief. "Each time you come you can feel yourself getting stronger and quicker with the combinations- it is so rewarding"!
Boxing is her favorite workout these days, but also enjoys running, lifting weights, and yoga. She has completed a 200 hour yoga teacher training and currently work as an Exercise Physiologist in cardiac rehabilitation.
Anne received her BA degree in Marketing. She brings experience from Chicago and Los Angeles, marketing corporate and non profit businesses. She’s passionate about small business start ups, brand identity, social media strategy, sales and relationship building. Her passion for health, nutrition and fitness lead her on a conscious path; attending workshops, retreats and a TRX certification course. She is honored to support The Studio On Palm as the studio manager and looks forward to the future as Imperial Beach continues to grow.
Shannon received her BA in Biology and is a certified Aerial Yoga Instructor. Her classes are a dynamic mix of stretching, strength building, and exciting flips and tricks. She believes that anyone can benefit from an Aerial Yoga practice because it will challenge a person to soar to new heights that they never thought possible. She makes each participant feel welcome, answers all questions they may have and they leave feeling more confident and accomplished. She adores sharing this practice with both kids and adults in hope they fall in love with Aerial too.
Margot's yoga journey started 5 years ago after graduating with a Bachelor degree in Family Studies and Human Development and moving to San Diego. There she completed her 200-hour RYT at Bird Rock Yoga. During her training, she discovered the wonderful world of Ayurveda through Laura Plum. Margot was so inspired by this science that she decided to go to India to undergo an Ayurvedic Certification at Kayla Kalp Clinic. Since then, she has led Ayruvedic Yoga retreats and workshops in various countries and is the founder of Xuxohealing, an Ayurvedic company, on a mission to share the wisdom and light of Ayurveda.
Brittany earned her Doctoral degree in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine to give patients a different approach to healing other than conventional Western medicine. Brittany's goal as an acupuncturist is to help personally guide each individual patient on their own journey towards wellness so they can live a longer, stronger and more enjoyable life. She takes great care in tailoring each treatment to meet her patient's individual goals and healthcare needs. She specializes in sports injuries, pain management and can treat a wide variety of other ailments and conditions from headaches to fertility. She believes when balance is restored in the body, the outcome is long term relief and prosperity. Her intention is to help get you there.