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Anna Spalding

Sculpt Fusion Yoga

Anna's study of mind, body, and spirit began as a dancer, while growing up in Nebraska. She fell in love with the art of movement as a young child and after high school, moved to Santa Barbara to continue her training in Ballet, Contemporary, and Hip-Hop. Upon completion of a Bachelor of Dance degree from the University of San Diego in 2007, she moved to the North County to join Bk Soul Dance Company and teach yoga and Pilates locally. It was easy to incorporate her love of dance into a love for yoga. In San Diego she devoted herself to a heart-felt study of Vinyasa and Anusara Yoga with Michael Fukumura. As a dedicated teacher and practitioner recognized both by Yoga Alliance (E-RYT 200) and Anusara (Anusara-Inspired), she strives to inspire love and a joyful transformation in each... Read the profile >>

Kevin Patterson

BodyRok Pilates

As a new resident of Southern California, Kevin Patterson is already feeling right at home. His passion for fitness and outdoor adventure is already making an impact on our local community. When not logging 100 mile weeks running, Kevin can be found sculpting bodies at BodyRok Pilates Studio. There is no limit to the motivation he holds for the love of endurance activities, and is most happy when pushing the limits within himself and the surrounding community. Some of Kevin's other interests include ultra running, surfing, outdoors activities,volunteering at local charities, and passionately inpiring others. Read the profile >>

Kristina Kuzmich

Yoga Bound, re:form Yoga, Soleil Yoga, Mantra Yoga

Kristina lives in the beach town of Cardiff/Encinitas and she teaches throughout the North County of San Diego weekly SmartFLOW® yoga classes, restoratives, workshops as well as host local and international yoga retreats. She is the studio manager at Yoga Bound, a 200 E-RYT with yoga alliance, a certified massage therapist, owner of Mindful Evolution, a goal setter, driven enthusiast and cOMmunity leader. At a young age, growing up in the American Midwest, Kristina was first influenced by her pastor father, who instilled a strong idea and respect for discipline. Her trainings in Tibetan Buddhist Meditation while studying at Naropa University in Boulder, CO only deepened her personal insight and intrigue with the human body and the mind/body healing potential. However, after a long... Read the profile >>

Lauren Huber

Yoga Tropics, Yoga Six, Ignite Yoga Fusion, Xtend Barre

Growing up in sports, Lauren always loved being active! After graduating High School, Lauren went off to college at Washington State University. She began teaching group fitness classes at the local gym and through the University. At the end of her Freshman Year, she tried out for the Cheer/Dance Squad and made it. She loved the athleticism of college athletics and the training provided with the athletic trainers each week. In addition to teaching classes, Lauren was cheering, lifting weights and enjoyed running outdoors. In her early 20’s Lauren moved back to Seattle and continued teaching group fitness classes and began personal training. This is when Lauren was first introduced to Fitness and Figure competitions. She decided to train and compete in her first Fitness... Read the profile >>

Tara Szen

Kaia FIT

Tara was born and raised in the South Lake Tahoe area, traveled and attended college in many cities, but after acquiring her BS in Business from University of Nevada, Reno she is now doing what she loves most, here in San Diego; Coaching & training women to reach their physical and personal goals. She is the Owner, Head Trainer & Health Coach at Kaia FIT Solana Beach. Kaia FIT is a results oriented women’s only training program which is is based on functional movement, originating from gymnastics. Her passion for training sparked when she became a gymnastics coach. She learned that exercise, goal setting/accomplishing, and working with a team yet as an individual was a successful environment not only for children, but adults as well. Her favorite part about coaching is the... Read the profile >>