Ali DiMola  I first discovered yoga in a high school gym class in 2004. I was intrigued at how wonderful it made me feel physically and spiritually but was intimidated. Having always been a very athletic person I continued down my path without yoga. Only after I suffered severe trauma from domestic violence in my first marriage at the age of 22 did I rediscover the healing powers of yoga. After fully immersing myself into my yoga practice was I able to heal my deep wounds and discover my passion for the practice. Through this warm and inviting community I realized it is my duty to share and spread the love and compassion that yoga has to offer all of us. Namaste yogis!

Ali DiMola

I first discovered yoga in a high school gym class in 2004. I was intrigued at how wonderful it made me feel physically and spiritually but was intimidated. Having always been a very athletic person I continued down my path without yoga. Only after I suffered severe trauma from domestic violence in my first marriage at the age of 22 did I rediscover the healing powers of yoga. After fully immersing myself into my yoga practice was I able to heal my deep wounds and discover my passion for the practice. Through this warm and inviting community I realized it is my duty to share and spread the love and compassion that yoga has to offer all of us. Namaste yogis!

Christine Costello  I first came to yoga in 2009 to address increasing back pain from scoliosis. In addition to pain relief, I found in yoga a path that continues to guide me towards self-awareness and peace of mind. In 2014 I pursued my RYT-200 at Discovery Yoga Center in the lovely St. Augustine, FL. In addition to my RYT, I have received training in both Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and the intersection of yoga, food, and body image. As a yoga instructor and mental health professional (MSW,) I strive to create a non-judgmental and accepting environment in which people of all abilities can reap the benefits of yoga in a life-giving and authentic manner. I look forward to meeting each of you on your mats!

Christine Costello

I first came to yoga in 2009 to address increasing back pain from scoliosis. In addition to pain relief, I found in yoga a path that continues to guide me towards self-awareness and peace of mind. In 2014 I pursued my RYT-200 at Discovery Yoga Center in the lovely St. Augustine, FL. In addition to my RYT, I have received training in both Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and the intersection of yoga, food, and body image. As a yoga instructor and mental health professional (MSW,) I strive to create a non-judgmental and accepting environment in which people of all abilities can reap the benefits of yoga in a life-giving and authentic manner. I look forward to meeting each of you on your mats!

Dariana Serrano  Yoga came to me like a wave crashing on the shore. Naturally... yet unexpected. Gently yet intense. As I laid in my first savasana three years ago, I was overwhelmed with a sense of peace and unexplainable joy... like a soft embrace it spoke to me saying “welcome, I’ve been waiting for you”. Ever since then, I opened my heart, my mind and soul to yoga. I love sharing my passion and am honored to hold a sacred space for those who would like to unravel in all its splendor. When I am not teaching yoga, I am teaching preschoolers (our hope for the future). My philosophy for life is to play and love without limits! I strive to make yoga a fun and enjoyable experience for all levels. I can’t wait to see you on the mat!

Dariana Serrano

Yoga came to me like a wave crashing on the shore. Naturally... yet unexpected. Gently yet intense. As I laid in my first savasana three years ago, I was overwhelmed with a sense of peace and unexplainable joy... like a soft embrace it spoke to me saying “welcome, I’ve been waiting for you”. Ever since then, I opened my heart, my mind and soul to yoga. I love sharing my passion and am honored to hold a sacred space for those who would like to unravel in all its splendor. When I am not teaching yoga, I am teaching preschoolers (our hope for the future). My philosophy for life is to play and love without limits! I strive to make yoga a fun and enjoyable experience for all levels. I can’t wait to see you on the mat!

Becky Sutter  I began practicing yoga as a means to stay in shape and found that I loved the movements, breathing, and feeling of calm I got every time I practiced. After moving to San Diego, I started attending vinyasa classes regularly and became a very dedicated student. I decided I wanted to learn as much about yoga as I could, and enrolled in Yoga Teacher Training and graduated in 2017 with a higher appreciation for using healthful alignment and pranayama both on and off the mat. As a teacher, I strive to create a space for all levels of students to be both challenged and supported through their practice.

Becky Sutter

I began practicing yoga as a means to stay in shape and found that I loved the movements, breathing, and feeling of calm I got every time I practiced. After moving to San Diego, I started attending vinyasa classes regularly and became a very dedicated student. I decided I wanted to learn as much about yoga as I could, and enrolled in Yoga Teacher Training and graduated in 2017 with a higher appreciation for using healthful alignment and pranayama both on and off the mat. As a teacher, I strive to create a space for all levels of students to be both challenged and supported through their practice.

Jennifer Nibecker  I am a self-professed nerd of many topics who was first introduced to yoga during my college years in Northern Arizona. I returned to Southern California five years ago, initially struggling to find a studio where I felt at home leading my to drift from a consistent practice. My return to yoga was encouraged by one of the first people I met in San Diego who bequeathed to me a stray yoga mat, offered endless encouragement with heaps of love, and whose inspired life reminded me of the positive impacts yoga can bring into a person’s life. Upon experiencing the balance, awareness of breath, connection of mind/body, increased introspection, grounding and community brought into my life by a consistent yoga practice; the eternal student in me longed to learn more. I began my continuing yoga education by completing Akasha Yoga’s 200 hour Teacher Training allowing me to offer the myriad benefits of yoga practice to others. My hope is, after practicing with me, you leave your mat feeling relaxed, balanced, and refreshed!

Jennifer Nibecker

I am a self-professed nerd of many topics who was first introduced to yoga during my college years in Northern Arizona. I returned to Southern California five years ago, initially struggling to find a studio where I felt at home leading my to drift from a consistent practice. My return to yoga was encouraged by one of the first people I met in San Diego who bequeathed to me a stray yoga mat, offered endless encouragement with heaps of love, and whose inspired life reminded me of the positive impacts yoga can bring into a person’s life. Upon experiencing the balance, awareness of breath, connection of mind/body, increased introspection, grounding and community brought into my life by a consistent yoga practice; the eternal student in me longed to learn more. I began my continuing yoga education by completing Akasha Yoga’s 200 hour Teacher Training allowing me to offer the myriad benefits of yoga practice to others. My hope is, after practicing with me, you leave your mat feeling relaxed, balanced, and refreshed!

Olivia Dippo  I am currently a doctoral student in Materials Science and Engineering at UC San Diego. I do research on the very things that make up our world, and for me, yoga has been a complementary practice of studying what makes up the body and mind. I started my study of yoga in 2014, and completed my 200 hour RYT in Koh Phangan, Thailand in 2016 with All Yoga. A born adventurer, I spend much of my time traveling, surfing, running, rock climbing, and hiking. I'm constantly inspired by nature, and I strive to bring its meditative solace into a yoga practice that I can share with my students. I have bachelors degrees in both Materials Science and Biomedical Engineering, and I am passionate about integrating scientific and anatomical knowledge to create a safe and effective practice, in a lighthearted and fun atmosphere.

Olivia Dippo

I am currently a doctoral student in Materials Science and Engineering at UC San Diego. I do research on the very things that make up our world, and for me, yoga has been a complementary practice of studying what makes up the body and mind. I started my study of yoga in 2014, and completed my 200 hour RYT in Koh Phangan, Thailand in 2016 with All Yoga. A born adventurer, I spend much of my time traveling, surfing, running, rock climbing, and hiking. I'm constantly inspired by nature, and I strive to bring its meditative solace into a yoga practice that I can share with my students. I have bachelors degrees in both Materials Science and Biomedical Engineering, and I am passionate about integrating scientific and anatomical knowledge to create a safe and effective practice, in a lighthearted and fun atmosphere.

Libby Lefanowicz  After years of an on and off practice, I found myself coming back to yoga every time I experienced major hardship, whether it was a breakup or a physical injury, yoga always brought me back to find my center. I have experienced ongoing foot pain and have suffered from depression, after a long search for "cures", I found that a regular yoga practice was critical to support my physical and mental health. I have deeply explored many types of yoga, from Vinyasa to Bikram to Ashtanga and Kundalini and incorporate these experiences as well as my passion for traveling the world into my classes. I completed my YTT with Reach Yoga in PB looking to share my passion for yoga and spirituality. I enjoy teaching students about the balance and connection between the body, mind, and spirit and to utilize mindfulness and meditation practices to uplift and recharge students during class.

Libby Lefanowicz

After years of an on and off practice, I found myself coming back to yoga every time I experienced major hardship, whether it was a breakup or a physical injury, yoga always brought me back to find my center. I have experienced ongoing foot pain and have suffered from depression, after a long search for "cures", I found that a regular yoga practice was critical to support my physical and mental health. I have deeply explored many types of yoga, from Vinyasa to Bikram to Ashtanga and Kundalini and incorporate these experiences as well as my passion for traveling the world into my classes. I completed my YTT with Reach Yoga in PB looking to share my passion for yoga and spirituality. I enjoy teaching students about the balance and connection between the body, mind, and spirit and to utilize mindfulness and meditation practices to uplift and recharge students during class.

Nichole Gregory  As a wife and mother of two beautiful daughters, I’ve always found that yoga keeps me sane and balanced. Coming back to the practice recently, after straying from it several times, has lit my desire to teach. I love being able to share in the opening and developing of energies, and witnessing the unfolding of people's light when they are surrounded by those who encourage and support them. Being a part of that experience is incredibly rewarding. I teach regularly in the San Diego community, and offer weekly outdoor Vinyasa classes with an emphasis on accessibility and ease. I received my first YTT through The Little Yoga Studio in Little Italy and received my second YTT through Mosaic Yoga Studio in Golden Hill.

Nichole Gregory

As a wife and mother of two beautiful daughters, I’ve always found that yoga keeps me sane and balanced. Coming back to the practice recently, after straying from it several times, has lit my desire to teach. I love being able to share in the opening and developing of energies, and witnessing the unfolding of people's light when they are surrounded by those who encourage and support them. Being a part of that experience is incredibly rewarding. I teach regularly in the San Diego community, and offer weekly outdoor Vinyasa classes with an emphasis on accessibility and ease. I received my first YTT through The Little Yoga Studio in Little Italy and received my second YTT through Mosaic Yoga Studio in Golden Hill.