Caitlin was intrigued with body mechanics at a very young age. She began working as a physical therapy aide at the age of 15. She began her physical therapy studies at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. Life moved Caitlin to San Diego where she obtained her B.S. in Kinesiology with emphasis in Physical Therapy from California State University San Marcos. Caitlin enrolled in Pilates training in 2010 where she learned the deep connection and rehabilitative benefits of Pilates. Caitlin’s keen eye for movement, ability to make accurate modifications and encouraging approach ensure her clients get the most of each session. Utilizing a stand up paddle board allows for a unique experience that will challenge clients on both a physical and neuromuscular level. Caitlin practiced Pilates throughout two pregnancies and has seen firsthand the benefits and results of this method of training. When she is not in the studio, Caitlin enjoys being a full-time mother of two!
Ashton began his journey with Yoga and martial arts at the age of twelve and began surfing at the age of sixteen. After studying Exercise Physiology and Nutrition in college, he became a personal trainer at Gold’s Gym in Venice Beach, California, at the same time teaching Ju Jitsu at the Martial Arts Center in Los Angeles. After taking his first yoga teacher training in 2005, Ashton left the United States on a one way ticket to Asia, where he spent the majority of the next six and a half years teaching and continuing his study and practice of yoga as he traveled to countries like Thailand, China, India, Malaysia and Cambodia. In 2011, he co-founded the Virajati Yoga School and continues to teach Yoga Teacher Trainings, through his school and as a teacher through other schools and studios. He moved back to San Diego last year with his family (his partner Kristi and their beautiful daughter, Sequoia) to share his passion for yoga in the country of his birth. Stand up paddleboard Yoga combines some of Ashton’s favorite things in life: water, the outdoors and yoga!
Marion discovered Yoga at the age of 17, instantly falling in love and connecting with this ancient practice. In 2010 she embarked on a Hatha/Raja teacher training course. From that point on she has immersed herself in workshops and trainings including Anusara, Restorative, Pre/Post- Natal, Mommy and Me, Sound Healing, Reiki and massage therapy. Marion offers an eclectic style of yoga, especially when it is taught on the water. Knowing that the possibilities are endless, she strives to keep things new, different and ever changing just like life. The intention of every class is to dive deep inside, reconnect with yourself, discover something new and test your physical strength. When she is not teaching she enjoys being with her family, surfing and enjoying life!
Zac is registered with the NCSF as a Certified Personal Trainer and 200hr RYT. He is a Texas native. In 2009, Zac came to Southern California on vacation and instead made it his home. He quickly fell in love with the Southern California "Lifestyle." Zac began fitness, like many individuals, as strictly gym strength training. Outdoor fitness was a whole new exciting world to explore. He quickly adapted, and was introduced to Yoga. The practice of Yoga took over and redefined what training meant to him. Now Zac fuses both Yoga and "old school" strength training into an all-encompassing routine. This integration of styles brings balance, body awareness, breath, and mindful movement to the forefront in his work with clients and classes. His goal is for every one of his clients to leave feeling balanced, strong, and confident.
Corrie believes in moving with intuition rather than tradition. She comes from a diverse background of movement modalities with a goal of incorporating several styles of movement for the perfect prescription for each individual. She trained under the law that everyBODY is different and requires different styles of movement to get the most out of their exercise routine. Corrie’s training methods include Pilates, Yoga, Tabata Training, Strength Training, MELT method, BodyCode, and TRX. Hands on Therapy including Structural Integration, as well as other modalities. Each individual’s personalized plan is different based on their goals and objectives. Corrie’s goal is that each client receive whatever it is they need to improve their daily life through health and fitness.
From a very young age, Laura knew she had a passion for the outdoors and taking full advantage of the Earth’s best resources. Growing up in San Diego, opportunities to hike, swim, and surf were never missed. Her relationship with fitness and health grew when she entered into dance and competitive cheerleading as a youth. From 2005 to 2007, Laura learned the power and limitations of athletes when she became a flyer for her team’s stunts. Laura became fascinated with the composition and kinetics of the human body. She continued to study the human body at San Diego State University, shifting her focus on the brain where she worked as a research assistant in a Neuropsychology lab and earned her B.A. in Psychology in 2013. After becoming certified as a personal trainer from the National Academy of Sports Medicine in 2012, she began working with a wide variety of clients with a range of goals. Laura believes that exercise should not only be effective and safe it should also be enjoyable and exciting! The body doesn’t work independently from the mind; so this is an opportunity to incorporate your entire self into the workout by stimulating your body and mind. When she is not teaching she enjoys cooking up new recipes, spending time with family and friends, and any chance to be outside.