Welcome To The Chula Vista Yoga Center:
Our studio was founded in 2002 by the Stjerne Family. Since then we have been serving the Chula Vista Community. Our experienced instructors are committed to making everyone feel comfortable in every class. Whether you are a new student or a long time yoga practitioner, there are variations for everyone.
A student of yoga since 2001, Jano has lead classes, workshops, teacher trainings and retreats worldwide. Born and raised in San Diego, Jano is blessed to raise his two beautiful children there. Jano has studied yoga with many incredible teachers all who have made possible this path to share the gift of yoga with the world. Jano is currently a Lululemon ambassador and you can learn more here
Sophia's introduction to yoga began over a decade ago. The combination 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 a challenging but accessible alignment based flow that promotes harmony between the breath, the body and the mind.
Mike took his first Yoga class in 2003 and in 2011 completed his teacher training at the Chula Vista Yoga Center. He has continued his education with certifications in Yoga for Veterans with PTSD, Restorative/Yin Yoga and classes at Loyola Marymount University. Mike’s classes are demanding and kind. They are intended to help others shift and change perspective of their physical and internal worlds. Beyond the mat Mike is a graduate of the University of San Diego. He is an avid traveler and songwriter.
Moises Buhain is a proud resident of of the Southbay Community and has been a practitioner of Chula Vista Yoga since its inception. He has served as a yoga teacher throughout several studios across the west coast and takes pride in participating in compassionate incremental growth alongside other yogis. His engaging classes incorporate breathe, mindful movement, and most of all fun. When not on the mat, you can find Moises enjoying the outdoors with his three kids, his wife, and his french bulldog Luna.
Coming from a background of playing competitive sports from a young age, Andre was ready and accepted the physical challenges yoga had presented him. Soon after pursuing a regular yoga practice, he began to understand the struggle to balance competitive drive with respect for the body’s limits. Before long, he found peace, clarity, and stillness in his practice and is intrigued by the mind-body connection yoga has to offer. He believes yoga has a way of giving you what you want, but at the same time also what you need.
Susie is an experienced Yoga teacher based in San Diego, California. Her classes range from deeply restorative, to a strong, flowing vinyasa practice. She infuses smart alignment into her teachings, along with yoga philosophy, pranayama, and application of yoga into our daily life. Her focus is on providing guidance for conscious living in our increasingly busy world.
Off the mat, Susie has been a labor and delivery nurse for over 20 years.
“Our yoga practice is so much more than the asanas. It is a collection of tools that supports and helps us navigate life and consistently allows us to thrive as human beings.”