All instructors we bring in to Bikram’s Yoga College of India, San Diego have been certified after graduating from by Bikram Choudhury’s intensive Teacher Training Programs. All are required to Re-Certify every 3 years, and to maintain the integrity of Bikram’s Hatha Yoga system, the teaching methods, and the Dialogue. These teachers are encouraged to continue their study, practice, and development by returning to the Source, attending Bikram’s Authorized Seminars, classes, re-visiting the Teacher Trainings, and most importantly — maintaining their own Yoga practice.
Current Instructors on Staff
Jim Kallett Director certified September 1997, last re-Certified June, 2016 email Jim
- Faculty: Bikram’s Teacher Training 1998-present, Re-Certification (at Teacher Training) 2009-present
- Bikram Authorized for Bikram Yoga Workshops/Posture Clinics (see Jim’s Seminars)
- Host: “Yoga Is Life Radio” podcast Internet Talk Radio Show on the VoiceAmerica Network – the 7th Wave Channel (July to October, 2014).
Emma Kallett Director certified September 1997 email Emma
Lesli Lounsbury certified June 2001 • The 1st International Yoga Asana Champion (Bishnu Ghosh Cup) – 2003
Mochi Camaya certified December 2001
Kirsty Miller certified August 2004
Bryan Richard certified June 2007, re-certified May, 2010
Anna Marie Gina Mueco certified June 2006, re-certified 2009, 2011, 2012
• International Bikram Yoga HQ & Re-Certification Staff 2012-2013
Heather Thurman certified December 2009, re-certified 2013
Stephanie Anderson certified June, 2011
Hiroko Adams certified June, 2012
Jake Goertzen certified June, 2009 • Bikram’s Teacher Training Staff Fall 2010, and Fall 2012
Stefan Talian certified June, 2009
Sarah Jimenez certified June, 2013
Monica Mahdion certified November, 2011
Mandy Manus certified November, 2008
Armando Osuna certified June, 2012
Kay Ostrenko certified 2005
Others: Susan Nath certified Fall, 2010; Krissy Oakes; Christen Cotter certified June, 2007; Holly Guzanick certified November, 2010; Amy Scher certified November, 2011; Javier Castro.
Guest teachers: Lindsey Stanley, Israel Gettinger 2nd Place So. Calif. Regional Yoga Asana Champion (US Nationals finalist) – 2012/13, Bikram’s Teacher Training Staff Spring 2014, Mirna Marusic (Bikram’s Teacher Training Staff 2012-2013), Tonya Novak, Jo Camaya, Martina Parrone (Bikram’s Teacher Training Staff Spring 2013), Krissy Bills, Glenn Ottmar (first place Male, The 1st International Yoga Asana Championship (Bishnu Ghosh Cup) – 2003), Johnston Melbastadt certified summer 1996, Becca Cammack (Bikram’s Teacher Training Staff Fall 2013).
All Visiting BIKRAM CERTIFIED TEACHERS
Coming to practice at our school
Our policy has always been to allow any actively Certified and Re-Certified Bikram’s Teacher to be able to take classes for free at our school. Now, with the ever increasing number of people who have gone through Bikram’s Teacher Training Program, and the large number of Bikram teachers who come to practice at our school, beginning January 1, 2013, we are charging $5 per class, or $50 monthly unlimited for active Bikram Certified Teachers. To get this rate, we are requiring proof of valid and updated Certification. To practice for that rate at our school, we ask that you make a wallet-sized reduction copy of your most recent (within the last 3 years) Bikram Yoga Teaching Certification (or Re-Certification), and show it with a valid picture ID at our reception desk when you come for a Yoga Class at our school, otherwise you will be asked to pay the regular drop-in fee. A scanned copy on iPhone or other device will also work.