Instructors 2017-04-23T09:06:49+00:00

jim-awkward-poseAll 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-presentawkwardpose
  • 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).

about-bikram-yogaEmma Kallett  Director  certified September 1997   email Emma

Lesli Lounsbury certified June 2001 • The 1st International Yoga Asana Champion (Bishnu Ghosh Cup) – 2003

Victoria Hovda certified December 2001leslichristiansen07-jpg

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

Amy Scher certified November, 2011

Mandy Manus   certified November, 2008

Armando Osuna   certified June, 2012

Krissy Oakes   certified 2005

Kay Ostrenko certified 2005

Others:   Susan Nath certified Fall, 2010;  Christen Cotter certified June, 2007;  Holly Guzanick certified November, 2010;  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).


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.

Victoria Performing Camel Pose at Teacher Training