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-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).

about-bikram-yogaEmma Kallett certified September 1997

Victoria Hovda certified December 2001

Mochi Camaya certified December 2001

Kirsty Miller certified August 2004

Bryan Richard certified June 2007, re-certified May, 2010

Heather Thurman certified December 2009, re-certified 2013

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

Armando Osuna certified June, 2012

Susan Nath certified Fall, 2010

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

Victoria Performing Camel Pose at Teacher Training