Jim Kallett Bio

Jim Kallett, director Bikram Yoga San Diego

Jim Kallett, director Bikram Yoga San Diego

Senior Faculty of Bikram’s Yoga Teacher Training since 1998 (over 40 Teacher Trainings), International Judge and Coach for the International Yoga Asana Championships, 2003-2013.  One of the first teachers Bikram hand picked to lead Posture clinics around the world and the first he asked to train the next generation to do Posture Clinics.  Certified during Bikram’s 5th ever teacher training program in 1997

“Senior Bikram Yoga Instructor Jim Kallett became a Certified teacher during Bikram’s 5th ever teacher training program in 1997. Jim is one of the original and select few instructors that Bikram has hand-picked to represent him by conducting Posture Clinics, Seminars, and Lectures around the world.  Due to his dedicated service, Jim was a senior faculty member of Bikram’s Yoga College of India – International Headquarters in Los Angeles, California, and is senior faculty of Bikram’s famous Intensive Yoga Teacher Training (since 1998).  With his extensive Yoga knowledge and experience, Jim has been instrumental in assisting Bikram with Teacher Re-Certifications, and served as a Judge at 9 International Yoga Asana Championship (Bishnu Ghosh Cup) Finals.”

Trained and Coached:

  • Lesli Christiansen, the very first International Yoga Champion-Bishnu Ghosh Cup winner, (2003) Leslie teaches at Jim’s school.
  • Glenn Ottmar, first place Male, 1st International Yoga Asana Championship-2003 (2006).
  • Ky Ha, Men’s International Yoga Asana Champion (2007).
  • Sarah Baughn, USA first place co-champion, Silver medal International Finals (2008)
  • Ida Ripley, 5 time Western Canada Champion 2005-2009), Silver medal International Finals (2009)
  • Joseph Encinia, Men’s International Yoga Asana Champion (2011), 3 Time USA first place champion (2009, 2010, 2011) 2 time Silver medal International Finals (2009, 2010)
  • Chau Kei Ngai (China), Women’s International Yoga Asana Champion (2013) Silver medal International Finals (2012)

San Diego’s First Ever
Bikram Yoga Studio

Jim and Emma Kallett opened San Diego’s first ever Bikram Yoga studio in 1998, owning and operating one of the biggest and busiest Bikram Yoga schools in the world.

Judges Committee member, USA Yoga Federation (2010-2013).  Judged International Yoga Championships from 2005-2013, including Head Judge in Finals.  Judged at USA, Japan, Canadian, Thailand, Singapore, Mexico, and Irish National Championships during 2004-2013.  Head Judge of numerous Regional Yoga Championships from 2002-2010. Coached: International Yoga Champions Lesli Christiansen (2003), Glenn Ottmar (unofficial 2003), Ky Ha (2007), Joseph Encinia (2011), ChauKei Ngai (2013), and International Silver Medalists: National Champions Joseph Encinia (USA 2009-11), Sarah Baughn (USA 2008), Ida Ripley (Canada 2009), Chau Kei Ngai (China 2013).

Jim has been studying directly with Bikram for over 20 years and was certified during Bikram’s 5th ever Teacher Training program in 1997.  With his extensive yoga knowledge, Jim has coached dozens of students in preparation for the Yoga Championships, participated in, assisted Bikram, and held numerous Seminars in the USA and abroad, served on Bikram’s faculty for Teacher Training continually since 1998, built three Affiliated Bikram Yoga schools and advised on dozens of others.  Jim’s emphasis in doing Bikram Yoga workshops is to keep as close to how Bikram would do them, how he wants them done, sticking closely to how Bikram teaches the Postures, the philosophy and approach to the teaching of Bikram Yoga. Offering explanations and knowledge, bringing you to a deeper level in your Yoga experience.  Jim is a teacher that you won’t want to miss!

Jim Kallett, director Bikram’s Yoga College of India, San Diego
2110 Hancock St. #301
San Diego, CA 92110  USA
jim@bikramyogasandiego.com • www.bikramyogasandiego.com
tel: 619-220-6811

20 Years Teaching