Your ultimate goal is to be happy. Find that happiness & peace within you.

Instructors

Owner, Jean Pierre Marques is a  Master  of Yoga, Meditation & Breathing, Tai Chi & Martial Arts. As a renowned author, speaker, & Behavioral Therapist, Jean Pierre is a pioneer in the mind & body field. For over 50 years, he has devoted himself to teaching thousands of people to make positive changes in their lives through his classes, retreats, workshops, teacher trainings & private sessions.  Before starting the studio in Coronado, Jean Pierre has owned & operated various health & fitness businesses in France, Los Angeles & Hawaii & was Creator & Director of the Spiritual Awareness Department at the world renowned Canyon Ranch in Tucson, AZ. As a testament to his life long work Jean Pierre received the honor of induction into the prestigious U.S.A. Martial Arts Hall of Fame. When Jean Pierre is not traveling to meet clients, you will find him teaching classes & conducting workshops at Coronado Yoga & Wellness Center as a visiting Grand Master Teacher.  He is also proud to work with the Wounded Warriors.

 

Owner, Linda Marques began her career in the health & fitness industry over 30 years ago while attending the University of Southern California. After graduating, she spent 14 years in Los Angeles teaching, training & managing various fitness facilities. The following 11 years, she was the Fitness Director at the world renowned Canyon Ranch in Tucson, AZ.  Certified with several national fitness councils, Linda is a Master Level Kitaido Yoga Instructor, Master Level Instructor of Spinning and a 2nd degree Black Belt in Karate.  You will see her in the day-to-day management of the studio, teaching many of the group classes, as well as private clients at Coronado Yoga & Wellness Center.

 

 

Edry Goot began her yoga practice over 20 years ago. As a marriage and family therapist, she was searching for a form of body movement that incorporated a meditative element. Yoga as a gentle flow, with a focus on calming oneself through breathing, seemed to help her and her clients. In 2004 Edry found Jean Pierre, Linda and the Coronado Yoga & Wellness Center and knew Kitaido Yoga was the perfect fit for her teacher training. She has enjoyed teaching and being a part of this yoga community for the past 13 years.

 

Rosi Guzman began her joy filled journey with yoga when she met her friend and first mentor Mariel Meyer. Shortly thereafter she met Jean Pierre and Linda Marquez and was certified in Kitaido Yoga in 2007 from where she built the foundation she now takes with her everywhere she teaches.  In 2008, Rosi earned her Advanced Fitness Specialist certification and in 2009 received her 200 hour Deep Yoga-Mastery of Life teacher training. It has always been Rosi’s intention to teach Kids Yoga and she fulfilled her dream through  Next Generation Yoga teacher training.  Her yoga practice is one of her biggest passions and it brings her great satisfaction to witness the benefits that yoga brings to all of her students at any age.

 

 

Elli Haffey believes that movement is essential to healthy living and that we have to take care of ourselves in order to best give to others. Yoga, Barre, and dance aerobics classes at the studio are a regular part of her life. She received her Kitaido Yoga Teacher Certification in May 2015 and has been a substitute teacher since March 2016. Her other trainings and certifications include Healing Touch, an energy-based approach to health and healing; Nia, a movement practice which draws on 3 martial arts, 3 dance arts, and 3 healing arts in its choreography; and Interplay, expression through movement, stillness, voicing, silence, stories, and song. Elli's mission is to promote wellness for all in the wholeness of body, mind, emotions, and spirit.  She can't wait to meet you!

 

Kelly O'Connor has an amazing heart and a passion to see lives transformed through the power of yoga. She completed her 225 hour Holy Yoga certification in 2012 and her 250 hour Holy Yoga Therapist certification in 2013; which focuses on various body types, illnesses and the benefits of how yoga can contribute to healing every aspect of a person’s body and lifestyle. She certified in Kitaido Yoga under Jean Pierre and Linda in April 2013. Kelly is currently working on her Master Yoga Certification and continues to teach at Coronado Yoga & Wellness Center and Holy Yoga on Coronado Island.

 

Letycia Soto has been a practitioner of yoga for over 20 years, attending classes at various studios throughout San Diego and Mexico. In 2002, she took Coronado Yoga & Wellness Center’s Kitaido Yoga teacher training and began teaching classes the very next morning. Letycia finds the peace and silence of a yoga class centers her and brings balance to her life. She has also taught at Playa de Tijuana Rehabilitation Center in Mexico and Purisma Yoga in Bonita. Whether teaching or attending class Letycia believes that yoga is always the best part of her day.

 

Rebecca Nagorski knows the healing power of yoga and wants to share it with others. She is a Yoga Alliance RYT-200, certified IGI Guide and has been teaching for over 14 years. She has brought the gift of yoga into many diverse settings. She has taught the blind at the Braille Institute, seniors as part of Silver Age Yoga Community Outreach, yoga in the workplace as part of injury prevention programs, and has been recognized by many local organizations for sharing yoga with victims of violent crime. Rebecca has studied many styles of yoga and taken many workshops since becoming a teacher, but has learned the most from her students. She hopes that her students will find their inner bliss and will take that positive energy off the mat and into their lives.

 

Suzanne Ware has been a practitioner of yoga for over 40 years. Suzanne wanted share her experience of the joy and benefits of yoga with her friends so she signed up for the Kitaido Yoga teacher training with Jean Pierre and started a class on her back patio. Eventually, she went on to earn a Master Teacher certificate in Deep Healing Yoga and began teaching studio classes and her students followed. Now, 15 years later her practice has evolved into a gentler style, and because some of her students must use chairs to continue their practice she became a certified Chair Yoga teacher to support their needs. Suzanne says “for this opportunity to offer guidance on the path of yoga, I am truly grateful” and she will continue to encourage her students to keep moving and have fun.

 

 

 

Private Lessons or Personal Training

Private lessons provide the perfect setting to address your goals and work on areas of individual interest. You can work with the teacher of your choice or we can match a teacher to meet your expressed needs. Private classes can help you start a new practice, deepen your practice or spend some time working with an injury or condition. Our teachers can develop a practice tailored to your individual needs.

Private Lesson or Behavioral Consultation with Grand Master Teacher and Behavioral Therapist, Jean Pierre Marques: $150.00/Hour

Single 60 Minute: $80.00

Group Private: First person full price, additional students $20 each

Want more information on changing your life? Call us at 619-437-6840