Erin Ayres—a native of Coronado—has spent the last fourteen years teaching and studying the finer points of Vinyasa Yoga and Yin Yoga. She brings a mastery of the popular forms of yoga on the market today mixed with her unmatched skill for the art of sequencing; a talent which is further enhanced by the fact that she is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer. This means that at Yoga on C, you will frequently experience a different, highly innovative and invigorating flow.
In 2017, Kaitlyn was looking for a positive outlet, and stumbled into a yoga class. She walked into an Erin Ayres class thinking, “yoga will be easy” and was instantly drawn to the movement and wisdom. Little did she know the impact yoga would have on her life, although she shouldn’t have been too surprised. Growing up, Kaitlyn danced competitively. She practiced dance multiple hours a week ranging across numerous styles varying from: tap, jazz, ballet, and tumbling. Kaitlyn greatly values what yoga has taught her, and she wants to share her knowledge and experience in mindful movement with her students through creative flows that help build strength and stability.
Lauren has maintained an active lifestyle since childhood through soccer, softball, gymnastics and dance. She discovered yoga in 2005 as a means of stress relief and maintaining physical fitness while working towards her degree in Mechanical Engineering at UCSD. Lauren went on to receive her 200-hour RYT certification in 2016, where she was able to dive deeper into the philosophy and lifestyle of yoga. Her engineering background focuses her interests and teaching style on the mechanics of the human body and the science of yoga, as well as the mindful benefits of the practice. Lauren firmly believes that yoga is for every body and that every body can (and should!) practice yoga regularly for healthy minds and bodies. Lauren’s other active hobbies currently include barre, mountain biking, and skiing. She also enjoys reading, road trips, and volunteering.
Winter is a passionate yoga teacher who strives to bring a dynamic and modern flare to her classes, while staying true to the history and discipline of the practice. She is a San Diego native who was well rounded in various sports growing up, which led her to a fitness forward lifestyle in her adulthood. After discovering yoga in college, it quickly became a ritual for her body and mind. In 2022, She received her 200hr RYT certification in hopes to share her passion for fitness & wellness with others. You can catch her for a playful vinyasa class or a sweat-inducing Yoga Sculpt HIIT class – both are guaranteed to leave you feeling empowered and strong!
Nazli grew up in a home that encouraged active living and healthy eating. Fast forward to summer of 2013, when after a few years of practice, she decided to participate in a 200 hour yoga teacher training. Today, she now has over 500 hours of Advanced Teacher Training, as well as being a Reiki Practitioner, and Nutrition Consultant. Nazli places a heavy emphasis on conscious breathing patterns, and she ties that in with physical explorations of what the human body can do. Expect classes that promote structure to safely work through the physical practice, but also offer guidance and space to explore on your own. Nazli’s classes tend towards a slow and strong vinyasa practice. Additionally, Nazli encourages a light-hearted vibe where as a community people can connect with each other. Each flow will offer some inspiration to link the physical practice with a greater intention that can seep off of the mat. Aside from her involvement in the yoga world, you can usually find Nazli hiking up mountains, swimming and (trying to) surf in oceans, cooking, and hanging with her partner.
I found yoga in 2009 during a difficult time in life and instantly fell in love. Yoga filled a hole inside me left by many years of competitive gymnastics I did as a kid/teen. Yoga practice has benefited me mentally, physically and so many other ways it’s hard to put into words. In 2021, I finally took the 200 hr teacher training at Yoga on C. Taking the training was an idea I had been playing with for a couple years, and I am so glad I finally did it. My classes draw on my gymnastics background, combining elements of strength, flexibility, and mindfulness.
Alyson has been a Licensed Massage Therapist & Bodyworker for 13 years, a Registered Yoga Teacher for 3, and a Fitness Instructor for 1. She has a passion for all things related to the health, wellness and longevity of the human body. Her classes are feel-good, alignment based, and powered by her extensive knowledge of anatomy. As Newton’s law of inertia states, “a body in motion stays in motion”. She believes there’s never been a more important time than now to cultivate strength and awareness of both body and mind.