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Our Team

Erin Ayres

Co-Founder/Instructor

Erin Ayres—a native of Coronado—has spent the last ten 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.

Lauren Alarie

Instructor

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.

Nazli Takesh

Instructor

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.

Craig Sommerman

Instructor

Craig has been practicing yoga since 2012. As an avid weightlifter, Craig quickly noticed an improvement in range of motion, chronic pain, and body awareness. As the months and years of practice continued, Craig was able to tap in on the mental aspects of yoga as it helped him relieve stress and sharpened his attention and concentration. Craig completed his teacher training in 2016 and has been teaching ever since. He teaches a vigorous vinyasa sequence that incorporates basic calisthenics and isometric holds. Craig’s classes are intended to help students find their edge and discover their strengths.