San Diego
Westfield UTC

Alyssa Runyan

Sol Yoga

Alyssa's journey on the path of yoga began long before she rolled out a yoga mat. The awareness she cultivated from her vipassana meditation practice helped her realize the transformative power of yoga from her very first class. After completing her first 200 hour teacher training in 2010, she began teaching immediately. It didn't take long before she knew that teaching yoga was her passion; following her instincts and relying on faith she quit her job as an animal nurse to teach yoga full time. Her trust in the universe paid off; she now balances teaching yoga, managing a studio, and continuing her own education as a teacher and a student. From beginning hatha to advanced vinyasa, Alyssa enjoys working with yogis of all levels in a myriad of styles. Her teaching demands a strong... Read the profile >>

Joseph Virga

CKO Kickboxing

Joseph Virga is the owner and operator of CKO Kickboxing, a fitness kickboxing franchise in San Diego California. Married to Trisha Virga and father of 3 beautiful boys. After an 11 year career on Wall Street he turned his passion for fitness into his calling. Joe has instructed over 5000 kickboxing classes and trained thousands of clients in the past 6 years.With his wife Trisha they opened the 1st CKO franchise in Brooklyn NY in 2008. They relocated to San Diego in 2012 and opened the 1st West Coast location of the gym. His goal is to give his clients the best workout of their lives each time they step into the gym, challenging them in new ways each workout. His passion is to see people transformed through fitness kickboxing, renewing their confidence and inspiring them to lead... Read the profile >>

Nikki Krause

Corepower Yoga UTC

Nikki developed an infatuation with yoga in her late teens while she studied Graphic Communications and Women’s Studies at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo. Her infatuation developed into respect because of her daily Ashtanga Yoga practice while she continued her education as a Holistic Health Practitioner in Laguna Beach, CA. In 2009, Nikki was certified to train Power Yoga, Hot Yoga and Yin Yoga at CorePower Yoga in San Diego, CA. It was during that time that her respect blossomed into a deep love and connection to yoga. Teaching yoga offered Nikki a creative outlet that resonated with her spirit and fueled her passion for healing through movement and music. Nikki is the lead for Teacher Training and Manager at the UTC/La Jolla Studio and has coached three TT programs at the Point... Read the profile >>

Reegan Lessie


In 2008, Reegan, with life long roots in San Diego, opened the doors to her first Certified Yoga Academy. She started yoga80 Inc. with the aspiration to create a yoga school approachable for all levels of students and to help them cultivate their own personal yoga practices. Reegan created the yoga80FLOW, a SET Sequence of poses designed to promote weight loss, detoxification, stress release, while shaping the body quickly and healing injuries faster and safer. She also developed the curriculum for the yoga80 200 & 500-Hour Teacher Trainings, which are both certified by the Yoga Alliance. Reegan supports the Cystic Fibrosis foundation and was honored to teach at the Big Breathe Yoga Marathon in 2012. She is excited to help develop the next successful fundraiser for the... Read the profile >>

Trisha Virga

CKO Kickboxing

Trisha Virga is the owner and operator of CKO Kickboxing in San Diego. She is married to Joe Virga and the mother to 3 beautiful little boys all under the age of 5. Her love of fitness started at the young age of 13. Trisha has been a Kickboxing Instructor and Certified Perinatal Trainer for over 5 years, much of which she has been pregnant and training through. She has taught thousands of kickboxing classes and has personal trained hundreds of clients in the past 6 years. Her goal is to inspire and challenge her clients to realize their full potential in the gym and out. She has played a part in changing thousand of lives for a healthier tomorrow. Her mantra is "If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you". Read the profile >>