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  • Valerie Zverina is an accomplished yoga instructor with more than 19 years experience
  • Trained in Michigan and California, Valerie has been teaching throughout San Diego since 2004
  • Completed a 200-hour Ashtanga teacher training with Jonny Kest and earned her RYT in 2002
  • Completed a second 200-hour Hatha teacher training certificate with Geri Portnoy in 2004
  • Valerie's teaching style ranges from gentle yoga through moderate flow
  • Valerie studies the benefits of yoga as therapy – blending that knowledge, breathing exercises and meditation into her daily teachings
  • Trained in Senior Fitness and has taught for 4 years incorporating Chair Yoga into the class

What do Valerie's students say?

With a seasoned eye for alignment, Valerie helps her students understand and appreciate the fullest experience of each pose, while keeping their bodies safe and injury-free.

Valerie encourages her students to explore and express their individual yoga practice through pose and breath, as well as incorporate their own life's wisdom and intuition into every movement.

Valerie is inspired by the differences that make people and their yoga practices unique. She teaches how the quiet minutes at the beginning and end of class are as important as the strengthening and lengthening poses in between.

Valerie encourages students to practice in harmony with their current ability. Often, this challenges students to address their motivation in a new way. As we journey through these new ways, we develop new thinking patterns that help to create positive change. Through the practice of poses, balanced nervous systems and stronger bodies support us through a fulfilling and personally rewarding mind/body experience.

Yoga Class Locations - San Diego area

Join our yoga community with like-minded health goals at a location convenient for you.

Dan McKinney YMCA 8355 Cliffridge Avenue La Jolla CA 92037 (858) 453-3483
Yoga Del Mar 13983 Mango Drive #206 Del Mar CA 92014 (858) 720-0076
La Jolla Sports Club 7825 Fay Avenue La Jolla CA 92037 (858) 456-2595
Pacific Beach Soledad Club 5050 Soledad Road Pacific Beach CA 92109 (973) 460-1059
Sheppard YMCA Firehouse 7877 Herschel Avenue La Jolla CA 92037 (858) 551-9622

Yoga Class Schedule

For those who want a more personalized experience, private lessons are offered at the client's home or at Valerie's home studio for a discounted rate.

Dan McKinney YMCA Tuesday
Foam Roller for Myofascial Release
11:00 - 11:45 AM
Dan McKinney YMCA Tuesday
Hatha Level 1
11:45 - 12:30 PM
Sheppard YMCA Firehouse Wednesday
Level 1
9:00 - 10:15 AM
Sheppard YMCA Firehouse Wednesday
Level 2
10:30 - 11:30 AM
Yoga Del Mar Wednesday
Intro to Ashtanga Level 1-2
4:30 - 5:45 PM
La Jolla Sports Club Thursday
Level 1
10:00 - 11:00 AM
Dan McKinney YMCA Friday
Level 2
12:00 - 1:15 PM
Pacific Beach Soledad Club Friday
Level 1-2
10:00 - 11:15 AM
Please contact locations for current prices.


Contact Valerie by phone, text or email

Mobile: (858) 692-0471