Ally is a bit of a nomad...originally from the United States (Arkansas & Cali) but recently spent four years in Sydney, Australia. After experiencing corporate burnout from working for big companies for 13 years in sales/marketing, she decided to quit her job, sell off most of what she owned, and travel the world. During these adventures she realized she wanted to pursue a more purpose-driven career. Now her passion exists to help others find the brightest, best versions of themselves through yoga & life coaching.
"empowering, energetic & fun"
IPPO DE LUCA
"your friendly wellness guy"
Ippo began his instructing journey at Kenyon’s Soo Bahk Do as a certified Martial Arts instructor in 2010 and has been hooked ever since. Years later, in 2014, he earned his RYT-200 Hr. Certificate at Mantra Yoga & Juice Bar. Since then, Ippo has taught Yoga and Martial Arts all over San Diego, including during his college years at Point Loma Nazarene University; he’s also taught in Lake Tahoe, Joshua Tree, and with the Marines in 29 Palms. In addition to teaching standard, tried & true vinyasa, he is also a fitness coach/personal trainer, a licensed Real Estate Sales Agent, MBA, and Marine Corps Reservist. Ippo brings an eclectic blend to his classes, combining the sweet Amrita (“nectar”) of yoga, fitness and Martial Arts.
DR. KATIE D'AMATO
"grounded to heal, empowered to move"
Dr. D’Amato has been a practicing physical therapist since 2009, specializing in outpatient orthopedic and sports medicine care. In 2015 she became a yoga instructor to bring yoga & mindfulness into her care. She is the founder of Balanced by Katie: Physical Therapy, Yoga, & Wellness, Inc. In her holistic approach, Dr. D’Amato integrates yoga with therapeutic exercise & other physical therapy modalities for a diverse patient population. She has taught yoga as an adjunct professor at Mira Costa College and also teaches “Yoga for Runners” at Fleet Feet San Diego. Her mission is to help people keep doing the activities they love for as long as they want!
"blackbelt, dancer, women empowerer"
Analilya, a San Diego native, has been dancing since the age of five and practicing Jiu Jitsu since 2008. Analilya is a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and technically trained in classical ballet, ballet folkloric, hip-hop, jazz, tap, lyrical, modern, latin and ballroom dances. She graduated with honors from UCSD, obtaining her B.A. in Performing Arts-Dance and performed in “Cat”, “West Side Story”, and “The King and I” musicals, Sea World’s Show “Zombie Zelebration”, and in Super Bowl XXXII. She has taught dance for the ‘Mira Costa College for Kid’s program’, Kidz-n-motion- after school dance and gymnastics program, multiple YMCA camps in San Diego, and at group homes for trouble teens. In 2014 she began teaching a women’s only Jiu Jitsu class at Studio 540 in Solana Beach. In 2016 she become a Zumba instructor to connect with others and encourage them to live happy healthy lives. She’s trained in No-gi Jiu Jitsu with six years of training the 10th planet system and fours year in BJJ. After winning her second world title she received her Jiu Jitsu Black Belt from Professor Joel Tudor. Analilya has won multiple gold medals and won her super fight in Fight 2 Win 95 with the submission of the night. Analilya is passionate about empowering women by building their confidence, strength creativity and awareness!
Women's Self Defense