A.J. is a California kid at heart. Born and raised in Los Angeles, he relocated up to Northern California to study graphic design and fine arts. He discovered yoga after moving to San Diego, pursuing his new passion with a 200-hour teacher training course. As an instructor, he combines his creative skills and his tenacious nature to develop yoga classes that cultivate a balance of strength, flexibility, movement and endurance. In both his teaching and his personal practice, he uses yoga to cultivate his creativity, center himself, and serve others.