Owner, Jean Pierre Marques, M.Msc. CHT is a Grand Master of Yoga, Meditation & Breathing, Tai Chi & Martial Arts. Also a renowned author, speaker, artist & Behavioral & Spiritual Therapist, Jean Pierre is a pioneer in the mind & body field. For over 55 years, he has devoted himself to teaching thousands of people all over the world to make positive changes in their lives through his wellness centers, classes, retreats, workshops, teacher trainings & private sessions. Before starting the studio in Coronado, Jean Pierre owned & operated various health & fitness businesses in France, Los Angeles & Hawaii and Arizona & was Creator & Director of the Spiritual Awareness Department at the world renowned Canyon Ranch in Tucson, AZ. As a testament to his life long work Jean Pierre received the honor of two inductions into the prestigious U.S.A. Martial Arts Hall of Fame as a “Living Legend” and into the Masters Martial Arts Hall of Fame as “Grand Master.” He has authored several books, his latest release “Secrets to Longevity.” When Jean Pierre is not traveling to meet clients, you will find him teaching classes & conducting workshops at Coronado Yoga & Wellness Center as a visiting Master Teacher. He is also proud to work with the Wounded Warriors. Jean Pierre is ERYT-500 Yoga Alliance and a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider.
Owner, Linda Marques began her career in the health & fitness industry over 35 years ago while attending the University of Southern California. After graduating, she spent 14 years in Los Angeles teaching, training & managing various fitness facilities. The following 11 years, she was the Fitness Director at the world renowned Canyon Ranch in Tucson, AZ. Certified with several national fitness councils, Linda is a Master Level Kitaido Yoga Instructor, Master Level Instructor of Spinning and a 2nd degree Black Belt in Karate. You will see her in the day-to-day management of the studio, teaching many of the group classes, as well as private clients at Coronado Yoga & Wellness Center. Her passion is to help students at all ages and levels achieve better health in their body and mind and look forward to each new day! Linda is ERYT-500 Yoga Alliance and a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider.
Edry Goot began her yoga practice over 20 years ago. As a marriage and family therapist, she was searching for a form of body movement that incorporated a meditative element. Yoga as a gentle flow, with a focus on calming oneself through breathing, seemed to help her and her clients. In 2004 Edry found Jean Pierre, Linda and the Coronado Yoga & Wellness Center and knew Kitaido Yoga was the perfect fit for her teacher training. She has enjoyed teaching and being a part of this yoga community for the past 15 years.
Kelly O’Connor has an amazing heart and a passion to see lives transformed through the power of yoga. She completed her 225 hour Holy Yoga certification in 2012 and her 250 hour Holy Yoga Therapist certification in 2013; which focuses on various body types, illnesses and the benefits of how yoga can contribute to healing every aspect of a person’s body and lifestyle. She certified in Kitaido Yoga under Jean Pierre and Linda in April 2013. Kelly is currently working on her Master Yoga Certification and continues to teach at Coronado Yoga & Wellness Center and Holy Yoga on Coronado Island.
Letycia Soto has been a practitioner of yoga for over 20 years, attending classes at various studios throughout San Diego and Mexico. In 2002, she took Coronado Yoga & Wellness Center’s Kitaido Yoga teacher training and began teaching classes the very next morning. Letycia finds the peace and silence of a yoga class centers her and brings balance to her life. She has also taught at Playa de Tijuana Rehabilitation Center in Mexico and Purisma Yoga in Bonita. Whether teaching or attending class Letycia believes that yoga is always the best part of her day.
Suzanne Ware has been a practitioner of yoga for over 40 years. Suzanne wanted share her experience of the joy and benefits of yoga with her friends so she signed up for the Kitaido Yoga teacher training with Jean Pierre and started a class on her back patio. Eventually, she went on to earn a Master Teacher certificate in Deep Healing Yoga and began teaching studio classes and her students followed. Now, 15 years later her practice has evolved into a gentler style, and because some of her students must use chairs to continue their practice she became a certified Chair Yoga teacher to support their needs. Suzanne says “for this opportunity to offer guidance on the path of yoga, I am truly grateful” and she will continue to encourage her students to keep moving and have fun.
Private lessons provide the perfect setting to address your goals and work on areas of individual interest. You can work with the teacher of your choice or we can match a teacher to meet your expressed needs. Private classes can help you start a new practice, deepen your practice or spend some time working with an injury or condition. Our teachers can develop a practice tailored to your individual needs.
Single Person (1 Hour) $95
Group (1 Hour) First Person Full Price
$50 Each Additional Student
Private Lesson or Behavioral Consultation with Grand Master Teacher and Behavioral and Spiritual Therapist Jean Pierre Marques $150/Hour