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, and further pursued his new passion by becoming a Yoga Alliance certified instructor in 2014. 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.