Diane founded Foundation Yoga & Wellness Center 20 years ago and has been teaching yoga for 25 years. She is a Certified Yoga Instructor/Yoga Therapist who created the Foundation Flow, a synthesis of the most healing styles of Yoga to heal her own serious back injury. Now as a runner and cyclist she is forever passionate about sharing yoga as a path to living fuller, healthier, more vibrant lives. Diane has written for Family Circle and been interviewed by ABC’s 20/20, CNN, Health Magazine, San Diego Union-Tribune, and the Yoga Journal.
“Diane melds the spiritual practice of Yoga with a knowledge of how each posture can be used for therapeutic healing. I always feel so safe when practicing under her knowledgeable eye and even in her larger classes she’s able to focus on what each student needs. So many times I’ve arrived with something hurting and have left feeling amazingly improved. I don’t know why I’m always surprised that she was able to fix me, again!!!”-Kim
“A little over a decade ago I found Foundation Yoga and in the years since Diane has seen me through 2 hip replacements and a ruptured disc. Through her knowledge of anatomy, inventive strategies, and exceptionally clear directions, it has been possible for me to resume a vigorous outdoor life, including hiking the Inka Trail when I was 69. Diane has a teaching style that is meditative in its flow, encourages individual adaptation for maximum benefit and security, and is lighthearted while taking the work seriously. One comes away from her class in a great mood, after a great workout, strengthened and relaxed at the same time.” -Ida
“I’ve been able to do everything I love thanks to my 16 years of classes with Diane. I have a really bad scoliosis and it’s comforting to think that thanks to Diane, I’ll be able to keep moving through this journey without constant pain. Thanks for keeping me happy!” -Karen, Solana Beach
“Jeff’s Sunday morning class is a highlight of my week. With his emphasis on coordinating breathing and movement, I feel connected to the true spirit of Yoga.” -Ann
“I have been a student of Jeff’s for 13 years and find each class gets better. The classes complement my gym workouts perfectly and I am in the best shape of my life. He has us working each pose mindful of the breath and that also extends into my daily life. I am so grateful for Jeff and Foundation Yoga for my health and peace of mind.” -Deirdre
In her weekly classes Camilla weaves many yoga styles including Anusara, Ashtanga, Vinyasa, and Therapeutic to create a practice that is both challenging and calming. Keeping the body safe through the use of detailed alignment cues and encouragement to be creative within each posture allows students to find freedom in their practice. She offers Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra Workshops several times each year and has worked with Veterans with chronic low back pain for 7 years. Camilla has co-taught the Foundation Yoga Therapeutic Teacher Training.
“ Camilla always greets her students with a smile and has a soothing, melodic voice, often accompanied by the perfect choice of music. The routines she guides us through have a lovely flow and are a blessing for our bodies as well as our souls. I can truly say that having Camilla as my instructor has been a gift.” -Jan
“Camilla exudes a confidence and peace that makes me grateful every time I take her class. She creates a sacred space when she teaches and within it there is always laughter, humor and the sense that we’re getting to play…which ends up feeling like some very important work got done…without even trying.” -Kim
“When taking classes from Kris I have experienced my deepest meditation. Her calming voice and the natural flow of her class is conducive to my letting go of everyday thoughts and cares and experiencing a relaxing, calming of my spirit.” -Maureen
“Kris brings a sense of calmness and focus and the flow between each pose feels very thoughtful. Her classes provide me with a sense of mind, body and soul balance. I often leave her classes feeling as if I just had a massage. She also has fabulous music in class. I would highly recommend practicing with Kris.” -Danielle
“I have had major back problems and Kris has helped me in her classes tremendously. She eases you into poses, caters certain moves to your needs, and creates a comfortable relaxing environment for all to enjoy.” -Matt
Casey began practicing yoga in 2000 to heal her physical pain following two car accidents. She developed a passion for gentle, restorative forms of yoga that emphasized therapeutics while still allowing for a rhythmic flow of traditional yoga postures. Casey is a 200-hour RYT who blends Mindfulness, Viniyoga, Therapeutics, and Vinyasa to ease tension in the body and mind.
“Casey’s instructions are clear, well-paced, and easy to follow. She’s so warm and friendly, talks to her students and provides them with options/modifications of postures when needed. Her enthusiasm motivates me to keep practicing yoga.” -Naoko, San Diego
“I always come out of Casey’s class feeling rejuvenated, relaxed, and refreshed. I’m a runner with very little yoga background so I really appreciate Casey’s good verbal cues, pose demonstrations and easy to follow manner. My body and I are very thankful.” -Arlene
“Holly is an exceptional instructor. Technically she is extremely competent in leading an Ashtanga practice. More importantly, she has a delightful personality that makes learning fun. I can honestly say that my practice has improved significantly under her guidance.” -John
“Holly always asks our class what we want to work on. We request everything from basic hip openers and shoulder strengtheners to advanced poses such as handstands and shoulder-stands. Holly is adept at taking a class that builds to deeper challenges always offering options so every of student feels included.” -Michelle
“I find Donna to be authentic, compassionate, non-judgmental, encouraging and lots of fun. She is an awesome teacher. Donna’s sequencing of poses coordinated with breath work is amazing. What I find remarkable, is how well she knows the workings of the body. She makes sure our spines are warmed up before we begin any challenging poses. If a pose is difficult she has an alternative pose to suggest. She is so present and aware of each person in the class.“ -Sandy
“I have been practicing yoga for more than thirty years and Donna Todd is by far the best, most knowledgeable yoga teacher I have ever encountered. Each week of the month has a theme: Week one, standing poses; week two chest openings, etc.This allows students to work with all aspects of our structures and I have become much stronger and more flexible over the years. I recommend Donna for anyone of any age and any ability. Gentle, thorough, and as demanding as she needs to be for each one of her students.” -Sue
Sarah believes yoga is for everyone and brings her excitement for practice to each of her classes.