Antonio De La Torre
I am originally from Tijuana, but in my youth, I emigrated to San Diego. I spent most of my time practicing martials arts as a child, but my heart has always been in science. I had the opportunity to study neuroscience and animal physiology at UCSD, where I was introduced to many ideas of how our body and mind works. The idea that structure leads to function in nature had always intrigued me and slowly became an important theme in my life. After finishing my studies, I started working in research studying the effects HIV has on the mind and the quality of life of the people affected by this illness. While I helped with these studies, I started to dwell on my own health. It was then, that I started looking for a new path towards better health. This led me to find yoga in 2012, trying to find a way to become more active, and luckily, I was able to find more than I was seeking in my practice.
Through the years, I have had the opportunity of being a student to many great teachers of various styles of yoga: Vinyasa and Acroyoga to Hatha and Yin Yoga. All of these disciplines has help me understand the immense knowledge and opportunities of improving health through the practice of yoga. This motivated me to take a new path as a yoga instructor. In 2016, I took a 200hr teacher training program and now I offer beginner classes in Spanish. My goal is to transmit my teacher’s knowledge and my love of this practice to my students, specifically, that yoga improves our physical structure through alignment and to better function of our minds and spirit.