Best Instructors of 2017: San Diego

Living in San Diego has many perks, but we think one of the best is the top-notch instructors who call this city home. From spirited spinners to uplifting yogis and beyond, ClassPassers in San Diego have access to amazing workouts taught by knowledgeable and inspiring instructors — but which deserve the top honors? We asked and you answered — these are San Diego’s Best Instructors of 2017!

Marissa D’Errico | Sol Yoga, The House of Yogi – Point Loma, Yoga Six – Point LomaSpirit Yoga Studios, Aerial Revolution

“She’s kind and helpful whilst always pushing you to do the best pose and flows you can do. Her athleticism in the classroom is displayed when she previews difficult poses for the students. She makes me feel welcome when I attend, comfortable when practicing and whole when it’s over. Marissa is a wonderful instructor and I really feel she hits every criterion for the best instructor.” –Christina

“I’m nominating Marissa because every class of hers I’ve been to has been exceptional. Her strengths include how clear her cues are, her sense of humor, and an endless bubbly and positive attitude. She inspires my best yoga. Where she stands out is the rhythm section. I’m still fairly new to yoga, but I find challenging poses easier in her class than others, because she cues on a clear rhythm, helping her students breathe and flow seamlessly.” –Avi

“Marissa has a vibrant, encouraging and optimistic style of teaching. These contagious qualities help fuel us into being better yogis, on and off the mat. She has a great talent at helping people achieve and advance at all levels, if you don’t know a pose, she helps you with the building blocks, if you do know a pose she helps you find ways to challenge yourself. More than any teacher she has helped me improve my practice by helping me understand that yoga just isn’t about yoga, it’s about strength, commitment and endurance, both physical and mental.” –Vinita


Mike Jubara | Pilates Plus – Pacific Beach

“You can always count on Mike! He is positive, encouraging and wants to see his clients succeed. His classes are super tough and thanks to his adjustments, I always get a great total body workout. Mike deserves recognition for being an awesome instructor!” –Cara

“Mike is super encouraging! He always remembers me and tries to point out what I’m doing well. But he also pushes me to be better each time I attend class. He always makes me want to come back and work harder!” –Elizabeth

“Mike remembers everyone’s name and is always welcoming with a warm hello. I don’t know how — but he teaches all the time and he’s great! Very enthusiastic, extremely attentive, and always helpful.” –Kate


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