This class is taught by:

Tori Washington

Tori is a Midwest Native, spiritual lifestyle educator, energy healer and yoga instructor, currently planting roots in San Diego. Tori first stepped foot onto a yoga mat with an intention to overcome and transform her paralyzing anxiety. Over ten years of practicing later and having received her 200 hour certification, Her offerings are based on the philosophy that you are the powerful creator of your human experience. When taking class with Tori, you’ll be empowered to blend accessible yoga postures with meditation, self-inquiry and reflection. When you roll up your mat, Tori’s mission is that you leave feeling inspired to fully show up in the world to embark on your journey with unbreakable confidence.

Rachel Lubich

Rachel is a lifelong student committed to the study and sharing of yoga. With over 4,500 hours of teaching experience spanning more than 8 years across multiple cities within the United States and abroad, she has been able to absorb the many teachings of various communities.
Although a vinyasa teacher by training, she does not confine herself to one style or definition of teaching. Rather, she draws upon her life’s experiences, both on and off the mat, to help students discover their own definition of Yoga. Her vinyasa classes are inspired by her personal practice, one consisting of intelligently sequenced, creative movement and the process of patiently listening to her own body. Whether she is teaching a restorative or vinyasa class, students can expect to find their focus, explore their strengths and weaknesses, laugh and feel well balanced.

Steve Hart

Steve is the owner of Riffs Studios. Yoga and music were two major influences in his life and his mission through Riffs is to share his experience and help the local community through the use of his two most profound passions. Steve started his yoga teaching path with a unique 200hr training in 2014 and has been studying and teaching ever since. He is currently finishing up his 500hr certification under the guidance of the renowned Mark Stephens. Steve brings his passion for the yogic experience through work with the mind, breath, and body, and connecting his practice with his everyday life. He firmly believes in living his yoga and is dedicated to help others find peace through the same process.  

Karina Gerschler

Karina is a native San Diegan who started her yoga journey by taking her first Vinyasa class in 2003. With this practice she ventured down a spiritual path that transformed her from the inside out, which grew into the desire to share it with others. She is an E-RYT 200 that teaches a variety of styles such as Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Yin and Restorative. Additional trainings include Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training with David Swenson and Kelley Washington and is also a certified Aerial Yoga Instructor from Aerial Houston Yoga. With emphasis on breath, bandhas, and dristhi while moving through postures, she'll guide you through your class to arrive to a meditative space. Expect to find the full mind, body, and spiritual experience. Students should come with an open mind ready to try new things and push their boundaries in a safe and loving environment. Her gentle and playful nature is evident in the community she creates in her class!

Jenn Richardson

Jenn has been a yoga teacher in the San Diego area for over a decade. She has obtained her 500-hour certification with renowned teacher and author, Rolf Gates. Expect to find her guiding students to look within, listen deeply and to be aware of their own unique anatomy. Jenn believes in creating and holding a loving space for each person, speaking words that are high in vibration and facilitating an experience that allows people to feel empowered, inspired, and safe. Jenn has lead and co-lead Yoga Alliance approved Teacher Training's, retreats in and out of the country and studied body and energy work. She has worked with student athletes for many seasons at, the University of San Diego guiding sport specific yoga, breathing and meditation. Jenn also volunteers with San Diego Sharp Hospice in support of the dying process as a dignified and spiritual experience. She looks forward to continuing to learn, study and grow within the community that has supported her and holds the intention that she, through yoga, is a source of support and empowerment too.

Kristi MaDan

Kristi MaDan was originally drawn to yoga for the physical asana -- then she started to realize the power held within the more subtle aspects of the practice. Feeling called to dedicate herself further, she completed an intensive 200-hour teacher training right here at Riffs Studios. Inspired by both the mystical and tangible world around her, Kristi brings her connection to nature into her teaching style. She guides classes slowly and intentionally in order to experience each movement to its fullest potential. Kristi also incorporates other holistic healing modalities into her classes, such as pranayama and meditation. Her goal is to leave students feeling connected, empowered, and fully immersed in the present moment.

Courtney Preis

Courtney Preis is a musician, vegan cook, and RYT 200.
Courtney teaches Vinyasa, Slow Flow, and Restorative styles. In her classes you'll feel uplifted by her positive energy and loving nature, and your body will feel open and strong. Don’t be surprised if this talented Yogi takes out a guitar to serenade her students!


This class includes a sequence of postures arranged to systematically create heat and stoke the energetic fires of the body. Advanced postures will be introduced as options to go deeper, and students may learn step-by-step how incorporate binds, arm balances and inversions in their practice. This is a breath based practice that is fun and is designed to build strength and flexibility, learn physical postures, yoga philosophy, and create a sense of calm and balance in the mind, body, and spirit.

Upcoming classes:

  • Thu Oct 18 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Tori Washington
  • Fri Oct 19 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Rachel Lubich
  • Sun Oct 21 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Steve Hart
  • Wed Oct 24 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Karina Gerschler
  • Wed Oct 24 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Steve Hart
  • Thu Oct 25 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Jenn Richardson
  • Fri Oct 26 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Rachel Lubich
  • Sun Oct 28 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Jenn Richardson
  • Wed Oct 31 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Karina Gerschler
  • Wed Oct 31 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Steve Hart
  • Thu Nov 01 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Jenn Richardson
  • Fri Nov 02 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Kristi MaDan
  • Sun Nov 04 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Jenn Richardson
  • Wed Nov 07 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Karina Gerschler
  • Wed Nov 07 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Steve Hart
  • Thu Nov 08 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Jenn Richardson
  • Fri Nov 09 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Rachel Lubich
  • Sun Nov 11 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Courtney Preis
  • Wed Nov 14 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Karina Gerschler
  • Wed Nov 14 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Steve Hart