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Yoga You Can Trust

My name is Ariana Lizotte and I am the owner and founder of Crooked Yoga.

I first found yoga in 2006 and the physicality of the practice caught my interest right away! Yoga quickly became a tool to help me manage my pain from scoliosis and helped me stay physically active during the healing process after spinal fusion surgery. 

Since then, my yoga practice has helped improve my posture and reduce the curvature of my spine. However, I still see my "crookedness" in each practice and have come to embrace it as a learning tool and as part of what makes me uniquely me. 

During Summer 2020, I began my journey to becoming a certified yoga teacher, beginning my 200-hour teacher training in alignment-based yoga under Amy and Michael Caldwell. In Spring 2021, I continued my journey, completing my 300-hour teacher training under Daniela Kent and Amy Caldwell, strengthening my philosophical background, furthering my understanding, and deepening my connection to this sacred spiritual and physical practice.

Based in the San Diego area (in Imperial Beach), my intention as a professional Yoga Instructor is to help students learn about their bodies, listen to their inner selves, and find the courage to step out of their comfort zone and into their fullness as spiritual beings.

We are all unique beings, bringing unique life experiences to our mats and into our yoga practices, and that is what makes your yoga practice beautifully yours! Just like playing an instrument, yoga teaches you to be more present in the moment and in tune with your instrument--your body. Yoga is not about the perfect poses, it is about unifying our bodies and minds with our spirits. We all have quirks. Sometimes we come to the mat and feel...crooked! And that's okay! We meet ourselves where we are, let go of that which does not serve us, and thank ourselves for showing up each and every time we come to the mat.

I hope that my students experience the joy that this practice gives to me. Get in touch with me* if you’re new to yoga or want to find out more!

Ariana Lizotte, CYT-500

Crooked Yoga Founder/Owner

*All group classes are currently held online via Zoom. Pre-registration is required.

Private sessions can be held online or in person in Imperial Beach, California. 

New students must complete and return a signed waiver form prior to attending the first group or private session. 

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