Stretch, Lift, Fight!!
Holistic Instructor of Yoga, Martial Arts, Fitness & Wellness
Ippolito De Luca, who goes by “Ippo," is a rare breed of born and raised San Diegan, Cali Burrito obsession and all. Ippo began his instructing journey at Kenyon’s Soo Bahk Do as a certified Martial Arts instructor in 2010 and has been hooked ever since. Years later, in 2014, he earned his RYT-200 Hr. Certificate at Mantra Yoga & Juice Bar, Under Melissa Smith as Lead Instructor. Since then, Ippo has taught Yoga and Martial Arts all over San Diego, including during his college years at Point Loma Nazarene University; he’s also taught in Lake Tahoe, Joshua Tree, and with the Marines in 29 Palms. In addition to teaching standard, tried & true vinyasa, Ippo is also a fitness coach/personal trainer, a licensed Real Estate Sales Agent, MBA, Marine Corps Reservist and just your friendly neighborhood yoga dude. Ippo brings an eclectic blend to his classes, combining the sweet Amrita (“nectar”) of yoga, fitness and Martial Arts; come get your work out/work in!
Being spoiled by AMAZING instructors and mentors from organizations, including, but certainly not limited to, Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan, Mantra Yoga, Vista Fitness Bootcamp, YogaSix, Mountain Lotus Yoga, USMC, Cane Masters, RE:Form, Core Power Yoga, Instant Karma Yoga and so many more over the past 10 years
Start in your comfort zone and then try the weird and outlandish, always seek a "comfortable edge;" if you "suck at stretching" ...guess what you should do more of... ;)