Chigusa Mares

Chigusa Mares is a passionate yoga practitioner and creator of the community yoga group, Pedro Yogis located in San Pedro, CA.

Yoga has become Chigusa's passion and lifestyle. The breakthrough of her practice came in 2014 while she was attending Master Class by Bryan Kest with Santa Monica Power Yoga. It inspired her to become yoga-certified to spread the benefit of a consistent practice for all people. In 2015, Chigusa completed her 200hr training and then continued her education with Bryan Kest, Restorative Yoga, and her new passion: Yin Yoga. She enjoys alignment-based Vinyasa with a strong emphasis on connecting breath-to-movement or a deep and long stretch in Yin practice. Her classes encourage you to explore through mindful sequences and peak poses, finding your practice so you can walk away feeling strong and balanced.

Chigusa enjoys a semi-retirement life centered around yoga. She volunteers as a yoga instructor to addiction recovery groups including The Beacon House and as a running coach with The Strides in Recovery through The Fred Brown in San Pedro. Chigusa is a bright and positive soul and cannot wait to share her passion and expertise with her students.