Jehan Izhar

Alta Loma, CA 91701

Jehan Izhar (or J) is the founder of Mt. Baldy Yoga Loft and is a physical performance coach at Pilates Studio M, the home of Claremont’s only aerial circus performance troupe, SpinCircus! Jehan began her work in Wellness after finishing a dual degree in theatre arts and exercise and sport science at UC Santa Barbara. She started off working in workplace wellness and injury prevention exercise, she also taught Health Eating and Living classes for students on campus.

In 2010, Jehan moved from Santa Barbara to Bali, Indonesia in order to complete her yoga teacher training through Santosha Yoga School. Upon her return, she enrolled in a Master’s degree program in Kinesiology at Cal State Fullerton. It was during this time that she began her journey as a circus arts performer and coach. Not only did she train herself as a performer, but she also wrote the first aerial fitness instructor training course to be approved by the American Council on Exercise. Because of this, she became a Master Teacher for Fly Gym aerial fitness so that she could help bring the joy of aerial arts to the masses. She also became a Master Teacher for PoleMoves and coaches professional Pole Dance competitors as well as leads instructor certification courses. Jehan performs regularly with SpinCircus and she leads workshops worldwide in pole fitness, aerial arts, and flexibility & strength training for performing artists.

In the summer of 2013, Jehan opened Mt. Baldy Yoga Loft; it is the ONLY yoga & healing arts center located in the San Gabriel Mountains, and is near her home in nature at 4000ft elevation. She uses this space to teach weekly yoga classes, see clients for reiki healing, tarot card readings, and spiritual guidance. The Loft is also a creative space for artists and a community gathering space to help foster a love and connection with the natural world.

Jehan’s coaching philosophy is “empower your body, inspire your soul!” Her training methods are holistic in that she addresses the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects that are involved in working with each individual client. She is creative, fun, motivational, and personable. Her passion lies in uplifting others, and she believes in YOU.

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About Me

Degrees

  • Master's Degree, Kinesiology & Health Promotion, Cal State Fullerton
  • BA, Theater Arts / Exercise and Sport Studies, UC Santa Barbara
  • 200 hour Yoga Alliance Addredited Teacher Training, Santosha Yoga School

Certifications / Trainings

ACE - Certified Personal Trainer
Expired
Expires: Apr 30, 2015

CPR Certified

American Heart Association
Expires: Nov 03, 2015

AED Certified

American Heart Association
Expires: Nov 03, 2015
Amerian Heart Association

Jehan's Locations

Mt. Baldy Yoga Loft

6725 Bear Canyon Road
Mt. Baldy, CA 91759

Pilates Studio M

548 West First St.
Claremont, CA 91711

Additional Information

Rate

$50.00 / hr

Payment Methods

Cash, Personal Checks

Years Experience

5-6

Awards & Accomplishments

  • Fitness Instruction Student of the Year -- UCSB Exercise and Sport Studies Department 2007
  • Black Belt -- Tae Kwon Do

Languages Spoken

English

Gender

Female

7 Ratings

5.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by Gillian Izhar on Jul 19, 2012

    I'm a senior with physical limitations. J is a very attentive trainer and always explains alternative ways of doing exercises to make sure each student gets an appropriate work out. Her gentle yoga & senior fly gym classes are fun and just challenging enough for a student with my limitations. I know some older people or those who are new to exercising are nervous about starting a training program they think they won't be able to keep up but that's never a problem with J, she starts where you are and gently leads you forward.

  • by Cynthia Kuang on Dec 21, 2011

    J is an amazing instructor. Her yoga classes are very relaxing and I always get a good night's sleep afterward. Her RASA classes are innovative, fun, and full of energy (just like J :)).

  • by Bernie Brittain on Dec 20, 2011

    I've been a student of J's at Green Tara for 18 mths...she's very dedicated to her class and has an outstanding rapport with her students.
    Plus she's nuts...in a good way!

  • by Armando Torres on Dec 20, 2011

    Jehan is an exceptional fitness instructor. She brings high energy, fun and expertise to every kickboxing class and tailors each move to everyone's fitness level. Jehan is also very inspirational and caring towards her students and you always have a sense of accomplishment after every workout!

  • by User on Dec 20, 2011

    J's RASA class took me through a spiritual journey that help shed some light on life experiences that I was unsure about. I was able to express and manifest these through breath, movement and expression. Where else would I be able to do this? It was a liberating experience that enabled me to access my physical nature as I sharpened my mind as well as nourishing my spiritual being. Generally, I feel that there are avenues to practice all three, but rarely if ever at the same time. I've also worked with J on a number of fitness ventures as a fellow fitness professional. J is not your typical certified, entry level trainer that needs to hype up her advertising to make up for a lack of true expertise. She quietly, humbly and relentlessly researches and stays up to date with all areas of fitness and wellness. She is a true expert with a loving passion to help others achieve their full potential through sound and thoroughly explored practice and study. J is the best of the best.

    Jason Perry Stone, MS, CPT, CSCS, CEAS II
    Physical Performance Coach & Wellness Coordinator
    Stone Fitness, Inc.

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