Vicki Durst

Vicki has been teaching Hatha Yoga since 1974. A graduate of San Diego State University with a BA in Physical Education, Dance and Art History, Vicki first studied Yoga at the University of Oregon while earning a Master, Degree in Dance and Art History.

In San Diego she trained and taught at the Yoga Institute for two years and then traveled to Pune, India to study at the B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga Institute. For the past 30 years Vicki has trained with many Yoga masters, including Erich Schiffmann, Rodney Yee, Ramanand Patel, Julie Lawrence, Richard Schactel, Roger Cole, Aadil Pakhilava, Tracy Rich, Ganga White, Angela Farmer, Victor Van Kooten and Kali Ray.

Prior to moving to Temecula in March, 2006, Vicki was a full-time Instructor at Clatsop Community College, where she served as the Director of Dance and Physical Education and was Coordinator of the Arts on Stage performing and visual arts program for 23 years. She also spent seven years living on Catalina Island where she taught scuba diving and yoga. She is a licensed massage therapist and holistic health practitioner.

Vicki uses the teaching of B.K.S. Iyengar as the basis for her classes, which emphasizes strength, flexibility, endurance, proper alignment and breathing techniques to help the body achieve it, true, balanced state. Vicki, fluid, relaxed style reflects her background in dance, and is appealing to students of all ages and abilities.