John Quirk

John Q.

San Diego, CA

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John passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
John delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:

Hi yogis! Very excited to help you with your journey into the path of yoga.

Yoga has been such a life-changing practice for me, I was able to leave a highly stressful job and lifestyle in New York City behind to pursue my greatest passion of self betterment and helping others.

I’ve been able to learn from some amazing teachers in that time and have worked with a wide range of classes and students from folks brand new to the practice and physical activity to seasoned yogis, pro athletes, celebrities, people with illnesses and injuries, children and the elderly.

I’ve found that everyone has a hidden strength inside, a potential for happiness and their best self and my goal has been and will be to help bring it out you. I’m so grateful to wake up in the morning and do what I love every single day. Yoga is not a part time job or a side gig for me, it’s my greatest passion and lifestyle.

I’m constantly trying to find the newest and best ways to challenge my students while making physical and mental changes accessible and above all fun! I demand my students work hard because true change is never easy, but it is so gratifying! Above all I also require that it brings a smile to their face!

I look forward to hearing your story and knowing how I can help. Let’s get on the path to your best self together!

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Yoga Teacher
Oct 2015 - Present
Real Hot Yoga / Yoga in the Heights / JCC Yoga / Fireshaper Yoga / Coolhot Yoga / Powerflow Yoga / Surya Yoga / Lifetime Athletic

Teacher of various types of yoga, formats, levels, heated and unheated. I have worked with small groups and private clients with needs ranging from those of professional athletes, to injury recovery and work with extreme illnesses.

NFL Video Production
Feb 2014 - May 2015
Bleacher Report


Yoga Alliance ERYT 200
May 2015 - Oct 2015
Atmananda Yoga Sequence
BA Journalism
Sep 2005 - Oct 2008
St. John's University


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Yoga Alliance RYT500
Nov 2017
Yoga Alliance

Yoga Alliance 300 Hour Training
Oct 2015
Atmananda Yoga Sequence


Above and Beyond Service Award
Jan 2016
Lifetime Athletic


Yoga Alliance
Oct 2015

Yoga Alliance is the largest nonprofit association representing the yoga community. Our mission is to spread the power of yoga one person at a time.

We believe that the individual experience of yoga is of paramount importance, and are committed to supporting the passage of yoga from trainer to teacher, teacher to student, and student to aspiring yogi. Our role as the national support organization for the yoga community is to ensure that the practice of yoga will keep growing, so that more people will connect with yoga and be transformed. As an organization we keep several core values at heart: service, excellence, transparency, learning and community.

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Photo by John Q.

Photo by John Q.

Photo by John Q.

Photo by John Q.

Photo by John Q.

Photo by John Q.


4 Reviews

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Jin Nov 26, 2017
Yoga · In studio

John is an excellent yoga instructor! He was a very popular yoga teacher in NJ/ NY and we were so sad to see him leave to the west coast-
He keeps his classroom challenging and fun and serious but lighthearted. He knows his stuff!
You will get well balanced yoga sessions and lots of fun practicing with John!

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Randy Nov 18, 2017
Yoga · In studio

Incredible experience got more out of one hour then I had in the past month of practicing. Highly recommend

Justin Nov 17, 2017
Yoga · In studio

John is always educating himself in order to keep providing new insight his yogis to incorporate into their routine. Always was able to pick up new things with him over the course of a few years. I have found with other instructors there is always new learning the first few sessions but slows down soon after.

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Liron Nov 17, 2017
Yoga · In studio

Yoga is Fun with John! and also challenging at the same time! My favorite Yoga class of the week :)

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