San Diego Yoga Studio Celebrates 20 Years of Enhancing Well-Being

| January 10, 2023 | 0 Comments

Yoga One, a prominent family and female/minority owned yoga and wellness studio in San Diego, recently celebrated 20 years of helping San Diego residents and visitors enjoy happier and healthier lives. To mark the occasion, co-founders and husband and wife team Amy and Michael Caldwell are releasing a photo booklet that chronicles their personal journey alongside some of their favorite yoga practice tips.

In the book, the Caldwells recount how they left their jobs in the music business to backpack around the world for three and a half years exploring different cultures and philosophies. While picking apples in Australia to earn extra travel money, the couple discovered the joys and benefits of yoga. As they continued to travel, the Caldwells got more serious about their yoga practice, eventually studying in India — for sometimes as much as four hours per day — with some of the country’s top yoga masters.  

Upon moving to San Diego, Amy initially shared her yoga teachings through donation-based classes in Balboa Park before demand inspired the launch of Yoga One in 2002. The studio originally opened on Seventh Avenue in downtown San Diego on May 1, 2002 and remained in that location for 18 years. In 2020 the studio relocated to a new space in Mission Hills, which coincided with expanded offerings including online classes via Zoom.

Amy led the first-ever yoga class aboard the historic USS Midway in 2014, and for the next five years she led classes on the flight deck, each with about 1,000 participants. Also in 2014, Amy co-taught Yoga for Hope in the outfield of Petco Park to about 800 students, helping City of Hope raise over $80,000 and awareness to research and fight cancer. Together with Quango Music Group, the Caldwells released the Yoga One CD, which features groups such as Thievery Corporation, Bliss and Zero 7. They partnered with 3D4 Medical to co-create the best-selling and award-winning iYoga Premium App.

Yoga One’s first-ever yoga student Julie Moore is still a member. “Amy and Michael are the real deal,” she said. “And Yoga One is a home away from home. Their teachers lead with depth of knowledge, heart and integrity while providing a positive, welcoming environment. Yoga One is a family and I’m happy to be a part of it.”

Yoga One: Celebrating the First 20 Years is available for purchase as an e-book on Amazon and a print version via blurb.

Yoga One is honored to have helped thousands of San Diego residents, visitors, businesses, and schools enjoy healthier and happier lives since 2002. They offer classes in-studio and live online via Zoom, with students joining from all over the country. The studio also offers excellent Yoga Teacher Trainings (both at the 200 and 300-hour levels), corporate classes, art and dance events, event rentals and more.

The Yoga One studio is located at 1920 Fort Stockton Drive, complete with a beautiful canyon view in historic Mission Hills. For more information or to find class schedules, visit

Yoga One has helped thousands of San Diego residents, visitors, businesses, and schools enjoy healthier and happier lives since 2002.

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