Group and Private Yoga Instruction

Structural Yoga Therapy in San Diego

Yoga Philosophy for Yoga Teacher Trainings

Healthy Lifestyle Coaching


I have an integrative approach to health, and create a personalized yoga instruction program. 

Since 2005, I've worked with hundreds of people, including many elite and Olympic athletes in the Boston area. 

My focus in working with you is to create:

  • Joint and spine stability, 
  • Musculoskeletal strength, 
  • Optimal range of motion in all key muscle groups, 
  • Improve your athletic performance, 
  • Enhance your quality of life and longevity.


I use the 10-element healthy lifestyle system, which is derived from the practices and philosophical applications of Yoga and Ayurvedic medicine. It includes individualized yoga therapy, strength training, meditation and mindfulness instruction, stress relief techniques, chronic tension relief and pain management through hands-on Thai Massage and stretching exercises, cleansing guidance, energy cultivation, and much more. 


In addition, as a Healthy Lifestyle Coach, I will provide motivation and accountability.

Looking forward to working with you.

In optimal health, 

Slava Kolpakov, Structural Yoga Therapist, LMT, Author, and Health Coach


Healthy Lifestyle Coaching/Yoga Therapy with Slava

1. Reach out to Slava to set up a Yoga Private class, or a Health Coaching session;

2. For coaching, choose a Coaching Plan;

3. We track your progress together and improve as needed.

(Here are more details of what each session includes)


Self-Guided Health Coaching

1. Browse the 10 Categories

2. Pick practices that suit you

3. Track your progress

Health Coaching Plans

Yoga Lifestyle = 

1. Self-transformation - toward great physical health, peaceful mind, stress-free life. 

2. Making a difference in other people's lives - through selfless actions, meaningful work, healthy community, loving relationships. 


We Work with Tapas (not the Spanish kind)

Tapas is an ancient Yogic tool for positive transformation.

Tapas means "to Burn" or "to Purify" in Sanskrit.

Going through a change, such as adopting new lifestyle habits, brings positive transformation, however there is a certain amount of discomfort that may come with changes. Yogis have welcomed this habit-forming discomfort as Purification. 

Discomfort from Positive Transformation = Tapas = Purification of one's ego and negative habits

Yogis talk about the metaphor of gold purified in a hot furnace as it gets separated from impurities. Similarly, one’s negative habits get burned with the practice of Tapas.

Every Tapas practice must be:

DOABLE 

(you must be able to actually do it with reasonable effort)

SPECIFIC

(set parameters on when, where, how, and how long you will keep this habit)

TRACKABLE

(track your daily progress)