Mandy Burstein is a yoga instructor and writer based in La Jolla, California. She began her journey into yoga on the beaches of Costa Rica and has been captivated ever since. Through yoga and writing, she passionately empowers people to become the best version of themselves, both on and off the mat.
Upon completing her initial 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training at Bird Rock Yoga in 2010, Mandy has found her calling in teaching Vinyasa Flow, Restorative Yoga and Stand-Up Paddleboard Yoga. In 2013, she completed an additional 300 hours of training and a mentorship with master teacher, Stacy McCarthy through the YogaWorks Professional Program at Prana Yoga Center earning her the designation of RYT-500 from Yoga Alliance.
Prior to becoming a yoga instructor, Mandy enjoyed a career in fundraising, event planning and youth development at various non-profit organizations around San Diego. Since entering the yoga world, Mandy has had the special privilege of leading yoga retreats abroad, co-facilitating multiple yoga Teacher Trainings, and instructing at Yoga Journal Conference San Diego.
To follow her movement towards a healthier and happier world, you can connect with Mandy on Facebook, on her blog "Zen Girl" and also on instagram zengirlmandy
* next yoga retreat: November 2014 in Sayulita, Mexico: