Wellness Center

About Elka Yoga & Wellness

About-Elka-WindowElka Yoga and Wellness Center (EYWC) is an educational sanctuary in Ocean Beach, San Diego.

From the beginner student to the advanced teacher, we offer the tools to become the best version of oneself. Students discover how to empower themselves to live their most healthy life and teachers come to further their knowledge and skills, not only allowing them to become better teachers, but healthier and happier individuals.

We understand that not everyone walks the same path to health and vitality. This is why our offerings go beyond yoga exercises, to include all aspects of health and well-being: massage, meditation, fitness, nutrition, dance, Ayurveda, breathwork, reiki, art, music..and so much more!

The intention of EYWC is to assist students and teachers in their continued development of physical, mental, and spiritual well-being.  We offer daily yoga classes (both mat & aerial) in addition to workshops (many offering certified CEUs), 200-hour RYT teacher training, specialty trainings, events, and retreats (300-hour teacher training coming soon!).  We are also passionate about giving back to our community...We offer many free community classes and workshops to help support Casa Hogar, an orphanage in Tijuana, Mexico with over 50 children.

Elka Yoga & Wellness Center features the most professional, compassionate teachers who are leaders in their fields and love what they do. Additionally, we host workshops and trainings from world-renowned teachers who are masters at their crafts, bringing the highest quality curriculum to Point Loma and Ocean Beach in San Diego!

We are truly honored and excited to share this amazing, magical space and community with YOU!

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Meet Your Team


Elka Haeckel

Founder & CEO

Elka is a worldwide yoga instructor who has developed a juicy yoga practice like none other. She’s a certified Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 Hatha Yoga instructor with additional certifications in Ayurveda, Reiki, Prana Flow, Restorative Yoga, Tantra Yoga, Vinyasa Flow, SUP Yoga, Yoga Therapy and Thai Medical Massage.

Elka’s exuberance and passion for teaching, extensive knowledge of yoga philosophy, and holistic health, combined with her experience of owning a successful San Diego yoga studio, international trainings, workshops, retreats and teacher trainings makes her a positive force to be reckoned with. Elka’s friendly approach to students, friends and business partners inspires an inner transformation within everyone she meets. As she likes to remind everyone, “We are just getting started on this journey, so open your heart and and your mind to see your true possibilities!”


Anna Fernandez

Co-Owner & COO

With Yoga Alliance RYT 200+ hours of trainings and over 15 years of yoga experience, Anna has a deep relationship with yoga philosophy, which she has incorporated throughout her life. Additionally, with 14 years of owning and running a successful business, that she started from the ground up, Anna brings her conscious business expertise to Elka Yoga & Wellness. In addition to running the Center and coordinating Elka Yoga & Wellness Teacher Trainings, Anna finds great joy in sharing the healing gifts of yoga.