_bjjxyogastudio head Jiu Jitsu instructo

Jeff started his Brazilian Jiu Jitsu journey in 2009 at Revolution Mixed Martial Arts in Langley BC, which at time was being run by Bibiano Fernandes. In 2011, Jeff started training under De La Riva Black Belt, Don Whitefield at West Coast Mixed Martial Arts eventually earning his Blue Belt. Shortly after, a job opportunity brought him to the City of Angels where he trained under Rubens “Cobrinha” Charles, this is where his passion for the art manifested, training with the worlds best day in and day out. With another job opportunity presenting itself in the Windy City, he decided to take a leap of faith, leaving behind the Mecca of BJJ. He took one class at Rio Jiu Jitsu and never looked back. His current Professor, Pete “The Greek” Letsos has led him through his next belts from Purple, Brown to being PTG’s 8th Black Belt. @bjjxyogastudio is excited to open its doors on Sep 15th, with Jeff leading the Jiu Jitsu program! 
Notable accolades.

@f2wbjj Veteran
2018 Pan Am Master Silver Medalist (Brown)
2018 Chicago Open Master Gold Medalist (Brown) 2014 (Blue)
Multiple time Silver and Bronze medals (Blue/Purple/Brown) 
3X Naga champion

Head Jiu Jitsu Instructor

JEFF YUMUL

Introducing _bjjxyogastudio very own Hea

Deanna started her yoga journey shortly after becoming a new mom. She struggled with anxiety for years and began suffering from anxiety attacks while pregnant with her daughter. Devoting time to her mat allowed her to overcome her attacks and learn different ways to calm the mind and body. In February 2018 she completed her 200 hour teacher training through Chicago School of Yoga. With a background in dance Deanna brings a firm understanding of the human body and how to easily modify allowing yoga to be accessible to all. She also has experience teaching children and believes yoga can serve for any age and body. In her classes you can expect a fun, upbeat and safe space where any and all are welcome. 

Certifications

RYT- 200 Hour Teacher Training from the Chicago School of Yoga in February 2018

Affiliations 

Yoga Alliance Member

Head Yoga Instructor

DEANNA SPEAR-YUMUL

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Ida, a lifelong student of yoga, approaches her classes with a sense of inclusion and a focus to make yoga approachable for all bodies and levels. Expect a return to basics and alignment - challenging for even advanced practitioners but also accessible for beginners. Ida enjoys a light hearted approach to yoga that allows any student to get out of their head, into their bodies and feeling rejuvenated. 

Certifications

RYT- 200 Hour Teacher Training from the Chicago School of Yoga in February 2018

Level II reiki master

Attended a prenatal yoga intensive with the Prenatal Yoga Center in New York City.

Affiliations 

Yoga Alliance Member

Yoga Instructor

IDA GIANCOLA