Man found dead in Sunset Cliffs home identified as CorePower Yoga founder Trevor Tice

Posted at 12:22 PM, Dec 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-13 22:23:25-05

SAN DIEGO - A man found dead under suspicious circumstances inside a Sunset Cliffs-area home was identified as Trevor Tice, the founder and one-time CEO of CorePower Yoga.

San Diego police said they received a call at about 12:15 p.m. Monday requesting a welfare check at a home in the 900 block of Cornish Drive.

When officers arrived at the scene, they discovered Tice's body inside the house.

Officers initially believed the man's death was suspicious in nature, and SDPD homicide detectives were summoned to the scene to investigate.

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Tice was 48 years old.

Tice launched CorePower in 2002, initially opening 20 locations with funds from the sale of a prior firm he owned, information-technology outsourcing company Tech Partners International, according to a 2015 Inc. magazine story titled "Get Ready for the Starbucks of Yoga."

The Colorado native had become a yoga practitioner in response to a rock-climbing accident that left him with two shattered ankles, the article states.

The company's studios offer the amenities of a high-end health club and exclusively teach a type of yoga that Tice personally customized, the magazine reported.

In 2013, CorePower's expansion efforts led to an investment from private equity firm Catterton Partners that Tice described as "well north of $100 million."