Yoga Teacher Training Instructor ~ Gilda Goharian
My classes are vigorous and energetic, but always with a strong focus on alignment and breathing. I encourage my students to constantly surprise themselves by going beyond their limits and to approach yoga with a lot of fun and curiosity.
In addition to yoga, I love the practice of Traditional Thai massage and became a certified bodyworker in 2012.
Exercise has always been a part of my life. As a child and teen, I took dance and gymnastic classes, played basketball and loved to swim and run. At the age of 19, however, I discovered the benefits of yoga while attending an Ashtanga class at university. After experimenting with several styles I took up a regular Vinyasa practice. I love the flexibility and creativity of Vinyasa yoga and the way it balances body, mind and spirit. I continue to be inspired by many different styles and techniques, including AcroYoga, Jivamukti-, Kundalini- or Prana Flow Yoga. Many teachers have inspired me such as Max Strom, Rusty Wells, Jenny Sauer-Klein, Twee Merrigan, Tiffany Cruikshank, but I also benefited from the knowledge of many other, less well-known teachers. After I decided to delve deeper into yoga, I began a teacher training in 2010 with Vidya Jacqueline Heisel and Jennifer Yarro of Frog Lotus Yoga at their Intensive 200 hour course. In November 2012 I finished my Advanced Teacher Training (+300 hrs) – also with Frog Lotus. Recently, I completed a BUDOKON®YOGA Teacher Training with Cameron Shayne and got hooked on this unique transition-based hatha Yoga flow with Martial Arts circular influence and continuous rotation.