Jivamukti and Yin Yoga – An Advanced Certified Jivamukti Yoga teacher and E-RYT 500, Giselle’s introduction to yoga in the early 90’s was a natural progression from her gymnastics/dance background, her passion for music and being raised by a bohemian flamenco dancer; all of which have influenced her style and approach to teaching and life.
Described as “spunky” by her teacher Sharon Gannon, Giselle is known for her dynamic classes that have a down to earth approach to the practice of yoga. Her classes infuse funky eclectic music, Sanskrit chanting, skillful and intuitive hands-on assists, an insightful topic for mind, body and spirit and an asana practice that will light your fire and send you home glowing. This experience invites the student to investigate perceived limitations with an open heart and humor to facilitate the allowing of “what is”. Studied in Yin yoga as well, she appreciates the potency of this practice and enjoys coalescing these two powerful methods to create a visceral balance positively influencing how we see ourselves, and the world.
Ever a student, Giselle continues to study under the direct guidance of her guru’s Sharon Gannon and David Life. She assisted them throughout the western U.S. for almost 5 years and has had the honor to serve on the Jivamukti Yoga Teacher Training faculty as a mentor in 2012 & 2014. She is eternally grateful to Sharonji and Davidji for their mentorship, generosity, teachings, and love. She is also grateful to her Sanskrit teacher Manorama for taking her deeper into the language and philosophy of Yoga. Her other teachers that continue to inspire and guide her are Sarah Powers, Paul Grilley, Aadil Palkhivala, Duncan Wong and Jai Uttal.
Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Giselle also presents at yoga studios, conferences and festivals around the world. She’s also been on the cover of Yoga Journal and Yoga International Magazine as well as appearing in many of their articles. She’s also featured in Kathryn Budig’s book “Women’s Health: The Big Book of Yoga”. She’s an ambassador for Gaiam, a columnist for Origin Magazine, serves on the advisory committee for The Art of Yoga Project and is a teacher on YogaGlo. When not teaching, she loves being with her amazing husband, daughter, and four dogs all of who are her biggest inspirations and support.