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Meet Gigi Yogini of Modern Sacred Circle in West Los Angeles and Santa Monica

Today we’d like to introduce you to Gigi Yogini.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Gigi. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I am a woman’s woman. Which is funny, because growing up, I perceived myself as a tomboy. I was the youngest in a family of all boys and I was an athlete, but I developed quickly into a young woman by middle school. After a life in co-ed schools, I decided to go to an all-girls boarding school for my last two years of high school. It helped me see girls in a whole new way.

Girls were the smartest and most talented… in everything.

It was fun and liberating. Now, even as an adult, that’s really what my business is still all about.

I constantly strive to be my best and support other’s, especially women, who are doing the same.

As a yoga teacher, I hold space for women to feel more confident in their bodies and more connected to their breath. Though Modern Sacred Circles, we practice conscious communication without interruption or judgment. All of this in the pursuit of becoming a better version of our Selves.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
As life has it’s ways, there are ups and downs.

Just like the moon, everything has its cycle and a phase.

I’m proud to say I’m still learning how to ebb and flow.

Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Gigi Yogini and Modern Sacred Circle – what should we know?
I teach yoga, which lots of women do. But I teach yoga as a way to promote courage and confidence, both on and off the mat, and create community while doing it.

Currently, I offer public classes at YogaWorks across Los Angeles and private yoga sessions at the Modern Sacred Circle studio in West LA. I specialize in making the practice of yoga accessible to beginners and people of all ages, shapes, and sizes. I think there are great beauty and healing in the simple things.

I also offer prenatal and postnatal yoga classes, even with the newborns involved. These classes incorporate a bit of Modern Sacred Circle where each person shares one at a time, without interruption or judgment. It allows for an expression of self and deeper connections within the community.

I also offer circles that are just talking and no yoga asana. These are for women only and can be in person or online.

Any shoutouts? Who else deserves credit in this story – who has played a meaningful role?
Regardless of the style and audience of the class, I teach with compassion, encouragement, and a hint of humor. I have deep reverence and gratitude to my many teachers, especially, but not limited to the following:

– Kia Miller for her grace of blending Vinyasa and Kundalini.
– Psalm Isadora who used yoga to heal sexual violence.
– Jerome Mercier for an intro to Power Yoga.
– Suzanne Sterling for blending yoga with drum and music.
– Patti Quinter for Prenatal Yoga training and inspiration.
– Corti Cooper for being a great friend and yogi in action.

Each of these teachers has inspired me beyond measure and I will be forever grateful.

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1 Comment

  1. Lauren Larken

    May 2, 2018 at 01:09

    Gigi Yogini is my favorite yoga teacher in LA!

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