Yoga for every age, shape, size, background & ability.

Cultivating Courage & Confidence

Brigitte Kouba Neves, better known as Gigi Yogini, teaches yoga in a way that promotes courage and confidence, both on and off the mat. With a Masters in Communication from USC, Gigi advocates body positivity and healthy body image through her writing and teaching.

Gigi’s public and private yoga classes are designed to strengthen your body and your mind with progressive sequencing, options for variations, and a constant reminder to listen to the wisdom of your inner teacher.

Well-Rounded Teaching Style

An E-RYT 500 (Expert Registered Yoga Teacher – 500 hrs of certified training), Gigi has been teaching ferociously since 2009. Her signature styles include the YogaWorks method, Vinyasa flow, Yin/Restorative, Prenatal Yoga, and Yoga for Kids.

Regardless of the style and audience of the class, Gigi teaches with compassion, encouragement, and a hint of humor. She has deep reverence and gratitude to her many teachers, especially Kia Miller, Psalm Isadora, Jerome Mercier, Suzanne Sterling, and Patti Quintero.

A Thought Leader, Writer & Role Model.

In recognition of her work, Gigi has been featured in a variety of magazines including Yoga Journal, Mantra Magazine, and LA Yoga Magazine. Gigi was listed as one of Origin Magazine’s “Most Beautiful Women Portraying Strength, Passion and Vision” and voted as Athleta’s “100 Women to Watch in Wellness.”

She has been an Ambassador of Affirmats, FitFit Activewear, lululemon athletica, Manduka, and YogaEarth. Gigi’s writing and videos can be found on YogaJournal, MindBodyGreen, Elephant Journal, YogaVibes and beyond.

Angela R.

“Gigi’s classes are very soulful and caring. She really invests her heart into her teaching and as a student you feel that. I always walk away from her classes feeling more in touch and accepting of myself.”

Angela R.
Julian P.

“This woman is made of pure smiling awesomeness. Her energy is an inspiration to all who encounter her. She is always coursing raw energy and love into everything and everyone around her.”

Julian P.
Mary H.

“Gigi is sensitive to the needs of her students and she has a great sense of humor. No matter what level of practice, you can rest assure that you will get what you need from her classes!”

Mary H.
Jeannette P.

“Simply put, Gigi skillfully guides us to be our authentic self. Gigi’s body positivity workshop is transformational and has the potential to change the world one participant at a time.”

Jeannette P.

Press Coverage & Published Articles

Top Yoga & Wellness Blogs
Book Yoga Retreats, January 2017

Best Yoga Blogs of 2016
Do You Yoga, April 2016

14 Inspiring Yoga Mamas to Follow
Spoiled Yogi, March 2016

Private Yoga Teaching Tips From the Pros
Do You Yoga, February 2016

Top 20 Yoga Bloggers You Must Follow
YouQueen Magazine, February 2016

12 Rockstar Yogis Leading The Body-Positive Movement
MindBodyGreen, July 2015

Meet The New Wave Of Instagram Yogis: 8 Body Positive New Follows
The Chalkboard, May 2015

Gigi Yogini On Self Respect, Dress Size, and Being Unstoppable
WANT: Women Against Negative Talk, May 2015

100 Women to Watch in Wellness
MindBodyGreen, March 2015

Yoga Matters with Body Image Guru Gigi Yogini
The Chalkboard, February 2015

Establishing Healthy Routines
Hayo Magazine, February 2015

Does Yoga Culture Have a Skinny White Girl Problem
Well + Good, December 2014

Yoga’s Body Image Revolution
Yoga International, October 2014

Questioning the Yoga Body – Meet the Yoga and Body Image Coalition
Mantra Yoga + Health, October 2014

6 Women Tackle Body Image
Yoga Journal, July 2014

My Body Image, My Self: Weighty Stories of Self-Acceptance
Yoga Journal, July 2014

Curvy Yogis
Mantra Magazine, April 2014

YOGAudacious This Week and Every Week

I Came To Run, April 2014

LoveMore Ally
Sarit Photography, March 2014

Helping Girls Love Their Bodies and Cultivate Healthy Self-Esteem
Expert Beacon, February 2014

This Yogi Will Teach You How to Love Your Body
Fit to Inspire, September 2013

The Art of Self Love
The Art of Love Radio, November 2013

Inspiration from Gigi Yogini
C’est California Vie, August 2013

34 Most Beautiful Women (Portraying Strength, Passion and Vision)
Origin Magazine, July 2013

8 Extraordinary Women Who Will Teach You How to Stick to A Yoga Practice at Home
Yogadrienne, April 2013

Primal Core Tantra Kundalini
Bali Spirit Festival, March 2013

Inspire: Brigitte Kouba aka Gigi Yogini
Mary Beth LaRue, August 2012

A New Approach to Traditional Yoga
The Examiner, April 2012

6 Ways to Be A Better Private Yoga Instructor, December 2015
5 Ways to Be A Body-Positive Role Model
MindBodyGreen, February 2015

Introducing the Yoga and Body Image Coalition
Adios Barbie, September 2014

A Simple Breathing Technique To Reduce Stress In Minutes (Video)
MindBodyGreen, August 2014

5 Benefits of Facing My Fear
Mantra Magazine, February 2014

How To Eat Mindfully: A 5-Step Guide
MindBodyGreen, February 2014

Shoulder Stand Options For Ladies With Large Breasts
MindBodyGreen, December 2013

5 Ways To Stop Self-Loathing & Start Self-Loving
MindBodyGreen, April 2013

How I Learned To Love My Body
MindBodyGreen, February 2013

Can We Love Our Bruises, Stretch Marks And Scars?
MindBodyGreen, February 2013

Why Yoga Is For Self Worth (Not Weight Loss)
MindBodyGreen, January 2013

Remove Obstacles with This Ganesh Mantra
MindBodyGreen, April 2012

Bakasana (Crow Pose) with My Big Booty
Elephant Journal, March 2012

MANY, MANY more on MindBodyGreen click here.

Praise & Testimonials

Kalani K.

“Gigi is a great yoga teacher. Attending one of her classes is always a pleasure. Gigi knows her stuff. The flow and sequencing in her class is fun, challenging, and safe. On top of it all she is creative and caring.”

Kalani K.
Tara B.

“As a teacher, she is thorough and intuitive.  I can’t think of a better place to cultivate your yoga practice, you will want to go back again and again…you are in good hands with Brigitte.”

Tara B.
Orlee K.

“Gigi makes every body feel welcome. She creates a safe haven for those who are just getting started with yoga, injured, physically recuperating, pregnant, overweight, underweight, seniors, kiddos and more.”

Orlee K.
Julie D.

“I only work with Gigi…whether in a one on one session or in a group class. I am thankful for her ability to transform my time with her from a mindful yoga practice to a mindful life experience.”

Julie D.