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.
The Body Positive Yoga Community
Gigi particularly loves working with other women. She aims to empower people of all ages, shapes, sizes, backgrounds, races, genders, and abilities to love their bodies. In 2014, Gigi started a blog called YOGAudacious to celebrate courageous women who love yoga. This is where she met body positive power houses like Melanie Klein, Cami Cote, Dianne Bondy, Anna Guest-Jelley, Oneika Mays, Thea Pueschel, Erica Mather, Dana Smith, and Dr. Chelsea Jackson Roberts! With inspiration from all, the Yoga and Body Image Coalition was born. The Coalition is a progressive community of doctors, teachers, experts, and advocates creating access to yoga with dignity for all.
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.