Yoga for every age, shape, background & ability.

Cultivating Courage & Confidence

Gigi Yogini works with women of all ages, stages and body types to build courage and confidence both on and off the yoga mat. Gigi is an E-RYT 500 certified yoga teacher, wellness leader, and the founder of Modern Sacred Circle who has led international yoga workshops and retreats for more than a decade.

From her large and lively classes in Santa Monica, to intimate offerings at her private Modern Sacred Studio in West Los Angeles, Gigi’s teaching invites women to embrace themselves, practice self-love, and express more of their potential. Ever since becoming a twin mom in 2016, Gigi has worked even more closely with women during the motherhood journey, more specifically with Prenatal, Postnatal, and Baby & Me yoga classes and videos.

Gigi has been listed as one of Origin Magazine’s “Most Beautiful Women Portraying Strength, Passion and Vision” and named one of Athleta’s “100 Women to Watch in Wellness.” Her work has been featured in Yoga Journal Magazine, Mantra Magazine, LA Yoga Magazine, Mind Body Green, Yoga International, Elephant Journal and more.

Well-Rounded Teaching Style

Undergraduate Communication, CU Boulder

Masters of Communication Management, USC

YogaWorks 200 hr (Jenny Aurthur, Paula Lynch)

YogaWorks 300 hr (Kia Miller, Lisa Walford)

Primal Core 200 hr (Psalm Isadora)

Prenatal 40 hr (Patti Quintero)

YogaEd K – 8 40 hr (Robin Appel)

Trauma Informed Yoga 40 hr (Hala Khouri)

The Way Of Council, Circle Leadership (Sharon Sloan, Andrea Brown)

Praise & Testimonials

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.
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.
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.
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.

Press Coverage & Spotlights

True Inspirational Health Stories
2HealthApp, April 2017

Body Positivity with Gigi Yogini
Modern Goddess Podcast by Cindy Johns, December 2017

Wednesday Winning: Gigi Yogini
Gwen Dittmar, May 2017

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

A New Approach to Traditional Yoga
The Examiner, April 2012

A Few of My Published Articles

10 Tips for Leading a Women’s Circle
Elephant Journal, June 2017

Vinyasa Yoga for Soon-To-Be Mamas
Elephant Journal, April 2017

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

More 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.