Giselle’s introduction to yoga in the early 90’s was a natural progression from her gymnastics/dance background, her passion for music, and her childhood; she was raised by a bohemian flamenco dancer. Today all of these influence her style and approach to teaching and to life.
Teaching for almost 15 years and an E-RYT500, Giselle flavors her classes with spunk, grit, and spirit. Her light-hearted but comprehensive teaching style weaves yogic philosophy, Sanskrit, anatomy, skillful hands-on assists, funky eclectic music, and tons of fun. Her offerings are not only designed to make you move, sweat, and reflect but to empower fearless curiosity about your spirit, increase self-acceptance, inspire spiritual activation and have a sense of humor while doing it.
Giselle has had the honor to train under the direct tutelage of Sharon Gannon & David Life of the Jivamukti Yoga method for many years. As a senior teacher with advanced certification, she went on to serve as a faculty member for their esteemed teacher training, was a member on the advanced board exam panel as well as a mentor for new teachers. In addition, Giselle is grateful for the teachings of Sarah Powers, Paul Grilley, Jai Uttal, Jill Miller and to her Sanskrit/philosophy teacher Manorama who has illumined her path beyond words.
Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Giselle also presents her teachings all over the world. She’s graced the covers of Yoga Journal (U.S and Japan) and Yoga International Magazine as well as appearing in many of their articles. She’s also featured in both Kathryn Budig’s book “Women’s Health: The Big Book of Yoga” and Linda Sparrowe’s “Yoga at Home”. She’s written for Origin & Mantra Magazine and Yoga Journal, serves on the advisory board 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 inspire and support her every day.