To all my teachers, past and present, I would like to thank you. Namaste
Gia has been studying Yoga for over ten years and continues to learn something everyday.
From 2009-2010 she studied at the Yoga Institute Sydney for both the Level I and Level II Teacher Training Certificates, which she completed in September 2010. This course is registered with Yoga Australia as a 350 hour training course, and includes a total of 600 hours of study based on the ‘ancient teachings’ in the tradition of Krishnamacharya. During this course, in January 2010, she also completed a 9 day study course at the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandarim (KYM) in Chennai, India.
She also travels to India almost every year to study with her current teacher Vinay Kumar at Pranavashya Yoga in Mysore, India, whose 2 month Teacher Training course she also completed in 2012. This proved to be one of the toughest things she has done so far in her life, but a learning experience not to be missed!
Along with these 2 teacher training courses, Gia also successfully completed the BodyMindLife Yoga, Art of Alignment 60 hour certificate in 2012, which is a part of their teacher training program. This involves 30 hours of classroom training on the art of assisting and adjusting and then 30 hours of assisting the teacher with adjustments in led classes.
To support the yoga lifestyle, Gia works as a Freelance Graphic Artist in Sydney, Australia.
As yoga is about union, she is now uniting her love of yoga with her profession and designing for yoga. Yoga by Design is the yoga design section of her freelance business, giagraphics.