In 2013, Gilda became one of Germany's first certified Budokon Yoga teachers. Exercise has always been a part of Gilda's life. From childhood she was involved in sports and dancing but it was a while before she considered becoming a yoga teacher herself. Gilda started as a group fitness instructor, teaching different kinds of fitness formats, and functional fitness classes such as BodyArtTM which combines, amongst other things, elements of Hatha Yoga, strength training, meditation, classical breathing techniques and physiotherapy.
After experimenting with several yoga systems, Gilda took up a regular Vinyasa practice and still loves the flexibility and creativity of this particular style and the way it balances body and mind. She completed a fundamental 200 hr teacher training in 2010 with Vidya Jacqueline Heisel and Jennifer Yarro of Frog Lotus Yoga.
In 2012, Gilda finished her Advanced Teacher Training (+300 hrs) – also with Frog Lotus. Soon after she completed a Budokon Yoga Teacher Training with Cameron Shayne and got hooked on this unique transition-based Hatha Yoga flow with Martial Arts circular influence and continuous rotation.
In addition, Gilda is a Thai-Yoga-Massage practitioner and as a graduate from the T. Colin Campell Center of Nutrition and eCornell, is also passionate about sharing the multiple benefits of whole food, plant-based nutrition for optimal health, wellbeing, and athletic performance.
At present, Gilda is working toward another 500 hr certification in Yoga Medicine with Tiffany Cruikshank, an advanced training that focuses on a deeper understanding of anatomy and physiology and its application to traditional yoga philosophy.
The majority of Gilda's classes are vigorous and energetic, but always with a strong focus on alignment, anatomy and breathing:
"I encourage my students to constantly surprise themselves by going beyond their limits and to approach yoga with a lot of fun and curiosity."