Marta Gil (Gauri Devi)
E-RYT 200, RYT 500, RCYT
Marta grew up in Poland and moved to the United States in 1999. She lives in Yorktown Heights, New York, with her husband, daughter, two dogs and two cats.
When her daughter decided to try a yoga class, Marta noticed that there were very few local programs geared for children and youth. After she observed how much of a positive difference practicing yoga had made in her daughter's life, Marta decided to become a children's yoga teacher.
She researched many schools of yoga, and found that the philosophy of Flower Yoga was most aligned with her own approach to children's education. Marta took an intensive 95-hour Children Yoga Teacher's Training at Sivananda Yoga Ranch, and was certified as a children's yoga teacher by Tara Rachel Jones.
Marta is excited to bring Young Flower Yoga classes to Hudson Valley schools, studios, and recreation centers. Some of the schools that Marta is visiting to share Yoga with students include: Todd Elementary School (Briarcliff Manor, NY), Furnace Wood Elementary School (Cortlandt, NY), Westorchard Elementary School (Chappaqua, NY), Meadow Pond Elementary School (South Salem, NY). She also shares Yoga and Vedanta with the students of the Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY. During the summer and school holidays you can find Marta at one of Sivananda ashrams (Sivananda Yoga Ranch in the Catskills or Sivananda Yoga Retreat in the Bahamas) leading Family Programs and Yoga Youth Retreats. She strongly believes that an early start in practicing yoga gives children and youth an excellent tool for self-regulation, stress reduction, better concentration, and creating a positive self-image, as well as building body strength and flexibility.
Marta is also a certified adult yoga teacher. She teaches Hatha Yoga to adults of any skill level including chair yoga. Her class settings include group instruction, as well as private and semi-private lessons at students' homes.
Marta will also gladly come to your office or workplace for office yoga, meditation or relaxation sessions.
Contact Marta to schedule a private Yoga session at your home, office or check available group classes.