Friday, October 1, 2010

I have been having so much fun practicing this week, classes and privates have each been wonderful and special in their own way. It has been lovely to work on the good wood floors in our parlor and I think the space is comfortable for as many as 8 yogis to move freely. It doesn't seem to make sense to rent a space at this juncture, I remember one of my teachers, Gurmukh, speaking very highly of the comforts of a home studio and I understand why. The project of sharing yoga in our community this past year has been profoundly positive and rewarding.

I'm excited to embrace teaching at Trinity Cooperative Day School later this fall. I love working with little Yogis, in fact my favorite students are still in their mamas wombs in prenatal classes. Prenatal yoga is my true love and I'd like very much to get a group going, so if you know any expectant mothers who would benefit from some conscious prenatal classes, send them my way. What can be learned in the womb can never be learned on earth. Studies are showing how profound the impact of gestation is on the well being of the child even many years later.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Slipping into Fall

Yogis and Friends,

Hoping your summer was full of wonder, rest and growth!  Now that the crisp and energizing air has arrived, it's time to set new routines and rituals.  I am looking forward to rejoining our yoga classes beginning tomorrow at the YMCA in Glen Cove at 10:30 am, followed by a restorative garden practice at my home in Sea Cliff at 6pm Thursday and an energizing vinyasa flow in the garden Saturday morning. If you have missed us this summer, the classes have been lovely and sweet with the most charming little community of yogis this side of the Ganges. 

I am considering a couple of potential winter homes for our group classes and need some feedback to determine the best match.  We have been very cozy in my parlor for semi-private groups and it is possible to move inside this November, occasionally our group is too large for my space, which would require renting space and a corresponding need to pre-register would arise. So please let me know if you have a preference for a certain time of day, or any other feedback about your yoga intentions.

In the meantime, we can anticipate the two most wonderful months to practice in nature.  Please bring your friends, your mat, your breath and your love to practice.  

Please let me know if you have any questions about group classes or arranging a private or semi-private group in your home or mine. 

Om Shanti, 


125 Main Ave 
Sea Cliff NY


Classes are 15$ and class is 90 minutes including a mindfulness meditation and restful shivasana.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Looking to the Fall

I'll be teaching this Saturday and next Wednesday and Thursday before we head up to the woods.  I'm eager to soak up nature, swim in the marble quarry, practice at Yoga Vermont, visit Camille and Liza, introduce Uma to the forest.  I'll be back for a garden class on Thursday the 9th of September.  Please let me know if you are interested in specific kinds of classes to address your personal needs. Please also speak up if you are interested in adding an early morning (before work and school...maybe 6 am) Ashtanga class.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Private and Semi-Private Yoga Classes

I am building a private practice and am very happy to come to your home, meet you at the beach or invite you into mine for a deeper more personalized practice.  I love working with couples, friends and families in private and semi-private groups.  Contact me if you are interested for details.
Luisa Giugliano has been involved in the study of yoga all of her life. As a child she attended meditation classes with a particularly esoteric aunt; as a young adult she studied Buddhism and Hinduism which led her to the Yoga Sutras and to a physical asana practice. Yoga has taken her home to her body, and has empowered her to lead a more mindful and subtle life. Luisa has tremendous respect for the power of a personal practice and aims to help her students invest in and develop their personal practice, whatever stage of life or level of experience they bring. A lifelong yoga practice initiates us into a deeper harmony with our bodies, nature and the seasons.

Luisa GiuglianoThe study of asana, pranayama, mantra and ancient texts informs Luisa's teaching. Drawing on classical Ashtanga yoga and Kundalini meditations and kriyas, she offers a rigorous, reflective and deeply restorative class. It is Luisa's hope that her students leave her class glowing, strong and ready to take their practice into their lives.

Over the last decade Luisa has spent time in India, run an antique textile shop in Brooklyn, lived in the woods of Vermont, and taught poetry in the schools, but it is her work as a mother which is her central vocation.

Luisa has studied with Kathy McNames, David Williams, Beryl Bender Birch, Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa and Hari Kaur.

Luisa lives in Sea Cliff with her family of yoginis. She is passionate about natural foods, sustainability and green living. She is a poet, Quaker, and novice gardener.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Thursday Evening Restorative Class

Join me for a deeply relaxing, nourishing, delicious yoga practice in the garden on Thursday nights.

This class will restore and balance the physical as well as emotional bodies.

Appropriate for all levels.

Class is 15$
Free if you are new to yoga, or new to my classes so bring a friend, partner, 11 and over child!

125 Main Ave
in the back garden

Bring a mat!


Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Yoga in the Garden

Please join me in the garden for a ninety minute practice.  It's a wonderful way to detoxify, energize and reconnect at the very start of the weekend.  If you are new to yoga, your first class is a gift.  

Bring your mat, a water bottle and comfortable clothing.

Saturdays at 8:30am
125 Main Ave 
Sea Cliff, NY 11579

All levels of experience are Welcome.

Please send an email so that I know to expect you!