Gioconda weaves sanskrit, philosophy, spiritual psychology and traditional yoga teachings into teacher training in way that is approachable and effective. She fosters a supportive learning environment in which students feel free to ask questions, take chances, and grow.


She draws on her personal studies in Ayurveda, Somatics and Sanskrit to cover a variety of special topics, and her innovative approach to sequencing infuses students with a life-long curiosity that keeps them continuously interested in constructing classes that feel good in the body, quieting to the mind, and nourishing to the soul.


This fall Gioconda will be a featured guest teacher in the Practice Yoga Austin’s 200 Hour Teacher Training Program. This program begins Sept 1st and runs through Dec 17th of this year. There is still time to sign up for this great team and training. Visit the Practice Yoga website for details and registration


Gioconda is also one of the Lead Teachers for Wanderlust Austin’s 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program, and has been for the last five years. This diverse and In-Depth training draws on the best Wanderlust has to offer. Wanderlust’s Spring Teacher Training Program runs January 10th thru April 1st of 2018. Full details, application and registration available at Wanderlust Yoga’s website.


In addition to her role as a teacher trainer in the Austin Yoga Community, Gioconda has also been a guest teacher in trainings around the country.  If you are interested in having Gioconda as a guest teacher in your 200 Hour Teacher Training program, visit the Host Gia page to find out more. And if you are interested in developing a 200 Hour Teacher Training Program at your studio and would like Gioconda to help with development, send an email to