Gopi Kinnicutt is an Experienced Registered yoga teacher with the Yoga Alliance (ERYT 500). She lived in an ashram for 8 years where she studied and taught Indian philosophy in-depth, vegetarian cooking, ayurveda and mantra meditation. She is the founder of Yoga Mandali in Saratoga Springs NY, she has been practicing yoga for more than ten years and has been teaching since 2002. She first trained in Astanga Vinyasa, she further trained extensively with Shiva Rea and completed an advanced training with Ana Forrest. Through her personal practice and experience, Gopi has developed her own unique teaching style. She takes her students into a dynamic multi-dimensional flow, breaking through rigidity and stiffness; she infuses her classes with penetrating mantras and breath work with an emphasis of yoga therapy to heal. She incorporates deep marma (pressure point) therapy techniques when assisting students. She addresses individual’s needs and limitations, creating a safe environment for her students, guiding them through physical, emotional and spiritual dimensions.
Gopi has furthered her studies in yoga therapy, completing her certification for trauma sensitive yoga and her foundation to yoga therapy with Gary Karftsow. She is certified in Thia yoga body work, completing her training with Micheal Buck. She specializes in privates as she incorporates marma point’s (accupresure), and Thai yoga massage techniques.