Gillian Grant is an American Yoga (500 RYT) and Ballet Barre Teacher living in Paris for over a decade. Yoga became a major part of her life after giving birth to her son over 10 years ago. Her practice has helped to maintain balance in her personal and professional life. Teaching for Gillian is a way to help others also find balance in the often hectic urban environment. Also, as a student and practitioner of Ayurvedic medicine, Gillian finds joy in working with homeopathy that is complementary to modern treatments. As a Reiki master, she has practiced the healing arts through touch and redirection of energy in the body.
Gillian completed her first Yoga training (200 RYT) at the Sivananda Ashram in Orleans, France. The Sivananda style is very traditional Hatha with a major focus of meditation and spirituality. She completed her Kundalini Yoga training with 3HO, the association formed by the Guru Yogi Bhajan to bring the practice of Kundalini to the West.
Gillian’s most recent training (300 RYT) was at the Association for Yoga and Meditation in Rishikesh, India. Her yoga specialisations include: Hatha Flow, VInyasa, Iyengar, Power Yoga and Kundalini. She is also certified in Yoga Therapy and Ayurvedic massage.
In 2015, Gillian completed her Ballet Barre training with Barre Concept and world renowned teacher Emma Newman.
The idea for Transformational Yoga started from a journey to the East and the evolution of a student to teacher to trainer. Inspired by a trip to India to train in advanced Yoga and Meditation teachings, Gillian returned to Paris determined to create a Yoga training style that offers a traditional practice with a modern twist.
Yoga is constantly transforming to adapt to the needs of the practitioner. New styles have developed out of ancient teachings and this has allowed Yoga to continue to thrive. Transformational Yoga is based on the belief that a training can offer the best of both traditional and modern that will prepare a new teacher to offer more than one style and adapt to the modern student’s needs. The training is adapted to allow for exploration, discovery, and strong personal development, both physically and mentally.