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Gianna Vani

Gianna is a 500 RYT certified instructor that has been teaching for a decade. Her teaching style embodies movement, mindfulness, energy, breath, and south therapy. Working with Children, Adults, and Seniors she creates an experience tailored to each group to create the perfect space for her students to transform. Gianna has a passion for helping others and strives to serve her community by continuing her education and personal practice. She now owns two companies: an international virtual mindfulness company, Modern Mind and Body, and a local interior designing business, Reno Tahoe Interior Design. She instructs weekly classes in the Lake Tahoe community, hosts workshops, and facilitates retreats. Her teaching practices include vinyasa, hatha, yin, restorative yoga, qi gong, various mindfulness meditation practices, various breathing practices, and sound healing. Gianna is currently enrolled in the MMTCP program with UC Berkeley and is pursuing a license in Yoga Therapy.


During childhood, she practiced ballet, tap, hip-hop, gymnastics, and competitive cheerleading. When she was 14, she found yoga while practicing at a local gym. Experiencing Ah-Ha moments during her public practice guided her self study and to become an instructor. At age 17 she transformed in herself her first RYT 200 training in Chicago before heading off to college. She attended the University of Missouri for a BA in Audio Engineering and Lyric Writing. While at MU she instructed meditation, breathing exercises, and yoga to students and staff members. She also was on the board of the MU mindfulness organization called BREATHE. Organizing wellness events and talks on and off campus. After graduating college, she moved to Santa Cruz. Instructing locally and for private clients until moving to Silicon Valley to instruct for Canyon Ranch in Woodside, CA. After her time there, she moved to Lake Tahoe where she resides now. Her love for the mountains and outdoor sports called her home.

Horse Yoga at Starr Horse Retreats
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