Niedra Gabriel is a seasoned Pilates and Yoga instructor who takes a holistic approach to understanding the body and exploring its tremendous gifts and potential. With over thirty years of experience, Niedra first began teaching Pilates and Yoga in the 1970’s. She believes we are spiritual beings having a physical experience, and that the practice of Pilates and Yoga helps us connect with that spiritually and enhances our overall awareness and lifestyles.
A certified Pilates instructor since 1994, Niedra trained directly under Romana Kryzanowska, a protégé of Joseph Pilates, and was certified by the New York Pilates Guild.
She developed her respect for technique, which she cites as the “key to freedom” after studying Yoga under B.K.S. Iyengar in India in the 70’s. She has also been certified in Anusara Yoga through City Yoga and was certified in Kundalini Yoga under the direction of Yogi Bhajan.
In addition to Yoga and Pilates, Niedra’s breadth of expertise includes Circus/Aerial Arts training, which she first learned as a hobby ten years ago and currently teaches aerial conditioning.
Niedra is committed to fitness education as a foundation for a healthy life style in both the U.S. and abroad . She is currently involved in creating and delivering concentrated trainings, workshops, retreats, teacher trainings, and continuing education classes that represent her eclectic blend of knowledge, gathered over a lifetime.
As well as being a teacher trainer for Mind2Body, in Studio City, CA, Niedra offers intensive one-on-one trainings, Skype coaching as well as CE workshops workshops and guest presentations at various studio’s around Los Angeles .