Sigrid has been teaching yoga in New York City, Florida, Mexico, and Austria since 2006 and has helped many fledgling and advanced yogis to find their path and advance their practice. She believes in the complexity of yoga as a wonderful tool to improve body, mind, and soul; but as complex as yoga may be, her teaching comes from a place of understanding and compassion.
Born and raised in Austria, she came to New York in 1998 and - involuntarily - discovered yoga when a friend dragged her to a Bikram class - and the rest is history. In 2007 she took her first 200 hour training with Jimmy Barkan in Fort Lauderdale, and has trained and worked under his guidance throughout the years. Other influential teachers in her life were Vinnie Marino, Baron Baptiste, Seane Corn, and Bryan Kest, and many of her fellow teachers and dear friends in the yoga world in New York City and beyond.
Her love for movement and challenging the body and mind does not stop at yoga. Sigrid is also a certified TRX Instructor as well as a Stages Indoor Cycling (spinning) Instructor.
Her training in Lotus Palm Thai Yoga Massage enhances her understanding of the functionality of the body.
Sigrid is teaching group and private classes in New York City, as well as at annual retreats around the world.
Sigrid helps you to open up and be bold and embrace your journey on the mat with all its highs and lows, its successes and failures, its physical challenges and emotional rollercoasters. Yoga is movement, breath, and a whole lot of fun!!
Off the mat, a few of her favorite things are: her family and friends, kickboxing, the ocean, sunshine, surfing, traveling, peace & quiet, a good book, and a great meal.
"I have been practicing with Sigrid for almost 10 years. What makes her classes extraordinary is her ability to challenge not only the body, but the mind and spirit as well. When I leave one of her classes I feel physically tested and emotionally inspired!"
M.T. Long Island City
"Sigrid envelopes you with her quiet and engaging energy while she guides you through a thoughtful and invigorating flow. It's an experience that keeps you coming back for more".
"Sigrid's classes are the perfect combination of strong and powerful, mixed with mentally calming and introspective. She offers everything a student could want in a yoga class and encourages her students to work from their deepest core and dream big!"