Galina started practicing yoga in 2003. At the time, she was dealing with some health issues and a lot of stress. She had just graduated from Baruch college with a BA in Finance and moved from New York to New Jersey, and was looking for a job and adjusting to a new lifestyle.

Yoga practice brought clarity and mindfulness into her life, taught her to take care of her physical, mental, and emotional health, and helped her to connect to her inner self and find her core. After thirteen years of incorporating yoga into her life, she decided to undergo yoga teacher training to deepen her practice. In March 2016, Galina obtained a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 200h) certificate from Bhakti Barn Yoga Studio in Millburn under the guidance of Betsy Davis and Lauren Magarelli. Since November 2017, she has been working on my advanced RYT 500h. In July 2017, she received a certificate in Kurma Restorative yoga from Dhyana Yoga Arts Studio in Chester, NJ. She mostly specialize in vinyasa yoga, gentle yoga, and alignment-based flow yoga.

She likes the idea of yoga for everyone. All people can find something magical in yoga that they can benefit from, whether it's meditation, breathing, physical postures, or Savasana. She arranges her classes in a playful manner, trying to add some humor and joy to the practice. She is always eager to learn or absorb something new. Yoga keeps her life intriguing, challenging, interesting, inspiring, and unpredictable! She will carry on to explore the path of yoga by continuing to train, connecting with other people, learning new meditation skills, and being flexible and strong on (and especially off) the floor. Most importantly, she will keep sharing her knowledge, skills, and energy with other people and staying positive!

Galina Ioffe