June 4th, 2012

Yogi Of The Week: Gil

Meet Gil.

Gil is living his dream. For 7 years, he and his wife have wanted to open a community-based yoga center. They recently made that dream a reality by celebrating the Grand Opening of Breathe Yoga Center in Norfolk, Virginia.

As a longtime competitive athlete, Gil knew that there was something more for him than training and pushing his body to the limit. He also needed balance, and something that would be restorative and nourishing. He found that in yoga and has now dedicated his life to serving others through teaching.

Gil believes that we are all connected. He believes that our actions influence the world we live in and we all have the unlimited power to make positive impacts in our communities and this wonderful planet we call home. He is so grateful as to have landed in the supportive community of Norfolk, Virginia, and is excited for the road ahead.

We loved meeting Gil, and we need to meet you too. This is your community, and this is the YOU year. Manduka is on a mission to get to know everyone who makes this yoga community so vibrant, and so real. Because we all have something to learn from you — about how we see ourselves, or approach our practice, or make yoga mats.

Tell us a little about yourself on the You Series page:

Every week, we'll share the story of another real yogi. Maybe soon you'll see yourself here, or see something in yourself here.

Practice On.


Yogi of the Week: Gil

5 Response(s) to Yogi of the Week: Gil

On June 4th, 2012 at 2:05 pm, Gil Elhart said:

Manduka, thank you so much. I am honored!

On June 4th, 2012 at 5:22 pm, Sarah de Roos said:

I am so proud of you! I know you truly are living your dream and your spirit and energy impact all those with whom you come in contact.
I am lucky to have such a wonderful son- in- law.

On June 4th, 2012 at 6:11 pm, Liz Hengerer said:

You are a great teacher Gil.- As soon as I get a break from WORK and LAWN stuff - I will get back to class! Congratulations!

On June 4th, 2012 at 6:15 pm, Caroline said:

So cool to see someone from Norfolk here! I'll have to come by your studio sometime for a class. Congrats :)


On June 22nd, 2012 at 7:26 am, Bridget said:

Congratulations Gil! I had a wonderful time at your recent Yoga for Runners workshop. It is always great to learn some new poses, even after nine years practicing, always more out there! Norfolk is very grateful to have you! I'm looking forward to making it to the studio again soon!

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