Gayatri Parikh

Houston - Memorial

Who Gayatri Is For You

Gayatri, known by her students and friends as G, teaches Baptiste Yoga because she is in love with its physicality. In G's class, the challenge of the physical practice creates the release, the calm, the clarity of mind, the openness of heart, and the disappearing of boundaries between her students and others. Above all, G inspires students to challenge themselves on the mat and know this power will be instantly available to them off the mat and in their lives. G has a BIG charisma and the ability to connect authentically with people. She knows her student’s names, practices, and lives, and she notices and celebrates their growth. The magic G's been gifted and is up to sharing is that moving, breathing, and sweating with other human beings can get us present to the joy of being alive, leading our lives, and getting up to something bigger than ourselves.

About Gayatri

G is the Community Director of BIG Power Yoga's Memorial location. She has been with BIG since 2013 and worked in so many different roles in the company - from managing the BIG Kids Program to being the Assistant Studio Director of BIG Montrose to teaching SUP Yoga and so many more! G currently leads the BIG Memorial community and team in BIG's bold mission of empowering as many people as possible to live their biggest lives possible. G is also a member of BIG's Corporate Team, BIG Kids Leadership Team, 40 Days Leadership Team, and BIG Internship Feedback Team. G is a graduate of BIG's 200 hour teacher Empowerment Program, 300 Hour BIG Upgrade Program, BIG Kids Teacher Training, BIG SUP Yoga Teacher Training, and 40 Days Facilitator in Training. G is also a Baptiste Certified teacher and has completed extensive training through the Baptiste Institute in the programs Level One, Level Two, Art of Assisting, Advanced Art of Assisting, and the Baptiste 95 Hour Kids Teacher Training. She is passionate about sharing Baptiste Yoga, and has worked on the assisting team for the the Baptiste Programs Art of Assisting and Level One. To G, growth is the most important thing that there is and she is committed to developing herself to increase her capacity to make a difference for others. G is currently in a year long program with Baron Baptiste called FIT to Lead, where she is honing her ability to share the practices of yoga, meditation, and inquiry to anyone anywhere.

What Gayatri's Students Say

G is such an inspiring energy to be around. As soon as you enter class, she welcomes you so warmly, you feel right at home. She builds you into the poses with great intention, always pushing you to dig a little deeper. She always lets you explore with your poses, guiding you so smoothly to understand the possibilities of the practice. Love her Jams class! Highly recommended!

- Andres A.

Gayatri's yoga classes ALWAYS leave me feeling energized, supported, and filled with clarity. Her positive energy is beautiful and clear and she always somehow KNOWS exactly how to meet me with what I need...whether it's wisdom filled insight at the beginning of class, a gentle assist that helps me strengthen my practice, a loving nudge to go deeper and push through resistance or even her sweet voice as she serenades her students in savasana. She is a gift as a teacher, and frankly, as a human ;).

- Randi R.

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