Gilbert Valenzuela

Gilbert inconsistently practiced yoga for seven years before settling down and fostering a regular practice. Once he did, something clicked. Gilbert decided to dive deeper, completing a 200-hr yoga teacher training in 2015, and deeper still with an additional 300-hr yoga teacher training in 2017. At the beginning he didn’t know if he wanted to teach, but he wanted to be able to consciously practice on his own, with or without a studio, finding home wherever he goes.

As a teacher, Gilbert provides a space for the curious to explore and discover their inner strengths through mindful movement and breath. His approach to yoga is accessible, light-hearted, and anchored in gratitude. He still confuses his lefts and his rights and occasionally forgets the names of poses; he’s got room to grow, and like you, he’s still practicing too.

Gilbert teaches at the SWY Community Studio on Wednesdays at 6:30 AM.