Sigrid Pichler

Born and raised in Austria, Sigrid moved to New York in 1998 and discovered yoga in 2004 to balance an active and sometimes hectic lifestyle. A few major changes in her life later, she became a dedicated yoga practitioner in 2005, and in July 2007 Sigrid received her certification in the Barkan method of hot yoga in Fort Lauderdale, Florida ( and completed her level II/III advanced training in October 2007; she is certified with the yoga alliance (ryt). In her classes she strives to help students to strengthen the body and calm the mind, to open themselves up for a transformational experience while at the same time detoxifying and electrifying the body and mind at their deepest levels. a good combination of breath, honest effort and physical work, mindfulness and good times allow the freedom for self-realization on and off the mat. Sigrid currently lives in Astoria and aside from practicing and teaching yoga, enjoys riding her bike, reading a good book, traveling to far away places and so many other things any given day is not long enough for. “Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. boldness has genius, magic and power in it. begin it now.”