Designed specifically to reduce negatives emotions.


Achieve a deeply peaceful sense of love that pervades all aspects of life.


Gain mental clarity and physical energy that help you walk through the world with grace.

Who was Lady Niguma? 

Lady Niguma is considered one of the most important and influential yoginis of 10-11th century India.

The woodblock prints of her asana system were recently rediscovered, and are now considered to be the oldest known recorded yoga asana sequence.

Why study her system?  

Mastery of Lady Niguma’s yoga has the ability to radically transform a practitioner’s experience of the world in a very short period of time.

By combining the outer methods of the physical elements of yoga with the inner practices of the traditional and ancient systems, results manifest more quickly.


4 Weeks of Wisdom

March 7-31, 2022

Each week:

  • 3 Live Zoom Sessions (Tue, Wed, Thur) 6:00 - 7:30 AM MST
  • 3 Pre-recorded videos (Posture Clinic, Asana, Lady Niguma Guided Meditations)
  • Daily Wisdom in Action Challenges to integrate what you're learning


Schedule and Content:

Click on class to read description.


Apply for a scholarship

Want to join but need financial support?

Deadline to apply is Feb 28th.

Meet Your Instructors

Earle Birney

New York, USA

Earle has studied with the Yoga Studies Institute (YSI)  since 2006 where he completed the five year curriculum covering the essential texts of yoga philosophy including the Yoga Sutra and the Bhagavad Gita as well as the Lady Niguma and Heart Yoga systems.  He has studied with many great teachers in the Ashtanga, Bikram, Anusara, and Sivananda systems and is a 500 hr E-RYT.  He has produced and taught at international retreats as well as completed a three year three month and three day silent meditation retreat.

Constance O'Brien

Arizona, USA

Constance O’Brien’s love for yoga started in the late 1970’s when the first Sivananda Yoga studio showed up in her local town. Thirty years later she encountered Heart Yoga and fell in-love with the practice all over again. She studied the deeper knowledge about yoga’s inner practice from 2003 through 2010 with Geshe Michael Roach in Tucson Arizona. Following a 3-year meditation retreat in 2014 she became a certified 200-hour Yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance in the Hatha Yoga Anusara Style. Since 2014 she has travelled through-out Asia as a teacher for the Diamond Cutter Institute, teaching yoga, meditation and Diamond Cutter principles for business. In 2019 She revived the Yoga Studies Institute in 2019 and is the current director for the institute.

Bob Cirino

Pennsylvania, USA

Bob Cirino has spent most of his life playing music, gardening, studying science, and starting businesses designed to harmonize man with nature.  His drive for business success led him to Michael Roach's book, The Diamond Cutter.  It was here that he was empowered to pursue his passion for philosophy and yoga to a greater depth.

Since then he has developed a yoga and meditation practice that help him bring joyful focus into his daily activities.

He now serves the Yoga Studies Institute and resides in the rolling hills of Pennsylvania, USA, with his wife and two cats.

Paola Pimentel

Guadalajara, Mexico

She discovered yoga form an early age but took her first Ashtanga yoga class at Punto Yoga studio in Guadalajara where she kept practicing and learning from Angie Flores Saiffe (L2 Authorized ) from 2007 to 2012. She certified as a Hatha an Vinyasa Yoga Instructor in 2014.

Under April Kuramoto’s wing (Bliss Yoga, Vancouver, Canada) she studied both her Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga certifications in 2016 and for the following 3 years they both work on different collaborations teaching workshops and certifications to different students from all the country.

In late 2016 she opens her own Prenatal Yoga Studio “Yoga Prenatal GDL” and focuses mainly on holding space for mothers during pregnancy and postpartum. 

Loves to spend time with her 2 girls, teaching workshops, supporting her patients and serving others.

Teresa Pirosanto

Madrid, Spain

Teresa currently teaches Ashtanga, Yoga Flow, Vinyasa and Niguma yoga. She studied the Iyengar method at the age of 25 in Argentina and in Chile with Ramanand Pattel. She also studied many different methods while in Miami and even through three pregnancies. In 2007 she discovered the Ashtanga method and did a training with Manju Jois in Chile. Back in Miami in 2008 she did a training with Tim Miller and practiced with Kino Mac Gregor. In 2009 she received her Ashtanga Yoga certificate from Ashtangabaires Argentina and also traveled to Chicago to do teacher training with Richard Freeman. In 2010 she began studying philosophy and meditation with Michael Roach during many courses and retreats. She also studied Transcendental Meditation, Pranic Healing and Yoga for Children.

Alfonso Arzapalo

Montreal, Canada

Alfonso was born and grew up in Guadalajara, Mexico. In 2000 his interest in meditation led him to yoga which he started formally practicing and studying in 2001. Starting a journey of learning and discovery which took him to study yoga with many different teachers and traditions including Kundalini, Sivananda, Ashtanga, Dharma Mittra and Iyengar. This journey was accompanied with travel, taking him to learn and practice Kundalini, in New Mexico and France, Sivananda in Canada, Dharma Mittra in New York and then to the Hymalayan Iyengar centre in Dharamkot, Dharamshala, India. In the mean time he continued to study and practice meditation mainly in the Vippassana tradition thought by S.N. Goenka.