Teacher and Practitioner Bios

Mia Borgatta, the director of Ma Yoga programs and co-director of yoga programs and massage services at Lila, was born in New York City. She has an extensive background in yoga, dance, massage, and women's healing arts. Mia received a B.A. in Theater Arts (dance) from the University of California at Santa Cruz, and after traveling in Europe and Asia, she returned to New York as a choreographer and performer. Mia began studying yoga in 1982 and received yoga teacher's training at the Sivananda Yoga Ranch in 1989. She taught at the original Jiv@mukti Yoga Center until she was 8 1/2 months pregnant with her daughter, Jaya. Born at home in 1994, Jaya proves to be the most demanding and perceptive of Mia's teachers, and brings great joy to her life. Mia has taught prenatal yoga since 1994, and offers an empowering class innovatively combining elements of Jiv@mukti, Iyengar, Forrest, and other yoga styles. She taught yoga at Jiv@mukti for thirteen years, establishing one of the first prenatal yoga programs in New York City in 1998. Mia is also a Licensed Massage Therapist and practices deep therapeutic massage at Lila. Mia has been a doula since 1988, and has been present for the wonder and magic of over 90 births. She is available for private yoga and massage sessions at Lila by appointment.

 

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