Geoffrey Roniger is the founder of the acclaimed Freret Street Yoga in New Orleans. Roniger’s unique approach to yoga emphasizes sound biomechanical alignment principles, intuitive movement, and the eloquent use of metaphor to translate this ancient tradition into our contemporary cultural vernacular.
After graduating from Vanderbilt University with a degree in European Studies in 1998, Roniger moved to Edinburgh, Scotland, where he helped renovate a 19th-century church into Europe’s largest yoga studio. Soon after his return to the United States, he graduated from Piedmont Yoga Studio’s 18-month Advanced Studies Program, where he apprenticed with Richard Rosen and Rodney Yee.
From 2005 to 2010, Roniger was the on-site yoga teacher for Salesforce.com, Amyris Biotechnologies, Beverly Prior Architects, Juice Design, and Urban Revision. Through this experience, he created Workplace Wellness, an accessible program that uses modified yoga techniques to counteract the negative effects of sitting at a desk all day.
Roniger has served on the teacher training staff at The Yoga Loft in San Francisco since 2006. After volunteering for the Urban Zen Foundation at both their V-Day and the Special Olympics events, which successfully implemented therapeutic yoga techniques for evacuees of Hurricane Katrina and athletes with disabilities, he was appointed to Urban Zen Foundation’s faculty for the Integrative Therapy Program in New York.
Geoffrey Roniger has been featured in Yoga Journal as well as in a Gaiam video, Yoga Now.
What Others are Saying About Geoffrey Roniger
“Geoffrey Roniger is a rare yogi. There are very few that practice with his level of mindfulness and with his level of integrity. This is only possible because of the depth of who he is as a person. His willingness and courage to dive deep into the fabric of his very nature defines him as a torch bearer for the art of yoga.”
--Rodney Yee, internationally acclaimed teacher and author of Yoga: The Poetry of the Body and Moving Toward Balance