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Meet Murielle Borgia of Murielle Borgia Viniyoga in Sorrento Valley

Today we’d like to introduce you to Murielle Borgia.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Murielle. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I initially started practicing yoga more than 15 years ago for an anxiety problem, and I really felt the positive effects on my mind and my body. Then I decided to bring the joy of yoga to other people and got my h500+ Viniyoga Certification with the French Yoga Institute, following the Tradition of Tirumalai Krishnamacharya, School of Chennai (India), and recognized by the E.U.

In 2013, I moved to SD from France where I had a lot of students, and decided to follow my goal in the USA: bring the benefits of yoga to others, and enjoy teaching yoga. I prefer teaching in private session or for very small groups (2 or 3 people) to explain, adapt, and deepen the postures (asana). In this way, the student gains strength, balance, flexibility, and mindfulness with quietness and confidence.

Each practitioner is unique and different, and Viniyoga in private or semi-private class is the only way to meet his needs.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
I cannot say that my road was difficult. I taught at the beginning in two yoga schools but I did not recognize myself in this style of yoga where breathing exercise (pranayama), is not deepened or not explained. And every teacher knows that the breathing work is essential. So I decided to teach in private or semi-private session at my home or at the student’s location.

I designed my business card, and my web site, and sometimes posted on my Facebook page and Instagram. My students tell me I am a good teacher, so why would my business not work? One of the spiritual teachings of the Bhagavad-gita, and of the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali (ancient yoga philosophy writings) is the detachment, and specially detachment of the fruits of action. I apply this principle as much as I can. I mean, I was not worried about not having lots of students right away. I let things happen, and it happens.

So, as you know, we’re impressed with Murielle Borgia Viniyoga – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
I teach only in very small groups (2 or 3 students) or in one on one yoga class. The yoga I teach is Viniyoga. Vini means “step by step” and adapted to each practitioner. That’s what my students like in my teaching. With a session adapted to their level, they can practice easily, without frustration or disappointment, and really meet mindfulness during the asana. Viniyoga is a good way to bring out the best in each student. I also emphasize breath in my yoga teaching, including pranayama techniques. I would say it’s the other point that sets me apart from others. Breath is central to yoga, if you cannot breathe well and understand the effects of your breath on your mind/body, you cannot master it when you get stress or anxiety. And more simply, breath is the energy to help you do and held yoga postures. I use also bandha, sounds, bhakti yoga, relaxation, meditation and yoga nidra. All these are excellent tools to find concentration, mindfulness, and inner peace.

I created Flow Viniyoga, a sequence (vinyasa) following the rules of building a yoga session and using the postures already learned in the previous classes. It’s good to train memory, coordination, and to enable each practitioner to follow its own breathing rhythm! The best gift for me is the love and the thanks I receive from my students. They tell that they didn’t know yoga was so rich and efficient. They are so grateful.

So, what’s next? Any big plans?
My plan is to keep on teaching like I do now, and to see my students happy in their yoga practice. I’m so happy when a student tells me that yoga helps him(her) in life, in work, or that he(she) hasn’t any back pain anymore. Maybe one day I will create my teacher training.


  • at my location 1 h: $25/person – So for a couple $50 – one on one session: $50
  • at your home 1h: one on one: $70 – a small group from 3 to 5 students; $25/person
  • Discounts for college student, military and if you buy 10 classes

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