Director of Teacher Development at Bala Vinyasa Yoga
Debi was first introduced to yoga in 1986 while attending school 1 mile down the road from the Kripalu Yoga Center. Debi enjoyed yoga and continued to practice, but it was not until after completing her Masters degree in Clinical Social Work and working as a psychotherapist that she realized the transformational power of yoga. It was always Debi’s dream to find a way to combine the powerful aspects of the physical practice with the insight and process work of psychotherapy. In 2008, Debi attended her first training with Baron Baptiste and realized that she had found what she was looking for- a powerful asana practice, with authentic sharing, and a global community that is committed to empowerment and service.
As a teacher, Debi has the knowledge and tools to deliver a thoughtful, dynamic asana practice and the insight and intuition to speak to your heart. Debi has an in-depth understanding of yoga and body mechanics that allows her to move seamlessly from teaching a power vinyasa class to a deeply meditative restorative practice, incorporating alignment, therapeutics and personal growth. Debi shares of herself courageously, inspiring others to connect to their spirit, and generate possibility.
Debi Grilo is an E-RYT 500, Certified Baptiste Yoga Instructor, and the Director of Teacher Development at Bala Vinyasa Yoga. She began teaching in 1997 and facilitates the BVY 200 and 500 hour Teacher Trainings. Debi credits Baron Baptiste, Rodney Yee, Tias Little, Aadil Pakhivala and David Swenson for inspiring her practice and teaching. Debi is a mentor for The Africa Yoga Project and a lululemon Ambassador.