Sati Yoga Studio was opened near Curitiba, Brazil in 2011 under the direction of Alessandra Grando, a student of Francisco Kaiut, the founder of the Kaiut Yoga Method. She opened Sati Yoga New Orleans with her husband Bruno Prager in Algiers Point in 2017.
Learn more about Bruno and Ale's story!
They‘re from different parts of the world. Through pursuing a shared passion, they found one another.
Ale was always a globetrotter. After earning a degree in Education from the Federal University of Paraná, located in her hometown of Curitiba, Brazil, and completing her first yoga teacher training in 2006, she traveled solo from Brazil, exploring different corners of the world, 14 countries and 4 continents in all. At last returning home from her studies in India, she opened a yoga studio of her own and in 2011, began training intensively with ￼Francisco Kaiut.
Shortly after, she formed a partnership with her local mayor’s office￼ to offer classes to the community. ￼Attendance quickly grew to over 200 students a week as the social services department was referring patients to her classes to supplement their treatments. (The program is now going into its 9th year!)
In November 2015, Ale attended another of Kaiut’s intensive teacher-training courses in Curitiba. That’s when she met Bruno.
Bruno was born in New Orleans. Like Ale, he loved to travel, and also had a keen interest in yoga, and since 1997, has practiced with such renowned teachers as Richard Freeman, Pattabhi Jois and senior Iyengar teachers. Along his journey, he met Francisco Kaiut at Kaiut’s first yoga classes in the United States, in Hotchkiss, Colorado, in 2004. There Bruno discovered a method that revealed new insights to his training.
He continued to study with Kaiut, traveling to Kaiut’s workshops￼￼ ￼around the world.
In November 2015, Bruno returned to Brazil, to the original and largest Kaiut yoga school, in Curitiba, for two months of intensive training.
There, he met Ale.
Bruno fell madly in love with Ale.
Happily, Ale fell madly in love with Bruno!
Once they decided to marry, they moved to New Orleans. Their first baby is the SATI Yoga Studio! Introducing the Deep South to the Kaiut Yoga method, they are its only teachers in Louisiana.
Ale and Bruno believe Kaiut Yoga is changing the face of yoga.￼￼ Not only because it’s so accessible and inclusive but because it’s also a powerful healing tool. Together they have traveled to Louisiana cities and other states to introduce the method, expanding the community of practitioners. Their students run the gamut of age and body types—many who previously couldn’t imagine themselves in a yoga class—who wish to discover the highly effective healing capabilities of Kaiut Yoga.
Ale and Bruno's classes are accessible to almost any student, regardless of age or physical condition, and Ale and Bruno’s and their students represent a broad spectrum of backgrounds—athletes, professionals, working artists, students, hospitality workers, homemakers, retirees and more. Sati Yoga Studio offers skilled instruction and a neutral environment where one can restore, strength and revitalize one’s body and mind amid the haste and demands of our modern lifestyle.
Sati Yoga Studio is the first yoga school to bring the Kaiut Method to Louisiana. The studio is growing and welcoming more practitioners every day. Bruno and Alessandra are excited to bring this special method to the greater New Orleans community, promoting healing, well- being and sharing the benefits that yoga offers.