Valerie Ugrinow created the Golden Mind Project School of Yoga in 2016 as a means to share the wisdom of this ancient philosophy in a way that is empowering and applicable to everyday life: to help others ride life’s waves and remember their inner gold. Facilitator of a 5-star rated 200hr Yoga Teacher Training, Workplace Yoga Programs, and a mentor to fellow teachers worldwide, Valerie is passionate in helping others experience more joy, embodiment, and multidimensional alignment in their daily life.

Since 2019, Valerie has been a Master Trainer for YogaSix, the largest franchised yoga brand worldwide, and provides exceptional programming expertise, new market training, onboarding support, and continued coaching, training, and development of YogaSix teachers and studio owners. She is also a Lead Facilitator of their nationally run 200hr Yoga Teacher Trainings, co-facilitator of the 300hr YTT, and a mentor to YTT Facilitators.

After surviving breast cancer in 2021, Valerie shows up each day with a full heart of gratitude and a passion to share the tools of this practice with others. Her motto is ‘space and grace!’


Yoga doesn’t create a sense of joy and inner peace.

It returns you to your natural state.

I am here to help you remember what you are already made of.



Valerie was recently featured in Yoga Journal sharing tips on how to gain more emotional benefits from your yoga practice. Read the full article here.