“I came to Gail for help with PTSD two months after my husband’s suicide. I started to experience emotional healing right away, and after two years of working with Gail in classes and private sessions, I’m feeling better than ever. Her knowledge and patience has been paramount throughout this process. As a bonus, the practices I have learned have also brought healing to a herniated disc in my back. I highly recommend Gail to anyone who would like to cultivate emotional, mental, and physical health." L.S.
Amazing, right? I love my work. Whether you have sleep difficulties, anxiety, stress, or you’re trying to heal from trauma, yoga therapy can help.
As a certified yoga therapist specializing in trauma recovery, I can tailor a program to your needs and create a path for you toward healing.
I’ve had my share of sadness, grief, and even life or death situations. I didn’t want these struggles to define me, so I used my own yoga therapy program to reverse the impact of this trauma, and I became healthier, more joyful, and more peaceful as a result.
I know from personal experience that Yoga Therapy works, and I love to see my clients living happier and healthier lives! Contact me for a free phone consultation, and we’ll explore how I can empower you to heal.
I am an internationally certified yoga and meditation instructor, a certified yoga therapist, and a TRE (tension/trauma releasing exercises) provider. I am also a certified Stress Management Specialist with Hunterdon Medical Center’s Ornish Lifestyle Medicine Program, where I offer yoga and meditation in Intensive Cardiac Rehabilitation. I also provide lectures for Rider University’s Masters Program in Counseling, where I share yoga therapy techniques to Ed.S (Education Specialist) counseling students.
My studies of yoga and meditation are very comprehensive, including a four year, 4000-hour yoga teacher training diploma in Yogic Science with the Bihar School of Yoga in India, the Satyananda Yoga Academy in Australia, and the Satyananda Yoga Academy in North America. I furthered my understanding of yogic lifestyle by living for four years in ashrams in India, Australia, and New Zealand, as well as monasteries in Thailand, Myanmar, England and France.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)
Part of my job as a yoga and meditation instructor is to help people who are suffering with PTSD (as a result of trauma) which often leads to suicide.
In 2013 and 2014, I participated in the Out of the Darkness Overnight Walk to support those suffering from depression and those who have lost loved ones to suicide.
Let’s work together to bring to light the illnesses of those suffering in the dark with depression, anxiety and PTSD. Let’s work together to prevent suicide.
I have instructed on teacher trainings in the Satyananda Yoga Academies in Australia and North America, and instructed yoga sessions in Myanmar, India, Thailand, England, New Zealand, the US and France.
I continued to refine my meditation practice through month-long silent meditation retreats in Myanmar (Shwe Oo Min Meditation Center) and England (Gaia House Meditation Retreat Center) and a ten-day silent retreat in Thailand (Suan Mok Meditation Center). I maintain my yogic connections by visiting and hosting inspiring teachers, and occasionally traveling to India, where my first exposure to yoga remains kindled.
In the United States, I co-developed and offered a 100-hour teacher training program in Yoga Nidra with Hilary Jackendoff in Los Angeles, as well as classes on mindful eating and digestive issues with registered dietitian Melissa Pickell. I’ve also created and run workshops on stress management, sleep difficulties, and depression.
To maintain my teaching accreditation and certification, my continuing education courses include updated Adult/Child/Infant CPR, First Aid, and AED skills and certification. I am registered with Yoga Alliance as an E-RYT500 (experienced registered yoga teacher) and a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP®), recognizing me as an expert in one or more of Yoga Alliance’s Educational Categories. Because of my studies and work experience, I offer a sound, deep understanding of the ancient science and practice of yoga and meditation, and both a therapeutic and spiritual approach in my teachings.