Though her yoga journey began more than 10 years ago, Gina didn’t find true inspiration until 2005, when injury and increased stress led to her discovery of the vast healing power of yoga. Peace, balance, and recovery from a decades-old ballet injury came through focused practice and the loving guidance of a gifted Kripalu teacher, and so began the journey into teaching as a means to share the gifts of yoga. As part of her 200 hour Vinyasa Flow teacher certification, she discovered her love of sharing yoga with children, as well as her inner anatomy “geek.” These led to studies in Structural Yoga Therapy with Sri Mukunda Stiles and on-line coursework with Integrative Yoga Therapy… a great compliment to Hot Power Yoga with Baron Baptiste and Vinyasa Flow with Seane Corn. Her classes are a blend of the influence of many great teachers, including Desiree Rumbaugh and Ally Hamilton, and Jason Nemer and Jenny Sauer-Klein, the co-creators of AcroYoga, which blends yogic wisdom with the dynamism of acrobatics, and the healing, loving kindness of Thai Massage. She is infinitely grateful for stepping onto the AcroYoga teaching path, and joyfully shares her enthusiasm with anyone who wants to fly! A mother of two sons and a caseworker in Children’s Services, Gina looks forward to integrating her studies with Hala Khouri, which focuses on teaching yoga to at-risk youth.
Gina’s favorite piece of wisdom:
My heart holds within it every form,
it contains a pasture for gazelles,
a monastery for Christian monks.
There is a temple for idol-worshippers,
a holy shrine for pilgrims;
There is the table of the Torah,
and the Book of the Koran.
I follow the religion of Love
and go whichever way His camel leads me.
This is the true faith;
This is the true religion