About The Teacher
Gabrielle, (or Gabby), has been practicing Yoga for 18 years and meditation for 12 years. She has been teaching Yoga and meditation for 8 years. She chose to dedicate herself to teaching Yoga full time after retiring as a hairstylist of 17 years. Due to chronic pain in her body from repetitive movement, she realized she had to make a positive change for herself. She obtained her 200 Hours certification in Vajra Yoga and Meditation, with Jill Satterfield in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, and New York City.
Over the years, she has accumulated many hours of study with various teachers and styles of yoga. Attending a lot of workshops, retreats, and teaching group/private classes, workshops, and retreats; she has developed a well-rounded style of her own. Gabby has mostly studied: Hatha, Iyengar, Vajra, Anusara, & Restorative. Her classes have been described as: Grounding, Strengthening, Challenging, Meditative, & Relaxing.
Her education focused a lot on alignment within each asana/pose, and how to bring our mind into our body and breath. She feels most comfortable teaching classes at a slower pace. “In this way we can find our alignment, mindful breath, fulfill each pose, before moving on to the next.” She studied ballet as a child and into her teen years, and when she found yoga, it made complete sense to her as to why she was so drawn to it, and became active about her practice from the very start.
Gabrielle has also been a songwriter and musician for 23 years. She has toured throughout the United States and many parts of Europe with the band she plays in, The Cush, with her husband. She is very passionate about playing, writing, and recording music, and loves to help people experience positive energy through the power of music!
“I feel much gratitude to be given the opportunity to teach Yoga. I’m inspired by other people’s practice everyday. It is a blessing!” ~ GabbySource: samasati.secure.retreat.guru