"If you want to protect yourself in life, be positive."

 

  ~Dr. Joseph Michael Levry~

 

Gina Gallo (Studio Owner & Yoga/Movement & Meditation Instructor)

Since giving birth to her beautiful son Jah (Elijah), Gina is moving like never before! A mother, a mover, and creative Venusian, a colorful journey indeed.

 

From a very young age Gina was moving through the stages of her life taking on different asanas (shapes, forms, and poses) to satiate where she was. Exploring gymnastics, dance/ballet, martial arts, aerobics, weight training, qi-gong, tai chi, and yoga-she continues to move and fuse all forms to respect and integrate the whole.

 

She developed an intimate relationship with her breath as a result of health issues-Yoga guided her to explore and delve deeper. It was a remarkable journey toward understanding, healing and revealing more. The magic of mind-body was with her breath and the mystery of a pose was in her heart.

 

She immersed herself in many of the teachings of Yoga, the study of Anatomy, Universal Laws, Yoga Therapy and Meditation. With over 20 years of personal practice and 20 years of teaching experience her classes are a song of her heart, a colorful palette and a true synthesis of all movement forms and teaching lineages.

 

Invested Time - Studies/Teacher Trainings

  • Visual & Creative Art & Design
  •  Recreation Leadership
  •  Holistic Nutrition
  • Advanced Skin Analysis Training
  • Reflexology-The Reflexology Association of Canada
  • Agatsu Joint Mobility & Movement
  •  Harmonyum-California
  • Rajafusion/Qicology TTC
  • Hatha Yoga TTC-Sivananda Ashram, Montreal
  •  Ashtanga Yoga TTC, New York
  • Yoga ED TTC
  • Anusara Yoga TTC, New York
  •  Naam Yoga TTC-California
  • Vinyasa Yoga
  • Partner Yoga
  • Restorative Yoga
  • Yin Yoga

 

Through the process of her exploration, her life experiences, the multi-layers of Yoga & movement, Gina continues to nourish her desire to share and embrace a conscious, whole integrative way of living. Channeling her passions for health and wellness into information, she is Creative Director for Aegis-a comprehensive skincare company (www.aegiseffect.com). She has written and contributed to the Real Beautiful movement and book Real Beautiful-The Secret Energy of the Mind, Body & Spirit (www.realbeautiful.ca). She has collaborated with local musicians and a Healing Music Project to produce 2 Meditation CDs.

 

Gina maintains a close relationship with Physiotherapists/Doctors, Athletes and local sports teams incorporating the healing benefits of Yoga/Movement and, Meditation and for mobility, flexibility, rehabilitation and therapy for clients. 

 

Gina is always exploring new and creative ways to share by hosting workshops, Yoga/Movement & Meditation Retreats and volunteering. She organizes events to raise awareness and funds for honorable causes, leaving no stone unturned in integrating all aspects into her teaching and practice. She moves through the cosmic dance of remembering and forgeting and flourishes from these divine energies. She understands the advantages of following a consistent Yoga/Movement & Meditation practice along with a healthy lifestyle and has made it her quest to inspire others and nourish her family. The invaluable tools she has obtained have and continue to help her everyday. Moving in Elijah’s world, creating, writing, breathing, and romancing in nature color her free time. 

Kyle Handrahan (Yoga/Movement & Meditation Instructor)

Kyle has brought his body awareness to the mat after many years in the fields of play.  Throughout the years Kyle has (and continues to) dabbled in any and all sports, before finally finding a home on the basketball court.  Playing 4 years of college basketball has given him the mind body connection to explore the depths of the connection even further.

 

Upon earning his first 200-hour certification from the Yandara Yoga Institute, Kyle has continued to immerse himself in a yogic lifestyle.  His worldly travels have enabled him to take many diverse trainings, classes and workshops, bringing an integration of various styles and lineages into his own practice as well as his classes. Through his travels Kyle has also completed Yoga For Athletes through Sivanada Yoga Vedanta Centre, a 200-hour certification from the Universal Force International Naam Yoga Association, as well as becoming a certified FRC Mobility Specialist.

 

Kyle has also affiliated himself with the SelfCentered movement, obtaining recognition as an Awareness Architect, which provides him with the tools to teach meditation and encourage conscious living.

 

Kyle aims to inspire his students to playfully explore and nurture their bodies while becoming aware of their mind in a safe, supported way.  Kyle is currently available for private sessions. His infectious smile will have you coming back for more.