about

 

Gina Gallo

Owner of Paschima Center for Healing & Wellness

Yoga/Movement & Meditation Instructor

Holistic Nutrition Consultant

Integrative Lifestyle, Performance & Wellness Consultant

Founder, Creative Director & Writer for The Self Center

 

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, sports, dance/ballet, martial arts, aerobics, weight training, qi-gong, tai chi, and yoga - she continues to move and fuse all forms and integrate the whole merging with everything and her connection to all. 

 

She developed an intimate relationship with her breath as a result of health-related issues from a young age. Yoga guided her to explore and delve deeper. It was a remarkable journey toward awareness and healing. The active engagement of mind-body-spirit reconnected her to back to Self and be-ing. Through the years she remained wildly curious of human potential and continued to deepen her awareness, gain knowledge and information, expression and dance with the human experience through her own health journey(s) using the tools she obtained to nourish, transform and heal.

 

She immersed herself in many of the teachings of Yoga, the study of Anatomy, Universal Laws, Yoga Therapy and Meditation. With over 30 years of personal practice and 25 years of teaching experience her classes are intentional and a bursting expression song of her heart, a colorful palette and a true synthesis of all movement forms and teaching lineages. 

 

With her broad background in wellness and in alignment with the branches of wellness, Gina studied Holistic Nutrition weaving science and traditional ways to not only support her health journey but her family and community. She is no stranger to the impact of dis-regulation, relationships around food and the profound impact proper nourishment has on each unique individual. She approaches her consults holistically through the lens of Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine and all the knowledge and information she has obtained through her years of study and immersion. She assesses and offers sustainable support with not only nourishing foods but tools to manage stress and lifestyle integration for optimal wellness.

 

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 the founder, Creative Director and writer for The Self Center, she has written and contributed to the Real Beautiful movement and book Real Beautiful - The Secret Energy of the Mind, Body & Spirit and she has collaborated with local musicians and a Healing Music Project to produce Guided Meditations.

 

Gina maintains a close relationship with Physiotherapists/Doctors, Athletes and local sports teams incorporating the many benefits of the pillars of integrative wellness - Yoga/Movement, Meditation and Nutrition for the best outcome for individuals. 

 

Gina is always exploring new and creative ways to share by hosting Retreats, Yoga/Movement & Meditation Classes, Workshops/Events and volunteering. She organizes events to raise awareness and funds for honourable causes, leaving no stone unturned in integrating all aspects into her teaching and practice. She moves through the cosmic dance of remembering and forgetting and flourishes from these divine energies. She understands the advantages of following a consistent balanced integrative lifestyle with practices that support her well being. She has made it her quest to inspire others, to nourish her family. The invaluable tools she has obtained have supported her through the stages and challenges of life and continue to help her everyday. Moving in Elijah’s world, yogaing, creating in all aspects from the kitchen to curating retreats, writing, breathing, and romancing in the beauty of nature colour her free time.

 

wellness education & teacher trainings: 

Holistic Nutrition CSNN & Pacific Rim College |  Visual & Creative Art & Design | Recreation Leadership | Advanced Skin Analysis Training | Reflexology -The Reflexology Association of Canada |Agatsu Joint Mobility & Movement | Harmonyum | Rajafusion/Qicology TTC |  Hatha Yoga TTC | Ashtanga Yoga TTC | Yoga ED TTC | Anusara Yoga TTC | Naam Yoga TTC |  Vinyasa Yoga TTC | Partner Yoga TTC | Restorative Yoga TTC | Yin Yoga TTC