Gail Abrams, B.A. Graphic Design, M.A. Dance, CMA, RYT-20

For the past 43 years, Gail has been a Professor of Dance and Movement Studies at several colleges, including 29 years at Scripps College in Claremont, CA. Newly retired, she spent many years as a professional dancer and freelance choreographer on both the east and west coasts. Her love of movement and her passion for deepening the mindbody connection led her to dive into yoga intensively in 2010. In 2013, she received her RYT-200 Integrative Yoga Teacher Certification through Aloha Yoga Shala in Hawaii. Gail has since developed a semester-long college course as well as workshops in Somatics of Yoga, which integrate her background in Movement Analysis, Bartenieff Fundamentals, Ideokinesis, and other mindbody disciplines. Gail holds certifications in Laban Movement Analysis, Reiki and Acupressure, with additional training in Breema Bodywork. Her goal in teaching yoga is to offer students new ways to think about and experience the body, so that their yoga practice as well as their daily movement can be efficient, pleasurable, healing, and healthy for the body/mind/spirit.