Gayle Zahler

Gayle Zahler is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a long career in social services. Like many, she practiced yoga on and off throughout her adult life, when she became seriously ill four years ago, that changed. She enrolled in a Mindfulness Based Meditation Program and, at the same time, discovered the more profound physical and emotional healing powers of yoga through classes offered at the Osher Center for integrative medicine. Together, these practices became her lifelines on her journey back to health and wellbeing.

Deciding to more fully commit to her practice, Gayle was fortunate to discover the Purusha Yoga studio, where, in one of life’s ‘when you’re ready, it will come’ moments, she, completed both the 200 and 300 hour Yoga Teacher Training programs.

In her classes, Gayle enjoys introducing and guiding students through the 8 limbs of yoga practice, weaving the ancient wisdom and core philosophy together with breath awareness and asanas that are designed to move safely and progressively into greater flexibility and strength.

Her work with individual clients integrates traditional western therapeutic practices with the therapeutic use of breath to increase awareness and decrease anxiety and depression; development of personalized asana practices to increase strength, flexibility, balance and overall physical wellbeing; mindfulness-based guided meditation practices; and study of the core yoga values and practices as guidelines for cultivating healthy relationships and a feeling of tranquility and inner peace.

Gayle is grateful to have found the beautiful Purusha community and to have the opportunity to share the practice of Yoga.

Having regained her health and her strength, Gayle decided to more fully commit to the practice of yoga, and in one of life’s ‘when you’re ready, it will come’ moments, she discovered Purusha Yoga, where she completed the 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training program.

Gayle is grateful to have found the beautiful Purusha community and to have the opportunity to share her practice of Yoga and guided meditation.