Gabriella grew up in Canada where she trained as a dancer of many styles. In pursuit of expanding her exploration of movement, she attended her first yoga class when she was 15 years old. Laying in Savasana, she knew she would continue this important relationship with yoga. A few years later, she was in a major car accident and had to learn how to walk again. Practicing yoga was instrumental in her recovery and healing.
In 2009, she completed RYS 200 (200 hours of training with a Registered Yoga School) of Ashtanga in Montreal with Mark and Shankara Darby. She spent a year working on an organic farm in Hawaii, reconnecting with the earth and falling in love. In 2011, she moved to India to live and study at the Anand Prakash Ashram in Rishikesh. After travelling around southeast Asia with Blake, her love, they temporarily settled in Australia where she spent 6 months teaching Vinyasa and Restorative yoga and soaking up Australian nature at the Satyananda Ashram.
With a deep reverence for the practice of yoga, she continues to explore ways of encouraging her students to connect to themselves on a more profound level. She seeks training to ever-evolve her practice to benefit a wide range of students and their needs. She is grateful to have participated in workshops with world-renowned instructors like Elena Brower, Eric Shaw, and Judith Hanson-Lasater, and is most recently certified in the Amrit Method of Yoga Nidra, a mindful meditation practice.
Until 2018, she served as the Assistant Studio Director of a yoga studio in the San Francisco area while doing her true passion – teaching Yoga Nidra and Restorative Yoga. She is excited to share the magic of yoga on her next adventure in her new home, Hawaii.
"Gabriella has such a beautiful energy. Her classes are safe, warm, kind, and flowing. You will float away, letting go of all your worries".