Gayle Gayatri Cross
Gayle began her yoga practice in 2009 and felt an immediate connection. Wanting to delve deeply into the practice, Gayle searched for training opportunities and began by completing Yoga Nidra Teacher training at Kripalu in Massachusetts with Jennifer Reis. In 2011 she travelled to California for the 200-hour YTT one month intensive at the Sivananda Ashram and Yoga Farm. It was here that she received the spiritual name Gayatri, which represents the Femine Divine. The Gayatri Mantra is also a universal prayer, and when recited can ignite the Divine light within. Yin Yoga Teacher training with Lynne Baum followed, and another 100 hours of training with the Blossoming Lotus Yoga Shala program.
Gayle Gayatri continues to take workshops and online courses related to yoga and meditation as well as tries to participate in at least one yearly silent Vipassana (insight meditation) retreat. She has studied and practiced the Dhamma from guiding teachers Winne Nazarko, Pascal Auclair, Molly Swan, Norman Feldman, Thich Nhat Hahn, and S. N. Goenka. Gayle Gayatri believes firmly in the benefits of yoga and meditation in supporting the physical, mental, and spiritual well-being of everyone and feels privileged to share what she has learned.