BYTA Launches First National Initiative
Violence has been a staple in the history of African people in America.
BYTA presents a documentary short that traces the historical roots of yoga practice in black communities in the U.S. Read more…
Gail Parker, Ph.D., E-RYT-500, holds a doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. She is founder and director of the Center for Conscious Living in Bingham Farms, Michigan, where she practices as a psychologist. A student of yoga since the 1960’s, Gail became a registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance in 2001. She teaches restorative yoga and integrates yoga, meditation, and breath work into her psychotherapeutic work. She is also a meditation teacher and coach. She facilitates The Joy of Meditation™ workshops and retreats, and has co-presented at The Yoga Retreat for Women of Color.
Gail has appeared as a psychologist expert on local and nationally syndicated talk shows, including 7 appearances on the “Oprah Show”, the ”Ask Dr. Nandi Show”, and she is a featured health and wellness expert on the benefits of yoga and meditation, in a nationally syndicated PBS health talk show series called “Feel Grand”, hosted by Emmy Award winning actress, Jane Seymour.
Gail is on faculty in the Co-Curricular Yoga Therapy Program at Wayne State University School of Medicine, teaching Yoga Therapy to 1st and 2nd year medical students as part of their academic curriculum. She teaches Yoga Therapeutics at the Beaumont School of Yoga Therapy, William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan. She authors a blog called Taking Yoga Off Your Mat, at http://drgailparker.wordpress.com, offering tools for applying what you learn about yourself through the practice of yoga on your mat to enhance daily living off your mat.
Gail Parker, Ph.D.
Yoga Teacher Training
• Namaste Yoga, Royal Oak,
• Linda Kay Yoga, Bloomfield Hills,
Michigan/Linda Kay Nathan
• Anusara Yoga Immersion,
Sara Davidson, Natalie Piet,
• Anusara Workshops/John Friend
• Judith Lasater, Royal Oak,
• Iyengar Yoga/Lori Blakney
• Rajanaka Yoga/Dr. Douglas
• Blue Throat Yoga/Dr. Paul Muller
• Center for Conscious Living/
Bingham Farms, Michigan
• Wayne State University School
of Medicine/Detroit, Michigan
• Beaumont School of Yoga
Therapy/ William Beaumont
Hospital, Royal Oak, Michigan
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