Shen Mantra Senior Trainer
Yoga Teacher, Thai Yoga Massage Trainer
Pretoria, South Africa
Gabrielle is a holistic health coach and bodywork practitioner who has dedicated her life to living yoga. After suffering for several years from chronic illness, severe depression and anxiety, Gabrielle began a daily yoga practice which transformed her body, mind and life– leading her down a path of study, exploration and practice of alternative healing, conscious nourishment and a lifestyle in harmony with nature.
“I experienced something on my yoga mat I had never experienced before – inner peace. Once you’ve discovered something so incredibly life changing – the only thing to do is share it.” Gabrielle completed her Yoga TTC in 2013 and continued to deepen her practice through the study and integration of various healing modalities including massage therapy, Reiki, Meditation, Herbal Medicine and Cellular Regeneration through plants, fasting and nature therapy. She views Thai Massage as a form of yoga – the union of two bodies and two hearts dancing together to fulfill one intention.
“Throughout my difficulties with both mental and physical health – the return to the sacredness of my body has always been my liberation. These bodies are our earth temples – the bridge between Spirit and Earth. When we can finally meet them with gentleness, deep intimacy and gratitude, we develop a nourishing and fulfilling relationship with one of the most intelligent forces on this planet. Our bodies are the space in which we experience life – and our quality of health determines how deeply felt, vivid and fulfilling our experience is.
My Soul Purpose is to live and share the depth, inspiration and joy that springs from the well of love from deep within each one of us. To create the moments that lead us back to what we crave the most – our True Divine Nature. To offer each being the gift of their own self and lead each other back home.”
Today, Gabrielle embraces her love of adventure by travelling around the country, teaching all aspects of not only practicing, but living, yoga, offering healings and bodywork, running workshops, trainings and retreats, and living her passion for a vibrant, sacred and natural life.