From yoga student to Yokibics Founder, and now #TheYogiCaregiver.
I have spent my entire life, including many of my earliest memories, dancing and spinning and being driven to participate in life through movement. Trained through youth in classical ballet at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, I later sought out cross-cultural dance forms such as African and Sufi dance, and then movement disciplines most notably Aikido and Hatha Yoga. My need to investigate the physiological advantages of movement led to certifications in dance exercise and aerobic conditioning, as well as travels to meet and study with a number of today’s modern yoga masters. My traditional schooling brought me a BA in psychology along with a Crisis Intervention Counseling Certification and five years of training at Creedmore Psychiatric Center in suicide prevention. Later interests in somatic education brought various trainings in healing through the human energy field and hypnotherapy.
Gael is an encyclopedia of yoga. She was there in NYC when it crossed the Atlantic in the ’70s and got its first commercial foothold. She was on the spear’s tip for many American and international fitness and wellness movements.
Bob Soulliere, host of Breathe Your Power Podcast
My pioneering work in the field of Movement Therapy yielded the award-winning system Yokibics® Mindbody Fitness which has benefited individuals and organizations around the world.
MINDBODY FITNESS FOR TODAY’S SPIRITUAL WARRIOR
Yokibics (pronounced Yo-kee-bix) is an evolution of Yoga through the integration of conscious language and emotional genius.
Yokibics is a system through which a person can improve their Mind Body Spirit wellbeing through education and training of their Physical, Emotional and Psychological Intelligences.
I offer classes, workshops, and coaching rooted in the Yokibics framework.
Learn more at YokibicsWay.com
I, Gael Chiarella Alba, Yoga Therapist, author and ordinary human, like all of us, have faced the extraordinary while providing care for the world around us. Unexpected twists and turns led to me managing the emergency trauma care of my adult son and supporting the slow process of my parents aging through eldercare, hospice and conscious choice.
Out of this #TheYogiCaregiver was born.
#TheYogiCaregiver is about meeting the challenges and demands of caregiving and maintaining the life balance we all deserve, meanwhile holding onto some joy in the process!
Follow me on social media or listen to #TheYogiCaregiver podcast on your favorite podcast channel to hear how you can become the Yogi Caregiver, too.
…she is now focused on how we can better take care of ourselves as caregivers as our parents age and die. Gael brings deep reassurance that with attention to energy and presence, all crises and challenges can serve connection and growth; it comes down to how you look at things. It takes work, but it’s the most important work you will do.
Bob Souilliere, host of Breathe Your Power Podcast
The Yogi Caregiver Podcast
Reduce the overwhelm! Engage ways to care for yourself as you care for others. Join Yokibics founder Gael Chiarella Alba as she brings deep reassurance that with attention to energy and presence, all crises and challenges can be met with short, sweet practices you’ll love to embrace! #lifebalance is at hand.