Dr. Gail Parker educates us on the power of Yoga

While checking out at Whole Foods, I saw a YOGA magazine with this beautiful woman on the cover- Dr. Gail Parker. I was intrigued by the caption, How Yoga Can Help Heal Racial Trauma.  I thought what a perfect and helpful solution for the times we are in. Yoga for Stress Relief? Yes. But I had never thought of Yoga for relieving Racial Trauma.

We learned that Gail has a Ph.D.and is an author, psychologist and a yoga therapist educator. She has authored two book: Restorative Yoga for Ethnic and Race-Based Stress and Trauma and Transforming Ethnic and Race-Based Traumatic Stress With Yoga. She is also  the current president of the Black Yoga Teachers Alliance (BYTA) Board of Directors.

We immediately contacted Gail for an interview. Her strength, sense of humor and calm confidence was evident when we spoke. Her passion, curiosity and dedication to her mission truly moved us.

Thank you, Gail!


Restorative Yoga for Ethnic and Race-Based Stress and Trauma

—Gail Parker, Ph.D. author

“Presenting ways in which Restorative Yoga can contribute to healing emotional wounds, this book invites yoga teachers, therapists and practitioners to consider the psychological impact of ethnic and race-based stress and trauma.”

Transforming Ethnic and Race-Based Traumatic Stress with Yoga

—Gail Parker, Ph.D. author

Building on the foundations of Restorative Yoga for Ethnic and Race-Based Stress and Trauma, this workbook offers a range of self-care practices that strengthen the psychological immune system, increase resilience, and support post-traumatic growth. 

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Dr. Gail Parker


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Jean is a Professional Religious Science Practitioner, Reiki Master and Sound Healer. She grew up on Long Island, NY, and now lives in Los Angeles. She has two wonderful adult children, Matthew and Emily, with her beloved late husband, Alex.  Jean enjoys taking long walks, watching movies, and traveling. She is very grateful for her family, friends, Luna (the dog) and good coffee.

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