Gary came to yoga four years ago initially as a way to overcome physical issues with his body. It did not take him long to discover the mental and spiritual benefits of a dedicated yoga practice that were not present in the other forms of exercise he had tried. The mental and spiritual benefits of a dedicated yoga practice are very important to him and he hopes to exhibit this to his students. Gary completed his RYT 200 Hour certification through Alignment Yoga and Scott Anderson in December 2012 and completed a 45 Hour Visual Yoga Certification through the Deaf Yoga Foundation and Lila Lolling in November 2012. Gary finished his 500 YTT Program through Red Lotus Apsara and Sangha Yoga in Loveland OH in July 2015 and his Yoga Therapy Certification through Red Lotus Apsara and Becky Morrisey in July 2015. Gary has completed a 30 hour certification in Trauma Specific Yoga through Red Lotus Apsara and Becky Morrisey in December of 2015.
Gary was attuned to the Reiki Master level of Natural Healing in June of 2014 by Sarah Reine Barlow. Gary also has received instruction in hands on and absent transmission of Universal Light Energy and in the use of the Reiki Breathing Technique. Gary follows the Usui Shiki Ryoho lineage which is a traditional Western style Reiki.