Gloria Drayer has been a certified Kripalu Yoga instructor since 1993 and currently holds a 500-hour certification with Yoga Alliance. She teaches nine mixed-level classes weekly in several locations around the Albuquerque area, holds retreats and workshops throughout New Mexico and also offers international retreats. Visit http://www.yogasimpleandsacred.com/class_schedule.htm to find a class near you and see upcoming special events.
Gloria is known for the intuition, empathy and compassion she brings to her role as a certified Kripalu yoga instructor. She focuses her students on the present moment and encourages them to accept themselves as they are. Her ability to create a safe environment aids students in rediscovering their inner tranquility while developing strong bones, calming their minds and connecting with spirit. Yoga sessions are given in a non-competitive environment where people are encouraged to participate at a level that is healthful and enjoyable. Gloria gives every student permission to work at their own comfort level and make the progress they can in a supportive environment. Yet she challenges her students to gently go to their edge – breath by breath. Students leave the class feeling centered and uplifted.
Gloria has lived and taught at the well-known Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Massachusetts and has taught in New York, California, Massachusetts and now New Mexico. She has over 18 years of experience as a body worker and has earned a degree from the Ohashiatsu School in Shiatsu. She is uniquely qualified to work with people from all walks of life, including those with special needs.
Gloria’s Full Moon Yoga video was reviewed in Yoga Journal (May /June 2003) issue by Richard Rosen. He states: “Drayer has put together a competent presentation addressed to the ‘inner goddess’ in all women.” The video is now available in DVD. If you are not able to get out to a class or want to further your practice at home, visit http://www.yogasimpleandsacred.com/video.htm today to order yours.