Music Lover, vegan, and flower child Gayle, enjoys guiding fun yet challenging classes filled with lots of Love and Gratitude; Growing up, Gayle always felt ashamed of her weight and body, never feeling good enough and that she had to diet and starve to look a certain way. Yoga has taught her how to fully embrace and love her whole self wholeheartedly. For Gayle, Yoga extends beyond the physical, it is in the small mindful connections she makes throughout her day, in the way she interacts with others, the food she eats, the art she creates, the music she listens to. It is in finding appreciation and gratitude for the mundane things in life, like tidying up the house, greeting a stranger, or stopping to watch the clouds move across the sky.
Gayle loves meeting new people and enjoys making people smile. Her aim is to create a safe space for every body in her classes, without judgment or comparison. To foster respect discipline and compassion, encouraging students to nurture their bodies and minds to their highest potential.
"The embodied practice with Gayle was the highlight of my January, and honestly the best way to start the year. Absolutely loved the amalgamation of yoga, animal flow and improv dance in this series of classes. There was a build up each session for us to slowly open up our hearts, souls and bodies for expression. It’s also reassuring to know that everyone else in the space was willing to be as vulnerable and open as you are.
I had a short discussion post class with another participant that it would be great/beneficial if we had such a practice every week to let go of all the tension from the work week."
– Faye C
"Gayle’s session provided such an elevating and enlightening experience for me.
I attended a beautiful new moon session with her and was so enamoured by the way she held space for everyone who attended the session.
She was extremely accommodating and intuitive with the way she guided the group and each of us individually through the beautiful meditation, magical oracle card pulls, and yoga/breathwork segment.
The sound healing portion was a great release and a perfect way to end off the session.
It was amazing to see how skilled she is in the different modalities and mediums she offered during the session. Thank you Gayle for the beautifully healing experience, I cannot wait to be in your presence again ❤️"
– Pearlyn S
"Thank you Gayle! The Embodied Movement workshop was amazing! I loved how we were moving out of the confines of the mat and that of a “traditional yoga class” into something more exploratory and really embodies that phrase “this is our own practice”. Every week has its own theme and goals but at the same time, we were always given ample space and freedom to explore free form movements.
I loved the nice personal touch during savasana too! Gayle introduces various musical instruments, including her beautiful voice. Thank you for sharing this beautiful practice! After every session, I came out feeling brand new and relieved and recharged."
– Mel P
"Gayle is a great yoga teacher. She has a calming and soothing voice while also engages the class, keeps things fresh and makes a connection with her students. She always encourages me and corrects my alignment to ensure I don’t accumulate more injuries while deepening my practice all at the same time. I would definitely recommend her classes to everyone!"
– Galissa S
"Gayle Nerva is a patient instructor who gives clear instructions, while also keeping the class fun and light-hearted. I found it especially useful, since as a yoga newbie, it can be intimidating to attend a class where the teacher is overly serious. Not only were her instructions clear, pacing was also comfortable and easy-to-follow. I would strongly recommend her."
– Nat Ho
“Gayle is a great teacher! She has a positive and chirpy disposition, which is very encouraging for a new yoga student like me. I find her classes to be both informative and challenging, and I thoroughly enjoy her nurturing teaching style. I strongly feel that any yoga school will definitely find Gayle to be an asset in their teaching roster.
– Gareth F
“Gayle is an excellent instructor and infuses positive energy into her classes. She's attentive to her student's concerns and customizes the practice accordingly to our needs even though it's a group class. Not only she ensures that we optimize our practice by correcting our alignments, she also go the extra mile by providing lavender infused eye pillows during Savasana. That's how attentive she is to details. She's personable and her soothing voice also made the class extremely calm and peaceful. I'd highly recommend her classes to everyone.
– Kayly L
“I am in my 50’s and due to several past injuries I have lost a lot of flexibility & more significantly, lost confidence in my physicality. Gayle worked with my limitations: listened to my body for me and helped me keep focus on MY body so I don’t compare it to what someone else may be able to achieve.
Her voice and choice of music enhances the comfort and clarity of the movements she guides us do.
It is obvious that she does her homework as she tries to ensure her sessions suit the genre of ‘students’ she has. [Example: she was very careful with my frozen shoulder yet knew how much she could stretch me. And for my daughter who is used to more rigorous exercise:
Gayle knew exactly how to make the same movement more engaging for her.]
I always find Gayle’s session to have just the right level of challenge and ease at the same time.
Gayle demonstrates all-round professionalism: she respects time, cares about hygiene, has a positive body image and has a genuine warmth toward people.”
– Bridget F
Mother of 3 and Woman intending to age gracefully
“Gayle has a soothing voice and I feel so calm when she conducts the class. She was very good at encouraging me to challenge myself with the postures. I am in my forties and was afraid to strain my body. But in her class I felt I could trust her and go with the flow. I enjoyed the yoga session with her. And I see her to be an excellent yoga teacher. Her calm and composed disposition makes her very approachable and her voice is so soothing to a restless mind. Wish her all the best to her journey in yoga.”
– Yuvina M