Gabriel is passionate about exploring new connections in the body. Gabriel’s inspiration of movement comes from his vinyasa, ashtanga, and bikram practice. He loves to sequence large dance-like movements that emphasize the placement of the breath. Most students describe his classes as challenging and playful. Some will say he is addicted to inversions, but he wasn’t willing to comment on that.
Gabriel first found peace of the mind in his meditation practice almost 20 years ago. He was able to find a very similar serenity in the movements of yoga. He now uses his experience-based knowledge to interweave the two into his classes. His practice helped him rehabilitate from a series of injuries that were life changing. At one point an extreme athlete, the injuries he sustained had left his knees in a state in which he could no longer run, jump or even stand for long periods. He has beyond recovered and is grateful that every day he has the opportunity to test his edge. What brings him to the mat as a teacher and a student is to keep exploring, to continually re-forge trust in the body, to experience the information that the postures can bring to the body, and to find these parallels of physical effort translated to off the mat challenges. His desire is to help others create an awareness of their true abilities and to empower them with the mental and physical capacity to fuel their passions.