“Yoga with Gyanbindu is transformational. Her deep knowledge of the practices and her gift for teaching combine to provide a true healing experience.” Robin Schiesser
Gyanbindu (Gail Seckrettar)
C-IAYT Yoga Therapist, E-RYT, TRE Provider, Yoga and Meditation Instructor
Gyanbindu means, “point of wisdom.”
I am an internationally certified yoga and meditation instructor, a certified yoga therapist, and a TRE (tension/trauma releasing exercises) provider. I am also a certified Stress Management Specialist with Hunterdon Medical Center’s Ornish Lifestyle Medicine Program, where I offer yoga and meditation in Intensive Cardiac Rehabilitation. I also provide lectures for Rider University’s Masters Program in Counseling, where I share yoga therapy techniques to Ed.S (Education Specialist) counseling students.
My studies of yoga and meditation are very comprehensive, including a 4 year, 4000-hour yoga teacher training diploma in Yogic Science with the Bihar School of Yoga (Bihar Yoga Bharati) in India, the Satyananda Yoga Academy in Australia, and the Satyananda Yoga Academy in North America. I furthered my understanding of yogic lifestyle by living over 4 years in ashrams in India, Australia, and New Zealand, as well as monasteries in Thailand, Myanmar, England and France. I have instructed on teacher trainings in the Satyananda Yoga Academies in Australia and North America, and instructed yoga sessions in Myanmar, India, Thailand, England, New Zealand, the US and France. I continued to refine my meditation practice through month long silent meditation retreats in Myanmar (Shwe Oo Min Meditation Center) and England (Gaia House Meditation Retreat Center) and a 10-day silent retreat in Thailand (Suan Mok Meditation Center). I maintain my yogic connections by visiting and hosting inspiring teachers, and occasionally traveling to India, where my first exposure to yoga remains kindled.
In the United States, I co-developed and offer a 100-hour teacher training program in Yoga Nidra with Hilary Jackendoff in Los Angeles. I’ve also co-created classes with registered dietitian Melissa Pickell on mindful eating and digestive issues. I’ve also created and run workshops on stress management, sleep difficulties, and depression.
To maintain my teaching accreditation and certification, my continuing education courses include updated Adult/Child/Infant CPR, First Aid and AED skills and certification. I am registered with Yoga Alliance as an E-RYT500 (experienced registered yoga teacher) and a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP®), recognizing me as an expert in one or more of Yoga Alliance’s Educational Categories. Because of my studies and work experience, I offer a sound, deep understanding of the ancient science and practice of yoga and meditation, and both a therapeutic and spiritual approach in my teachings.