Gianna is the Owner and Director of Namasté Yoga, LLC in Spokane, Washington.
Through many years of practicing Gentle and Restorative Yoga, she has experienced the benefits Yoga has afforded to her in overcoming back pain and injury, as well as bringing a greater sense of purpose, peace, and well-being to her life. Because of her personal experience, Gianna's desire to share Yoga and its multitude of benefits with others is her true passion and calling.
• Students & Chiropractic Patients
Gianna has had the opportunity to share her teaching of Yoga in both a public and private setting to a wonderfully rich and diverse student base, comprised of individuals of all levels and abilities. Her teaching repertoire includes students from all walks of life. Working with Chiropractic patients and helping them to support their Chiropractic care with Yoga asana that is specifically intended to aid in the strengthening of the body's core muscles and improving spinal mobility is one of her primary focuses. She works with students through Gentle Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Yin Yoga, and Meditation.
• Mindful Trauma-Informed Yoga for Behavioral Health and Well-Being
In addition to her work with Chiropractic patients, Gianna’s practice also places a strong emphasis on behavioral health. She has received her WAE L1 Teacher Certification, Yoga Calm, Integrated Approach to Wellness 1-3 & Practicum Certification, Yin Yoga Teacher Training Certification with Ellen Mosco, and she has received her Management of Aggressive Behavior (MOAB) Certification.
Over the last several years, Gianna has developed and offered a Trauma-Informed Mindful Yoga Program (TIMYP), sessions which she currently teaches on a regular basis, in both a clinical and studio setting. This supportive and nurturing program highlights mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, compassion, guided relaxation, and pranayama. Additionally, TIMYP addresses dysregulation of the nervous system, aiding to down-regulate the sympathetic nervous system and up-regulate the parasympathetic nervous system, throughout each session. Through working with Gianna, patients and students experience an overall reduction in the manner through which anxiety presents itself to them, a newfound approach or introduction to mindfulness and interpersonal effectiveness, along with the ability to incorporate this learning into their daily lives.