Yoga & Meditation Teacher
What We Do
Bi-Weekly Classes (class time extended)
Yoga for Deep Relaxation
Come practice with me on Monday evenings with The Fitness Collective Atlanta. Mondays, I lead a 75 min Yoga for Deep Relaxation class. It is a combination of Yin yoga, Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra. Beginners are welcome! This is a slow flow class that focuses on deeply relaxing the body and relieving tension and stress.
To register for the Monday Yin/Restorative Class, please click here: https://www.ginacallenderyoga.com/bookings-checkout/yin-restorative-class-tfc-atl
Weekly Classes (time changed)
Come practice with me on Wednesdays with Yoga for Bliss. I lead a 60 min Open Level Yoga class. Beginners are welcome! I teach to beginners and offer modifications and challenging poses for intermediate and advanced students. Leave feeling refreshed and lighter.
Visit here to register: http://www.yogaforbliss.net/home
September 30, 2020
Love Healing Podcast EP7: What is Meditation?
Weekly Classes at Dragonfly Wellness
Until further notice, Dragonfly Wellness in Ossining, NY is closed. Please check their website to monitor when they will reopen.
You can visit their website here.
Retiree, Violinist, Activist
Gina has a kind and gentle approach to teaching the class, and a calm, comforting voice and manner, with instructions that are clear and easy to follow. The pace and level are perfect for me, and she constantly offers modifications suitable for all levels of experience and skill. She periodically has us try more challenging postures and watches us closely to give support and corrections. I love it when she uses the singing bowl, which helps me feel calmer and relaxed.
Gina has a way of making yoga accessible and available to everyone. I really appreciate how she clearly and compassionately explains poses and provides modifications and variations for all types of ability, and you have the freedom and permission to take your practice wherever you want to take it, whatever you need in that moment.
I always leave Gina's classes feeling relaxed and balanced. At each class she introduces different poses and stretches, finding the just right amount of challenge while incorporating restorative practice. Her classes are for all levels. Take one, you won't regret it!
I started my yoga practice 8 years ago at the age of 65. Gina was one of my first instructors, I attended all of her classes at the studio. She quickly became my favorite while she continued her studies always bringing new poses to motivate the students to expanding their practice. Over the years we have practiced together in studios, at a YTA retreat and in her home. Currently I turn to YouTube for Gina to keep with our social distancing.
You have been very motivating for me to continue Meditation & yoga. Sometimes I get slack sometimes, but attending your session brings me to basics of meditation.
Gina Callender, 500 RYT, E-RYT 200, YACEP, has been practicing yoga for over 20 years, and completed her 200 hour teacher training at YogaWorks in Westchester in 2013. In 2014, Gina started her 500 hour OM yoga teacher training (YTT) with Cyndi Lee and completed that training in June 2015. This training included OM Meditation TT levels 1 & 2, Pranayama TT and Restorative YTT modules, as well as any additional 18 hours in anatomy with Jason Ray Brown. In 2019, Gina completed Cyndi's OM Meditation TT level 3. Most recently, she completed 14 hours of Nyasa Yoga Nidra TT with Nya Patrinos and plans to incorporate Yoga Nidra into her yoga classes for Deep Relaxation.
Gina completed 55 hours of Yin Yoga Teacher Training Levels 1 & 2 with Corina Benner. She is always looking to learn and is constantly taking workshops to better understand and deepen her practice and share what she learns with her students.
Gina also volunteers on two non-profit boards. Yoga Teachers Association of the Hudson Valley brings quality continuing education programing to yoga teachers in our community. CWEEL (Council on Women in Energy & Environmental Leadership) empowers and promotes women in energy and environmental industries.
To Gina, yoga is a transformative philosophy that goes beyond asanas, or poses, that the Western world associates with “yoga”. Yoga teaches us to slow down, be more conscious of our bodies and the world around us and can have huge physical and mental benefits when practices regularly. Some of these benefits include: lower blood pressure, more relaxed, greater flexibility and balance. Gina puts a heavy emphasis on the importance and benefits of Meditation, Savasana, Yin and Restorative Yoga as a way to relax the parasympathetic nervous system.
Gina is available for private one on one yoga and meditation classes, small group classes and corporate classes for yoga and meditation.