Gail Parker Ph.D., E-RYT-500 holds a doctorate from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. She was a psychologist in private practice for 40 years integrating yoga, meditation, and breath work into her psychotherapeutic work.

Founder and CEO of Conscious Living LLC, Dr. Parker dedicates her time to teaching Restorative and Therapeutic Yoga for emotional balance and stress relief, and to conducting Restorative Yoga teacher trainings. She is a meditation teacher and coach, and offers meditation classes and practices to individuals, groups and organizations. Dr. Parker facilitates The Joy of Meditation™ workshops and retreats, and is a frequent co-presenter at The Yoga Retreat for Women of Color™ at the Kripalu Health and Wellness Center in Massachusetts, and the Dahlonega Retreat Center in Georgia.

She currently teaches Yoga Therapeutics to students of Yoga Therapy in the department of Integrative Medicine at the Beaumont School of Yoga Therapy, William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan. She was a faculty member in the ground breaking Co-Curricular Yoga Therapy Program at Wayne State University School of Medicine, teaching Yoga Therapy to 1st and 2nd year medical students as part of their academic curriculum. Dr. Parker was an adjunct faculty member in the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, teaching Effective Managerial Coaching and Counseling to executives.

Dr. Parker has appeared as a psychologist expert on local and nationally syndicated talk shows, including 7 appearances on the “Oprah Show”, as well as the “Ask Dr. Nandi Show”. She was recently featured as a health and wellness expert on the benefits of yoga and meditation, in a nationally syndicated PBS health talk show series called “Feel Grand”, hosted by Emmy Award winning actress, Jane Seymour.

Dr. Parker authors a blog called Taking Yoga Off Your Mat™, offering tools for applying what you learn about yourself through the practice of yoga on your mat to enhance daily living off your mat. She is married and the mother of one son.

To learn more about Dr. Parker, visit: Taking Yoga Off Your Mat

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