Gabrielle Semel, E-RYT-500, Owner


Just as the tracks for a train give it direction, stability, and guidance, such is the practice of yoga for Gabrielle. Gabrielle trained with Amy Pearce-Hayden for 200-Hour Teacher Training certification at The RajaHatha School of Yoga in 2006, and four years later traveled the path of the 500-Hour Teacher Training with certification in 2011. Her dedication to learning and drive to stay inspired has brought her to study with many other teachers in the Greater New York area. Seeking new perspective within different lineages, she has found a broader understanding of this healing, transformative practice. Gabrielle’s teaching style expresses a commitment to connect with each individual and to hold a safe, supportive environment, making the practice accessible to all.

Gabrielle is co-owner of Inner Balance Studio where she leads group classes and private sessions, and directs the Applied Yoga 200 Hour Teacher Training Program. She has joined forces with Eileen Rossi, RN, to create an innovative approach to childbirth education in founding TrueBirth Yoga incorporating breathwork, asana and meditation as centering tools for the birthing process. Gabrielle has also developed an employee wellness yoga program over the course of the past 8 years for the Putnam County Department of Health, sharing lunchtime practices with Putnam County employees.