Born in Switzerland, with parents that practiced yoga, Gaelle was always drawn towards a spiritual way of living and mind body connection. She started her professional journey in body wellness by becoming a certified massage therapist in 2003.
At this time in her life, she taught aerobics, indoor cycling, aqua gym and pilates. She got introduced to yoga and loved it right from the start. She dived into it deeper after a serious bicycle accident. Yoga became her "go to", for moving her body again, and in the same time give her body the opportunity to heal from the accident. Gaelle practiced Ashtanga and Vinyasa flow. The fluidity, beauty, and meditative qualities captured her heart. She had no intention to teach, but she wanted to deepen her knowledge and her own personal practice. Gaelle has studied with many renowned teachers and is always learning and expending her experience and knowledge of this lifelong practice. Her joy is to share her love of Yoga to the community, to anyone looking for a path to freedom, or simply feel good in their body. She founded Yoga Elements, a small yoga studio based in Woodstock, in 2019.
On her free time, you will find her hiking, gardening, making natural herbal balms and creams, as well as tinctures.
# of years practicing yoga: 20
# of years teaching yoga: 11
Favorite styles of yoga to teach: Vinyasa flow and Hatha
Favorite styles of yoga to practice: Vinyasa flow, Kundalini, Meditation & Bhakti yoga