Gail Gustafson teaches awareness by means of meditation & movement through courses, retreats, workshops, individual instruction in person & online. She was a student of Yen Lu Wong, Warren Lamb, Thupden Chodron, Ani Tenzin Kacho, Venerable Geshe Gyeltsen. Ken McLeod was her primary teacher, who authorized her to teach in 2003. Gail continues to attend teachings and retreat with various traditional and western Buddhist masters. She also organizes and participates in two spiritual teacher support groups.
More Gail: Gail began her study of movement & meditation at a young age. For 15 years she was a professional dancer, working with choreographers and visionaries who were exploring body, mind and spirit. She has studied many somatic movement forms including Body Mind Centering, Hanna Somatics, the Feldenkrais method, Movement Pattern Analysis and others.. She is a Laban Movement Analyst, a Tellington Touch practitioner (companion animals), a student of Ba Qua Qi Gong, Chen style Tai Chi and Intuitive Archery.
“I was fortunate enough to find teachers who were willing to be right there in all the ups and downs of actually practicing meditation in this complex world. For over 15 years, I worked with my primary teacher Ken McLeod. His unrelenting insight and precise instruction, set free in a field of kindness, inspired and changed my way of being. Without this intense teacher-student relationship I could have never moved into guiding others in meditation.
I approach teaching as a unique adventure with each person. There are many possibilities. Teaching in this way is lively, warm, direct and vulnerable. I have heart-breaking gratitude for the awesome humanity of the whole endeavor.”