Gina Hart, RYT-500 was introduced to yoga at the early age of five by her Grandmother as she read and practiced “Yoga for Americans” by Indra Devi. As Gina journeyed through life she practiced different styles of yoga, but something was missing, until the book “Yoga for Transformation” by Gary Kraftsow crossed her path. The holistic approach of Viniyoga, applying the tools of the ancients & emphasizing function over form brought her practice to the deeper level that she had long desired. After completing 200 hours of workshops & intensives with Mirka Scalco Kraftsow it was time to share this lineage with others and she committed to a two year teacher training program with Gary Kraftsow, founder of the American Viniyoga Institute. A 500 hour AVI teacher certificate was presented to Gina in August 2009. In 2010 she became certified to teach The Essential Back Program, based on the National Institute of Health study which results were published in the prestigious Annals of Internal Medicine.
Waimanalo has been Gina’s home for over forty years. She is married and has two sons, four grandchildren, two dogs, a cat and a fish. She recently retired from Hawaiian Airlines is looking forward to devoting more time to sharing this lineage. Appreciating what Mother Nature has to offer is Gina’s favorite hobby, the ocean, the mountains, working in the garden etc.
Living & studying “The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali” in her daily practice, will be an ongoing lifetime process for her. Her desire is to assist in blossoming your self awareness so that you may establish a sense of balance & peace within.