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Gali Levi-McClure


B I O (the usual boring stuff)

Gali has been studying and practicing meditation and yoga for over a decade. She completed her RYT 200 hour teacher training in Dharamshala, India, and received her B.S. in Psychology and Neuroscience from San Jose State University. Collaborating with schools, studios, pain clinics,  individuals , and corporations in the Bay Area,  Gali aspire to share the benefits and joy of yoga for a healthy, and balanced lifestyle.  She has been working with communities, and non-profits around the world to integrate yoga and meditation into educational programs. Always a student, Gali continues to deepen her practice in monasteries, retreats and meditation centers around the world.

B I O (the real stuff)

If you told me 15 years ago that I will be living in California with my american husband, teaching yoga and meditation, I would die laughing in your face. It has been a long journey since I left home in Israel to find my love and who I want to become. Through my struggles I found meditation and yoga, and through my healing I decided to share it with others. The quest to find happiness transformed into the hope to find PEACE, from the inside-out. So now I dedicate my work to peace education through the movement of body, mind & heart to people around the world, and especially in Israel/Palestine. Check out my shop to support grassroots peace organizations I’ve been volunteering with in the Holly Land.

Describe your yoga philosophy.
"There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness." - The Dalai Lama. 

What can students expect in class?
In Gali's class you will feel at home. She believes we can unveil our full potential when we feel safe, free, and loved. Her practice emphasizes the playful combination of alignment-based poses (asanas), meditation, breathing (pranayamas), and yoga philosophy passed on by her teachers from around the world. Using research-based meditation techniques, she encourages students to cultivate mindfulness, self-compassion, kindness, and happiness in their lives. By the end of Gali's class you will feel empowered, peaceful, and joyful, regardless of your level, age and background.
 

"Everyone can practice yoga to strengthen the body, and focus the mind. If you can breathe, you can enjoy , and benefit from Yoga."

-Gali-