Whether you are practicing online or in studio we are committed to creating a safe space built on the pillars of community, accessibility and love. We’ve found that when we feel safe enough to share and shed then we can all heal and grow!
Community is a big part of what we do and we often ask “What if community is the basis for healing?” Living in the Islands, its all about community! Islanders check-in , share what they have and lean on each other to create a supportive eco-system. So here at the GY Studio we consider you family and that’s why we share our Island Wellness.
Hi I’m Aleisha Holder, a Trinidad and Tobago native, yoga teacher, serial entrepreneur and Attorney-at-Law. During Law School and even during my first years of practicing as an Attorney, I was a highly stressed over-achiever who needed balance! Taking vacations was just not working anymore! So in 2015 I decided to take a trip of a lifetime and lived on an ashram for 30 days where I became a certified yoga teacher. In 2017 after a couple years of heading from court to the park to teach a donation based yoga class ;I decided to quit my high performance job and open the Gentle Yogi Studio; the first dedicated yoga studio in East Trinidad and now of the Caribbean’s finest Online Studios.
My vision has always been to make yoga accessible and help others learn to be gentle with themselves and I truly believe the journey to healing should never be walked alone!
With the help of my community and my practice I’ve learnt that I can be both a Yogi AND an Attorney on my terms! The possibilities are endless and I’m no longer holding myself back.
When I’m not planning my next business venture, I love playing with my yorkie Christmas, eating my way through a new country and listening to soca everyday; true Island Wellness!
Ayanna Holder is a registered yoga teacher (RYT 200) earning her Yoga Siromani title (teacher certification) from The International Sivananda Vedanta Centre in the Bahamas. Ayanna fell in love with yoga as a teen watching Wai Lana Yoga on a local tv station called Sun TV that promoted awareness to different indigenous cultures both locally and abroad.
Ayanna is currently completing certifications in pre and post natal yoga with a focus on women’s health and all-gender pelvic floor therapy. She hopes to become a yoga therapist one day! Karma yoga, meditation and her daily practice are the things that she holds dear to her well being.
“Serve, Love, Give, Purify, Meditate, Realise. Be Good, Do Good. Highest Sadhana.”
Om Namo Narayanaya!