B.F.A., Dance, Temple University
Diploma, Dance Studies, Laban, London UK
Certified Yoga Teacher RYT 500
Upon receiving her BFA from Temple University, Gina Stickney returned to London and worked as graduate assistant at Laban, secondary school dance teacher at Hayes Manor School and a guest movement lecture at Central School of Speech and Drama. As a performer, Stickney worked with choreographers Laura Doehler, Simon Donger and director Struan Leslie (London) as well as Paule Turner and Mark Dahl (Philadelphia). Gina's experiences as a movement teacher and contemporary dancer shape her application of teaching yoga as a form of self-expression.
Stickney enjoys researching the history and evolution of yoga into the west, particularly its use in occupational, physical and psychological therapies. Following in the footsteps of her expert teachers Martin Kirk, Naime Jezzeny and Ellen Saltonstall, she Gina teaches yoga through the lens of injury prevention and rehabilitation as a strong advocate for making yoga safe and accessible to all.
From 2007-2012, Stickney designed and taught 1 week to 3 month long dance and yoga relief projects for children in La Limonada, Guatemala City (Central America’s largest urban slum). She is a former teacher and teacher training program leader at Dhyana Yoga, Philadelphia (2007-2013). In addition to teaching as adjunct faculty at Temple University (2010), she has taught workshops in studios and community centers in Iowa, Florida, Belgium and Guatemala. Stickney is a published writer in 'Belong', (The Sporting Club at the Bellevue's bi-annual magazine) where she is also a teacher. She recently joined her teachers’ studio in Bella Vista, Dig Yoga where she is a beginners curriculum writer and teacher.