Gina Barrett

Therapeutic Yoga & Qigong Instruction

Yoga Therapy for Physical and Emotional Healing for Individuals and Groups


Yoga Therapy

Receive yoga stretches based on your physical needs.  Excellent for arthritic conditions, those on bed rest, physically disabled and partially immobile, athletes, injury recovery and those desiring a stretch. Let Gina do all the work for you. Just relax and breathe!


  • Increased circulation and lymphatic flow
  • Calms nervous system
  • Promotes integration of body, mind and spirit
  • Excellent for athletes that have become contracted in muscle groups over time.
  • Those with disabilities and chronic illness can experience the benefits of yoga with one on one assistance.
  • Home visits available to chronically ill and disabled

Phoenix Rising Yoga

Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy combines classical yoga and elements of contemporary mind-body psychology to facilitate a powerful release of physical and emotional tension. A Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy session is a one-on-one process lasting one-and-a-half hours. Through assisted yoga postures and non-directive dialogue, practitioners guide clients to experience the connection of their physical and emotional selves. Using guided breathing, this connection is held and explored, fostering release, personal growth and healing. Visit for more information about this healing modality. Weight limit is 180 lbs.


  • Receive the benefits of Yoga while fully supported by Gina, physically and emotionally
  • Experience what it is you’ve come to heal in this moment
  • Move through physical and/or emotional trauma by allowing it to release from your body tissues
  • Integrate your session healing experience into your life with Gina’s guidance and support
  • Yoga with Therapeutic Benefits for Injury, Chronic Illness and Special Needs

Workshops for Yoga Instructors

Therapeutic Elements of Yoga for Yoga Instructors

Schedule one for your Teacher Training or Yoga Community
Bookings available world wide

Expand your yoga instruction skill set and private practice with Therapeutic Elements of Yoga.  Deepen your awareness of what the body is asking for from the yoga, so you can focus your classes toward individual needs. Review and enhance your awareness of the metaphysical benefits and contraindications of poses. Practice modifications for illness and injuries using props, gentle and restorative poses. This workshop will expand your sensitivity to the needs of your students and your skills to provide private sessions. Assist your students with their healing and watch your clientele grow. Continuing Education Units available.

Yoga Assists with Therapeutic Elements~Masters Class for Yoga Instructors

Schedule one for your Teacher Training or Yoga Community
Bookings available world wide

Practice yoga assists with therapeutic elements that nurture, restore balance and promote wellness. Bring the power of healing touch into your classes and private yoga practice. Your clients will LOVE it!  Practice identifying when it is best to give assists, what to be aware of, and how much to give.  Learn assists for commonly used poses such as, savasana, child’s pose, down dog, fish, camel, pigeon, seated twist and knee down twist; as well as gentle assists that can be used for any pose. Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Units available.

Therapeutic Benefits of Yoga for Injury, Chronic Illness and Special Needs

Workshops are designed for your needs.

This workshop combines yoga practice and hands on assists that have therapeutic benefits. Gina specializes in designing programs that are sensitive to individual needs. She has worked with a variety of conditions, from sports injuries to chronic fatigue, cancer, arthritis, pre and post natal, menopause, vertigo, depression, brain injury, paralysis and trauma.

Rates: negotiable based on number of participants and length.




After over 20 years of in depth study, practice and sharing yoga, Gina brings a unique style of yoga to the community.  Seated in hatha, tantra and more contemporary practices such a Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy, Gina guides students into poses that transform old patterns held in the body. She gently and lovingly guides individuals to open into one’s True Self… one’s pure essence.

  • Move safely into yoga postures for an outcome of optimal health and healing
  • Release old patterns held in your body
  • Receive a custom designed flow of postures for your individual needs
  • Learn in the privacy of a one on one session
  • Restorative and strenuous options available for groups and private sessions
  • Gina has a traditional Hatha background, having extensively studied forms such as Ashtanga, Kripalu, Kundalini, Standing Wave, Anusara, Shambhava and more

Gina has created podcasts with photos of poses called Self Love: A Guided Visualization and Gentle and Restorative Asana Flows, which can be downloaded for free by signing up for our mailing list.

She shares Yoga world wide, and in her private studio in Crestone, Colorado. Gina is a certified yoga instructor, yoga therapist & Yoga Alliance registered teacher trainer, specializing in the Therapeutic Benefits of Yoga for injury, illness, pre- and post-natal, immobility, surgery recovery and emotional healing.  Gina is a Certified - International Association Yoga Therapist.

Private Qigong Instruction

Qigong is a gentle healing movement practice that is part of the system of Chinese Medicine. Qigong balances energy within the body for optimal health and assists the practitioner in experiencing their full potential. Gina has been practicing qigong for 10 years as a way to balance the energy generated in tantra practices, as well as to heal her own health concerns. Gina has been mentored by Ann Carroll for 6 years in Qigong and Chinese Medicine.  Ann Carroll is the student of Ken Cohen, who is the author of the well known book The Way of QiGong.   She has also studied with many other well known qigong masters over the years.

  • Learn Qigong Organ Clearing for Optimal Health & Protection
  • Practice Primordial Qigong to draw new energy into your body for healing & longevity
  • Discover the ancient animal frolics, first developed by Chinese shamans, to internalize our natural rhythm
  • Learn Qigong walking meditations for energy balance, centering & contemplation
  • Add Taoist meditations to your daily practice for energy balance and clarity

Yoga and Qigong Instruction Rates

In-Person, Phone or Zoom Yoga and Qigong Instruction Rates: $65 per hour. 
Buy 4 sessions in advance and receive 10% off!
$17 per person for group classes (4 person minimum, 75 minutes). 
Negotiable for Day and Weekend retreats. Fully Insured.



I’ve been doing yoga for 30 years, and teaching for seven, but I always learn something new from a master teacher like Gina. I’ve known for years that our body-mind awareness and connectedness is strengthened through yoga practice. However, what I saw and felt during Gina’s session last week is how intentionally we can zero in on physical places where we hold specific tensions/memories/feelings — and release them into joy!
— Colleen Myers, Kripalu Yoga Teacher and Ordained Minister
Gina does an excellent job of creating a contemplative climate to practice a variety of challenging, yet often playful asanas. Her clear, calm voice easily guides yogis through practice sessions that provide inner calmness and clarity, while building physical strength and flexibility.
— Sara Weinberger, MSW Professor of Social Work
Gina is an exceptional role model and teacher of yoga and natural healing. She is devoted to healing and personal transformation and gently invites us to join her on the path. Gina guides us to deep places of self-discovery and acceptance, where healing happens and wholeness is restored. Like “water that wears away rock,” Gina’s yoga instruction dissolves physical, emotional, and energetic barriers to being healthy, joyful and fully alive. Her teaching is a gift!
— Mary Anne Bright, EdD, APRN, BC, Professor Emerita University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Author, “Holistic Health and Healing”
Gina has an exceptional gift to heal others through the use of Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy. She has the unique ability to transform mental constructs and remove negative energies that lodge themselves in one’s physical body. Gina’s expertise in Tantra practices and PRYT has helped me to integrate mind, body, soul, and spirit toward greater wholeness. Gina has helped me to heal old wounds from childhood trauma, practice forgiveness and compassion toward my sister, achieve greater intimacy with my husband, and gift me with the freedom to accept myself. Namaste, Gina!!!
— Lynn Hendsbee, LS