Restore Your Sleep Yoga Summit

Join me for my session, Wake Up Rested, in Yoga Journal's upcoming summit, Restore Your Sleep. You'll join me and four other teachers for sessions on how to reclaim deep rest and energy. 


This week you can save 40% with code DRPARKER40

Inspriring Minds: Yoga as a Social Tool for Change

Description: Join Mind & Life for our monthly online Inspiring Minds Series that brings together thought leaders and contemplatives to engage with one another and the audience in exploring the role of the mind in human flourishing. At a time of profound global crises, we’ll be looking at how science and contemplative wisdom can inform efforts to build a more just, compassionate, and inclusive world.

Date/Time: November 18 at 2PM

To register, click link below

Please join me and other instructors as we present The Embodiment Conference, where you will gain free access to world-class teachers, practical tools for times of turmoil, and a supportive global community. Over 400,000 participants have already registered! You can also purchase the video of my presentation by visiting the link below.

Dates: October 14-25, 2020

The Embodied Psychology Summit

Heal trauma, stress & pain. Optimize intimacy, connection & well-being during this free, live event taking place from July 22nd through July 26th, 2020. Reserve your seat below.

The Yoga Service Council presents the 9th annual Yoga Service Conference and dive deep into an exploration of service-based leadership models that reflect the YSC values of collaboration, inclusivity, and community.

Dr. Parker and Jana Long will present an introduction to the Black Yoga Teachers Alliance's initiative, "Yoga as a Peace Practice". Dr. Parker will also give the closing keynote address, entitled "Transformational Leadership: Be the Change".

Dates: May 15 - May 17, 2020

Location: The Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, New York

This six-part online course invites everyone, not just people of color, to consider the psychological impact of ethnic and race based stress and trauma on all of us, and how we in the yoga community can contribute to healing the wounds that result. The course will help you learn what constitutes race based stress and trauma, how it differs from PTSD, how it impacts our nervous system, cultural conditioning that contributes to racial wounding, our vulnerabilities that make this a difficult conversation, and ways to identify what triggers you. You will be able to identify where racial stress and trauma land in the body, and how Restorative Yoga can be used as an effective self-care tool to buffer the nervous system, increase resilience, and strengthen your psychological immune system as you navigate the stresses and traumas that arise from daily-lived experiences associated with race.

Cost:  $157 for YSC members, $257 for non-members.

Dr. Gail Parker is a guest presenter along with 5 others at Maya Breuer’s Yoga Retreat for Women of Color. Join them for an unforgettable, relaxing, transformative experience. 

Yoga Retreat For Women of Color
Be Real, Be Fresh, Be Free

July 12-14, 2019
Friday-Sunday: 2 nights
Registration at

Yoga as a Peace Practice (YPP) is the first national initiative of the Black Yoga Teachers Alliance. It offers a self-help intervention to address the impact of trauma for individuals and communities where there are dysfunction, chaos, and violence.

Satchidananda Ashram
108 Yogaville Way
Buckingham, VA 23921

May 17-19, 2019

Join Dr. Gail Parker, Ph.D., C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, YACEP for this groundbreaking one-of-a-kind series. It will be didactic and interactive and there will be contemplations following each session to help you prepare for the next session. This series is for yoga teachers, yoga therapists, yoga practitioners, behavioral health specialists, healthcare practitioners, and anyone else interested in this important topic.


February 5, 19

March 5, 19

April 9, 23

Tuesdays from 8 pm ET to 9:30 pm ET


*Space is limited

An Inclusive Online Conversation with Dr. Gail Parker

Saturday, November 17, 2018

10-11:30am PST meeting via the Zoom platform.

Sign up at

Our theme this year is an investigation into the neurophysiological mechanisms which support effective yoga and meditation practices. The goals of this two-day conference are to present current scientific evidence in a rigorous and accessible manner and to increase interactions between yogis and scientists. In addition to lectures, participants will be lead in yoga and mindfulness practices relevant to the theories and studies presented. A panel and an evening social event will provide opportunities to interact with the scientists who are presenting.

Dr. Gail Parker will be presenting on "Restorative Yoga for Healing Ethnic and Race Based Stress and Trauma", and she will facilitate a restorative yoga practice.

Saturday & Sunday, January 19 & 20, 2019
NYU Tandon School of Engineering
Brooklyn, New York


Yoga as a Peace Practice (YPP) is the first national initiative of the Black Yoga Teachers Alliance. It offers a self-help intervention to address the impact of trauma for individuals and communities where there are dysfunction, chaos, and violence.

Satchidananda Ashram

108 Yogaville Way
Buckingham, VA 23921

August 24-26, 2018

Presented by The Yoga Service Council

Hosts: Dr. Gail Parker and Pamela Stokes Eggleston

June 26, 2018

8:00 - 9:30PM EDT


June 14-17, 2018 

Dr. Gail Parker - Plenary Speaker and Workshop Presenter 

Reston, VA


Sunday, February 4th, 2018, 12:30 - 3pm

Goorus Yoga

15327 Sunset Blvd.

Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

Introduction to Restorative Yoga for Raced Based Traumatic Stress Injury (*SOLD OUT*)

Saturday, February 3rd, 2018, 2:30-5:30PM

Green Tree Yoga & Meditation

8227 S. Western Ave. 

Los Angeles, CA 90047

In this immersive experience practitioners will learn how to use Restorative Yoga and meditation as a tool of self-care and to manage the stresses and trauma that arise from daily-lived experiences as a person of color. We will engage in yoga practices that provide an opportunity to step away from repeated experiences of race based wounding. We will leave with an inner toolkit that will support us in developing even more resiliency and coping strategies off the mat.

Presented by Dr. Gail Parker

Atlanta, GA

Race based stress and trauma have become so common in communities of color that we are not always aware of their negative impact on our health and well-being. In this workshop you will learn what Race Based Traumatic Stress Injury is, and how it differs from PTSD. You will also learn to identify areas of stress and trauma, and how to utilize and teach Restorative Yoga as a self-care tool to effectively manage the stresses and traumas that arise from daily-lived experiences as a person of color. Learn how Restorative Yoga buffers the nervous system, increases resilience, and strengthens your psychological immune system. Participants will receive a certificate of completion that counts toward Yoga Alliance continuing education credits.

Presented by Dr. Gail Parker

Charlotte, NC

General Motors Medical Group, US Operations Health and Well-Being Conference: Mindful Motion – October 3, 2017

Yoga for Health and Well-Being: The Evolution of Yoga as a Therapeutic Healing Modality


Keynote Speaker: Dr. Gail Parker


Durant-Dort Factory One


Flint, Michigan

Restorative Yoga for R&R


Learn how Restorative Yoga can offer physical revitalization and psychological renewal and how it can be an effective tool in dealing with stress, secondary trauma, and trauma in general, including race-based stress and trauma.


Presented by Dr. Gail Parker


Kripalu Center


Stockbridge, MA

Trauma-Sensitive Yoga for Ethnic and Racial Minorities:

Restorative Yoga and Meditation - Self Care Practices for Managing

Race-Based Traumatic Stress

Presented by Dr. Gail Parker

Newport Beach, CA

Don’t Just Do Something, Sit There:

The Transformative Power of Stillness and its Role in Yoga Service

Presented by Dr. Gail Parker

Rhinebeck, NY

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