Gianna is a Yoga Alliance Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher, a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP and a Trauma-Informed Clinical Yoga Therapist. She has certifications as a WAE L1 Teacher and in Restorative Yoga and Yin Yoga, and has completed her Practicum as a Yoga Calm Teacher. She will graduate in March, 2022, as an RCYT with a Trauma-Informed Emphasis.
Gianna brings the knowledge and grace of a personal and family history of ballet to her work as a Yoga Practitioner. There is a sensitive and compassionate nature to her teaching, which is supported by a strong background in Yoga as a therapeutic modality, including an emphasis in Trauma-Informed Yoga associated with mental health disorders.
Through her own practice over the course of many years, she has experienced first-hand the benefits of Yoga in helping her to overcome back pain and injury, as well as bringing a greater sense of purpose, peace, and well-being to her life.
Yoga with a Therapeutic Approach
Gianna's work as a Yoga Practitioner is rooted in Therapeutic Yoga, "the process of empowering individuals to progress toward improved health and well-being through the application of the teachings and practices of Yoga," as defined by the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT).
Gianna Bardelli Yoga, LLC (formerly Namasté Yoga Studio) was established in 2013, in the Spokane Valley, by Gianna and her husband, Keith. Originally a professional home Yoga studio, a second Yoga studio in a professional center was opened in September, 2019. From March, 2020 to the present, our studio has remained open and active while adjusting to the world and continuing to offer Yoga in a different format, via livestream classes and sessions.
Our Studio’s format may be a bit different than that of the traditional Yoga studio. All of our weekly scheduled group classes are offered in eight-week sessions for which students enroll, and while we do not offer a public drop-in class option, if there is interest in joining us for the balance of an eight-week session that is currently in progress and an opening is available, we kindly welcome you to join, and your tuition will be prorated. Throughout our eight-week sessions, we also offer four-week Specialty Classes, as well.
Our Studio is small, (even when online) and class sizes are limited to 10 students, both of which are intentional, allowing us to offer a space that is conducive to individualized attention, as well as to be supportive to those who come to us who are suffering from anxiety, trauma, PTSD, or physical injury. The Studio and its surroundings are vis aesthetically calming, not overwhelming, nor overstimulating, offers soft lighting, and creates a safe container, for all of our students and clients to embrace.
Classes are taught by Gianna, who specializes in Gentle and Restorative Yoga, and Yoga for Back Wellness. Her primary practice specialty, however, places an emphasis on Trauma-Informed Yoga (Yoga for mental health disorders, mental health care, well-being, and mindfulness) and offers classes focusing on the same through Trauma-Informed Clinical Yoga Therapy, and Yoga for Anxiety. Gianna has also received her certification as a WAE L1 Teacher, and has invested of her time in taking extensive additional trainings in Trauma-Informed Yoga Therapy, Yin Yoga, and Restorative Yoga, as they each relate to supporting the function and balance of the nervous system.
For more information, please contact the Studio at 509-251-2128.
Gianna Bardelli Yoga, LLC
Gianna M. Bardelli
Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) 2013
International Association of Yoga Therapists Member 2013
Yoga Alliance Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT) 2015
Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP) 2017
Restorative Yoga Teacher Certification 2017
WAE L1 Teacher Certification 2018-2019
Mindful, Trauma-Informed Yoga Teacher Training 2018
with Ann Bortz, PsyD., E-RYT
Yoga Calm, Integrated Approach to Wellness 1-3 & Practicum 2019
Management of Aggressive Behavior Certification 2019
Trauma-Informed Clinical Yoga Therapist (Inpatient Psychiatry) 2019 to present
Yin Yoga Teacher Training Certification 2020
with Ellen Mosko, E-RYT 500, YACEP, North Brunswick, NJ
Yin Yoga Teacher Training Certification, Nov., 2021 (pending)
with Ellen Mosko, E-RYT 500, YACEP
Yoga Alliance Registered Children's Yoga Teacher with a Trauma-Informed Emphasis (RCYT), March 2022 (pending)
Continuing Education (CE) and Chiropractic Consultation
Susan Barrett-Naccarato, D.C., Barrett Family Chiropractic
"Yoga to Soothe Sciatica", Doug Keller, (CE) 2015
"Relieve Tension in the Psoas", Sandra Anderson, (CE) 2015
"Stress Management Through
Yoga and Meditation", Carrie Demers, M.D., (CE) 2015
See additional training and certifications listed above from 2017 to present