Gail Parker, Ph.D., E-RYT 500, is a faculty member in the department of Integrative Medicine at Beaumont Hospital’s School for Yoga Therapy in Royal Oak, Michigan, teaching Yoga for emotional balance to aspiring yoga therapists. Her broad expertise in behavioral health and wellness include forty years as a practicing psychologist. She is well known for her pioneering efforts to integrate psychology, restorative yoga and meditation as effective strategies that can enhance emotional balance, and contribute to the overall health and well-being of practitioners. Dr. Parker has a special interest in utilizing and teaching Restorative Yoga and meditation as strategies for dealing with trauma resulting from racial insensitivity, discrimination, and injustice. She is a media personality, educator, author, thought leader, and life long practitioner of yoga.