Meet Gina M. Baker, LMT
Gina is a Licensed Massage Therapist, CranioSacral Therapist, Myofascial Therapist, RYT 200 hour Yoga Instructor and Ordained Minister with the Center for Spiritual Healing with 20 years of experience in the healing modalities. She uses various holistic modalities that capture the true healing potential in everyone.
Gina has a broad array of in-depth education with primary focus on her spiritual ministry, influenced by Reverend Gwenievere Maria at The Center for Spiritual Healing, craniosacral therapy inspired by the Upledger Institute, myofascial bodywork inspired by John Barnes, pre and post natal studies, inspired by Pam England and mindful yoga from many teachers of various yoga philosophies. She is undergoing a subtle herbalism class to hold a certification in herbs and energy medicine. She utilizes a deep intelligence and awareness that enables her to connect with her client’s health challenges including headaches, trauma, acute injury, chronic body pain and emotional disturbances. The “6 sessions to progression” is an excellent taylored program developed to help people feel better in their body and become pain free. This program is an intelligent blend of techniques that work with a wide client population affected by birth trauma, sports injuries, spinal cord injuries and (PTSD) due to trauma in the body.
There are two ways to live your life
One is as though nothing is a miracle
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
~ Albert Einstein
Most of her clients are seekers looking for answers about certain patterns that prohibit the healing process. These holding patterns could be from trauma held in the body from accidents or certain things that may have happened through birth or childhood trauma. Gina looks at the body as a whole piece and always holds a safe space for the client to heal through listening and allowing.
Her special gifts are connecting with children of all ages with conditions ranging from wellness maintenance to various developmental disabilities, tongue tie issues for baby and even during dental procedures.
The “conscious parenting program” introduces various techniques beneficial to the whole family. Building a strong connection between family and child is very important to her.
MY YOGA PRACTICE
Gina has been a student and practitioner of yoga for over 17 years with a deep connection to God. She has a personal interest in community and encouraging others to find their way by taping into their true essence of their beauty. Through her experience and the knowledge of all various teachers she will offer a deep understanding of the enrichment of yoga through body alignment, breath, and body awareness. Weaving together yoga, restorative bodywork, energetics, breath, and mindfulness, each individual is encouraged to set up a solid foundation “on and off the mat” to create a life that is rich with all possibilities and understanding of one’s true nature as well as a greater sense of compassion for everyone, starting with yourself.
As a yoga practitioner living and practicing in Knoxville, she holds interest in drawing from the ancient teachings and integrating them holistically through bridging the gap into our busy Western culture. Her goal is to take what she knows and share all that she can to influence a positive change as yoga did for her and still does to this day. Her personal philosophy of the yoga practice is to solidify all aspects of balance and merely take what we know and grow in a way that can enhance every choice you make and give you a better outlook through the integrity of the ancient teachings of mindfulness on and off the mat. In private sessions she will look at the physical, psychic and emotional disturbances to formulate a practice that is most suited for the individual mind/body. She has experience working with those with a broad range of clients from those with terminal illness and trauma to general stress and tension causing acute or chronic patterns of limitation or pain.
Private sessions can be very beneficial when needing special assistance in certain areas or in depth learning than a group class can provide.
Gina is certified in pre and post natal yoga, tummy time for babies, spiritual counseling, and restorative mindful yoga. Gina has had the exposure and the pleasure to go deeper in her practice while studying with great yoga teachers, and spiritual teachers getting a deeper perspective on mindful healing. Her teachers have helped her steep in these sciences, and with this knowledge she is forever grateful for the wisdom they have imparted and continue to impart as she continues to work with them while living in Knoxville.
“Through my own personal growth and self-discovered solutions I have overcome many challenges weaving in multiple therapies and always coming home to the profound subtle healings of craniosacral therapy. I have always been the wonderer who seeks out innovative ways to help my clients heal and feel better in their body."
After a few years working as a massage therapist, I was introduced to craniosacral therapy during the time that my dear friend was faced with a tragic jeep wreck that left him paralyzed from the waist down. Following many craniosacral therapy sessions and focused determination from him he was given the chance to rehab and discover a new way of life that helped him with his continued recovery. Through my dedicated work and his willingness to heal I witnessed a profound recovery, watching him walk again. My heart opened so wide I felt so much gratitude for him and the opportunity to be a part of an extraordinary healing. This experience gave me a true bold gift often reminding me every second of the day that experiencing life is an amazing journey and through craniosacral therapy I am given the opportunity to hold that healing space to allow the body to find its way back to balance. I utilize an intelligent blend of techniques and always come back to “full circle craniosacral therapy” I work with a wide client population affected by sports injuries, spinal cord injuries and (PTSD) due to trauma in the body.
Combining my techniques with personal experience, compassion, sensitivity and intuition enables me to tap into the deep intelligence of my clients’ physical body, emotions, and the development of human consciousness. This natural approach offers my individual clients of all ages and families a safe environment to create balance and heal their bodies from discomfort and disease.