Gina Newlin, RYT


Gina Newlin
Though her yoga journey began more than 15 years ago, Gina didn't find true inspiration until 2005, when injury and increased stress led to her discovery of the vast healing power of yoga. Peace, balance, and recovery from a decades-old ballet injury came through focused practice and the loving guidance of a gifted Kripalu teacher, and so began the journey into teaching as a means to share the gifts of yoga. 
As part of her 200 hour Vinyasa Flow teacher certification, she discovered her love of sharing yoga with children, and enjoys teaching in area Elementary enrichment programs, as well as practicing with her 7 and 10 year old sons. In 2008 her adventures led to the discovery of AcroYoga and the unique level of communication, trust, and playfulness it fosters. Becoming part of the worldwide AcroYoga Kula has been one of the greatest joys of her yoga journey, as is sharing the practice with the growing community of acroyogis in Ithaca. 
Gina has had the opportunity to study with many great teachers, including Baron Baptiste, Sri Mukunda Stiles, Jason Nemer and Jenny Sauer-Klein, and most recently, Seane Corn. Her teaching style reflects a combination of these influences and others, with emphasis on careful alignment, self-awareness, and finding joy in the organic flow of vinyasa. She currently lives, works, and teaches yoga in Ithaca, NY. As a caseworker in Children's Services for many years, Gina looks forward to an upcoming teacher training with Hala Khouri, focused on teaching yoga to at-risk youth.