Gloria Marie Baraquio, E-RYT 500, began teaching yoga in Hawaii in 2006. She is most excited about building community and inspiring others through education. Her background is in television production and teaching in public high schools, and she earned her yoga certifications in both Hawaii and India. Her living on and off-grid on the Big Island for 7 years allowed her to truly experience sustainable and simple living by connecting with nature, elders, healers, and a multitude of spiritual practices. She serves as a Lead Trainer for Shivakali Yoga, hosting teacher training retreats in the San Diego desert, Hawaii, and Bali. She also leads yoga retreats in places like Nicaragua and Iceland. At The Springs, Gloria curates the Yoga and Wellness programs, teaches yoga and meditation, offers classes on essential oils, and coordinates events around health, healing, and community.