AOMA Events Calendar
Free Intro to Yoga and Music Therapy
Location: AOMA Mind-Body Center (Building A); 4701 West Gate Blvd. 78745
From: February 27, 2013 at 6:30pm to: 7:30pm
Yoga & Music Therapy
with Gabrielle Hopp and Andrea Cortez
March 6 – April 10
$90 (6 weeks)
Free intro Feb 27, 6:30pm - No RSVP or registration required.
Co-led by Gabrielle Hopp and Andrea Cortez, this ongoing class will be an integrative experience of yoga therapy and music therapy. Movement connected to breath, deep relaxation and meditative awareness to the backdrop of live therapeutic music with harp and harmonium.
Gabrielle completed her Bachelor’s degree in music therapy from the University of Evansville and her Master’s degree in musicology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Gabrielle began studying yoga in 2003 and completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training in Prague, Czech Republic in 2010. Since then, she has trained extensively with master teachers throughout the United States. In 2012, Gabrielle traveled to India to study Yoga Therapy with yoga masters The Mohan’s in Chennai, India. There she completed the first two modules of their 500-hour yoga therapy training. In 2013, she will return to Chennai to complete modules three and four. Gabrielle has been teaching yoga and practicing music therapy since 2010. She is certified as a registered yoga teacher at the 200-hour level.
Andrea completed her Bachelor's and Master's degree in music therapy at Colorado State University. The Master's program included training in neurologic music therapy, a specialized training focused on relating brain function and music with the rehabilitation of cognitive, motor, and communication skills. Andrea has experience working with a wide variety of disabilities including persons with neurologic injury and developmental disorders. She has 9 years’ experience working in therapeutic environments with people of all ages in settings that include rehabilitation centers, hospitals, nursing homes, public schools and in-home care. She is currently working in the Austin area providing services at Mark I Dayhab, Eanes Independent School District, at the South Congress Studio and in-home settings. Andrea is licensed through the National Certification Board of Music Therapists.