Gayatri Maya Andersson-Schriefer, MSME, is the co-founder of Living Somatics and a certified clinical Hanna Somatic Educator (CHSE), an Equine Hanna Somatic Educator and a graduate of The Novato Institute for Somatic Research and Training. Gayatri is a board member of the International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association (ISMETA) and a registered master somatic movement educator (MSME). Together with Brian Siddhartha Ingle, she's co-hosted the first three virtual Somatic Movement Summits. Gayatri holds a bachelor’s degree in education with a focus on health promotion, pedagogy, and kinesthetic learning. She is part of the core team at The Ingle Institute for Somatic Education, which offers training programs in the clinical hands-on work and movement lessons of living somatics. In addition, Gayatri co-facilitates women’s self-leadership programs with her sister Jahanavi Schriefer.
Over the course of her adult life, Gayatri has studied somatic movement and spiritual modalities, including Hanna Somatics, Equine Somatics, the Feldenkrais Method®, Watsu®, Body-Mind Centering®, biodynamic craniosacral therapy, Qigong, dance, several styles of yoga, and the art of Native American tracking.
Gayatri is passionate about offering pathways to greater self-connection, transformation, and elevation in the somatic-lived experience. She consults clients and teaches trainings internationally, in person, and online.