Shastri Gayle Van Gils

Gayle Van Gils first met Chogyam Trungpa in 1974 during the first summer of Naropa Institute.  She fell in love with her teacher and the dharma and has never looked back.  Gayle continues to study with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, and practice and teach the dharma both within and outside of the Shambhala tradition.

Gayle is a an inspiring and compassionate coach/mentor and educator with unique experience and expertise both as a mindfulness teacher and business leader and consultant. Gayle’s approach brings together the extensive inner work she has done through years of meditation practice with practicality and real-life solutions for her clients. Gayle is one of fewer than 100 teachers certified to teach the Search Inside Yourself Mindful Leadership program which was developed and delivered at Google, and she uses this in her work of uplifting workplace culture. She helps leaders and individuals to follow their passion and their hearts to greater success in life and business.  Gayle’s book Happier at Work: The Power of Love to Transform the Workplace will be published by She Writes Press on May 30, 2017.


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