Asha Gozzelin (ze/zir) is a MSW student (Nazareth College), 200-hour experienced yoga guide (200 E-RYT), birth and death doula, and fifth-generation healer. Before pursing a social work degree, ze received training in Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra, Nonviolent Communication (M.K. Gandhi Institute), Restorative Justice and Meditation (PIRI and the Center for Dispute Settlement), Race and Gender (with Michelle C. Johnson) and Embodied Antiracism with Francesca Marguerite Maximé. In zir masters program, ze has focused on advocating for alternatives to Dominant Culture, harm reduction and non-carceral responses to mental health crises.
Ze has interest in working with adolescents and adults exploring personal identity, cultivating safety in the body, creating nourishing boundaries, and nurturing relationships through communication. Asha identifies as a white, trans* nonbinary queer, neurodivergent, mostly able-bodied person. Ze calls the land of the Onödowa’ga: of the Haudenosaunee people home. Outside of work, Asha enjoys relating to the Earth through regenerative perennial gardening, backpacking through the Finger Lakes and talking to trees.