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Ricki holds as her life's dedication a desire to inspire health, consciousness, and creative living. As a Licensed Psychotherapist, Registered Dance Movement Therapist, and Certified Yoga Teacher and Yoga Therapist, she brings a holistic and humanistic approach to all that she does.

In addition to holding two Masters degrees from Hunter College (a Masters of Social Work and a Masters in Dance/Movement Therapy), Ricki draws upon years of professional training and clinical experience in post-graduate psychotherapy work, Authentic Movement, Psychodrama, Voice Dialogue, and trauma and addictions therapies. Her 25-plus years of experience in yoga includes extensive study and training in Kundalini, Anusara, Iyengar, Vinyasa and Kripalu styles of Hatha yoga as well as Buddhist mindfulness meditation. Ricki is 200-hour teacher certified in both Anusara Yoga (certified 2001) and Kundalini Yoga (certified 2007). Ricki has done multiple professional level trainings in Yoga Therapy for both the body and the mind.

Ricki has been a pioneer in bridging corporate training and bodymind healing modalities and has been an in-house body-mind consultant at JP Morgan Chase as well as law firms, hedge fund firms, and venture capital firms.

Ricki has been dancing as a way of life and living since the age of six. Her energy, non-judgmental presence, and playful nature, and her deep belief in the creative process, provide a safe space for profound personal inquiry, expression and growth.

Ricki Grater


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