Gadria graduated from Skidmore College with a double B.S. degree in Social Work and Dance (Performance and Choreography). She is currently on track to receive her Master in Social Work (MSW) from Smith College School of Social Work in August 2024. Her background in movement sparked interest in the connection between life experiences, such as trauma, and their manifestations within the human body.
Her movement journey began when she was a young child at Spendwood School of Gymnastics and Dance and continued after transitioning to Creative Dance Arts. Her studies have included the styles of Ballet, Pointe, Modern, Tap, and Jazz. After sustaining a back injury that limited her abilities in January 2017, Gadria experienced conflicting feelings related to movement and her body. However, she persevered by exploring alternative ways to move her through modifications. Her relationship with yoga started in March 2022 and blossomed into a consistent practice where she is unapologetic about using props and is regulated through mindfulness. In May 2023, Gadria earned her 200 Hour certification through Styles Yoga at The Hot Yoga Spot. Her hopes for the future are to receive her 300 Hour certificate with Styles Yoga and become certified in Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TSY).
Gadria seeks to help others access a sense of empowerment as they recognize the capabilities of their bodies within a non-judgemental and supportive environment. She remains firm in believing that all movement, including yoga, is a practice that all beings can engage in regardless of their identity.