Alena Gerst, LCSW
Alena Gerst, LCSW, E-RYT, is a licensed psychotherapist, yoga instructor, and certified LifeForce™ Yoga practitioner for anxiety and depression. She received her bachelor's in psychology from Northern Arizona University and her master's in clinical health from Columbia University. Author of A Wellness Handbook for the Performing Artist: The Performer's Essential Guide for Staying Healthy in Body, Mind, and Spirit, Gerst provides psychotherapy and therapeutic yoga in New York City hospitals and in private practice in Manhattan. Her Yoga practice is inspired by the teachings of B.K.S. Iyengar.