About Gabriel Shaw


Gabriel’s mission is to bring people together on the path of self-discovery.

Since 2003 he has been dedicated to healing, whole-ing and awakening. He spent his teens and early twenties studying martial arts, tai chi and qigong as well as Buddhist and Taoist meditation.

Gabriel’s career in healthcare began as an EMT in 2010. He went on to study kinesiology with an emphasis on neuroscience at University of Victoria. This has helped him combine his passions in healing, movement and mindfulness. His experience has ranged from ambulances, emergency departments and field hospitals, to medical and physiotherapy clinics, to managing yoga studios and gyms.

Despite the practitioners’ knowledge, he always saw the same thing. Clients would (sometimes) get temporary relief, but their problems often came back (often exacerbated). They were not shifting the underlying physical, mental or behavioural patterns. He also found exhausted professionals whose dedication led to physical pain, stress, anxiety and eventually burnout.

Gabriel now focuses on helping people who are in persistent pain to find healing by releasing trauma stored in the body. Learn more about Moving Sessions here. He also empowers heart-centred health professionals to find purpose and ease by healing pain and rediscovering themselves so that they have more space to help their clients. Details located on Coaching for Caregivers page.

Gabriel lives in Victoria, BC (the Coast Salish Territory of the Lekwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ nations), where he enjoys all forms of movement and outdoor activities from rock climbing to martial arts to dancing.

Education
  • B.Sc. Kinesiology
  • Clinical Exercise Physiologist
  • Motivational Interviewing Certified
  • Holistic Lifestyle Coach
  • Tai Chi & Qigong Instructor
  • Emergency Medical Technician (Paramedic)
  • Sports Nutrition Coach
  • Kinetic Link Training
  • Franklin Method Fascia Trainer
  • Kung Fu Black Belt

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