Gao Yang LMBT, BA-Philosophy, Thai Massage Therapist, Holy Yoga Certified. She is the founder of I PLEDGE TO LIVE, LLC and has been an integrative body maintenance therapist for 7 years. In addition to her former education she has traveled internationally and studied under different modalities, including The Old Medicine School of Thai Massage. Her heritage is rooted back to Southeast Asia and is honored to be born in the lineage of Hmong Medicine Women. With the integration of her upbringing, pre-nursing education, Bachelors of Arts in Philosophy, Thai massage, massage therapy and yoga training, Gao has found a beautiful dance between Western and Eastern philosophies of health, wellness and wholeness. Her goal for clients and students is to reclaim their fervor for life (whatever that means to them) and achieve wholeness through wellness. She specializes in functional movement, weaving life experiences with the analogies of the body and it’s journey. In addition to private sessions of coaching clients through their body, she facilitates movement in group settings and workshops on wellness living. Her passion is to pass the baton of wholeness in sustainable ways, such as: education on the body, teaching loved ones how to facilitate safe and effective stretches for daily living (and some chronic stages of life), supporting women’s health (through all stages of development) and strength and conditioning.