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Lex Gillan



Lex Gillan has served in various roles at ISH since 2005 and is currently on the teaching faculty. He oversees three ongoing programs: the annual Psychotherapy and Faith Conference, Yoga and Meditation at DeBakey High School for Health Professions, and the Yoga Teacher Training and National Certification Course. Mr. Gillan has been a full time yoga instructor since 1974 when he founded The Yoga Institute, and since 1993 has taught the yoga teacher certification training. He is a co-founder and serves on the board of Rose Mountain Retreat Center in New Mexico and is a partner and on the board of Brazos Bookstore (Houston). Mr. Gillan is also on the board of the Margaret Austin Retreat Center (Chappell Hill TX) and has served on various committees with the YogaALLIANCE. In 2013 he founded the National Association of Certified Yoga Teachers and serves as its president. Mr. Gillan is a graduate of Stephen F. Austin University and is married with one son.

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