Board Member – Gerdi M. Alvarado
A former nurse and current Reiki master teacher, Gerdi deeply understands the unique value of complementary medicine and alternative healing. In addition to Reiki, she also advocates acupuncture, chiropractic, yoga, and proper nutrition and exercise to optimize and integrate one’s physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well-being.
Gerdi was born in Austria and immigrated to the United States as a young child. Having lived overseas, both as a child and later as an adult, she acutely recognizes the importance of culturally sensitive support. Gerdi speaks German, Spanish and English, and she is a dedicated practitioner of Anusara yoga, an avid journaler and an enthusiastic writer of fiction. She also advocates writing, chanting and drumming as healing tools. She is the proud mother of three successful adult children whom she raised with her husband, Raúl, with integrity, compassion and unconditional love.