M.Ed. in Counseling and Human Development, Certified Holistic Life Coach, Registered Yoga Teacher
Toby discovered the innate ability to connect with his soul's wisdom in 1999. This ignited a passion in him to teach others to tune in for themselves and walk in the fullness of their gifts.
Toby continued down this path by completing his M.Ed. in Counseling and Human Development in 2003 at Hardin-Simmons University and studying Tantric Vinyasa yoga with Tracee Stanley in Topanga, CA.
Toby expands his knowledge and connection through personal daily practices and teaching classes, workshops, and retreats. He served as Director of Youth Prevention Programs for a rehabilitation center and as Director of Environmental Education for a children's science museum.
Working in the fields of health and environmental education taught Toby to "practice what he preaches." He created his intuitive holistic coaching business, Shekhinah Holistic, from his desire to help others discover their true essence, thus creating balance, harmony, and fulfillment.
He focuses on the whole person, believing that a healthy body opens the pathway for a clear mind and unlimited spiritual growth. "When you take your perception of divine source and its infinite possibilities out of the box, you unlimit yourself."
"I started working with Toby earlier this year in an effort to change my eating habits and diet and hopefully improve my health. Over the past few years I've had several life threatening health scares and I knew I had to make some drastic changes. Toby helped me understand exactly what I was putting in my body, the different sugars, chemicals and preservatives. He explained food labels and introduced me to clean and fresh foods. After three months I saw significant reductions in my cholesterol readings, making both me and my doctor very happy. Toby knew that diet was only a part of my problem, I was also very uptight and restless. I was 61 years old and had lost my hard-charging executive position and it felt like I had lost my identity. At a yoga retreat we did some exercises from Rod Stryker's "The Four Desires" and Toby agreed to coach me through the various assignments. This book requires a lot of introspection and homework and I knew that without his coaching I wouldn't get past the first assignment. I'm still a work in progress but I feel lighter and more content than I've ever been and I couldn't have gotten to this point without Toby's help and coaching. Toby is very patient and attentive and has the ability to quickly see to the heart of a problem. I have no hesitation in recommending Toby Gant."
Lake Forest, CA