“Gina Tricamo is one of the most gifted presenters I have ever heard. She speaks from her heart with a great deal of sensitivity to the participants while imparting her practical knowledge in therapeutic ways that each person can experience and remember. It is my opinion that Gina's PCYM model has a great deal of potential to heal in real and lasting ways.”
-- Dr. Teeya Scholten, R. Psych., Calgary, Alberta
“Again, we see the pattern of deep ethical commitment to social justice and to the spirit of the traditions –whether Christian or Hindu or Buddhist—many of us claim. Gina is not only sincere but charismatic, and many have been helped by her expertise in healing arts and by her positive spirit."
-- Dr. Gail Pérez, University of San Diego San Diego, California
“Ms. Tricamo brings to her role as a yoga therapist and teacher her many years of experience working as a Probation Officer in San Diego, California, developing innovative and highly-successful programs that brought hope and the possibility of self-renewal to countless incarcerated youth and their families."
-- Ricardo D. Stanton-Salazar, Ph. D., Sociologist of Education
EDUCATIONAL SERIES & THERAPIES
Gina Tricamo holds a Degree from the University of San Diego in Psychology and Cultural Counseling and an AA in Child Development. She is the creator of Positive Choices through Yoga/Meditation (PCYM) Program for At-Risk Population. Gina is a former Juvenile Deputy Probation Officer with over 300 hours of training in Psycho-Therapy, Criminology, Combat Training and Substance Abuse Education.
Ms. Tricamo is a registered E-RYT500, YACEP Yoga Teacher and has been a member with Yoga Alliance since 2005. Her training credentials include Kinepathic School of Yoga, Warriors at Ease (which specializes in body/mind and meditation techniques for military personnel dealing with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder/ Traumatic Brain Injury/Limb Lost/Moral Injury and Military Sexual Trauma), and Prison Yoga Project for the Incarcerated. She has been contracted by Yoga Faith Institution to facilitate 200hrs/300hrs of faith based yoga programming for their yoga teachers' certification. She is the Founder of BBEST Global Yoga Academy and has facilited 200hrs yoga teacher training certifications. In 2016/2017 she was contracted by a Behavioral Health Hospitial and a Major League Baseball Club to provide holistic trainings and strategic trasformational coaching. In Spring of 2017, she facilitated Self-Care and Stress Innoculation Coaching Training for the Grand Canyon Univerisity’s Sport Medicine and Child Psychology students. In Spring of 2017, Ms. Tricamo was contrated by the Texas Rangers Major League Baseball Team to facilitate Breath/Meditation/Sress Innocuation Coaching during their Spring Camp Training in Surprise, AZ.
Her therapeutic specialty certifications are: Victim/Offender Restorative Justice Facilitator with Insight Prison Projects, Advanced Life Coaching with Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, and First Responder Coaching for law enforcement, military and other first responder groups with Cop Coach International.
Her lifepath was formed and developed as a child of Sicilian immigrants, being a single mother of three, a grandmother, and over eleven years of community service with Mother Theresa of Calcutta's outreach work in San Diego, CA. From 1993 to 1998, Gina’s professional endeavors included being an Educational Therapist for the incarcerated, with an emphasis in culturally sensitizing psycho-therapeutic curriculum for Latino men and women and facilitiating Domestic Violence programming at Grossmont School District Adult Education Campuses. From 1998 to 2006, Ms.Tricamo was a Deputy Probation Officer assigned to Juvenile Specialty Units. Gina resigned her position in 2006, to begin the process of inner healing and a desire to serve all communities from a more integrated, holistic and spiritual prevention/intervention best practice.
Transitioning from a less punitive approach and growing new hand was a slow, mindful process that led her to redesign her gifts into the arena of the healing arts. Gina incorporated her previous professional knowledge to develop a combination of psycho-therapy: kinesthetic educations, art therapy, visualization therapy, breathe work, yoga and meditation for at-risk populations, including Asperger and Autistic youths.
Gina continues to develops and implements Beyond Belief Holistic Wellness Education via webinars throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe and facilitates private retreats. She has written several holistic, therapeutic and spiritual manuals for Addictions, Health Opportunities (including HIV/AIDS), End of Life Journey and Grief Process,Traumatic Brain Injuries, Chronic Pain, Special Needs and Women with Issues just to name a few.
Ms. Tricamo has taught 'Being Positive About Being Positive' yoga/meditation to men, women and children diagnosed with HIV/AIDs and yoga therapy for mentally and dual diagnosed populations, cancer patients, and at rehabilitation centers. She continues to write extensively in areas regarding holistic and therapeutic approaches and methodologies for healing, wholeness and holiness.
Gina supports decolonization of yoga, as an agent of change, in order for all communities to inclusively live fully present in body/mind/spirit. She facilitated workshops at the Sedona Yoga Festival in 2014 and 2015. As part of global growth goals for resolution of world issues Ms. Tricamo volunteers her time offering trauma sensitive coaching and holisitc therapeutic sessions for the military, law enforcement, first responders and their families. She was invited to the San Diego International Day of Yoga 2017 to collectively teach karmic yoga as an act of world peace, compassion and healing for all communities.
Ms. Tricamo is the Founder of Beyond Belief Educational Series & Therapies - BBEST Global Yoga Academy & BBEST Global STL Coaching Academy. Gina has developed and implemented Strategic Transformational Life Coaching programming and coached private clients throughout the United States. She ia registered with Yoga Alliance to facilitate 200 hrs teacher training certification and specialty classes for continued education teachers requirement. Gina has taught Beyond Belief Yoga at the Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, AZ. for several years as well as her own private client practice. She believes in the marriage of the two powerful modalities of coaching and mind/body/meditation techniques, knowing the results give greater inspiration to others to be their best and to reach their own personal/professional global growth goals.