founder of Hamptons Thai Yoga Massage resides in East Hampton, NY.
After a 14-year career as a ski and snowboard coach for the Aspen Ski School, Gilles traveled to Southeast Asia in 2002 to pursue studies in Thai yoga therapy.
Gilles has since graduated from courses at the Chiangmai Old Medicine Hospital, the Chetawan Massage School and Wat Po Thai Medecine School.
He continues to spend each winter in Thailand and visit for a few weeks his spiritual Thai yoga massage teacher Pichest Boonthume in the village of Hang Dong in northern Thailand.
Gilles also makes an annual visit to the Suan Mokkh temple and hermitage center in southern Thailand where he practices vipassana meditation and mindfulness breathing.