500 hour Yoga Alliance Trained Yoga Teacher
Tina is trained in vinyasa flow, hatha, embodied flow, yin, mindfulness, meditation and aerial yoga.
My Yoga Journey.
Following my university studies in English Literature, I took a trip to Costa Rica where I completed my Yoga Alliance 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training in Vinyasa Flow Yoga. I lived and studied at the yoga farm: an eco yoga project in sustainable permaculture. It was here, that I truly discovered how good our bodies and mind are supposed to feel.
Yin and Meditation
Interested in the science behind the physiological and phychological benefits of yin and meditation. I completed my 60 hour training in yin yoga and mediation in Peru with Yoga Medicine’s Tiffany Cruikshank and Rashmir Bashmir. A Yin yoga class usually consists of a series of long-held, passive floor poses that target the fascia; the layer of tissue in between the skin and the muscle; which new studies show need as much nourishment as the muscles! For me, these practices highlight the importance of introspection, self care and looking deeply in what you need day by day, moment to moment, season to season for your own personal nourishment.
Curious and ready to delve deeper into new way of teaching and studying yoga I completed my 200 hour Embodied Flow Teacher Training in Bali studying under Tara Judelle and Scott Lyons. Embodied flow is a system of transformational yoga that invites you into the deepest sense of self. Through an integrative blend of hatha yoga, somatics, mind-body centring, movement meditations, tantric philosophy, and science it elicits the experience of stepping into flow as meditation in action.
Tiffany Cruikshank and Tara Judelle are my go to teachers. They are hugely inspirational, incredible facilitators and educators of yoga. I am currently blending the two schools, yoga medicine and embodied flow in to my classes to offer the balance of both a science/medical and an embodied feeling/sensing approach.
Aerial Yoga - Follow the link at the top of the page to find out about that story!
For me, yoga is a container to explore, understand, and analyse yourself and this wonderful world we live in. It is a set of practices; asana (physical practice), pranayama (breath) meditation and philosophy to live an intelligent life of freedom, strength and connectivity. It is a continuous practice, of finding your way, being perceptive and staying connected to nature and others.
As a teacher you are always a student and as a student you are always a teacher. I grow as a teacher with every class, student, exploration, and discovery on the mat and in my life. I am simply offering my part of the yoga conversation as I know it now.