A Yoga Love Story
Tina’s yoga journey started over a decade ago, as a means to heal trauma and find balance. It was here that she found the love of yoga and life alignment therapies and started incorporating them into her everyday life.
“ I began this journey of teaching with one thing in my heart, to support others in self healing through yoga, embodiment practices and life alignment therapies. I’ve been driven by wanting to create what I wish existed, I wanted to develop something meaningful. I connected with the embodiment of the practice on a deeper level, outside of the perceived “fitness trend”.
I turned to my mat for deeper healing and in a life-changing way the practice ignited my greatest purpose: to serve and give back to others”.
Tina creates embodiment practices and facilitates healing for people to retreat and learn yoga and self healing tools that can be used everyday to release stress, soothe the nervous system, heal trauma and bring the body into a healing response and back to neutrality. All her classes are inspired by the raw imperfect flow of life and so all her classes are taught with a wide-open heart.
Tina’s journey through life and her passion for yoga has inspired her to create movement as medicine and healing for others to physically and emotionally reconnect to their bodies and learn how to find peace even where there are challenges.
Tina created a yoga practice in a town where nothing much in the way of health, wellness or yoga really existed, there were very few yoga spots or places to retreat, she started practicing in 2007 and began teaching in 2011, going on to open her own yoga studio located in Carlyonbay in 2013 and it was here that her practiced continued to grow and spread with many of her own students training alongside her practice and becoming yoga teachers themselves, and from it a yoga community has grown.
The practice is simple, connect to yourself. Tina believes that showing up for yourself is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself and to this world. Tina is passionate about encouraging others to move, breathe, feel, and heal on and off their yoga mats, to be able to hold space for yourself as you navigate through the highs and lows of living…
Life now in this modern world is so fast, society has and is pushing so many of us into conformity, added pressures, stress, demands and suffering, constantly stripping us from our natural state of health, freedom and peace. Our bodies are simply not designed to live in the rat race of daily stress.
Tina knows that the lessons she learns on the mat directly translate into navigating life off the mat, she too relies on embodiment practices and her yoga to return to her breath, find balance, create strength and reconnect to her body.
In her everyday life, Tina is a play-at-home mother of two, yoga teacher, writer, fibre artist and lover of nature.
Yoga can be dated back as far as 3000 B.C and was primarily practiced in the east by Buddhists, who had the primary goal to use yoga and meditation to bring about a “profound positive transformation in a person”.
Today, using yoga and meditation couldn’t be more fundamental, as society has changed, it has brought with it more “stressors” on the body and mind then it was designed to cope with. Our bodies were designed to move and our minds were designed to become still…However, with today’s stress, suppressed emotional tension, long working hours sitting at computer desks or in cars; our hunched over slouched bodies trap energy, becoming stagnant if not released. When the energy remains trapped it can manifest into aliments and illness and the body and mind become sick.
Yoga works the body and mind, cleansing the energy channels to reduce or completely eliminate the cortisol hormone in the body that triggers stress and illness. Yoga tones the body, increases flexibility and can prolong your life! Enjoy a sense of complete health, peace, happiness and tranquillity, by living and feeling in the present moment with yoga.
We are all in charge of our own happiness, start today. Try a class, turn your phone off and allow the breath to ground you in the here and now.
See you on the mat …
Love and Light
For Mind Body & Soul