Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher
Tina had been practicing Iyengar Yoga for over 20 years before she decided that she wanted to be a teacher. She began practicing because yoga was recommended to alleviate her back problems and continued because of the benefits, not only to her physical health but also her general well-being. She decided to begin teaching Iyengar yoga to pass on the remarkable benefits to the community groups of children, young people and vulnerable adults that she works with in her job as a community artist (musician).
"As a teacher, I want to reach out to and enable those people who have, for whatever reason, thought themselves out of place in a conventional yoga class setting. People who see themselves as heavier, stiffer, older or less able, often opt out of yoga classes. But I want to help them reach their potential in a non-judgemental environment. I have decades of experience working with adults and children who have been excluded from mainstream schools or society. I hope to make my classes inclusive, so that we can share the richness of our diversity."
"The way you explain the poses is perfect I think, especially for a beginner like me! "
"It is the kind of class that I, as a normal human being rather than a yoga-fit angelic being, can more or less enjoy within my pain level!"
“Yoga is for everyone. You need not be an expert or at the peak of physical fitness to practice the asanas described...Yoga helps to integrate the mental and the physical plane, bringing about a sense of inner and outer balance, or what I term alignment. True alignment means that the inner mind reaches every cell and fiber of the body.”