Tina is an experienced and innovative health and wellness professional, an E-RYT 500 and an Advanced Certified Jivamukti teacher who has mentored for Sharon Gannon and David Life at the 2008 Jivamukti teacher training in New York. Tina is widely recognized as a teacher for teachers and leads holistic yoga teacher training programs that not only embraces the ancient wisdom and practices of yoga but also integrates into the program the political, social and environment needs of our present and future. Tina’s first teachers, Shri K Pattabhi Jois, whom she studied under in Mysore and Manju Jois, began her journey towards the enlightenment principle and she took the luxury of practicing with many teachers over a period of 15 years to finally find her place within the Jivamukti linage.
Throughout her 20-year career she has developed groundbreaking, original and award winning concepts in health, wellbeing and yoga. One such development was the Chapel Rock Gym in the UK – the first indoor climbing wall within a wellness facility and this was followed by the inspirational and internationally acclaimed Chapel Spa, held at the forefront of the spa renaissance.
Tina is articulate and confident without ego, a very persuasive animal rights activist and advocate and is able to motivate and communicate to achieve exceptional business performance. Tina is an avid PETA supporter and works with the registered Canadian charity, Get Bear Smart Society (GBS).
Tina is well-known for her expressive and inspirational nature coupled with her ability to effectively integrate the powerful mystical aspects of yoga, dynamic vinyasa flow sequences, ever-unfolding visualization tools, powerful intention and precision alignment.
Along with attaining many qualifications in health and fitness within the many fields of elite athletic performance, Tina became involved in high altitude climbing, intrinsically linked with yogic breathing. Her witnessing first hand the destruction of the glaciers was what set Tina upon the path she now passionately follows. She continues to teach locally and world wide in studio and retreat settings and is also constantly reaching out to those who are looking to change their personal lives for the better whilst at the same time positively contributing to the wellness of our beautiful blue planet and all its beings.