Tina found yoga in 2011 as a way to maintain physical health and fitness. Soon after, she realized how monumental the practice became for her to relieve stress and depression. It wasn't until her practice had spiritually deepened 4 years later that she decided to complete her 200 hour YTT Yoga Alliance certification with Summit Climbing, Yoga & Fitness in Dallas, TX and has been teaching yoga ever since.
In an effort to deepen her yoga philosophical knowledge, she further trained in the lineage of Sivananda and completed her additional 300 hour YTT Yoga Alliance certification with Namah Shivaya International School of Yoga in Dallas, TX.
Currently, Tina is training an additional 300 hour YTT in the lineage of Ashtanga (Krishnamacharya and Pattabhi Jois) and Vinyasa Krama (Shrivatsa Ramaswami) with international yoga teacher Ricky Tran to further deepen her own practice and knowledge based on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.
She holds a bachelor's degree in Neuroscience and considers Yoga to be a life-long, compassionate pursuit of learning one's Self.
Tina believes yoga is for every BODY no matter their constitution, race, gender, ethnicity, socio-economic background or any other identifying factors that may limit accessibility to the practice. Her instruction aims to encourage students to find their own inner source of power through unifying their breath with movement while weaving philosophy, meditation and some light-hearted fun into her classes.
Always learning and evolving, she draws her teaching techniques from many different teachings and styles of yoga including Hatha, Vinyasa Krama, Ashtanga, Yin, Restorative, Kundalini, and Sivananda.
She is passionate about teaching yoga and meditation to inspire others to find a balanced mind, body, and life both on and off the mat.
In her free time, she enjoys rock climbing, hiking, disc golf, painting, writing, eating, and spending quality time with her family- both of the human and furry variety.