Tides (they/them/theirs) began studying & practicing yoga in the early 2000s. Their practice & teaching style are centered around accessing support & being available to what's arising. They prioritize easefulness throughout & aim for a balance of nourishment & challenge. Their intention is to facilitate practice spaces that are supportive, open, & restful where people can tune in to themselves while building their capacities for both flexibility & stability. They have experience working with elders, children, people with disabilities or limited mobility, neurodivergent practitioners, advanced & beginner students. It is a sincere aim on their part that engagement with yoga be approached respectfully & with an awareness of how racism, appropriation, & colonization have impacted how we encounter this practice. They're grateful for the long lineages of teachers & students of this tradition that inspire them to continue to explore & learn. Tides is also a practicing astrologer & baker of cakes.
EXPERIENCE & TRAINING
Education & Experience
Various astrology workshops, courses, readings, lectures & learnings: Demetra George, Kelly Surtees, Chris Brennan, Leisa Schaim, Diana Rose, Jessica Lanyadoo, Bear Ryver, Austin Coppock, Kirah Tabourn, Jason Holley, Sam Reynolds, Lynn Bell, Patrick Watson, & many others (2015 - present)
Yoga mentorship: Eric Stewart (2012 - present)
Community counseling course: Southern California Counseling Center (2022)
Group reading of My Grandmother’s Hands by Resmaa Menakem: led by Kaira Jewel Lingo, Melina Bondy, & others in the Plum Village Tradition (2021)
250 hr + 345 hr YTT certifications (yoga teacher trainings): Eric Stewart, Solaluna Yoga / Oberlin, OH (2011 - 2012)
200 hr YTT certification: Gopi Kinnicutt, Yoga Mandali / Saratoga Springs, NY (2010)
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