E V E R Y B O D Y I S
B R I L L I A N T
“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” — Maya Angelou
In Flagstaff, Ariz., circa 2003, Keelyn Riley taught the first yoga class I ever took.
I was entirely uncoordinated, unaware, and unable to touch my toes.
Through practice, yoga transformed my body.
The postures gave me a physical strength that translated to mental strength.
Yoga provides the tools to continually heal my body and my s e l f every single day.
Yoga is gift that was given to me. It’s one that I knew I had to pass onto others.
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Was given the gift of my RYT200 yoga teaching certification from YogaOasis in Tucson after being the recipient of Elizabeth Blue Scholarship. I owe everything to my teachers Darren Rhodes, Brigette Finely, Stephani Lindsey, Keelyn Riley, NamasDave, the great B.K.S. Iyengar… and all of the c o u n t l e s s others who have influenced my unique teaching style.
Tatiana (Desert Mermaid) is an Arizona-born yoga teacher who offers healing and fitness-based yoga sessions, guided meditations, and intuitive exercises.
Alongside many years of studying yogic philosophy, Tatiana also dabbles in the sister science of Yoga (called Ayurveda). Guided by these teachings— Tatiana often uses herbs, plants, gems, and oils in her sessions.
Currently finishing a Master’s in Public Health from the University of Arizona , I also write about translational bioscience research for the BIO5 Institute and have a B.A. in journalism. I have been a RYT 200 yoga teacher since 2014, have taught Stand Up Paddle board yoga, and am an acroyogi.
Meditation, dance, music, nature, travel, furry friends, and good vegan cooking are a few other things that make my heart happy.
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