An expressive and inspirational teacher, Tina includes the mystical, spiritual and philosophical aspects of the ancient art of yoga as essential components of a complete practice. She utilizes a dynamic Vinyasa flow of asana sequences, fueled by an emphasis on precise alignment, perfect breath, and powerful intention. The Director of Loka Yoga in Whistler BC, Tina is an Advanced Certified Jivamukti Yoga Teacher, E-RYT 500 teacher, and certified Ashtanga teacher, and holds a degree in Sports Science. Tina first began her journey towards the enlightenment principle 25 years ago through her first teachers Shri K. Pattabhi Jois and Manju Jois, in Mysore, India. Tina later found her place in the Jivamukti Yoga lineage, with her beloved teachers Sharon Gannon and David Life, who continue to inspire and influence the evolution of her work. Tina was a mentor at the 2008 Jivamukti teacher training and runs her own 200 hour teacher trainings, workshops and retreats around the world. Tina grew up in England, where physical activity was an integral part of her daily life, including professional show jumping, hard core high altitude mountaineering, the martial arts and personal training. Tina currently volunteers with Whistler Blackcomb Ski Patrol, and enjoys getting out in nature and the mountains as much as she can.