Hatha yoga teacher Tami Robinson was born to help people discover themselves and live their purpose through yoga. Whether students seek to build strength and confidence, relieve stress, work on a therapeutic issue, or embody yoga philosophy, Tami’s students welcome courage, balance, stability, and grace by working with her heart-centered, integral approach to teaching yoga. Best of all, they feel the physical, mental, and energetic growth that helps them have a bigger impact in the world. They start showing up in class and in life with greater capacity to move through challenges and a deeper desire to make a difference.
Teaching the foundations and alignment of the postures, building strength and awareness to progress smartly, and creating a connection to the light within, are what Tami’s classes offer. At the encouragement of her yoga teachers Ellen Carroll and Bryan Legere, Tami began teaching and applying therapeutic alignment principles in smaller studios and private sessions in 2006 while completing her teacher training. She quickly added serving in a large studio setting in Southern California, where she learned to manage greater class numbers safely and effectively. The opportunity to teach yoga to cancer survivors and caregivers in a hospital environment provided an opportunity to refine her techniques further for those with special needs.
Before teaching, Tami began practicing yoga over 30 years ago as a child in California, mimicking what she saw on public television broadcasts of classes. She continued to explore yoga and meditation as she grew, and in 2006, she earned her first yoga certification for using the Great Yoga Wall. She followed this start with 200-hour and 500-hour teacher training certifications from Bryan Legere, a Level 3 Intermediate Iyengar instructor at the Ventura Yoga Studio in Ventura, California. During her trainings there, she began regularly studying with Aadil Palkhivala and his brother Jehangir, eventually traveling to Mumbai and Pondicherry, India to study with Jehangir and their mother Dhan. This hands-on apprenticeship with in the birthplace of yoga gave Tami a deeper understanding of the roots of yoga and yoga philosophy, which she joyfully passes on to her students.
In addition to teaching yoga, Tami has invested 21 years in an award-winning career in national security research and analysis, and currently runs her own business helping people and organizations discover and live their purpose so they can have a greater, more positive impact in their communities and the world.