Tatiana began her journey with yoga in high school as a track athlete. Like most athletes, she dealt with anxiety and tight muscles so yoga was recommended to her by her running coach. Although she was apprehensive at first, this turned out to be the best decision she ever made. The same day she took her first yoga class, she ran at a track meet and set a new personal record that she had been trying to beat for months. Since that day, Tatiana fell in love with yoga and she was determined to share her experiences with yoga to just about every person she knew. After high school she began working at a hot yoga studio in Las Vegas where she became a certified yoga instructor.
Having a foundation in hot yoga has helped Tatiana focus primarily on mental health. Being in a hot yoga room taught her to fight the impulse to panic and trained her mind to be calm in spite of the intensity. She teaches her students that the problems we deal with on the mat can be directly correlated to difficulties that many of us battle on an everyday basis. Tatiana loves to incorporate the Sutras of Patanjali into her sequences and uses these as a foundation to create warmth, acceptance, clarity, optimism, peace and love in her classes.
Tatiana currently teaches Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin and Restorative Yoga in New York City. In addition to teaching at a studio, she is passionate about developing a unique style of yoga called Tribal Yoga along with her cousin and partner Cicely.
Tatiana takes so much joy in sharing her love of yoga and teaching people that yoga is a work in before it is a work out. On an individual level she finds it imperative that each student makes their practice as personal as possible having an open mind and non-judgmental attitude not only towards others but most importantly, towards themselves.