Introduction to Yoga

What is yoga?

Yoga is a group of physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines which originated in ancient India. Yoga is one of the six orthodox schools of Hindu philosophical traditions. There is a broad variety of yoga schools, practices, and goals in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. The term “yoga” in the Western world often denotes a modern form of Hatha yoga, yoga as exercise, consisting largely of the postures called asanas.

The Vinyasa style of yoga

Vinyasa is a style of yoga characterized by stringing postures together so that you move from one to another, seamlessly, using breath. Vinyasa classes offer a variety of postures and no two are alike. The variable nature of Vinyasa yoga helps develop a balanced body, with elements of stretching and powerful, strengthening postures, such as arm balances. The movement practice of Vinyasa began with Krishnamacharya, who has had the largest influence on how yoga is practiced today.

Tiziana’s Yoga Journey And Method

Tiziana is a Yoga Alliance yoga teacher certified through YogaWorks, California. She obtained her Ashtanga primary series certification from world renowned master teacher David Swenson. She then completed a 9-month apprenticeship with Diana Christinson, training at Pacific Ashtanga Yoga in Shala, CA. Tiziana is currently taking a  training program with Matthew Sweeney and working towards completing her 500-hour certification with Yoga Works.

Tiziana’s understanding of different modalities allows her to create more body awareness for an individual and improve the capability to move from and access the “core” in the Asana setting (yoga postures). This technique is most often forgotten in a yoga practice.

Around The Globe – Retreats, Conferences & More!

Tiziana’s journey has taken her around the globe where she has shared her knowledge and experience at conferences, retreats and symposiums.

Her fierce and compassionate dedication for teaching inspires and holds space for students to journey deeper into body, mind and spirit.

Tiziana currently teaches both classes and private lessons in Tamarindo and Costa Rica.
She is available to travel to teach classes, private lessons, master classes, workshops, and retreats, as well as Skype, Google Hangout and FaceTime sessions.


- Denise Pelphrey

Happy client

“Working with Tiziana for the past 7 years has been transformative physically, mentally and spiritually!  She is truly unique in her range of knowledge and training.”


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