Who is Hanuman?
The Hindu monkey god Hanuman represents ease in travel, change when the situation calls for it, being happy and content, physical strength, devotion, agility, willpower, persistence in learning, and a good sense of humor.
"Thank you for this retreat. I have learned a great practice in the last week both through yoga and self insight. The meditation that you have instructed has helped me in reconnecting with my inner self and I feel stronger and at peace. This retreat has made a significant impact on my life and wellbeing. Thank you from my heart. —Cathryn, Australia
Tammy is the creator of Hanuman Yoga Retreat. She has been an ex-pat in various countries, as well as a world traveler for the past 14 years. Tammy took her love of travel, teaching background, and interest in transformational experiences to start Hanuman Yoga Retreat. Since its launch in 2013, Tammy has led retreats in Bali, Thailand, Mexico, Hawaii, and California. Tammy is trained in seven modalities:
Hatha Yoga 300 hour Teacher Training, White Lotus Foundation, California. 2012-2013
JourneyDance™, with founder Toni Bergins, Massachusetts. 2012.
QiGong/Tai Chi training under Master Wing Cheung, Singapore. 2014.
Inner Dance Energy School, with creator Pi Villaraza, the Philippines. 2014.
TRE/tension-trauma releasing exercises Certified TRE Provider. 2015.
Laughter Yoga, with Fla Geyser, 2015.
Biodynamic Craniosacral, with Rosemary Wallace, 2017.
Tammy completed a 300 hour Yoga Teacher Training course at White Lotus Foundation under the grace and wisdom of Ganga and Tracy White. Since then, she has introduced yoga to school communities, served as a volunteer movement instructor at New Life Foundation (a mindful recovery center in Thailand), and taught people from dozens of nationalities. Tammy currently divides her time between Asia and USA.
Tammy first discovered JourneyDance™ as a volunteer resident at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. The power of music and dance, combined with imagery and self-awareness, awakened an inner spirit within her. Highly motivated to dive deeper into this experience, Tammy completed Module 1 of JourneyDance™ teacher training with the radiant Toni Bergins.
Tammy places the art of QiGong somewhere between yoga and dance. Tammy has studied under her father, a QiGong practitioner in California. She also completed the first level of QiGong/Tai Chi training under Master Wing Cheung. Tammy practices a variety of styles, including Chow QiGong, Shenzen, and Shibashi.
In 2014, Tammy spent two weeks at Bahay Kalipay, the Philippines. She has integrated many of their nutritional and healthy lifestyle tips into her own daily routine, such as the many uses of coconut oil. Tammy completed the 5 day Inner Dance Energy School, led by its creator Pi Villaraza. Inner Dance has the potential to expand one's consciousness and unleash suppressed emotions and old pain. It is a modality of awakening, healing, clarity, and insight.
Tammy is a certified TRE (trauma-tension release exercise) Level II Provider. This modality activates from a physiological point to release physical, emotional, and mental stress by creating involuntary tremors in the body. Participants report feeling relaxed and rid of blockages afterwards. For more information, visit the TRE website.
In 2017, Tammy completed Module 1 of Biodynamics Craniosacral Therapy. This was a pivotal point in her work, to discover that the simple act of listening and holding space could allow the body to rebalance itself.
Tammy is an advocate for goodwill and has volunteered with numerous organizations: Peace Corps Namibia, Global Relief Now, Help International Phi Phi, American Assistance for Cambodia, Habitat for Humanity in the Philippines and Malaysia, New Life Foundation, Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, and the tsunami relief in Japan. She supports Asian Classics Input, Tibetan Medical Institute, and The International Campaign for Tibet.
"Travel light, live light, spread the light, be the light." — Yogi Bhajan
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