Tammy Hayano



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Tammy's retreat was a kaleidoscope of experiences, from TRE to classical Hatha yoga. This is not a one dimension yoga retreat. It is a time out for restoration, relaxation and discovery of your inner self and nature, guided by a very professional and intuitive Tammy which makes the experience very much appreciated."

LuAnn, Singapore

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. I feel stronger and at peace. This retreat has made a significant impact on my life and wellbeing.

Cathryn, Australia

You are in great hands with the retreat facilitator, Tammy. She is super organized, very knowledgeable, and has a great sense of humor! She will meet you where you are at and will ensure you have an incredible experience!

Julia, Russia

Tammy is a gifted teacher and healer. What drew me to the retreat was all the different modalities offered. Each one was a new way to explore self and body. Tammy taught with humor, insight, kindness and careful directions. Her attention to detail was not only for her classes, but for every aspect of her participants' experiences.



The Hindu monkey god Hanuman symbolizes strength, fearlessness, persistence in finding truth, realizing our highest potential, and transformation. His ability to leap across many distances in an instance also extends to the power in traveling beyond the earthly plane. Hanuman  sees beyond external appearances and uses cosmic energy to accomplish the extraordinary.

My Journey

Yoga led me to meditation, and then a curiosity to try (and then get trained in) other modalities— JourneyDance, QiGong, TRE®/tension-trauma release exercises, Innerdance energy work, Craniosacral Therapy, and Family Constellations. It didn't come easy though. I lacked body awareness and flexibility when I started yoga 18 years ago. I didn't understand meditation for many years. I stayed closed in my energy and couldn't relax or let go. Gradually, then rapidly, things started to shift, release, a peeling back of layers. In pursuing these different modalities, my self-care, awareness, and healing started to expand. All that I have received is given back into my work: Hanuman Yoga Retreat.

It's interesting to see how much my retreats have evolved over the past eight years. Although I now offer more than yoga, I regard it as a home base, a safe container, a stepping stone into a possible deeper journey. And that's really what I want to offer to others—creating a warm community; supporting people where they are at instead of where I want them to be (or where they want to be); getting people to notice their patterns; inviting in the present moment; and building a healthy relationship with oneself.

Since the launch of Hanuman Yoga Retreat in 2013, I have led retreats in Bali, Thailand, Mexico, Hawaii, Vietnam, and California. My extensive training has created an integrative approach to self-care and healing. 

  • Hatha Yoga 300 hour Teacher Training, White Lotus Foundation, California with Ganga White and Tracey Rich. 2012-2013.

  • JourneyDance™, with founder Toni Bergins, Massachusetts. 2012. 

  • QiGong/Tai Chi training under Master Wing Cheung, Singapore. 2014.

  • Innerdance Energy School, with creator Pi Villaraza, the Philippines. 2014.

  • TRE®/tension-trauma release exercises Certified TRE® Provider. 2015. 

  • Laughter Yoga, with Fla Geyser, 2015. 

  • Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, with Rosemary Wallace, 2017 and Stefan Reiter, 2018.

  • Family Constellations, 2020 with Leslie Nipps. 1:1 Constellations, Advanced Group Family Constellations. 

As an advocate for goodwill and selfless service, I have volunteered with the following organizations: Peace Corps Namibia, Help International Phi Phi, American Assistance for Cambodia, Habitat for Humanity in the Philippines and Malaysia, New Life Foundation Thailand, Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, tsunami relief in Japan, Bandekdee Children's Home, and Vieng Ping Orphanage. My interests include: Tibet, Buddhism, food, traveling, coffee, and baths.

"Travel light, live light, spread the light, be the light."— Yogi Bhajan