Kierstin Graham is the Program Development and Outreach VISTA for Chatham County Safety Net Planning Council. She serves the community as an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer and provider of Trauma Sensitive Yoga at rehabilitation centers and youth-serving organizations.
Kierstin is a certified Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (ERYT), Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP), 500 Hour Trauma Informed Registered Yoga Instructor (TSY ERYT 500, December 2021), Reiki Master, and Breath Coach. She is also a trained Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) helper.
Kierstin received an Associates of Arts degree from Collin College while completing the 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training (200 RYT) program. After earning her 200 RYT certification, Kierstin set out on a mission to make yoga more diverse, accessible, and inclusive. This required creativity and willingness to teach classes in a variety of spaces, including local parks, schools, small businesses, and even a petting zoo with goats!
Kierstin has practiced yoga since early childhood, inspired and taught by her Grandmother, also a yoga instructor. In 2018, after working with Yoga-N-Da-Hood, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing yoga and mindfulness to high needs schools, Kiersin realized her passion for providing yoga to underserved communities and individuals impacted by trauma.
Kierstin recognizes that trauma does not affect everyone in the same way. She hopes that by meeting people where they are, providing them with the tools they need, and holding space for those who suffer, she can bring healing and help others feel empowered and comfortable with all parts of themselves.
To bring a TSY class, online or in-person, to your organization, please contact email@example.com.
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Mrs. Tanisha Taylor received her Master’s in Science (MS) in Social Responsibility from St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, Minnesota; and her Master’s of Social Work (MSW) from Savannah State University, Savannah, Georgia. She is a social worker with experience in clinical and administrative settings.
Mrs. Taylor is presently working in the field of education as a Program Specialist with TRIO/Educational Talent Search at Savannah State University. She has worked at Hampton University, as a Program Specialist also.
Mrs. Taylor is a Certified Yoga Instructor and Certified Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TSY) Teacher. She serves as the primary instructor for Yoga In the Moment (YITM).
Mrs. Taylor has been a vegetarian for over 20 years and advocates healthy eating as well as healthy lifestyle. Mrs. Taylor specializes in helping sedentary people become more physically active and fit through yoga. She has worked with various populations including kids and the elderly.
Please contact Mrs. Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Joanna Tyler began her yoga journey over twenty years ago while taking theater courses. This was the start of a life long body, mind, and soul journey where yoga became not just a practice but a key to her existence!
In 2017 Joanna attended the Anahata Yoga Shala in Koh Phangan Thailand where she received her 200 HR YTT certification. She then went on to become certified in Children’s Yoga Instruction, and in 2021 completed her Trauma Sensitive Yoga certification.
Joanna’s teaching style is intuitive and adaptable to the students’ needs, levels, and capabilities, ranging from the very beginner to the advanced yogi. This also includes yoga games and movement-based stories with kids! Joanna loves teaching a wide variety, from gentle and restorative, to all levels vinyasa, to a more dynamic power flow with a main focus on honoring yourself, the earth, and those around you. She has taught in studios, schools, centers, classroom floors, and open fields from Thailand, to New York, to Oregon, and now here in Savannah GA.
Joanna’s mission is to spread the practice, joy, and all the physical, mental, and self-loving benefits of yoga and ensure that it is accessible to everybody!
Please contact Joanna at email@example.com.
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“Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self.”
― The Bhagavad Gita