Tina Foster San Francisco, California
My classes are warm and mindful. My exploration of the overall yogic tradition is multi-faceted and progressive. My voice is often characterized as poetic, lucid and down-to-earth. I see my interactions with other practitioners as co-creations and co-productions. My teaching of yin yoga originated from the challenge I experienced while learning to ground and meditate. I’m guided by the idea that we practice effortlessly opening and toning our bodies, but also mining for our inner gold and polishing the lens through which we view our life.
I was introduced to Yin by my first teacher during the eighties in Athens, GA. She called yin poses “ragdoll shapes.” My own practice is now a primary influence and laboratory. Studies with Sarah Powers and Erich Schiffmann have especially illuminated my particular yin pathway and have provided infinitely valuable tools. Yet, every teacher and every unique approach I’ve embraced throughout the years has somehow inspired my Yin teaching.