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Tanya Young

“My passion for teaching yoga comes from a deep desire to serve others”

I initially turned to yoga as a way of avoiding injury from the sports I was pursuing – rock climbing, long distance running and cycling. While I still enjoy these activities, yoga is no longer simply a means to an end for me. It facilitates a more joyous and balanced way of life.

I have been practicing yoga for over ten years and teaching for three years. I strive to live with integrity and connect with others, and it was this that led me from a six-year career as a corporate lawyer to becoming a teacher with the Teach for Australia program to confront educational disadvantage in Australia. I finds the rewards of empowering young people to recognize and achieve their potential energizing and deeply satisfying. My passion for teaching yoga comes from this deep desire to serve others and pass on the benefits that I have received from my own yoga practice.