Nancy P. Gilbert, ERYT, RPYT – DirectorWhen you research the story behind the name of our school, your heart will melt as mine did years ago when I first read the story of Tittibha. The story resonated with my dreams of opening a Pre-natal Yoga School to share this form of yoga. I was then encouraged by fellow yogis to start a 200 Hour Teacher Training Program which was created in 2012. The student – teacher relationship does not end at the end of a training for me: it is a relationship that ends when the student feels a sense of confidence, strength and faith. Yoga is my passion, and I am so excited to be able to offer our services to others who are like-minded! Because yoga training schools are not available to all, I established a program that uses recycled materials to construct yoga mat bags. The proceeds from the sale of these mat bags goes toward funding a scholarship for yoga teacher training (see image below). For more information, to suggest a potential student or to donate, please contact us. These past few years have been spent raising three boys who are grown and creating lives of their own. This has freed up time to share my passion for yoga with other studios. Tittibha Yoga is unparalleled, and we want to stay that way so that we can provide other yoga studios with 1:1 personal instruction. I look forward to connecting with the students, and it is my hope that they will feel the kindness and openness created from a relationship with their teachers. -Nancy Gilbert
Kim Wood Rajnish, ACE Cert. TrainerKim comes to us with a long history of fitness and wellness. She enjoys running, yoga and teaching fitness classes to those who want to have fun while getting healthy. Her Personal Training Program has helped people to set goals, achieve those goals and maintain their zeal for fitness. Kim has a passionate interest in her students' wellness and goals. She recognizes different levels of fitness and honors those - she meets you where you are in your life.
Chrissy Hawthorne, RYT 200
Director of Kids YogaWith great passion for yoga, and the awareness of setting a healthy lifestyle pattern as early as possible, I have dedicated my practice to our youth. In the yoga Sensory Kids class I put emphasis on teaching the next generation techniques for calming, nutrition analysis, compassion, affirmation, self-awareness, sleep regulation, focus, and balance. Let's not forget our smallest treasures, and the importance of sharing yoga with our babies & toddlers in a Mom and Me class. Plant your roots deep by learning self regulation, stress management, and relaxation techniques, strengthening your mother and child bond while both teaching and experiencing the value of regular exercise and self care. I strive to knit a community of togetherness, acceptance, and appreciation in a non-competitive atmosphere. To reach each child on their level and understanding. I believe we all have different yet beautiful gifts that are ready to flourish and blend together in class, and in life.
Dina began her yoga journey several years ago while seeking a fitness alternative to accommodate a back injury that resulted in surgery and chronic pain. Yoga and meditation were exactly what she needed. After progressing from a weekly to a daily practice, asana became a way of life and she embarked upon a new adventure by attending Tittibha Yoga School’s 200-hr YTT program. Since completing the training in 2016, her focus has evolved into a fitness and strength-oriented personal yoga practice. Dina enjoys many other forms of yoga as well, including Vinyasa flow, Restorative, Aerial, and Kirtan. Dina’s goal is to bring her passion for yoga and fitness off of the mat and to the class, using her nursing skills and anatomy knowledge to modify poses with hands-on assists for the benefit of each individual student.