Nancy P. Gilbert, ERYT, RPYT – Director
When 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 they have the 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 go towards 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.
Dianne Reid, RYT 200
Dianne has always found yoga to be a wonderful practice for reconnecting with herself, others, the earth and the universe. She is excited to share her practice with others for their growth and her own. Her yoga journey started with Bikram Yoga in 2004 to assist in healing her overworked mind and body. Since then she has practiced Kripalu, Ashtanga, Vinyasa and LifePower Yoga. Her path recently lead her to completion of LifeTime Fitness’ 200 hour YTT in 2015 and her current participation in Blue Lotus’ 300 hour YTT. Dianne is also in the “You Call This Yoga” mentoring program to be able to teach underserved populations such as seniors, women in transition, and people with neuromuscular diseases. In addition to moving energy through bodies with yoga, Dianne is certified as a Reiki Master and in Huna I & II (Hawaiian Energy Work).
“Your life is a sacred journey. It is about change, growth, discovery, movement, transformation, continuously expanding your vision of what is possible, stretching your soul, learning to see clearly and deeply, listening to your intuition, taking courageous challenges at every step along the way. You are on the path…exactly where you are meant to be right now…And from here, you can only go forward, shaping your life story into a magnificent tale of triumph, of healing, of courage, of beauty, of wisdom, of power, of dignity, and of love.” – Caroline Adams.
Mary Vigueras, CYT
Mary started her journey with yoga about 10 years ago and has since successfully completed her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training. Yoga has brought a sense of mindfulness and a deep internal perspective of the world around her giving her peace in her heart. You will see her fresh perspective, her passionate heart for yoga in each of her classes. You may even get a glimpse of her delightful sense of humor.
Mary spends her precious free time riding her bike, hiking or out exploring. She is a member of the bike team Tittibha Flyers and is a role model for the rest of the riders. This year she and the team will be riding for MS in the Gears and Cheers Bike Ride and the MS Break Away to the Beach.
Currently she lives in Clayton, N.C. but has resided in California and West Virginia. Each location leaded her a fresh perspective on her yoga practice. It was Clayton where she decided to further her exploration of yoga. Tittibha Yoga School lead her deeper into the diverse philosophy of yoga and teaching.
The seeds for sharing yoga have been planted and now it is time to find her authentic self and bring it to the mat. You will find Mary deep in her own practice or filling in at the locations listed on the schedule page.
DeeAnna Kennedy, RYT
DeeAnna began her journey in 2000 with her first Bikram Yoga Class. Her passion for Bikram burned for several years before she ventured out into other styles of yoga. In 2014, DeeAnna took the plunge and started a new journey in her 200 hr Teacher Training with Tittibha Yoga School. She found herself leading a powerful Hatha yoga class encouraging students to go to their edge with ease and stability. Aerial Yoga was a natural transition for DeeAnna’s strength and creative style. She studied Aerial Yoga with one of the best teachers in our area, Rebecca Drake.
DeeAnna values the precious time spent with her 2 daughters and husband – plus the family dog Scamp. If DeeAnna isn’t with her family then she can be found running, biking (Team Tittibha Flyers), paddle boarding and many more outdoor adventures.
Her classes range from peaceful moving asana to sweat inducing Vinyasa flow. She hopes to share with her students an awareness of a balance between flexibility, strength and the connection with their true self.