EDUCATION + CERTIFICATION
◊ 200 Hour Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training 2003
Golden Bridge Yoga, LA, CA
◊ B.S. in Applied Nutrition
Cal Poly SLO, CA 2007
◊ 500 Hour LEVITYoga Teacher Training 2011
mBODY Yoga, SLO, CA
◊ CAPPA trained Postpartum & Labor Doula 2015
◊ Artemis School For Women’s Sexual Wellness 2016
Tawny is a mother, yoga teacher, doula,
circle guide and nature enthusiast.
Tawny’s fascination with birth started with the arrival of her daughter, Athena. Experiencing this unbelievably beautiful transformation sparked deep curiosity and respect for the unique female body and heart. She naturally felt called to be of service in helping women through pregnancy and childbirth in the most conscious and empowering way by supporting the innate wisdom of each woman’s body.
A co-founder of mBODY Yoga in San Luis Obispo, CA. Tawny has been teaching yoga since 2003 and is certified in both kundalini and hatha yoga, with a very personal experience in prenatal yoga. Tawny was featured in Yoga Journal in 2010 and 2011. The gift of yoga keeps giving to her and she enjoys bringing it back to her students full circle. She brings her passion for yoga and her lighthearted presence to all of her classes. Her teaching style is very approachable and accessible to students of all levels. In addition to teaching weekly classes in hatha, prenatal and postnatal, she teaches in LEVITYoga’s 200HR Teacher Training Programs. Tawny holds a monthly Women’s Circle and teaches at an annual Journey To India Retreat. In 2011 and 2012, Tawny was one of a select group of national instructors invited to teach yoga at the White House for Michelle Obama’s anti-obesity initiative.
Tawny has been sitting in circle with women for the past 15 years, where women hold sacred space for the unfolding of life and the quiet inner knowing that bond us. Nurturing sisterhood and the ability for women to uplift and uniquely honor one another is something she values and has seen heal countless times. These circles are modern ceremonial gatherings with women that blend yoga, dance, meditation, intention writing, visualization and sisterhood fun into a monthly ritual that connects women more deeply to the rhythms and ways of nature and themselves. Sometimes these circles are taken into nature and span over a weekend or a week, like the Women's Camp Retreats in Big Sur twice a year. Think deep renewal and transformation.