Tami practices yoga to help her body and mind connect on the mat. Tami leads a slow flowing class so the student can hold the poses while being mindful in that pose. Tami is a hands on teacher, as she is also a Reiki teacher. She believes energy in touch is a human connection and helping others achieve their best pose for them is when you see the smile on their faces when they achieve it for themselves... that is what inspires Tami to teach yoga.
Bob has a passion for yoga and sharing it with others. Bob loves working with new students and people who have never experienced yoga before. He has the patience to explain what you should be doing on your mat, where you should be feeling the pose, and how the pose benefits you. Using the Chinese meridians in his practice, Bob helps us to understand why our bodies feel the way they do while practicing yoga. Bob is also a great meditation teacher as he has a 'Metta Meditation' in the world known magazine, "Meditation Magazine, the Love Issue, December 2020." You will find a few here on our website. Bob also has a few on You Tube so check it out!
Weekend of January 17, 2016, Bob and Tami took a yoga teacher training with world renowned, Sarah Powers, Yoga Rock Star, in Tampa Bay, FL.
In January 2019, Tami and Bob took training with Tias Little, another Yoga Rock Star, at Esalen Institute, located in Big Sur, CA. What a learning experience!! Henry Shukman, meditation Rock Star, was also there as a bonus.
Bob and Tami are both certified RYT and E-RYT yoga teachers through Yoga Alliance and have many other continuing education hours with world-renowned yoga teachers.
Bob and Tami are both 80-Hour Yin Yoga certified yoga instructors through Yoga Alliance.
Bob and Tami started the Vanderburgh County Work-Release Yoga Program as a SEVA Project as part of the 200-hour yoga training in July of 2016. Bob earned his Prison Yoga Project certification for yoga instructors in Tampa Bay, FL, back in 2017 and Bob bonded immediately with James Fox, founder of Prison Yoga Project out in San Diego, CA. Rob Schware has been instrumental in helping our yoga program grow with a donation of 15 yoga mats in 2019. Then again in 2022, we requested 20 more yoga mats for our private classes for the in-patient groups of men and women from our tri-state that come to yoga to destress and find ways to cope with life in stressful situations. These two men have had a hand in helping Bob and Tami grow the yoga program for the Vanderburgh County Jail Work-Release Program. Tami took her teacher training in St. Louis, MO, with Bill Brown, also a certified Prison Yoga Program yoga teacher who was taught by James Fox out in San Quentin Prison, CA.
What yoga has done for me (Tami) has taught me that I can still learn so much about this population of young and old that suffer through addiction of some type of drug or alcohol, it is a constant battle for them. It is my hope that I can teach them how to use yoga and their breath to beat the cycle of addiction. For some, it's a lifelong battle. Using a proven method will help me to help others and help our community to be in a better place. Rehabilitation instead of incarceration!!!
April 14 - 16th, 2023, Tami took a weekend long Zoom training with Nikki Myers, of Indianapolis, IN. It was intense but very informative as Nikki has a program that works for the population who are trying to win the battle of addiction, whether it be drugs or alcohol, co-dependency and/or other addictive behaviors.
Stand Against Domestic Abuse/Violence - Join Delani for a yoga practice and stand with us as we hold space for those that need help in their journey in life.