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Featured Teacher: Tammy Hayano

Tammy Hayano

We are excited to welcome Tammy Hayano to the team!


Tell us about yourself! What are some things that your students might not know?

I was an elementary school teacher for over a decade; I love kids! I’ve been an ex-pat in Japan, China, Thailand, and Namibia. I’ve formally studied 7 different languages, but I’m only fluent in English. ­čÖé

How did you become interested in yoga?

Many many moons ago, I joined a class with a friend and was delighted to find a fun form of fitness. There wasn’t the pressure of being on a sports team where others shouted at me to catch the ball, throw the ball, kick the ball, or pass the ball. To be honest, I never cared too much about the ball.

Tell us about your yoga journey. What style did you start in and with whom do you study now?

I started with Ashtanga and Vinyasa before transitioning into Hatha and Restorative. I loved Gernot Huber’s classes when I lived in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Describe your teaching style. What can folks expect when they attend your class? 

For me, yoga is about spending time with myself in a way that is less about doing and achieving, but more about being with my body and feeling. My classes are designed to increase body awareness, develop introspection, and slowing down to work through areas that are needing more attention. This is based on a trauma-informed approach.

Any exciting projects or plans on the horizon?

In the past, I’ve led retreats in Mexico and Thailand. I hope to have that in the works in the future!

Anything else you’d like to share with the Yoga Garden SF community?

Happy to be in service to the community!

Thanks, Tammy! That’s all for now, you can learn more about Tammy on her website.