2021 ABROAD IMMERSION COURSE TRAINERS
Amanda Catherine Correa
LEAD TRAINER, EXPERIENCED REGISTERED YOGA TEACHER, REGISTERED PRENATAL YOGA TEACHER, YA THOUGHT LEADER
Amanda Correa is an experienced registered yoga teacher (E-RYT 500), the highest designation provided through Yoga Alliance, as well as a registered prenatal yoga teacher (RPYT) and continuing education provider (YACEP). To date, Amanda has taught more than 4,500 hours of yoga classes over the last ten years. She has attended four yoga teacher training courses and multiple continuing education courses, accumulating 1,800 hours of education in yoga. Her joy for learning is what inspired her to found Spira Yoga School in 2014, a Yoga Alliance registered yoga school (RYS 200), which to date has certified 37 yoga teachers.
As a yoga teacher, Amanda encourages and assists her students while sourcing from a variety of yoga styles in her teaching repertoire, including Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Hatha, Gentle, Restorative, Yin, Kundalini and Yoga Nidra. She enjoys emphasizing the breath-body connection and incorporating symphonic gong meditations into her classes. As a yoga teacher trainer, Amanda has been described as incredibly gifted and giving. She humbly shares her knowledge, aptly articulating and relating the material, and often interjecting humor to add a layer of lightheartedness to the rich, deep content studied in her courses. Amanda is the lead trainer for Spira Yoga Teacher Training courses; discover what others have said of her teaching - reviews from our alumni.
Amanda's other yoga related accomplishments include teaching an internationally attended online continuing education course, hosted by Yoga Alliance, and contributing articles as a Thought Leader to their online platform. She has also managed various yoga studios throughout her teaching career, developed a yoga program for a health center in Northern California, and even taught yoga and meditation courses in the public school system to high school youth. Amanda believes in the physical, mental and spiritual healing abilities of yoga, and is repeatedly awed when hearing stories of transformation from students and colleagues. She is forever grateful for the bounty of gifts given to her by this practice and lifestyle, and is filled with gratitude to be on her path of spreading the love and light of yoga.
AYURVEDIC HEALTH COUNSELOR & CHEF, REGISTERED YOGA TEACHER
Tiffany Chen has a Bachelor's Degree in Public Health Sciences from the University of California, Irvine. After working as a Food Safety & Quality Assurance professional for several years, Tiffany heeded a deeper call to pursue a career in health and healing. Having a long-standing yoga practice, she enrolled in YogaTree SF's 200-hour yoga teacher training. While deepening her practice and learning how to teach yoga, she realized that she needed to first help herself in order to help others. Thus began her studies into Ayurveda.
Tiffany received her Ayurvedic Health Counseling (AHC) certification through the California College of Ayurveda in Nevada City after one and a half years of study and internship. Through the course of her studies and internship, she learned to heal herself while also healing others. Ayurveda has helped Tiffany understand, love, and productively channel her own uniqueness and talents, which allows her to help clients do the same for themselves. In her free time, Tiffany can be found shopping at local farmers' markets, biking or climbing in the mountains, taking photos of nature, practicing yoga, cooking, and definitely eating.
Katie Z Robinson
MEDITATION TEACHER, REIKI MASTER, REGISTERED YOGA TEACHER
Katie’s desire to understand the intricate workings of our body, mind and spirit led her to a year long intuitive energy healing course in her late 20’s. This program awakened a deeper passion for self-healing and exploration. In 2010, she advanced her training to the next level by becoming a Reiki Master teacher, furthering her education in breathwork, meditation, and intuition.
As Katie began to teach and inspire others to connect with their inner spirit, she continued her exploration and quest for knowledge. She enrolled in a Peace and Global studies program at a local community college and began exploring other aspects of our existence, including yoga. After a semester of diving into the various teachings of yoga, Katie realized she had found what she was looking for. Not only does yoga allow us to create an intimate relationship with our physical body, but it also encourages and supports our connection with our mind and spirit. Yoga facilitates the healing of our beliefs, allowing us to explore and transform both our inner and outer worlds. With this new understanding it became clear that Yoga was the path Katie had been on all along; she was home.
Through her own personal journey and relationship with yoga, Katie knows that some of the most important ways we can nourish ourselves is through breath, movement, and meditation. It is her mission to assist others in forming an intimate relationship with their body, mind and spirit. Using her training in both yoga and meditation, along with her intuitive gifts, Katie encourages and guides her students to their fullest potential.