Tah Groen

Tah will be a lead teacher throughout our Healing Touch Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training 

see Tah's bio here

Arati will be a lead teacher throughout our Healing Touch Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training 

Arati Lane, originally from northern Germany started practicing Yoga in 1989 in N.Y.C. She travelled to New York City as a deep seeker ready to explore life and herself. Her original calling was to study acting in the big city but soon realized she was being pulled strongly to Yoga.  She knew she was in the perfect place as her personal practice developed at the hands of Jivamukti Yoga Center teachers Sharon Gannon and David Life.   Arati's teaching career started with a strong Asana practice including chanting and meditation as well as the study of traditional yogic texts. In the end she left New York State as a 500 hour certified yoga teacher completing her training at Sivananda Yoga Ranch in upstate N.Y.

Traveling to Canada Arati had the opportunity to teach yoga to Children. Enjoying her new role as mentor and Counselor to young vibrant children at the Yoga Camp in Val Moraine, Quebec.

Seeking more knowledge and adventure Arati left for India to study Ashtanga Yoga in Mysore with Pathabis Jois.  She stayed for 2 years traveling throughout India to study with multiple yoga masters and attending different schools, including; The Osho Ashram in Pune, traditional Yoga Schools in Rishikesh, ISCON in Vrindhavan for Bhakti Yoga Studies, as well as with various Yogi Masters along the banks of Ganga.

Finding her home base, Arati moved to San Diego and has been teaching Flow, Hatha, healthy backs, pre- and postnatal Yoga, Yoga for Kids since 1997 in various Yoga centers and hospitals.

In 2006 Arati suffered a back injury from a car crash healing herself with therapeutic Yoga and the Yoga wall system.  Her studies in Yoga therapeutics with Racheal Kratzman, at Embody Yoga was a significant part of her healing process; she is completely pain free and maintains a high degree of flexibility

In 2007 she began studying Ayurveda, as a way to relieve her son’s asthma. Arati is a certified Yoga and Ayurveda Wellness Counselor through Yoga Retreat in the Bahamas.  Her son is now 17 and is completely symptom free. 

Arati currently conducts workshops available through local doctors’ offices and studios in the San Diego are. She is available for private consultations to fit your personal needs. 

Arati regularly visits Ashrams around the world and continues her education.  She practices Iyengar yoga weekly and loves being a mother to her teenage son, spending time outdoors, playing in the ocean.  She co-teaches workshops with her husband, volunteer’s time for Kids and is currently developing a program for a teens only summer yoga camp.

James will be Teaching the Pranayama Curriculum for Healing Touch Vinyasa Teacher Training

Breathwork is a phenomenally, mind-altering, aerobic exercise designed to help you understand yourself physically, mentally, emotionally, energetically and spiritually live a healthier, more joyful life.

James has been actively exploring the breath since 1985 which has led him into the world of holistic arts and yoga. Over the years, his intention has not only been to help heal but to guide and empower people to heal themselves. His practice of Breathwork, yoga and masssage has evolved with inner gifts and inspiration of several influential master teachers building a strong foundation of experience. James integrates the natural organic movements of the body with the breath in his sessions and yoga classes to support students so that they may gain a greater understanding of the deeper levels of self. 

His healing, massage and yoga classes have a segment exclusively dedicated to Breathwork, because he believes breathing exercises promote exploration of the spontaneous and subtle changes that come from within. This practice inspires people to control their state of being by consciously controlling the patterns of their breath. James enjoys encouraging students to be open as the healing path unfolds. He focuses strongly on breath in his classes, incorporating the individual needs of each person in an effort to cultivate an environment that is welcoming and free.

Victoria Danzig, LCSW

Victoria will be teaching EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) for Healing Touch Vinyasa Teacher Training

Utilizing interactive therapy techniques Victoria will be exploring with us the dynamic beliefs we have surrounding abundance, specifically how our thoughts and emotions play an intimate role in manifesting our desires whether it be financial or health related.

Victoria Danzig, LCSW, has been in private practice in La Jolla since 1985 and works extensively with clients using new transformational methods for healing. She has presented workshops on our relationship with money for the San Diego Women’s Foundation, Shakti Rising, Bishops School, San Diego Foundation for Change, and at the Women and Wealth Conference. She has been training therapists in various methods of Energy Psychology since 1998 and holds a Diplomat in Comprehensive Energy Psychology.

Sarah will be teaching a portion of Healing Touch Vinyasa's Yoga Philosophy module.

Her expertise surrounds Yantra (coloring as Meditation) and Mantras (Seed Sounds), both of these Yoga techniques are creative ways for us to connect on a Tantric level; to channel divine energy. Sarah has mastered the art of holding space for her students, to encourage a playful attitude, lightly moving artistic expression into a deep and intimate exploration of self. Leaving her workshop with your own original master piece of meditation is a gift.

 – Sarah is an author, artist, yogini, doula and mother. She is author of Nine Designs for Inner Peace: The Ultimate Guide to Meditating with Color, Shape and Sound. Her Yantra art is collected worldwide. After becoming certified in the Jivamukti Yoga Method by David Life and Sharon Gannon she embarked to India where she worked extensively with her mentor and teacher Harish Johari who initiated her to the spiritual practice of painting Yantras. She has led countless trainings, classes and workshops in this practice. 

Steve will be teaching his signature workshop Discovering Your Voice of Magnificence.

“I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think.”  Rumi

In this no pressure, only pleasure voice empowerment workshop we will join together as a compassionate community in celebration of freeing ourselves of inhibitions, fears and self-limiting beliefs that we hold around our voice. This is a rare opportunity to collectively create one voice that supports each and everyone present as a means of overcoming limiting beliefs while manifesting a greater sense of connectedness with ourselves, and each other. The result of the workshop is like returning to a state of child like innocence. Past attendants often describe their experience as “healing” or “finding their true voice.”

No prior singing or musical experience is necessary.