Lanie Tobias – RYT200 & Children’s Yoga Teacher

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Lanie Tobias (RYT-200 and qualified children’s Yoga teacher), fell in love with yoga about 20 years ago after taking a Kundalini yoga class and then some years later finding Vinyasa Yoga. Since then this love blossomed into a desire to share her passion of yoga with others resulting in her completion of Yoga Teacher Training at Moksha.

With a background in social work, Lanie has a clear and compassionate teaching style that emphasizes progressive learning and self-study.  She aims to give her students the tools to cultivate their own understanding and love of yoga; working to bring the experience of Yoga off the mat and into the practice of Life.

With the combination of asana, meditation and pranayama; Lanie provides a safe, encouraging and nonjudgmental environment where students can explore the Spiritual through the Physical. Lanie’s goal is to help her students find and maintain a peaceful mind and body.  In maintaining a mindful practice, she believes the mind-body connection teaches us how to live a fulfilling, healthy, and happy life on AND off the yoga mat.

Lanie also teaches Children’s Yoga at Moksha and has had extensive experience in a variety of fields including Parent Support at Early Life Foundation, School Social Worker and Children’s Yoga Teacher.  Lanie has a strong belief that yoga provides pathways for children to develop life skills, build resilience, increase self-esteem/confidence and learn new ways to cope with stressful situations. Lanie’s approach to Teaching Yoga to Children is fun, nurturing, creative, supportive and aims to give children all the health, mental, emotional and spiritual benefits that yoga brings.  Lanie creates a safe, non-competitive space where every child is perfect just the way they are. Lanie aims to have children come out of the class feeling happier, more confident, loving themselves and more connected to the people around them.

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