Yoga Teachers

Lilli’s biggest passion is to live as free as her soul wants.  She sees creativity as the way of liberation for all human Beings. Since she was a little girl she loved self-expression; dancing, singing, writing and telling stories are some of her favorite ways to create union and community with herself and friends. For her, being a holistic person is to live a balanced life, this is the bridge for sharing all the gifts a person has. Spiritual self practice, spiritual community practice, healthy relationships with people and nature, creation of intimacy with her surroundings, enjoying beautiful simple things in life…“After doing yoga the senses activate. Perception of the spider’s web. Bees and insects all around. Dust falls from sky to settle to earth. Baby banana nest hangs. Smell of toast, breakfast. What a nice day today. Yoga is to observe, Yoga is to connect. Yoga is truth, Yoga is to talk, Yoga is to sing. Yoga is you, Yoga is I. Yoga is to realize and ignore as well. Yoga is to be, or to go. Yoga is to be in love with someone, Yoga is to be in love with all. Yoga is not to give importance; Yoga is to follow and to forget. Yoga is attachment and to let go. Yoga is to follow the heart; Yoga is to follow the mind. Yoga is to learn from experience, Yoga is to feel satisfied or unsatisfied. Yoga is to correct and try again. Yoga is to dream and manifest and make it true. Yoga is today, Yoga is today, Yoga is today.  And nothing else.” An excerpt of one of her writings.

 
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Hayley Tennyson - Owner

Hayley has a deep passion for conscious green living and yogic lifestyle practices. Fueled by a desire to create a more sustainable worldview, Hayley studied Permaculture with the founders Bill Mollison and Geoff Lawton. Fascinated by the similar concepts fundamental to yoga philosophy and Permaculture practices, she established the yoga and Permaculture retreat, The Yoga Forest, by Lake Atitlán, Guatemala. The Yoga Forest is a retreat centre and learning institute helping to improve the lives of others through a commitment to personal, spiritual and community development. In 2011, Hayley completed 200hr Yoga Teacher Training with her mentor Yogrishi Vishvketu in Rishkesh, India. Exploring playful connections with others in yoga practice, she completed Level 1&2 AcroYoga Teacher Training with AcroYoga Montreal in 2013. Hayley possesses a wealth of culinary knowledge from working as a private chef for seven years for people all over the world. Passionate about creating a holistic approach to nutrition, Hayley began yogic lifestyle and nutrition coaching helping people to make informed nutritional decisions incorporating the use of Superfoods and living foods as part of a balanced lifestyle and diet. Hayley met her partner Mark Bennett in early 2013 and they began collaborating to offer a full wellness service to their clients. Together they created the concept and company of Organic Movement (OM). OM encourages a holistic approach to health, wellness and conscious organic lifestyles through yoga, movement, living foods, mindfulness, meditation and Permaculture.

 


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Mark Bennett

Mark developed an appreciation for body movement at an early age from various athletic endeavors. After completing degrees in Psychology and Anthropology at The University of Texas at San Antonio in 2007, Mark reconnected with his love of fitness in the gym and soon moved into personal training. Finding a passion in helping people improve their lives through health and fitness, Mark went on to establish a successful training business in San Antonio, Texas. Mark began to explore other forms of body movement within the fitness world. Recognizing the value of the principles offered by Pilates, he went on to become a licensed provider of Fletcher Pilates. Delving deeper into the mind-body connection, Mark began exploring yoga and the balance it brought into his life. He went on to complete 200hr Yoga Teacher Training with Yoga Yoga in Austin and Level 1&2 AcroYoga Teacher Training with AcroYoga Montreal. With many clients asking for advice in nutrition, lifestyle coaching and general health & wellness, Mark recognized the need for a more holistic approach to health and fitness within the personal training industry. Mark met his partner Hayley Tennyson in early 2013 and they began collaborating to offer a full wellness service to their clients. Together they created the concept and company of Organic Movement (OM). OM encourages a holistic approach to health, wellness and conscious organic lifestyles through yoga, movement, living foods, mindfulness, meditation and Permaculture.