2020 Yoga Research PhD Cohort

Flowing from breath to breath our first ever Yoga Research PhD Cohort is here!
Watch their Yoga Research Projects develop here, watch them change our world ; )

Elena - 

Monique - 

TiaTia Ashleigh is a yoga practitioner, philosophy writer, and global citizen. For the past six years, Tia have been leading hundreds of people on and off the mat – as teacher and coach - in over ten countries on four continents.  Originally from Canada, Tia has spent the past decade living, working, studying abroad including South Africa, Tanzania, Turkey, Spain and India.  She has paired her academic background in psychology and neuroscience (BA); and Journalism & Cultural Studies (MA) with over 800hours of yoga teacher trainings with Indian Swamis and Doctors of Philosophy in Yoga Shastra at the oldest formalized colleges of yoga (2018/19) in India.  From her personal experiences, Tia has observed a gap in what has manifested in the name of yoga in the West and its true essence as espoused in the ancient texts.  In a world of information overload and a plethora of pages, classes, types of yoga available at our fingertips, Tia’s aim is to always come back to the science of wellbeing by grounding the yoga she shares with textual and scriptural backing: so that we may know why we are doing what we are doing in yoga class, and we may begin to feel and experience something new in our daily lives. Tia’s practice is to honour the evolution of yoga in the Western hemisphere, while providing reason, rational and scriptural reference to understand this evolution and the true purpose of yoga, and what we are working toward in its practice through workshops, classes, and writing. 

Yoga Mitra -