Yoga teacher & method


Tashidawa is a KPJAYI Authorised level 2 Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga teacher whose objective is to lead each student to develop and adore their daily yoga self-practice.

Traveling annually to India to study yoga since 2004, Tashi continues to deepen her practice each year at the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute in Mysore with Sharat Jois.

She’s been a practitioner of yoga since she was in her teens and has studied with many wonderful teachers including Manju Jois, Godfrey Devereux, Simon Borg-Oliver, John Ogilvie, Kristina Karitinou, Eddie Stern, Mark & Joanna Darby.

Tashi has completed professional teacher trainings in Ashtanga Vinyasa, hatha, dynamic and restorative yoga. She is also an experienced Thai Yoga and Ayurvedic massage therapist.

A nomad by nature, she has lived & worked all over Australia, South Pacific Islands, Asia & Europe. She has has a BA in Arts and a Masters Degree in Community Development from Melbourne University and has managed art, dance & community projects.

Tashidawa means ‘Happy Moon’ in Tibetan and she was given her lovely name by her parents who were followers of Lama Yeshe in the 1970’s.

Structure and sequence

We use the structure of Ashtanga Vinyasa in class, taking the time to break each pose down, allowing the body and mind to fully integrate the subtleties of each posture. This teaching method helps you to relate deeply to the nature of cause and effect in your body, mind, and breath. This brings fresh energy into the organs and muscles and awakens you into a deeply satisfying awareness of being.

This yoga method is not an attempt to make anything happen; rather it is an enquiry into the possibility to see more clearly what is actually happening. This enquiry helps us to understand that although we may feel trapped in habitual thoughts and behaviour, the awareness from which we see that is always free, always here.

During our yoga posture practice, we amplify our ability to feel life, moment by moment, and to be fully aware of the sensations generated by the intelligence of our body. This approach leads us to an intimate familiarity with what is permanent, so we are liberated from feeling bound by things that are temporary and impermanent.

Beginners often find they can experience the essence of yoga during their very first lesson

“Tashi is an amazing teacher, I learned so much from her in such a short space of time.” Bindya, London

Puglia, ITALY - 2018

Nearest Airport - Bari

Yoga Retreat with Tashidawa

This six-night summer yoga retreat includes morning and evening yoga classes with our skilled teacher Tashidawa who will inspire you to develop a personal self-practice for long-term physical, mental and spiritual well-being. All meals are included, plus a kitchen workshop where you can acquire some new skills. Our vegetarian/vegan cuisine is renowned and delicious (carnivores love it!) There's a salt water swimming pool; a hot tub; secluded areas for contemplation; hammocks for snoozing. The property is a restored 17th century farm with pet sheep dogs, cats and a donkey in the field.


From £875

Yoga Retreat with Holly Warren

This six-night Yoga & Cycling retreat includes two cycling days led by our wonderful guide who knows everything about Puglia. Morning and evening yoga sessions are taught with verve and clarity by Tashidawa, plus morning meditation for early risers. All meals are included in the cost of your retreat and our superb vegetarian cuisine is great for vegans (carnivores love the textures and flavours too!). There's a salt water swimming pool; hot tub; secluded areas for contemplation; hammocks for snoozing. The property is a restored 17th century farm with pet sheep dogs, cats and a donkey in the field.


From £875