Tina Shettigara

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IRI Certified iRest Teacher

Tina is a Hatha Yoga teacher and Certified iRest teacher who has been exploring Indian philosophy and spirituality since her teens in the late 1960s, and hatha yoga and yoga meditation since 1971. She has been teaching yoga since 2009. When she first came upon iRest in 2011 she immediately felt a coming home. iRest brought together many strands and was so holistic and healing that she has since concentrated her meditation studies in iRest. Tina has been teaching and sharing iRest in her community since 2013. iRest is integrated into all of Tina's teaching and she continues to deepen her own iRest practice to allow it to heal and bring joy to others as well as herself.

Tina has been owner and Director of Yoga Spirit Studios in Torrensville, South Australia since 2010. She regards herself as a facilitator of learning to help students discover their own path in Yoga, to suit their own unique body, mind and spirit. She explores yoga as a somatic practice and promotes the therapeutic effects on the whole person.

Tina has also taught meditation for a number of years, seeking to make it inclusive and accessible to people from different backgrounds.

Studies in Hanna Somatics and training as a Somatics Exercise Coach has expanded the ways in which Tina works therapeutically with individuals and in classes to deepen self exploration and healing of deeply held traumas. She finds that somatic exploration of deeply held tensions is in perfect alignment with iRest practices and the two practices together provide pathways to deep release, physically and emotionally.

As Director of Yoga Spirit Studios Tina is convenor of a 500 hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Course which is registered with Yoga Australia. Tina teaches Pranayama, Yogic Physiology, Yoga Business and Yoga History and Language subjects in the Teacher Training Course.


Tina offers iRest group classes and courses at Yoga Spirit Studios in Torrensville, South Australia, and also works with people on an individual basis. Explore www.yogaspirit.com.au for classes and courses. Call +61 438875911 or email info@yogaspirit.com.au to make contact for a personal appointment.


    Yoga Australia Level 2
    Meditation Australia.

She supports these organisations as a volunteer on committees.


    Certificate of Hatha Yoga Teaching, Yoga Spirit Studios 2009
    Advanced Yoga Studies Certificate, Donna Farhi 2012
    Yoga for Children Foundation Teacher Training, Zenergy Kids 2012
    Yoga Therapy for Kids Training, Zenergy Kids 2013
    Certified iRest Teacher, Integrative Restoration Institute 2016 (Level 1 2013, Level 2 2014)
    Somatic Exercise Coach Level 2, Essential Somatics 2016 (Level 1 2013)
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Hatha Yoga teacher and level 2 Hanna Somatics Exercise Coach