Inner Power Yoga® Teachers
Tataya and Thomas Radtke
Tataya: With a heart overflowing with peace and joy, Tataya Radtke's passion for life is evident in everything she does and most profoundly in her devotion to family and her love for yoga. Born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela, she spent the best part of her childhood in a mango tree and learned to speak English at age six.
Formerly a tax attorney in Venezuela, a different path led Tataya to become a yoga instructor. Tataya began her training in the womb of yoga, India and possesses a total of eight years of education in Hatha, Ashtanga and Anusara yoga. She has studied yoga on several continents and has taught yoga internationally since 2003.
In April 2008, she and husband Thomas Radtke opened Yoga Body & Balance (YBB). An instant success, YBB student enrollment has grown by 600% in just one year. Their mission is to empower people to awaken into a life they love and they do so by authentically caring for every individual.
Tataya's love for humanity, genuine care and concern for her community and commitment to excellence provide her the power and strength to inspire those around her each day. When she's not teaching or running the business, you will find Tataya close to nature and sharing her love abundantly with her friends and family including a young son and two daughters.
Thomas: Possessing more than a decade of training in yoga and body work, Thomas is a guild certified Feldenkrais practitioner and earned a degree in applied science at the Myotherapy Institute. The focus of his bodywork is a unique combination of deep tissue and neuromuscular massage, myofacial shiatsu and aromatherapy. Thomas also studied health and holistic protocols for 10 years at the 21st Century Institute for Colorado. He has a certificate in raw and living foods from the Ann Wigmore Institute and continues his studies in raw food today with Dr. Doug Graham of the 80/10/10 lifestyle. He is trained in Ashtanga and Hatha yoga and has been teaching yoga since 2001.
Thomas envisions the human body as, “a point of access to achieve the higher realities of being” and his passion in support of this vision is to provide students with the tools to discover their highest potential through the exploration of movement arts. He truly worships the human anatomy as the most amazing miracle of life and as a tool to thrive beyond its physical barriers and into all the sheds of life force.
In April 2008, in partnership with his wife, Tataya, Thomas opened Yoga Body & Balance (YBB). An instant success, YBB student enrollment has grown by 600% in just one year. Their mission is to empower people to awaken into a life they love and they do so by authentically caring for every individual.
Thomas’s focus is to utilize the yoga taught at YBB to live a harmonious co-existence with his family and community, the earth and the divine. When you meet him, you will witness firsthand that he does just that with even the finest details of his life.
In 2009, YBB became the first Yoga Worldreach Seva School.
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Love for the TRIBE!
I just wanted to share an amazing experience that I had this last weekend. It reminded me of you all. It is hard to believe it has been a year since our journey together came to a close and we all stepped back into our own journeys. What a profound experience that was for me. Life changing really. I have new eyes and heart for the world around me and within me. Namaste. So what prompted this reminiscing was that I attended the workshops of the graduating class for 2013. Getting to bask in the fruits of the practice that these amazing people had grown. And even though I was part of an earlier tribe I experienced that amazing sense of belonging and not only that but a profound inspiration. Supported and supporting. What a gift. That is what brought me to thoughts of you all. I pray that the journey is glorious and challenging to the point of radical inspiration. Namaste STF'S! ~ from Tanya Shaw 2012 Yoga Worldreach Graduate: