TISH HEGEL BS Kinesiology, ACSM CPT, E-RYT, YACEP
With a practice of yoga that began in 1987, Tish has developed a knowledge of Yoga that as evolved and deepened throughout many life stages. She has practiced Yoga through child bearing years, injury rehabilitation, chronic back pain and two hip replacements. These life experiences, along with the experience of gaining and losing excess body weight, have enabled Tish to empathize with the many challenges to a practice of Yoga. Tish draws from these experiences, along with her knowledge of body mechanics learned while earning her BS degree in Kinesiology from Arizona State University, in every class she teaches. Her enthusiastic and passionate approach to Yoga is conveyed through constant encouragement of her students and efforts to make a Yoga practice accessible to anyone who is eager to improve their mobility, functional capacity and ultimately their quality of life.
After nine years of planning, creating and operating Hegel Yoga in Tempe, AZ , in 2017 Tish answered the call for change, sold the studio to begin a new adventure in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Tish now travels back and forth often between Idaho and Arizona to teach workshops, private sessions, special events and group classes.
"I have been taking Tish’s classes for several years and her teachings have been so beneficial in helping me build a stronger body and a more mindful yoga practice. She is unique in her incorporation of isometric postures and specific breathing techniques. Every class is a special session as Tish asks the students on what they would like to concentrate and then tailors the practice for them, doing so without hesitation or confusion. Her cues are so specific that the students can follow without even watching, which is so helpful in staying in the body. The classes are never repetitive or boring. I have had many yoga instructors over the last 40 years and Tish is by far the most knowledgeable, careful and attentive."
- Julie, Spokane WA, 2021
"Tish Hegel is a master teacher and a teacher's teacher. Over the past 12 years I have taught at her studio in Arizona and taken many of her classes and workshops. The depth of her knowledge and practice of yoga is impressive, profound and inspiring. Even more so is the clarity, compassion, and professionalism with which she delivers this knowledge to students of all levels and backgrounds. Having studied with numerous, renowned master teachers over the years, I can easily say that Tish is of that caliber and that I feel immensely blessed to practice with her and learn from her! I would highly recommend her to anyone interested in practicing yoga or becoming a yoga teacher."
- Monica Page, E-RYT 500, 2021