Good Vibes


Dear Bettina,

On behalf of the Committee, I just wanted to pass on my thanks to you for your time and expertise in regard to the Yoga classes run at the Club over summer. I had such positive feedback as I am sure you did as well. It is an excellent benefit for us to be able to offer our members and in alignment with a focus on health and well-being. Many thanks again and we will talk again regarding the program prior to next Summer!

Kind regards,

Darren West
Fairhaven Surf Life Saving Club

I’ve been on many different types of holidays, all-inclusive, self-catering, cruises, adventure-style and of course backpacking but this was my first retreat – it for sure will not be my last! I felt completely relaxed, engaged, challenged and loved. As a complete novice at surfing, I was nervous but found the lessons and support very encouraging and I instantly loved being out catching waves. Every detail from food presentation and taste (yum!), stunning accommodation (I could hear the ocean from my bed!), ambience, activities, amenities – so many cherished memories. I can’t thank Tina and the Puerto team enough for a life enhancing experience! Strongly recommend a Touched by Yoga retreat to all, regardless of your experience in either yoga or surf.


Attending Touched by Yoga”s retreat in Puerto Escondido was a truly transformative experience for me. Every detail of the week was planned and executed with so much love and intention. I felt embedded in the Oaxacan culture and Puerto Escondido lifestyle. Everyone we met on our journey had a kind heart and joyful spirit. The experiences of surfing at sunrise and practicing yoga at sunset will stay with me forever. I am grateful for the guidance and support I received from Tina, Danny and the rest of the rockstar team they assembled. There is no doubt I would go anywhere in the world to attend another Touched by Yoga retreat.

Erin Roux
Toronto, Canada

I can personally attest to Tina’s incredible talent as a teacher. Tina’s skill set is paired with her innate warmth and gift of making people from all walks of life feel comfortable and welcome. In my experiences with Tina as a facilitator I was incredibly impressed with her knowledge surrounding yoga and the body. She not only knows the ins and outs of these topics, but she’s able to relay what she knows in a way that is clear and straightforward. Most importantly, it is evident that Tina cares about her students. During our training Tina got to know each and every student and checked in with them often. The combination of Tina’s compassionate nature and her yoga expertise make her an ideal facilitator.


Tina led my yoga philosophy classes on the yoga teacher training I did in Bali. Her kind, gentle nature and love and deep knowledge for her subject made her teachings memorable and juicy – inviting you to want to know more and prompting questions which she was always able to answer. Her passion for her topic was obvious but her passion for us students was just as evident through her calm, nurturing ways and encouragement – a good listener and just an incredibly sweet soul. Such a joy and honour to have spent time with her and be guided by her wise heart.


I remember feeling a wave of emotions come over me one day as I sat in class. It was painful and I did not realize how much I had held onto. I remember coming to you and asking if we could talk. You were open and created a comfortable space between us in order for me to share what I was going through. I just want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for listening. You were gentle and kind and I can still hear your voice in my memories when singing yoga, chitta, vritti, nirodaha.

I always looked forward to your classes because you had a calm , happy and playful energy. You always used to giggle and it brought a smile to my face.

Thank you thank you thank you.


Tina was the main facilitator during my YTT 200 teacher training.

Tina is a fantastic facilitator and yoga teacher. She sees everyone and gives each student her full attention.

I learned so much from Tina, not only anatomy , alignment and asanas but the whole specter of the 8 limbs yoga lifestyle.

She was very supportive and gives space for each to student to have their own journey.

Tina taught me that its ok to feel everything, and that everything is ok the way is it. She helped me open up my heart again.

She is a kind hearted loving teacher, excellent at what she does. I am forever grateful for having her as my YTT facilitator and can highly recommend Tina as a teacher.

Much love.


I met Bettina two years ago during my first teacher training in Bali and she is a passionate, understanding, lovely teacher. She took care about all her students with real compassion. She is a teacher with a great knowledge and skills and when she teach you can feel that it’s from her heart. Touched by Yoga it’s exactly that.


The 200hr YTT with Tina was an amazing experience, one that I will never forget! At the age of 18 this was my first independent overseas trip, I was quite nervous upon arrival however Tina’s calm and graceful presence soon calmed my nerves and I felt at ease. I gained so much knowledge and experience, on completion of the training I felt fully equipped and confident to teach authentic yoga. Tina is very clear, concise and thorough with her teachings. Her passion and love of yoga is truly inspiring.


Bettina has such a gentle and sweet heart.. she created a beautiful space for us at our first RYT200 training. I loved her teaching and her guidance.


Bettina is an amazing teacher and mentor. Her knowledge, compassion, kindness and patience for those who are learning is incredible. I had the pleasure of having her mentor and teach us over 24 days and I honestly can say there wasn’t a moment of doubt or a question that I couldn’t go to her with. When you leave a lesson with her you leave feeling so empowered and incredible! I have no problems recommending her because her teaching is amazing.


Bettina was a passionate, great yoga teacher who cared about her students. During my teacher training in Bali, she frequently stayed with me after the class to help me review and practice what we had just learned in the earlier class. She shared with us about her professional experiences and how she kept training to be a better yoga teacher. Thanks to the teacher training program, I was able to confidently start teaching and organizing a new college yoga program.


My experience with you in Bali always reminds me of a importance of peace of mind. Clarity of mind, purity of heart, and always active from a heart 


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