Tyke Riggs

Tyke Riggs

Tyke’s practice is immersed in connecting to the energetic self via use of both pranayama, and asana meditations; using the physical body as a tool or metaphor for something deeper. Largely rooted in kundalini-inspired breath work, bioenergetic grounding, dynamic movements, and yogi drills, Tyke’s self practice is echoed into his favorite practice of transmission: teaching. With a lineage of multiple styles of yoga, his teachings combine his enthusiasm for eastern philosophy under the guise western rhetoric. Finding parallels in esoteric Indian practices and holistic healing practices from the west. Tyke takes his knowledge of ancient modalities such as Ayurveda and other various kriya-based exercises into a modern and more metropolitan context, defining a unique style that is clearly his own.

He began under the tutelage of James Tennant and Jim Bennitt at The Tejas Studio in Chicago. The Tejas TTC & Mentorship program is a one-year immersion designed to establish a comprehensive foundation in yoga, ayurveda, and tantra.

Tyke then continued to complete his 500 hr TTC program at Kranti Yoga in Goa, India. The program allowed him to build on his existing knowledge and bring a new perspective based on Ashtanga Yoga and Vinyasa Flow. He completed the 200 hr TTC and progressed to complete the 300 hr TTC courses in Yin Yoga and Vinyasa Flow. He then stayed on to join the Teaching Team contributing gifts to the teachers and students who come to Goa.

Tyke now works on developing the self-introspective curriculum for the Hatha flow and chakra immersion course, lead teacher his students ways of incorporating subtle body philosophy into a larger yoga practice.

Class Description:

This practice provides a space to travel slowly from asana to asana with breath initiating movements while you observe how your muscle fibers fire and your joints articulate through time and space, concentrating on specific chakra applications.

Using the body as a tool/metaphor, we investigate the subtle self with somatic awareness and the underlaying sensations it elicits.

This approach is appropriate for beginners to advanced levels.