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Tammy Hayano



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Tammy's retreat was a kaleidoscope of experiences, from TRE to classical Hatha yoga. This is not a one dimension yoga retreat. It is a time out for restoration, relaxation and discovery of your inner self and nature, guided by a very professional and intuitive Tammy which makes the experience very much appreciated."

LuAnn, Singapore

Thank you for this retreat. I have learned a great practice in the last week both through yoga and self-insight. The meditation that you have instructed has helped me in reconnecting with my inner self. I feel stronger and at peace. This retreat has made a significant impact on my life and well-being.

Cathryn, Australia

You are in great hands with the retreat facilitator, Tammy. She is super organized, very knowledgeable, and has a great sense of humor! She will meet you where you are at and will ensure you have an incredible experience!

Julia, Russia

Tammy is a gifted teacher and healer. What drew me to the retreat was all the different modalities offered. Each one was a new way to explore the self and body. Tammy taught with humor, insight, kindness and careful directions. Her attention to detail was not only for her classes, but for every aspect of her participants' experiences.


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My Journey

Yoga led me to meditation, and then a curiosity to try (and then get trained in) other modalities— JourneyDance, Qigong, TRE®/tension-trauma release exercises, Innerdance Energy Work, Craniosacral Therapy, Family Constellations, and Breathwork. It didn't come easy though. I lacked body awareness and flexibility when I started yoga 18 years ago. I didn't understand meditation for many years. I stayed closed in my energy and couldn't relax or let go. Gradually, then rapidly, things started to shift and release—a peeling back of layers. In pursuing these different modalities, my self-care, awareness, and healing started to expand. All that I have received is given back into my work: Hanuman Yoga Retreat & Holistic Living.

It's interesting to see how much my retreats have evolved over the past ten years. Although I now offer more than yoga, I regard it as a home base, a safe container, a stepping stone into a possible deeper journey. And that's really what I want to offer to others—creating a warm community; supporting people where they are at; bringing awareness to the self; inviting in the present moment; and building a healthy relationship with oneself.

Since the launch of Hanuman Yoga Retreat in 2013, I have led retreats in Bali, Thailand, Mexico, Hawaii, Vietnam, and California. My extensive training offers an integrative approach to self-care and healing. In 2022, my business was renamed from Hanuman Yoga Retreat to Hanuman Yoga Retreat & Holistic Living. My intention is to encourage holistic living as a lifestyle and not only during a retreat.

  • Hatha Yoga 300 hour Teacher Training, White Lotus Foundation, California with Ganga White and Tracey Rich. 2012-2013.

  • JourneyDance™, with founder Toni Bergins, Massachusetts. 2012. 

  • Qigong/Tai Chi under Master Wing Cheung, Singapore. 2014.

  • Innerdance Energy School, with creator Pi Villaraza, the Philippines. 2014.

  • TRE®/tension-trauma release exercises Level I & II with Susan Shifman and Joan MacDonald. 2015. 

  • Laughter Yoga training, with Fla Geyser, 2015. 

  • Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, with Rosemary Wallace, 2017 and Stefan Reiter, 2018.

  • Family Constellations, with Leslie Nipps. 2020. 

  • Level 1 of David Elliott's Breathwork 2022, with Mackensey Smith. Level 1 of Tai Hubbert's Breathwork training with Sword & Lotus.

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The Hindu monkey god Hanuman symbolizes strength, fearlessness, persistence in finding truth, realizing our highest potential, and transformation. Hanuman transcends beyond obstacles and accomplishes the extraordinary, with the purpose of devotion and service. Even before I knew about Hanuman, I have been active in many volunteer organizations: Peace Corps Namibia; Help International Phi Phi; American Assistance for Cambodia; Philippines Habitat for Humanity and Malaysia Habitat for Humanity; New Life Foundation Thailand; Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health; tsunami relief in Japan; Bandekdee Children's Home; Vieng Ping Orphanage; and Baba Hari Daas' Hanuman Fellowship: Pacific Cultural Center.

"Travel light, live light, spread the light, be the light."— Yogi Bhajan

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