Influenced by injuries and obsession with anatomy, Tate Englund, an E-500RYT, specializes in functional, technique-based vinyasa. Studying years with Jason Crandell, inspired by the teachings of Dr. Andreo Spina, a sports specialist, and the mindfulness meditation teachings of Cindy Lee and others, Tate continues to refine his teaching and personal practice, working to improve quality of life by focusing on the balance between strength & flexibility.
Tate believes that yoga is a practice of self inquiry, less about the pretty shapes, and more about what the postures are trying to do. If we can understand the actions & the functionality, it allows the practice to be more about the impact it has on our daily life.
Based in the US, Tate has thousands of hours teaching public classes, leading teacher trainings, yoga immersions, workshops and retreats around the world.
About Tate's Teaching
Tate specializes in his signature style of functional, technique-based vinyasa. Tate’s teachings are challenging, yet accessible, where he blends, alignment, strength & mindfulness to get students to truly understand what is happening in their body in the moment. His clear, concise verbal cuing allows for students to move into, hold, and move out of postures safely and successfully. Tate’s teaching has a focus on creating better balance between strength and flexibility for a long term, sustainable yoga practice.
Tate wants students to understand that every physical body is different, therefore every asana practice should be unique. He firmly believes we need to stop trying to get our bodies to fit within the postures and get the postures to fit our bodies.
Tate continuously challenges his students to ask why, to look within and understand that yoga is a practice of self-inquiry.
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