Teacher Bios

Ti Harmony

Ti Harmony

Ti has been practicing yoga and meditation as personal spiritual and healing disciplines for 3-4 hours per day since 1990, beginning as simply “organized stretching” before realizing all the benefits to the body and mind. Ti studied to become a yoga teacher at Kripalu and returned for continuing education for one month each year for several years. He has been teaching yoga since January 1993, and began teaching in Carrboro since 1996. Ti has studied with many great teachers over the years, including his main yoga influences Angela Farmer and Victor Von Kooten as well as Erich Schiffmann. He also took Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy training and then mentored in that program.

Ti is a disciple of Amma and follows her teachings for spiritual practice and living, taking a pilgrimage bi-annually to visit her. Ti gives her credit for taking him deeper on the path of yoga than he had ever dreamed he would be able to go.

In 2004 Ti started Chapel Hill/Carrboro’s first and longest continuous running yoga teacher training. In 1999 he began the area’s first and longest running weekly kirtan. Ti cofounded Carrboro/Chapel Hill’s first and only donation yoga school in 2010 and continues to run Carrboro/Chapel Hill’s only donation yoga space.

Ti’s likes to keep a sense of humor and to connect with students. He views physical yoga as intended to increase energy flow and to calm the mind. He tends to give a lot of hands-on assists and is open to students letting him know what does and doesn’t work for them. Ti likes to work “hard” and deeply and strives to be rigorously attentive, peaceful, honest, energized, loving and thankful.  He also is very intent on instructing where NOT to feel it in the poses.

In his spare time Ti assistant coaches the Chapel Hill HS boys Ultimate frisbee team and takes walks in the woods with his dogs while repeating his mantra with his footsteps.

Total time dedicated to practice of October 11, 2018:
Asana (physical) practice: 13,660 hours
Meditation practice: 14,290 hours
Yoga teaching: 16,400 hours

Chrysecolla Taico, LCSW, RYT

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Chrysecolla believes that yoga is a healing arts practice that can guide us towards living more wholeheartedly. Her vision in teaching yoga is to create a safe space where every{body} can cultivate their own healing relationship with yoga. Her classes are infused with intentions of practicing inward-kindness; gently supporting students to connect with themselves in more loving and accepting ways.
Colie’s main yoga teacher and style influence is Ti Harmony. She graduated from his 200 hour yoga teacher training in 2012 and continues to follow his teachings on and off the mat today. Her yoga practice with Ti and her personal home practice both greatly influence her work as a psychotherapist for people who struggle with low self-esteem, negative body image, disordered eating and eating disorders. Colie’s work as a therapist also influences her yoga teaching style and class themes. She has studied with Anna Guest-Jelley, as well, and she is certified in Curvy Yoga. Her time studying with Anna has guided her intention to offer safe and nurturing practice spaces to people of all sizes, shapes and abilities.

Contact Chrysecolla:
Website: www.colietaico.com
Email: chrysecollayoga@gmail.com