Tyke Riggs

When I discovered the enriching power in the yogic lifestyle, I completely immersed myself in the studies and practices.  I began with the tutelage of James Tennant and Jim Bennitt at the Tejas studio in Chicago graduating from their year-long program and continued to complete my 500 YTTC program at Kranti yoga shala in Goa, India. 


The Tejas Yoga Teacher Training & Mentorship program is a one-year immersion designed to establish a comprehensive foundation in yoga, ayurveda, and tantra.  

The Kranti program takes all of the components taught at Tejas in a new perspective based on Ashtanga Yoga and Vinyasa Flow.  I completed the 200 YTTC teaching program and progressed to complete the 300 YTTC courses in Yin Yoga and Vinyasa Flow. After completing the programs, I stayed on for practice teaching and shala training. I joined the Kranti team as a lead teacher and enjoy contributing my gifts to the teachers and students who come to Goa.


Some personal bits about me include I am vegan, love international travel, enjoy wine on occasion at my family’s winery in Virginia. I have two sisters, a sister-in-law, a brother and three brothers-in-law as well as eight nieces and nephews in Virginia.  I have a BA in Film Production and another in Photography from Columbia College Chicago. I look forward to sharing my love of yoga with you in the near future.

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