Tish Roy - Owner + Instructor
Tish Roy, owner + founder of Ananda Mind-Body Therapies finds joy being in relationship with others through alternative practices + holistic teachings. Those who know her are immediately drawn to her natural balanced self. It has been said her adept approach to imparting the wisdom of these therapies is warm, clear, smart + above all supportive + inspirational.
Formally a clinical social worker for 20 years Tish knows the importance of maintaining perspective, cultivating self – awareness + meeting life’s challenges with compassion, clarity + a bit of humor. It is here she skillfully learned to hold the space for others to find their empowerment in creating healthy change.
The mind-body therapies Tish shares with you are practices that are a central part of her own life. The combination of these experiences + dual career path allow her to artfully speak with relatable + realistic reverence when it comes to bringing these therapeutic practices into life.
"Thank you for allowing me to drop in on your class. It was a deeply moving + sacred experience. Beautiful + of course not what I wanted but exactly what I needed. After 26 years of practice, I still forget + need to be reminded of what the practice is all about. You are a true teacher + I thank you + your students for being here."
"Tish brings the practice of Svaroopa® Yoga a to a new level as she masterfully guides students on their journeys through the dynamic insight she has gained in her studies and her own yogic journey."
"I consider myself blessed just knowing Tish. Not only is she an amazing and genuine person, she lives what she teaches. She's someone I admire and respect very much."
"I feel particularly fortunate to have found Tish for my teacher. Her humor, enthusiasm, compassion, encouragement, knowledge, and dedication to Svaroopa® Yoga is a tremendous support to those of us lucky to be her students."
Experience, Trainings + Memberships
Owner and Founder of Ananda Yoga Studio in Woodstock CT from 2001-2015
Co- taught + Assisted Master Teacher Swami Nimralananda Saraswati (formally Rama Berch) 10 day Ayurveda, Yoga + Meditation Retreats in Kerala, India 2009, 2012
Assisted Master Teacher Swami Nirmalananda at Kripalu Center Stockbridge, MA
Attended intensive trainings beginning in 2001 with Founder of Svaroopa Yoga Swami Nirmalananda Saraswati + MYF Master Yoga Foundation (now Svaroopa Vidhya Ashram)
Privileged to be Board Chair for Master Yoga Foundation 2010-2014
Meditation Teacher Certification Training 2004
Certified by Master Yoga Foundation: Svaroopa Yoga Teacher 2004, Vichara Teacher Facilitator 2006, Deeper Yoga, Yoga For Your Back, + Gentle Yoga 2010, Pregnancy Yoga 2011, Yoga Therapist 2013,
Trained as Yoga Philosophy Discussion Group Leader 2007
Travelled nationwide as Teacher Trainer for Foundations of Svaroopa Yoga 2010-2014
Member of Yoga Alliance RYT 500 hours since 2003
Member of IAYT International Association of Yoga Therapists since 2014
Trained in MBSR Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction-John Kabot Zinn- Umass Medical Worcester MA 2000
Clinical Social Worker for 20 years
Travelled extensively throughout India, Bhutan, and Morocco for spiritual enrichment and cultural enhancement
Jackie's role in assisting Tish is to provide social media support. She has a diverse marketing and public relations background and her experience ranges from corporate, and non-profit, to entrepreneurial. Most recently, Jackie was an artist liaison, talent scout, buyer, and social media promoter for a CT-based art gallery.
Jackie has been a Svaroopa student of Tish Roy since 2008. She is honored to have this opportunity to work with Tish and her Ananda Mind-Body Therapy business. Being committed to a daily yoga routine, Jackie finds that connecting yoga with social media helps to deepen her knowledge & experience.