Tiffany was born into cult life, she grew up in extreme neglect, abuse and powerlessness. She lived in several cult communes travelling across the United States, Mexico and Haiti as an extremist street corner preaching missionary. After surviving a teenage marriage to a much older abusive man, the birth of her only child was the impetus for her to leave the cult life and propelled her to her eventual identity as a secular yoga teacher. Tiffany raised her young daughter as a single mother while working in social services with high risk families through both Family and Children Services and as an advocate and support for young at risk mothers in Kitchener, Ontario. moved to Alberta, this time to an abusive addict. After a suicide attempt, divorce and a PTSD diagnosis she dedicated her passion to learning all she could about the brain, nervous system and ways to manage the symptoms of extreme mental health conditions.
Tiffany Rose is one of the only empirically trained PTSD Yoga educators and facilitators in Alberta, she owns LacOMbe Yoga and is on faculty with several teacher training academies, she also teaches workshops for people who serve and support those who may be living with the effects of trauma.
Prior to her career as a yoga teacher, Tiffany Rose worked in the Nonprofit sector for over 10 years as a marketing and public relations professional. She loves to create art, connection, community and collaboration. She lives in Central Alberta with her daughter, her cats and her cute puppy Hufflepuff.
I have been practicing meditation and yoga since 1996, sitting and moving with teachers from the Tibetan Buddhist, Kripalu, Ashtanga, and Iyengar streams. Along the way I’ve trained as a yoga therapist and an Ayurvedic consultant, and have maintained a private practice in Toronto since 2008. From 2008 through 2012 I co-directed Yoga Festival Toronto and Yoga Community Toronto, non-profit activist organizations dedicated to promoting open dialogue and accessibility. During that same period I studied jyotiśhāstra in a small oral-culture setting at the Vidya Institute in Toronto. I currently facilitate programming for yoga trainings internationally, focusing on yoga philosophy, meditation, Ayurveda, and the social psychology of practice. In all subject areas, I encourage students to explore how yoga practice can resist the psychic and material dominance of neoliberalism, and the quickening pace of environmental destruction.
I’m the author of eight books of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction. Of Threads of Yoga: a remix of Patanjali’s Sutras with commentary and reverie, scholar Mark Singleton writes: “I don’t know of any reading of the yoga sutras as wildly creative, as impassioned and as earnest as this. it engages Patanjali and the reader in an urgent, electrified conversation that weaves philosophy, symbolist poetry, psychoanalysis and cultural history. There’s a kind of delight and freshness in this book that is very rare in writing on yoga, and especially rare in writing on the yoga sutras. This is a Patanjali for postmoderns, less a translation than a startlingly relevant report on our current condition, through the prism of this ancient text.”
As a Ayurvedic consultant, I try to hold space for people as they integrate the shadows of flesh and heart. In the background of any meeting, I stay aware of whatever experience I’ve gained through ayurveda, yoga therapy, and yoga philosophy. Often, these disciplines provide useful lines of inquiry and protocols. But I try to be careful to not let what I think I know encroach upon the person, their unique growth, or mine. I try to hold my tools lightly, because they change.
I live in Toronto with my partner Alix Bemrose and our two sons.