Tatyana Souza

Coolidge Corner Yoga co-founder, Tatyana Souza, has been a scientist most of her adult life. After completing her PhD in immunology in 2006, Tatyana served as a senior scientist at Pfizer for six years, where she worked on forwarding drug research in an effort to help those who needed healing. During that time Tatyana also discovered the magic of yoga when she stumbled into a Forrest yoga class while newly pregnant with her first son, Nikka. From that moment forward, Tatyana became a dedicated practitioner, seeking her yoga mat not only for a full body workout but also for revitalization, serenity, adventure, play, and introspection. As a scientist, Tatyana began to realize that yoga offers much more than a workout; in fact, its benefits may even be stronger than chemical drugs. When people begin practicing yoga, they start to pay attention to their bodies. With this mind-body connection activated, it becomes very simple to make choices that lead to a healthier life. In this way, many ailments and stresses can be avoided altogether.

Excited to spread the benefits of this practice with others, Tatyana completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training at Back Bay Yoga in 2011 and became a registered teacher with Yoga Alliance. She has been teaching in the Boston community ever since. It was Tatyana’s dream and vision to bring a yoga studio to the Brookline community, to provide a sanctuary where families can begin to nurture their bodies and take care of themselves, thus combating stress and preventing any associated disease.

In Tatyana’s classes, students can expect to find intelligent and stimulating sequencing, playful postures that will challenge your boundaries, and gentle hands-on assists, all to the backdrop of a chill and funky playlist.

Tatyana believes that yoga builds physical strength, muscle fluidity, suppleness, and length, while also initiating a deep connection to yourself. Through that connection you gain the courage to be your authentic self and to live your life to its infinite potential. This freedom results in immense happiness, which, in turn, becomes love and compassion for the surrounding world.

Tatyana Souza instructs the following:
  • Core Flow
  • Core Flow will restore and strengthen all muscles in the core. The class is suitable for all levels and will consist of breath work to engage deep abdominal muscles, yoga poses linked to breath which activate and condition the core, as well as deep stretching and strengthening of the muscles that work closely together with the core to achieve maximal benefit.

  • Vinyasa Yoga
  • Vinyasa Yoga is a vigorous yoga class that moves through poses with the pace of your breath. The class is designed for all levels with modifications offered to take the class at your own level and ability on any given day. The sequence of each class will build towards a challenging peak pose(s) to stimulate both the beginner and advanced practitioner as well as the kid at heart. This class will be sweaty and fun and will challenge students of all levels.

  • CCY Anniversary Class at Larz Anderson Park
  • CCY’s 4th Anniversary Celebration!
    led by Tatyana Souza & Laura Ahrens and featuring live music by Garth Stevenson
    Saturday, 9/30/2017 (4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.)
    Feel Good, Do Good: $25 per person to be donated to a charity selected by the CCY community and matched by CCY!
    CCY is four years old! We couldn’t have done any of this without you, so come join us in celebrating all of the goodness with a special outdoor Vinyasa yoga class led by Laura Ahrens and Tatyana Souza. Set against the beautiful backdrop of Larz Anderson Park in Brookline and accompanied by the beautiful and soulful melodies played by Garth Stevenson, this is sure to be a practice you won't soon forget.
    Tatyana will start us off flowing through a warm-up  that will heighten awareness and connection to the self. In an effortless transition, Laura will continue and guide students through a grounding standing series that will encourage opening up to and inviting in the surrounding nature and music. Tatyana will then close class with a restorative cool down and meditation. 
    Feel Good, Do Good: Your $25 donation for this class will go toward a charity that the CCY community will choose together at the event. Don't miss this unique opportunity to connect with yourself, your community, the beauty of nature, and the mesmerizing sounds of Garth's soulful music. We hope you’ll join us in celebrating this beautiful community that you’ve helped us to build.
    Potluck picnic to follow, with lots of yummy food to round dinner out provided by Whole Heart Provisions! Bring your blanket and your favorite plant-based appetizer or dessert to share. Sign up for potluck at   http://bit.ly/2vJCZ9m