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I'm Tish Torres.
Eight years ago, I embarked on the journey of healing myself from the inside out – focusing on physical fitness and nutrition. I intermittently used yoga to compliment my weight training and cardio routines. It wasn’t until I attended my first in-person yoga class that I realized yoga was so much more than bonafide stretching. That fateful yin class compelled me to gain over 600 hours of training and experience in yin, vinyasa, prenatal, yoga for corporate settings and meditation; in addition, to becoming a certified full-spectrum doula.
“This series was fantastic. The meditations were penetrating and relevant. I like how each class worked a different area of the body and corresponding chakra. Logistically, the process was seamless. Thank you again!”
“This was a perfect series. Your voice is so soothing and allows me to really relax into the pose and take time for myself.”
“”The class helped me to focus and distracted me for at least 75 min. Lots going on as you say. Your voice is quite soothing and I enjoyed your playlist, I’m going to keep it in my rotation. I appreciate the practice. Looking forward to your next class.”
“Simple + Accessible = SUSTAINABLE Self Care”
“Evolve Consciously ©”
Tish is an Afro-Latina yoga & meditation guide and health & wellness advocate. She channels her mom-adjacent skills as a “Madrina” (Spanish for “Godmother”) of seven sweet children by guiding souls earth-side as a certified, full-spectrum doula. Her aim is to provide self-care that is simple and accessible, so it becomes a sustainable practice. A consistent seeker of healing knowledge, she studies and guides students through the physiological and psycho-emotional effects of mindful movements, breath work, self-inquiry and meditation.
Tish earned a Global MBA in Marketing from Kean University of Union, New Jersey and a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Marist College of Poughkeepsie, New York. The psychology of business, specifically understanding the “why” behind the purchase-decision process, propelled her formal education; but, she hit a motivational wall during her 10+ year marketing career and found she was asking herself “why”? Why was she over consuming (processed foods, alcohol, sleep, mindless television, stagnancy, etc.), spending money on unhealthy habits that contributed to her mental, physical, emotional and spiritual deterioration? The death of her father amplified her inquiry and she began struggling with the concepts of mortality and time.
A quote Tish remembers from a forgotten source goes: “Time is the only ever-depreciating asset. We can never get more and we don’t know how much we have.” During her grieving process, she reached out to her mentor and high school religion teacher, the late Mrs. Marybeth Hoffman, who assisted Tish in establishing structure at this time when she was having anxiety about how much time she had in this life. Insert the shift in healing from focusing on strictly physical fitness and nutrition to include an emphasis on her spiritual wellness and psycho-emotional health.
A dear friend gifted Tish a notebook as part of a grieving basket with a note that said something to the effect of “a safe-space for all of your BIG feelings you’re not ready to say out loud.” She continues to transmute negative energy and self-doubt through her self-inquiry and scripting process, now 6 journals (and counting) later. Tish gradually eliminated certain food groups from her diet based on how she would feel after eating. She implemented a budget, debt-pay off and savings plan to stabilize her financial security. She then experimented with flip-flopping her physical fitness regimen so that she practiced yoga primarily and complemented with weight-lifting. Tish did not realize it at the time, but she began to evolve with this new injection of consciousness into her lifestyle.
Enter the fateful yin class she took, guided by Dr. Naomi P. Fox at Hot Yoga Revolution in Cranford, NJ. Tish was moved to tears as she felt her spirit stir with a calling that Naomi clarified after class as “lightbringer.” She would go on to study under Dr. Naomi P. Fox, Sara Rosenblatt, Danielle Mojo, Adi Shakti and Anjali Sunita, completing over 600 hour of training in yin, vinyasa, prenatal, trauma-informed yoga, pranayama and meditation practices.
Tish has been blessed to partner with amazing and inspiring people and organizations along her yoga journey:
- Africa Yoga Project, a youth development program, where Tish raised funds to send two-African students to a 200-hr yoga teacher training in Nairobi, Kenya as part of a youth development program. She had intentions of assisting that training, but it was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Family Promise, a community organization that partners with local affiliates to combat homelessness in Union County, NJ, where Tish participated in their 21-Day Family Fitness Challenge by hosting a community yin yoga and meditation class.
- We Are Change Yoga, an awareness driven movement to evoke peaceful sustained action to support advocacy for equal justice under the law, where Tish guided a donation-based yin yoga class for their Juneteenth celebration which benefited BlackLivesMatter and other social justice organizations serving underrepresented and marginalized people.
- Dr. Yasmene Mumby, creator of “Ahimsa, the audiomemoir on yoga, wellness, and Black Lives in 2020,” who interviewed Tish for the piece.
Tish would also create her own company, Project Fruition, with the intention of providing support to people along their health & wellness journey by devising a plan (“project” as a noun), putting the plan into motion (“project” as a verb) and bringing the desired result into reality or “fruition.” She remains excited about her own journey, as well as, assisting others along their journey to Evolve Consciously ©.
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