About Ti Harmony
Ti has been practicing yoga and meditation as personal spiritual and healing disciplines for 3-4 hours per day since 1990, beginning as simply “organized stretching” before realizing all the benefits to the body and mind. Ti studied to become a yoga teacher at the Kripalu center and returned for continuing education for one month each year for several years. He has been teaching yoga since January 1993, and has been teaching in Carrboro since 1996. Ti has studied with many great teachers over the years, including his main yoga influences Angela Farmer and Victor Von Kooten as well as Erich Schiffmann. He also took Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy training and then mentored in that program.
Ti is a disciple of Amma and follows her teachings for spiritual practice and living, taking a pilgrimage bi-annually to visit her. Ti gives her credit for taking him deeper on the path of yoga than he had ever dreamed he would be able to go.
In 2004 Ti started Chapel Hill/Carrboro’s first and longest continuous running yoga teacher training. In 1999 he began the area’s first and longest running weekly kirtan. Ti cofounded Carrboro/Chapel Hill’s first and only donation yoga school in 2010 and continues to run Carrboro/Chapel Hill’s only donation yoga space which is now online only, hopefully only temporarily, due to COVID-19.
Ti as Teacher
Ti likes to keep a sense of humor and to connect with students. He views the body as a door IN and physical yoga as intended to increase energy flow and to calm the mind. Ti likes to work “hard” and deeply and strives to be rigorously attentive, peaceful, honest, energized, loving and thankful. He also is very intent on instructing where NOT to feel a stretch in the poses.
In his “spare” time Ti homeschools his youngest, high-school-age son and enjoys playing disc golf with him. He also takes walks in the woods with his dogs while repeating his mantra with his footsteps.
Ti is available to meet with students for spiritual input, mentoring or guidance or whatever the student is needing. Meetings can happen one-on-one on Zoom or by phone, on a suggested sliding scale, or for a masked and socially-distanced dog walk, totally by donation.