Tai Allison Bickert (Shoults) has had a lifelong passion to help people and to teach them how to help themselves. She began to walk the yoga path at the age of 24 and although her journey began before 2014, this was the year she made the commitment to become a yoga instructor. It was in 2015 that she received her 200-hour RYT certificate from the Wanderlust Festival Teacher Training Program in Lake Tahoe, CA.
In January of 2016, Tai studied in Costa Rica and completed a 100-hour Advanced Therapeutics Training and in May of 2016, she returned to Lake Tahoe to successfully complete a 50-hour teacher training titled Sequencing the Physical Body. In October of 2016, Tai once again returned to Lake Tahoe to study in Yoga Is Medicine: Chakras and Kundalini. In January of 2017, Tai completed her 500-hour RYT certificate and in September she received her first attunement in Kundalini Reiki, followed by her second attunement in March of 2017.
Tai is currently continuing her education in advanced training with the Alaya Yoga School. She has been very blessed to have studied with well-known yoga instructors such as Ashleigh Sergeant, Meg McCraken, Andrea Marcum, Sara Ivanhoe, Jennifer Marie Lane, Michael Lane, Kevin Courtney and Michelle Nayeli Bouvier. These amazing people continue to be mentors, friends, and role models for Tai.
Tai's passion for helping others goes well beyond her yoga training. She is a mother, a business owner, a healthy living mentor, a Beachbody® coach, a yoga and meditation instructor, and an aspiring writer. Tai inspires people to shine by placing focus on their health, body, mind, and soul. She does this by lovingly guiding them to understand that they already hold within, what they need to be successful. In group settings, private sessions, workshops, and retreats, she helps people empower themselves to find the Grace and Connection they seek.
In her "spare time" you can find Tai with one or both of her daughters; playing with her dog(s), cat(s), and chickens; drinking tea, sipping wine, or sharing a meal with one of her many friends; reading; writing up the next deli menu or yoga class; or helping someone in need.
"I am so honored that I have the privilege to teach yoga. I have a passion for learning and growing. I give tools to people I teach in hopes of them being able to grow themselves and be more of a complete spiritual being on this earth. I am passionate about Yoga and the many health benefits it offers, body, mind, and soul. Learning and living a yogic lifestyle has helped me to be a better person for myself and for my family. I truly believe we have the power to heal the body using not only the asana, yoga poses, but the rest of the ancient yoga philosophies and traditions as well." ` Tai