Sia T. (RYT-500) is a native Washingtonian whose practice is rooted in go-go, hip hop and the use of the mat -- or as she calls it, the ma'at (truth) -- as a path for healing and wellness. She began studying Eastern philosophyin the 90s; and registered with the Yoga Alliance as a Hatha Vinyasa teacher in 2008.
She pays homage first to her family, her primary teachers; and to the many trainings in which she has participated, including kirtan workshops with Hari Kirtana-Das, and 200- and 300-hour certifications with Faith Hunter.
Each of her asana sessions is freestyled to create a "woke flow" with an attentiveness to the most natural movements of the mind and bodies present, and especially toward those recovering from PTSD. She has taught all levels, from beginners to advanced and in spaces including gyms, corporate offices, and for the federal and local government; and has developed presentations for the Infinite Possibilities Conference (for minority women in STEM) and the Green Festival.
In 2000, Sia graduated from the District of Columbia Public School, Duke Ellington School of the Arts, Literary & Media Arts department. She acquired her Bachelor of Science in Advertising and Marketing Communications in 2004; and has written and edited for The Source magazine and BET.com, and has written for NewsOne.com, WashingtonPost.NewsWeekInteractive and AOL.com among several other esteemed outlets.