Madina Tanekeyeva – (B.Ec, E-RYT, RPYT, Dip CBed).
Born in Kazakhstan, matured in The Netherlands, and now residing in Sydney, Australia.
I am a mom & wife, a senior yoga teacher, Yoga Teacher Mentor, creator of Emotional Release Yoga and Online Yoga Community (live and on-demand classes).
Since my early 20’s I dedicated most of my free time and resources seeking and deepening Buddhist and Yogic knowledge. This intertwined with a career working for big corporations, being stressed and dissatisfied with my life. Despite having a bachelor’s degree in Economics, at 28 I made a dramatic career change to become a yoga and meditation teacher.
I set on a path of self-discovery and traveled the world to study with many remarkable teachers. My meditation practice is shaped by Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche, a renowned Tibetan Buddhist master. While my yoga practice is influenced by Ashtanga teachers Nancy Gilgoff, Rolf & Marci, and Eileen Hall.
I co-founded Astanga Yoga School Amsterdam, changed 4 countries, and established myself as a successful yoga teacher in Almaty, Amsterdam, and Sydney.