Hey, I’m Tina Foster.
I’m passionate and creative. I show up.
TinaFosterYoga & Meditation are my tools.
I teach and mentor all kinds of yogis including teachers and meditation guides.
You might work with me in a corporate room, a retreat center, your favorite studio or my private studio on Mission Street in San Francisco.
Meditation for Non-Meditators: A (Forever) Beginners Guide is a book I wrote that’s inspired a series of books and a blog by the same name.


You’re in the right place if you’re looking for:
  • soulful, non-new-agey, yoga and meditation guidance that’s modern and provocative, yet seasoned over decades of practice
  • thoughtful, well-crafted books, guided meditations, online courses and experiences- all made just for you
  • a community of smart, fun, co-creative yogis: brand new beginners alongside forever beginners and teachers.
Here’s some quick links:
  • Meditation eBook “Meditation for Non-Meditators”
  • FREE digital materials for meditation, such as my upcoming meditation companion
  • In my studio: private yoga, mentoring & Thai massage
  • Workshops & Retreats: Sept. 6th Yin & Yoga Nidra, Wild Mountain Yoga, Nevada City, CA is up next.
  • In local studios: weekly yoga classes
  • Corporate Programs: Want to enrich the culture and creativity of your workplace? I lead modern, engaging meditation programs at the headquarters of Gap, Inc. as well as other companies. I create a one of a kind programs for companies shaped around their unique inspirations and needs. Email me with your ideas and questions.

Looking for my professional bio? See Influences.

For my Personal Narrative, see My Story.

Why “Atypical” Yogini? see Atypical: 5 Reasons Why it Sticks


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My Passion: Cultivating Consciousness by Keeping it Down to Earth.

What does this mean?

  • Consciousness is everywhere.
  • Those rare flashes of mystery and beauty on the yoga mat and the meditation cushion are a winks and nudges. Bring them into your everyday life.
  • Rather than taking on the practice of an authority figure, you can find a practice that fits you.
  • Whatever inspires you in life can inspire you in practice.
  • Seed what you know and love about life into your field of practice. Watch it blossom, rise and dazzle the world as it flourishes.
  • I can help. I love this stuff.

I get off on Eurekas. Do you?

One bit of feedback I consistently hear is that I’m good at helping people unearth their eurekas and put them to practical use right away.

What is a Eureka? It’s like an epiphany, but WAY more fun to have. It’s like striking gold.

We’re all mining our inner gold, but it can be tricky to see those glittery flashes winking back at you from your own inner goldmine.

Eurekas, in their raw form are deep, dusty and compact. But designed to POP and reveal their truth.

Your subconscious is a storehouse chock full of Raw Eureka Potential.

Yoga and meditation have the keys to that storehouse.

You just have to know how to use them. And there are myriad ways to do so.

What’s YOUR way?

I teach the full spectrum of yoga with an emphasis on the meditative element. Notice I didn’t say meditative SIDE.

(There is no meditative side in yoga. It’s all meditative when practiced authentically.)

I help people unearth their meditative mojo in a way that often surprises them.

Whether I’m teaching classes, leading workshops, retreats, working with a private client, or developing corporate programs, I’m thinking about how to help people Slow Down as a Way to Wake Up. In a way that’s fun, easy, and even kind of sexy.

Yep, meditation is sexy.

Don’t believe me? Let me help you let your meditative hair down.

Who Do I Work With?


You know you’re more than muscles and bones.

I work with yogis-to-be, yoga teachers, meditators of all levels,, including guides.

It’s not about BECOMING something, it’s about BEING more of who you really are.

What’s the Current Edge of My Work?

Not so much about getting the world to try yoga. That’s being done very, very well already.

I’m encouraging yogis to get into the world. To talk about things other than yoga as part of their yoga.

To cultivate a practice that welcomes ALL OF WHO THEY ARE. To explore all their interests as the unfolding of their practice. To be business-people, work in high-tech, get fired up and go into politics, be artists (that make art that isn’t just about yoga), academics (that study disciplines other than yoga and spirituality)…

Yoga is a fluid medium of self-expression and self-actualization. Don’t cut parts of yourself away in order to fit into it.

…find the yoga in the yoga but also THE YOGA IN EVERYTHING ELSE.

To help you discover and unpack your deeper riches.

To love yourself– to explore the inner landscape hidden inside your physical form.

To practice fearlessly, as an open-ended, evergreen exploration rather than a performance-based, result-oriented challenge.

Results will happen anyway. And it will be very challenging.

If your passions are stirring from reading this…PRACTICE WITH ME.

Let’s get together and figure it out.


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