Tina taught her first movement classes more than 30 years ago and began exploring inner work in her teens. She fully embodies her surname "Foster" as the descendant of generations of socially engaged farmers and community caretakers. Having struggled from early life with insomnia and anxiety, Tina is an advocate for learning relaxation as a craft. She's known for her strong voice and ability to hold deep space.
CARETAKER WITH A STRONG VOICE
SOUTH TO SAN FRAN VIA EAST EUROPE
Tina lives on the ancestral lands of the Ramaytush Ohlone, otherwise known as San Francisco. Her pronouns are she/her. She grew up in Alabama on the lands of the Mvskoke (Muskogee/ Creek) First Nation. Tina also lived in Athens GA in the 80's, Czechoslovakia in the early 90's and New Orleans pre-Katrina. She's a walker of cities and hiker of trails who also takes photos and makes digital media.
FACILITATOR | SOMATIC WORKER | CREATOR
"Inner Adventures in Movement & Stillness" is Tina's elevator description of her work, which draws from her training as a teacher, movement therapist, somatic worker and transformational coach. Tina has written three books on meditation and created numerous products including The Secret Life of the Body Mudra Card Deck. She has also been the recipient of three Soros Foundation Fellowships.
UNLEARNING FROM THE INSIDE OUT
As a PTSD survivor, Tina works to unravel her own trauma as a part of her study of Somatic Abolitionism, Embodied Anti-racism and decolonization. She is committed to unlearning ableism, building healing cultures and dismantling harmful ones, beginning with those inside herself.