Tess Conrad’s yoga practice began at the age of 16. She became a dedicated student to the path of yoga.
In June of 1997, Tess was in a horrible car accident. She recently graduated from high school and was on a date with a college boy who was going to CalPoly. That night she never came home. Tragically, the college boy died and Tess was airlifted to the nearest hospital in critical condition. She had gone through the passenger side window and suffered significant head trauma. Two weeks later she was released from the hospital having no memory of what had happened. According to doctors, the trauma she experienced was so severe and catastrophic that her brain had to “shut out” what she had seen so that she could live and function normally. To this day, Tess has no memory of what happened that night when they hit a tree going 70 mph. After a long road to recovery, eye and arm surgery, she was given a second chance to live - to passionately, fiercely, and boldly live. She paid her way through college, traveled around the world, and graduated with a business music degree from Chico State. It wasn’t until 2010, that she found Ana Forrest Yoga and her life changed forever. She found purpose and became a dedicated yoga student on a mission to heal herself and help others find their passion and discover their greatness.
In 2011, she journeyed to Houston, Texas to join Ana Forrest for a 600 hour teacher training to discover herself, not to teach. From that moment on she was ravenous to learn more about the philosophy, asana, sutras, pranayama, and the medicinal power of yoga. All leading to a deeply powerful transformation to discover the teacher inside of herself and to start teaching yoga.
Tess is an experienced registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance with over 2,500 hours of teacher trainings from around the globe. She has 10,000 hours of teaching yoga, workshops, events, and has lead two 200 hour Yoga Alliance certified teacher training called Discover Your Greatness. Her teachings include Forrest Yoga, Yin Yoga, Flow, Hot, Hybrid and Fusion yoga classes. Yoga is a study. A study of the self. Thanks to yoga, everyday she finds more and more of her amazing self. She is passionate, dedicated, driven, strong, and inspired about life and all that is still to learn and unlearn. Tess is a grateful yogi who teaches from a place of love, presence, intention, mind body connection and pure passion. Join her for a wild ride on your mat. Namaste ~