Tristan Boyer Binns

Tristan Boyer Binns

Tristan Boyer Binns has been practicing yoga since she was 14, when she stumbled into an eye-opening Breath of Fire workshop. Yoga has been a big part of her life throughout her travels, office work and pregnancies, and in coping with a young family. Tristan was a children’s book publisher and author and had reached the end of her patience with writing books on the Vikings. Deciding to become a yoga teacher was like a curtain lifting—it suddenly was the right thing to do, the only thing to do and was great fun as well as some of the hardest work she had ever done.

Tristan completed her Iyengar teacher training in London with Julie Hodges and is a Certified Iyengar Instructor. She enjoys helping students find new ways to see their challenges, embrace the incredible strength we all have–physical and emotional–and learn to relax and release into softness. She is known for her sense of humor, detailed instructions, and love of ropes and restorative classes. She loves questions! Tristan is also a regular contributor to Iyengar Yoga Association of New England blog.

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  • Iyengar: Standing Poses with a folding chair 40 min Tristan Binns

    Use your folding or yoga chair to enhance common standing poses - Downward Facing Dog, Standing Forward Fold, Triangle and Side Angle, Parsvottanasana, and a very lifted Bridge pose, as well as a truly deeply relaxing Savasana. Any folding chair should work. You will want to be at a wall as well....

  • Restorative: Greatest Hits • Tristan Binns • 40 min

    Join Tristan for this perfect rest at any time of the day, or especially to unwind before going to sleep. If you’re tired but a nap is not possible, try this practice instead for a refreshing reset. Restorative poses good for any time of the day or before sleep.
    Suggested props: Chair, 3 blankets...

  • Covid recovery sequence: Introduction • Tristan Binns • 8 min

    Recovering from Covid-19, even the "mild" variant, can be challenging. This sequence is built on the work of Lois Steinberg, and the Iyengar yoga Association of the UK Therapeutics Committee. They both produced resources in spring of 2020, links below. (I highly recommend especially the booklet t...

  • Covid recovery sequence: Part 1: Childs Pose • Tristan Binns • 11 min

    Recovering from Covid-19, even the "mild" variant, can be challenging. This sequence is built on the work of Lois Steinberg, and the Iyengar yoga Association of the UK Therapeutics Committee. They both produced resources in spring of 2020, links below. (I highly recommend especially the booklet t...

  • Covid recovery sequence: Sirsasana after Part 2 (if practicing) • Tristan B

    Recovering from Covid-19, even the "mild" variant, can be challenging. This sequence is built on the work of Lois Steinberg, and the Iyengar yoga Association of the UK Therapeutics Committee. They both produced resources in spring of 2020, links below. (I highly recommend especially the booklet t...

  • Covid recovery sequence: Part 6: Savasana • Tristan Binns • 9 mins

    Recovering from Covid-19, even the "mild" variant, can be challenging. This sequence is built on the work of Lois Steinberg, and the Iyengar yoga Association of the UK Therapeutics Committee. They both produced resources in spring of 2020, links below. (I highly recommend especially the booklet t...

  • Covid recovery sequence: Part 5: Inversions • Tristan Binns • 15 mins

    Recovering from Covid-19, even the "mild" variant, can be challenging. This sequence is built on the work of Lois Steinberg, and the Iyengar yoga Association of the UK Therapeutics Committee. They both produced resources in spring of 2020, links below. (I highly recommend especially the booklet t...

  • Covid recovery sequence: Part 4: Suptas • Tristan Binns • 16 mins

    Recovering from Covid-19, even the "mild" variant, can be challenging. This sequence is built on the work of Lois Steinberg, and the Iyengar yoga Association of the UK Therapeutics Committee. They both produced resources in spring of 2020, links below. (I highly recommend especially the booklet t...

  • Covid recovery sequence: Part 3: L shape poses • Tristan Binns • 15 min

    Recovering from Covid-19, even the "mild" variant, can be challenging. This sequence is built on the work of Lois Steinberg, and the Iyengar yoga Association of the UK Therapeutics Committee. They both produced resources in spring of 2020, links below. (I highly recommend especially the booklet t...

  • Covid recovery sequence: Part 2 Standing Inversions/Forward Bends • Tristan B

    Recovering from Covid-19, even the "mild" variant, can be challenging. This sequence is built on the work of Lois Steinberg, and the Iyengar yoga Association of the UK Therapeutics Committee. They both produced resources in spring of 2020, links below. (I highly recommend especially the booklet t...

  • Iyengar: Viparita Karani Cycle • Tristan Boyer Binns • 23 min

    Viparita Karani, or Legs Up the Wall, is a wonderful pose cycle to practice at the beginning or end of a longer practice. It is also a perfect stand alone practice to help recharge and revitalize, or calm down, at any point during the day. Truly versatile! Please do the whole cycle, or shorten it...

  • Restorative Yoga: To Prepare for Sleep • Tristan Binns • 20 mins

    This restorative practice will prepare the body, and therefore the mind, to be ready to sleep. Also a good break and rest at any point during the day. We use simple props to create supportive poses that work with your body's systems to move you into a restful state. Poses are held for up to 5 min...

  • Iyengar: Inversion Practice for Experienced Students • Tristan Binns 30 min

    For experienced Iyengar practitioners. This practice is a good preparation for inversions, plus Salamba Sirsasana and Salamba Sarvangasana. A good straightforward afternoon/evening inversion practice. Please already be steady in your inversions before doing this practice.
    Suggested props: 2 block...

  • Iyengar Ropes: Warm Ups • Tristan Boyer Binns • 15 min

    Learn how to use the wall ropes to do a simple warm up sequence, with variations and versions of Paschimottanasana (Seated Forward Bend Pose) and Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward-Facing Dog Pose). Tristan suggests watching the video once before practicing along with it.

    Suggested Props: Ropes Wall

  • Iyengar Ropes: Standing Poses • Tristan Boyer Binns • 15 min

    Use the wall ropes to do Utthita Trikonasana (Extended Triangle Pose) two ways, and learn how to use the same set up for Virabhadrasana II (Warrior II Pose) and Utthita Parsvakonasana (Extended Side Angle Pose). Also enjoy a version of Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward-Facing Dog Pose). Tristan sug...