TJ Halliday has been actively studying the mind-body connection and our capacity for self-healing for over 20 years through yoga and other mindfulness-based practices, and is currently pursuing her Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology + Mind Body Connection at Columbia University.
After struggling with anxiety from childhood, TJ found yoga to be the most stabilizing and transformative therapy for coping and has since become a champion of integrating restorative and mindfulness tools into her practice and teachings.
She has studied with Yoga for Anxiety + Depression pioneers Amy Weintraub, Bo Forbes and Alison West, as well as with world-renowned Vipassana meditation teacher Sharon Salzberg. Out of this work came her own highly effective Emotional Wellness workshop series which addresses mood disorders such as anxiety and depression, along with ways to build resiliency.
TJ is also an advocate for women's mental health and works with Pre- and Post-Natal populations through yoga and mindfulness practices. She mentors with respected perinatal care expert Lara Kohn-Thompson and is certified in Yoga for Labor + Delivery. She recently began working with women at The Motherhood Center in Manhattan, which provides supportive programming for new and expecting moms, and women suffering from perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.
Rounding out these interests is a yoga + music collaboration with her professional acoustic bass playing husband, Jim Greene. Merging their life's work is a joyful and meaningful experience which translates to whatever class or event they are leading.