Tula Wellness Retreats are cooperated by Carolyn Cooke, owner of Yogat and yoga therapist, Tyler Miscannon, from Always Sunny Yoga Therapy. The two met through yoga and discovered their aligned values and desire to inspire others to find balance amid today's busy lifestyle.
Tyler began her yoga journey whilst in high school attending a yoga class each morning with her mom before school. Tyler originally went to yoga for the physical benefits but soon discovered the deep powers of yoga on our whole being.
Tyler believes that we all have a light inside of us no matter how dim or dark it might feel at times. Arriving on our mat, whatever that looks like for each of us individually, is the original groundwork for svadhyaya, self study, and our chance to live with kindness, grow and shine our light. Tyler started Always Sunny so she could teach and learn from others as we build and mould ourselves and the world around us.
“We all hold a deep power inside of us - this power is our light. This power can change our perspective - it can change our lives at any time. The key to unlocking it is within our practice.
But yoga doesn’t only happen on our mat. Yoga is there anytime we connect with ourselves, when we feel love for others, when we use the light within us to spread kindness in the world and shine our way out of darkness.”
After receiving an autoimmune diagnosis in early 2018, Carolyn sought relief through meditation, diet and yoga. During her research to understand the disease she propelled herself into the practice and began to manage her symptoms. It was through connecting to the mat, that Carolyn understood the importance of balance and the positive impacts it had both physically and mentally.
Studying design and fine art in her early twenties, coupled with a decade long career in event and project management, Carolyn launched Yogat in December 2018. Since then, she has collaborated with over twelve Australian artists and sold numerous limited edition, eco-friendly yoga mats.
“Art has the power to shift perspectives, evoke emotions and inspire creative thought. Combine art with yoga and you have a powerful formula for positive impact.”