About Us

About Tidy Temple Yoga

Tidy Temple Yoga, pioneered by Kristin (Kay) Erlandson-Ginnivan and her husband Rob in March 2012, is one of Canberra’s longest running yoga studios. A long-term practitioner of yoga, Kay’s vision “yoga for everyone” has brought yoga to workplaces, private groups and the local community for almost a decade; and inspired her family, other like-minded teachers and the wider community to come on board.

Born out of Kay’s passion for yoga, TTY started as a one-woman teaching enterprise; it grew and expanded with multiple locations, class offerings and teachers. At one point we had a team of at least 9 wonderful teachers and 17 weekly community classes, and at another point, Kay’s whole family was involved in teaching: Rob, as a teacher, mindfulness coach, author and public speaker; Jay as a power vinyasa flow teacher; and Annika as a kids yoga teacher.

In the last couple of years, we have had a small teaching team consisting mainly of Kay and her son Jay, and a few other lovely teachers (including Bianca Gautama who still does class covers for us from time to time).

Our main focus these days is bringing yoga to Organisations, Workplaces, Private Groups and Individuals with our Mobile Studio; and teaching a small selection of term-based classes (and some private classes) in our boutique yoga studio in Nicholls.

What we are about

Our mission at Tidy Temple Yoga is to empower and inspire the community through the practice of yoga. The name Tidy Temple refers to the saying “Your body is a temple” and as such should be treated with respect and loving kindness. Yoga can open up possibilities and invite personal breakthroughs on and off the mat and we believe anyone can benefit from it. Through our teaching we strive to help others build strength, balance and inspire healthy transformation in their lives. 

At Tidy Temple Yoga we teach a variety of yoga styles stemming from the traditions of Iyengar yoga and Ashtanga yoga. We offer a total class experience incorporating physical postures (asanas), breathing techniques (pranayama), meditation (pratyahara, dharana, dhyana), relaxation (savasana, yoga nidra) & philosophy. We aim to connect with people, build community and teach from intuition and authenticity.

This includes supporting events such as the Canberra Summer’s End Yoga Festival, the Canberra Yoga Conference and the United Nation’s World Yoga Day and charities including Frontline Yoga and Soldier On  

Read more about our yoga styles and teaching approach here