“My mission is to inspire others to step into their truth,
to love themselves wholeheartedly
and to empower their unique expression in the world.”
Welcome dear friend!
Hello! I’m Atira
and I hold strongly a vision for all beings to live in freedom, love and power on this beautiful planet.
A deep devotion to life, and the rigours of feminine practices of yoga, meditation and service, are the foundations for my commitment to bringing more happiness, joy and peace to the world.
I’m absolutely 100% devoted to guiding people back to their essential and innate power and wisdom through spiritual practices, yoga, meditation, and a whole lotta healing, self-acceptance and love.
A little more about me…
I’m a senior yoga and meditation teacher (1000 YTT), art therapist (MA Art Therapy & Dip. Transpersonal Art Therapy), a somatic experiencing practitioner (SEP), women’s health & leadership coach, public speaker & author. I am currently a PhD candidate in Creative Arts Therapies Research with Mt. Mary University (USA).
I’m the Founder & Director of Art to Healing, an Australian charity committed to supporting the recovery of girls and women who have experienced sex slavery, exploitation and abuse, from over 8 countries in Asia and the Pacific, creating and delivering numerous trauma-informed programs in art therapy, counselling, yoga and mindfulness, from the slums of Kathmandu to the refugee camps in Burma. I have supported the recovery of thousands of women and children since 2005 to live lives free from sex slavery and exploitation.
My Sacred Activism work includes creating and directing Yoga for Freedom, a global Yoga and Social Change movement, which has raised over $60,000 for various global social justice issues since 2016.
But more importantly, fusing embodied spirituality with social change, my rich and wondrous life has led me on an intent search for awakening, love, and service to humanity.
Hailing from Singapore, I understand the disempowerment and disconnection from my feminine wisdom, power and sovereignty. I understand the unworthiness, fear and doubt. Growing up in an traditionally Asian culture and conditioning where women are treated unequally to men, I was raised with a deep unconscious shame of being born female.
13 years ago I was diagnosed with cervical cancer. A devout yogi immersed in wellness, healthy eating and personal development, this news was a complete shock for me. After my first operation, my doctor informed me that the cancer had spread. In disbelief, I refused chemotherapy, choosing instead to listen to the loud inner voice of my intuition:
That I had the power to heal myself.
I set out on a powerful journey of healing.
In this time, I uncovered and healed the feminine wounding and trauma of my ancestry, my sexuality, my body, and emerged the other side: healed, whole and 13 years cancer free. I’ve been honoured to share this knowledge of feminine spiritual practices and embodied freedom with other women all over the world.
I am passionate about supporting other women heal their bodies, recover from trauma, reclaim their power, and to live, love and lead from their hearts.
I offer 1:1 individual Skype sessions in trauma therapy through Somatic Experiencing, sexual abuse recovery, women’s health and feminine leadership coaching.
I teach yoga teacher trainings and retreats globally, and continue my passion with Art to Healing in Asia, and Yoga for Freedom internationally.
“Heart opening, considered and expansive are words that come to mind when describing one of Atira Tan’s classes. I always leave her classes feeling inspired, expansive and energised.
Atira is a gem of a teacher and it was an honour to have her teach me. Her classes are a spiritual journey and I can’t recommend her enough.”
– Deirdre Mullins, Travel writer and TV producer, Ireland.
“Feminine yoga with Atira is the most profound thing I have ever done, for awakening my sensuality, helping me with my body image, and healing from the trauma of birth. It helped me to process the trauma of childbirth, because it’s one thing to do it intellectually but to process it physically was what was so profound and really helped me to acknowledge everything that happened and move on. Atira has helped me to move through experiences of pain to a new experience of pleasure. My body suddenly became a vessel of love, pleasure and fun.“
– Bec Heelan, Physical Trainer and Mother. Australia
“Stepping wholeheartedly into our bodies, minds and hearts lets us fully claim our power and engages our greatest potential for the healing of all beings.
This is inspired action from the heart.”
Atira Tan TED X Byron Bay Talk on Feminine Social Change:
Inspired Action from the Heart
“My question to you is – are you inspired to take action?
Is there something that can do to bring more happiness to yourself and the planet?
“Feel and follow the energy in your heart. Follow what is meaningful. The quicker we can shorten the time between inspiration and action, the quicker we can bring Inspired Action from the Heart.”
Because the world needs you. Your gifts, your unique expression.
As a social activist focused on weaving spiritual practice into compassionate action in the world, I believe that the more we heal and transform our wounds into wisdom, the more we step into our true authentic power and lead from our hearts, we give other women permission to do the same.
Together, we can create deep sustainable positive change for humanity.
We can walk our path of heart with ease and grace.
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“Atira has been the vessel for my healing and transformation. She has truly inspired me in so many ways. Everything about her, her classes and her teachings have given me courage and strength to follow my heart path.”
– Laura Solis, Mother & Dance Teacher, Melbourne, Australia.
“Atira is a true inspiration and contribution to the world and its people. Not only in her yoga sessions she enabled me for deep spiritual processes but even more during a Somatic Experiencing session I was able to see and feel a much deeper connection to my heart. She holds a strong power with incredible capacity and conveys such in a very soft and gentle way that enables connections to the most vulnerable emotions within the body. My session was completed with the most beautiful rainbow across the ocean and I still hold that newly discovered place within with considerate care. I can only recommend her to everyone.”
– Nina Cejnar, Coach & Social Entrepreneur, Berlin, Germany.