As a Texas Scholar, she received a scholarship from The Texas Board of Education where she joined her college’s honors program. After earning her BA in Interdisciplinary Studies, a debilitating illness left her with double vision and during recovery she used painting as a therapy to heal.
She is a certified yoga teacher at the 500-hour level and has taught over 4,000 classes to ages 5-85 where her passion is to teach others the creative process, using yoga as the medium.
In 2010, Trina created her own 200-hour yoga training program, Advanced Yoga Studies, where she helped teachers discover their own authentic voice and teaching style. She was a co-creator and Lead Faculty of The Mat 300 where she certified yoga teachers at the 500-hour level. Trina has been the yoga teacher-in-residency at The Crow Collection of Asian Art and taught yoga at The University of Dallas, El Centro College, Eastfield College, and Greenhill School. Her workshops included Yoga College, The Wisdom of the Chakras, Learn to Fly: Arm Balances & Inversions, Partner Yoga, and Yoga 101. She was known for her honest, creative approach to yoga and teaching.
Trina is a descendant of the founder of the City of Dallas. In her spare time, you can find her listening to live jazz, writing, taking photos, producing, and researching how to change her middle name to “Fun”.