Yoga is the path that brings you home to yourself.
Practice is the prayer that paves the road to that connection.
Tara is a dedicated practitioner and teacher, with over a decade of experience teaching classes, retreats and workshops both in India and internationally to a wide range of students.
Her classes are rooted in the traditional Hatha yoga style. Mantras and chanting add to the experience by bringing in sonorous and vibratory dimensions. By highlighting the aspects of reverence and minute attention to detail, each practice becomes no less than a prayer and the classroom no less than a temple. Focus and simple perfection along with watching of the breath bring the mind and body in alignment. Her classes can be advanced and challenging or restorative and balancing depending on the readiness and need of the student. The intention is to go beyond the mere physical practice and reach for the more subtle side of oneself.
The most valuable experiences in her extended period of study and practice have been Sivananda yoga (2009), Dharma Yoga with Sri Andrei Ram(2012) and finally with Yogacharya Venkatesh (2014) of Mysore with whom she found the most resonance and has been practicing with ever since in a gurukul system of learning. She deeply resonated with the way Acharya teaches, his style often described as having the precision of Iyengar yoga, the intensity of ashtanga vinyasa and the mindfulness of vipassana: the result – a practice of profound depth . Since 2014, this way of practice and study has illuminated not only her yoga practice but also deeply influenced her art practice. Chanting and philosophy have been a rich part of her experience guided by her teachers Hema Venkatesh, Dr. M.A Jayashree and Prof. M.A Narasimhan.
Yoga opened up an important door which led to the path of the Divine Feminine. An awakening of her inner Shakti who stands by her as her own intuition, inner knowing and the driving force behind her practice.
Connecting back to her roots and stepping into her natural ancestral lineage from Assam where the traditions of Shaktism and Tantra are strongly prevalent. Meditations in and around the Ma Kamakhya Temple have brought revelatory guidance and led her to many teachers and guides, both in human and subtle form and finally to being initiated into the kaula tradition.
2008 – Sivananda Nataraja Centre, New Delhi
2009 – 200hours Teacher’s Training, Sivananda Dhanwantari Ashram, Neyyar Dam Kerala.
2012 – 60hours Iyengar Immersion with Sharat Arora, Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Institute, Dharamkot
2013 – 200hours Teachers Training – Hatha Raja Yoga with Sri Andrei Ram, Yogaone Barcelona.
Atmavikasa Centre for yogic sciences Mysore:
2014 – 200hours Back bending intensive
2015 – 300hours Teacher’s Training
2018 – Guided self study
2019 – Guided self study
———- 350+ Hours Yoga Therapy Teacher’s Training
2020 – Guided self study
2022 – Guided self study