Tara has been teaching yoga for over ten years, having studied and trained in the lineages of Sivananda yoga (2009), Dharma Yoga with Sri Andrei Ram(2012) and then finally with Yogacharya Venkatesh (2014) of Mysore in whom she found her lifelong Guide and home. She deeply resonated with the sincerity, devotion and passion with which 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, Tara has been going back to Mysore regularly to delve into what has developed into a gurukul system of study. Unfolding layer by layer, each time a little more profound. The study of yoga philosophy and chanting of the yoga sutras of Patanjali have also been an important part of her study, guided by her teachers Hema Venkatesh, Dr. M.A Jayashree and Prof. M.A Narasimhan. This way of practicing and studying yoga has illuminated not only her yoga practice but also deeply influenced her art practice.
She considers her yoga practice to be the richest gift and it has come to be a way of life itself. Shedding light on the path of self discovery through constant inquiry. A life giving oasis among the complications of life that reflects back a clear picture each time she loses herself. Her relationship to yoga might owe its lyrical tone to the fact that it is an interpretation by an artist, or simply because this relationship is many lifetimes long.
Tara’s classes are rooted in the traditional style; mantras and chanting add to the experience by bringing in sonorous and vibratory dimensions. While being empathic in her teachings, Tara highlights the reverence the practice deserves. Thereby each practice becomes no less than a prayer and the classroom no less than a temple. Minute detailing, focus and simple perfection along with watching of the breath bring the mind and body in alignment. Classes can be advanced and challenging or restorative and balancing depending on the readiness and need of the student, always ending with an extremely attentive, guided relaxation. The intention is always to go beyond the mere physical practice and reach for the more subtle, spiritual aspects.
2008 – Sivananda Nataraja Centre, New Delhi
2009- 200hours Teacher’s Training, Sivananda Dhanwantari Ashram, Neyyar Dam Kerala.
2012- 60hours Iyengar Immersion with Sharath 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