What attracted you to yoga? Why did you start?
When I first began, I was simply looking to add variety to an already established exercise routine. I ended up finding a community of likeminded individuals at ATM; among them a generous handful of students and teachers with whom I have become fast friends!
What is your favorite type/style of yoga and why?
My preferred style is vinyasa. The fluidity of vinyasa requires me to quiet my mind and focus my energy on being present and moving with my breath.
What is your favorite yoga pose and why?
My favorite pose to work on is forearm scorpion. I love the challenge of finding the balance, strength, and surrender that is required.
What keeps you doing yoga?
Yoga has taught me another way to live; it is about finding balance in all things.
What other activities do you enjoy?
I am a self taught silversmith. I make jewelry using sea glass and seashells that I collect from local beaches. If I am not creating something new or practicing yoga you can almost bet I am at the beach looking for sea glass!
Favorite place to be and why?
I think of all the places in the world I could be, my favorite place to be is home. It is my comfortable space where I can do all of the things I love. It is where my family is and where my heart resides.
What do you like most about All That Matters?
The community of teachers and students is so welcoming and inclusive. The vibe here is oneof acceptance and compassion, which always makes me eager to return and to continue to learn and grow with my practice.
Advice to beginners?
Yoga is the journey of self. Be OKAY with wherever you are at right now and don’t worry about what another person’s path looks like.
Any other words of wisdom?
Take as many opportunities as are available to you to learn. Don’t limit yourself by limiting your practice to what you already know. Yoga doesn’t only happen on the mat– it is as all encompassing as you allow it to be and when you welcome it into you life it can be transforming!
Congratulations to Tara, who completes her 200-hour Pranotthan Yoga Teacher Training at All That Matters this month! We’re honored to be a part of your journey!