Tara is a life long lover of learning, discovering new ideas, people, and places. It seems no accident that her mentor, Guru, and main teacher was named after the Hindu goddess of knowledge, music, art, speech, wisdom, and learning: Saraswati.
Growing up in an abusive situation, she searched for different therapies to help heal from the past trauma. She found herself in cooking. After spending years in the food and beverage industry, becoming a distinguished sommelier, Tara Mitra started searching for a difference kind of solace.
She made her way to Mysore, India, where she found immediate resonance with Sri Saraswathi Jois, the daughter of Sri. K. Pattabhi Jois, and mother of Sharath Jois, who soon became her main teacher, and mentor in the art of teaching yoga.
Tara is also a dedicated student of traditional Yoga Therapy, studying within the lineage of Krishnamacharya & his son T. K. V. Desikachar’s longest standing students in Chennai, India. Her interest in yoga therapy is a focus to help heal others from injury and imbalances within the body. She has helped many students return back to health and stability through yoga therapy.