Tara has been a dedicated practitioner of yoga for over 16 years. She had been blessed to practice and apprentice under some of the most dedicated teachers in the world.
Studying with Johnny Smith, Tim Miller (completing both his primary and intermediate series trainings), R. Sharath Jois & R. Saraswathi Jois. Pranayama with Sri O.P. Tiwari, Philosophy with Prof. Nagaraja Rao and Vedic Chanting with Dr. Vigneshwar Bhat and Chanting in the Traditional lineage of Krishnamacharya with Madhavi Kotha.
Tara has apprenticed with only certified teachers over the years and R. Saraswathi Jois for the last three and a half years in her very busy Mysore shala where she assisted over 200 students each month for nine months of the year.
Tara is also a dedicated student of Traditional Yoga Therapy currently studying under one of T. Krishnamacharya’s longest standing students in Chennai. Her interest in yoga therapy is a focus to bridge the gap between Ashtanga as it was taught 30 years ago and now. She has helped many students return back to health through yoga therapy.
She is known for her love of chanting and is a long time Vipassana Meditator. Both R. Saraswathi Jois (kpjayi Authorized), and her Yoga Therapy teacher, R. Lakshmi have given her blessings to share the teachings as taught to her through parampara.
Tara’s curiosity and love for understanding the mind and body led her to study psychology (since 1993) and nutrition (since 1999).
She has recently spent 5 years living in Mysore, India in order to seek and learn pure knowledge directly from the source. During those years she also studied Classical Carnatic Music with two of Mysore’s greatest teachers and she has an continues to study Ayurveda with Dr. R. Padmini.
Tara believes that to be a good teacher one needs to be a good student. Therefore, she continually expands her knowledge on the subjects of yoga, health, nutrition and healing through sound and other methods.
She teaches in a traditional yet playful manner incorporating the teachings of her teachers.