Description of Event:
Embodied Flow is a system of transformational yoga that invites you into the deepest sense of self. Through an integrative blend of hatha yoga, somatics, movement meditations, tantric philosophy, and transpersonal psychology it elicits the experience of stepping into flow as meditation in action.
The 200-hour level foundational yoga teacher training provides a comprehensive introduction to the philosophy and methodology of yoga from an Embodied Flow™ perspective. Topics and practices include asana, embodied anatomy, pranayama, meditation and the foundations of non-dual tantric philosophy. With a focus on the process of self-inquiry, self-discovery and transformation, students will deepen their own journey in the Living Art of Yoga™ while preparing to lead others on the path with skill and authenticity.
Tara has been teaching yoga internationally for 15 years, motivated by her strong desire to enable her students to realize their full and joyous multi-dimensional selves. To further that goal, in 2014 she co-created with Scott Lyons the School of Embodied Flow to innovate the method and means of the yogic conversation, weaving tantric philosophy, skillful movement and playful humor into her facilitation. She curates Embodied Flow yoga happenings to incite students towards expanded consciousness and an awakened experience of themselves. Her dynamic style brings ease and authenticity into a new yoga culture.
More than thirty years of experimentation with forms of flow including dance, Tai Chi, movement improvisation, music, theater and, ultimately, yoga, piqued Tara’s curiosity, leading her to develop methods of communicating the intangible into the immediate and creating experiences for group exploration. With language as an early passion, an English degree from Barnard College, post-graduate studies in theater directing and a brief career into film writing and directing ultimately drove Tara to look deeper into the metaphysical pursuits of yoga and meditation.
Originally certified in the hatha Anusara® method, since 2006 Tara has studied extensively with meditation and Tantric philosophy scholars, Sally Kempton and Carlos Pomeda. The cannon of work by Body-Mind Centering® and Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen opened new facets of the the tantric methodology, inspiring a shift and change of direction and intention of Tara’s teaching towards the embodiment based approach of Embodied Flow.
Starting in 2009 she has helped shape the yoga conversation streaming around the world as a featured teacher on yogaglo.com. In 2010 Tara moved from her base in Los Angeles to direct a retreat center in Bali, Indonesia and since 2012 she has moved throughout the globe with no fixed base, as she facilitates workshops, retreats and teacher trainings worldwide.