Tara first started practicing yoga in 1999 at a gym in her home state of CT. She had finally found the glue of creativity, physical movement, dance, spirituality and philosophy. Introduced to yoga at the age of eight by her mother June at Ananda Ashram, she was inspired to seek out the benefits and life of one on the yogic path. While visiting Ananda Ashram Tara was introduced to the founding Guru, Shri Brahmananda Sarasvati.
This introduction and the constant yearning as a child to visit India and learn more about spiritual life would come full circle in 2003 when Tara began practicing with several different teachers such as Shiva Rea, Richard Freeman, Patabois Jois, Sean Corn, David Life and Sharon Gannon, and ultimately Sri Dharma Mittra, Tara’s divine teacher. Moving through rugged and fiery family karma in determination to find realistic peace and understanding of one’s purpose in life, otherwise known as one’s dharma, led Tara away from the gym and into the heart of yogic science. Once Tara took one class with Sri Dharma she never looked back. Dharma’s facilitation of yogic science and classical Hatha Raja Yoga resonated deep within the mind and body and brought great peace and understanding of karma and the goal of self realization. Tara honors Dharma Mittra, Chandra Om, Andrei Ram, Radhanath Swami, and Dhanurdhara Swami as her master teachers.
Tara completed certifications with Shiva Rea (Prana Vinyasa Flow, Trance Dance 2003/2007), 200hr YTT at Kripalu in 2006, 500hr advance YTT with Dharma Mittra (2008), and is currently working on her Ayurvedic Training with Maya Tawari through The Wise Earth Ayurveda School. Tara values a vegan, vegetarian, raw, and Ayurvedic food lifestyle as well as living a yogic lifestyle rooted in integrity and the understanding to integrate spiritual life in all aspects of daily life to ultimately live in balance with nature and spirit. Tara has traveled to India and has appeared in Yoga Journal in honor of her teacher Dharma Mittra and Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary.
Tara is infinitely thankful for her divine friend and director of Dharma Yoga Syracuse, Saraswati Lorie Om, for her courage, love and support in the community and world.
“Everything is perfect and nothing is permanent.” – Sri Dharma Mittra.
Om Shanti, Om Namah Shivaya, Hare Krishna, Amen and Peace