For over 27 years Tara has experimented with all forms of movement flow, from dance to Tai Chi, to movement improvisation and ultimately yoga. An English degree from Barnard College, post-graduate studies in theatre directing and a foray into film writing and directing brought her finally to the study of yoga and meditation. Certified in the Anusara™ method, Tara has taught yoga extensively, both nationally and internationally, for 15 years. She has been inspired by the Body Mind Centering® works of Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen and has studied and taught with Carlos Pomeda and Sally Kempton.
For the last 7 years she has been a featured teacher as part of the yogaglo.com team, allowing the yoga conversation to stream around the globe.
In 2010 Tara moved from her home base in Los Angeles to direct a yoga program and retreat center in Bali, Indonesia. Since the close of 2011, she has had no fixed base, leading to her current schedule facilitating workshops, retreats and teacher trainings worldwide.
FLOW STATE: A WEEKEND WORKSHOP
This workshop is designed to help bring practitioners into a state of flow by working in areas in the body that are proven to relate to optimal states of flow- similar to musicians being “in the pocket” or athletes being “in the zone.” There will be asana, meditation, free movement and partner work all with the intention to deliver us into the state of flow that creates easeful, optimal dance through life.
Saturday 10:30 AM – 13:00 PM: Madhya
Described as the space between breaths, the gap between thoughts, the Madhya, is like the darkness of the night sky that holds the brilliance of the stars. In this opening class we will move through a slow flow of shapes and forms from the space of the middle to create a fluid meditative space in the vocabulary of form.
Saturday 15:00 PM – 17:30 PM: Reciprocity
The bridge between our individual self and the interrelatedness to the outer environment. This class looks at creating the three-dimensional container of self in relationship to the environment around to find support within and without. This class will play through arm balances and backbends in flow creating a buoyance and feedback that makes the inner and outer environment remain in constant knowing of one another.
Sunday 10:30 AM – 13:00 PM: Resiliency
Muscle re-patterning; working with partners in order to establish and open new pathways in the body, followed by movement through standing pose flows, this class invites one to open up new possibilities of potential inner rivers in order to find new vocabulary for the body. Working in partners and transitioning into more innovative flow sequences this class will tickle your bodies desire to utilize your entire self.
Sunday 15:00 PM – 17:30 PM: Flow
Pouring ourselves into moment to moment presence allows the full spectrum of our awareness to be harnessed by what we are doing. The subject and object in states of flow can merge, creating a time/space blur. Moving our meditation into movement gives us a repeatable practice to glide with more presence and ease though transitions
June 24th & 25th
Sala Inatel (Edificio Amparo)
Rua da Mouraria nº 64 -4º
Early bird price until April 30th – Full Workshop: 150€
After April 30th – Full Workshop: 185€
Individual sessions: 50€