I am so grateful and honored to be a part of the community at tAra Yoga. I was introduced to yoga about 10 years ago at my local gym and decided to try it because I was looking to get more toned. I liked it but it only had a "purpose" for my body. As the years went by, I went in and out of trying yoga and my interest turned to increasing my flexibility...again, yoga served a new purpose. I let my yoga practice slip because I was only focused on fitness and wasn't connecting to the mindfulness aspect of the "sport". It wasn't until I started back again based on a referral from a friend to try out this new studio in Abington that I started to hear the words of the teachers in a different way. I was still challenging myself, but I connected to something new. I learned that yoga was becoming a place and space for me to connect with myself, close my eyes, go inside, which I never did before. I learned to expand my breath, calm my mind, and flex my belief system. I continued this journey and let yoga be my space for reflection, which is what lead me to taking Yin Yoga. Shortly after I became certified in teaching Yin and Restorative Yoga. I create a class that allows my students to rest, restore, and be still. I use music, poems, mindfulness statements, breath-work, and essential oils to nurture my students. Come join me on your mat... will feel lighter and more connected to you!