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tAra Yoga Workshops and Series Classes

(Various dates and time are available - see Workshop details below)




<< Jun 23 2017 - Jun 22 2018 >>

Summer Solstice & Self Care: A Yoga Workshop with Carly McDade Sun, Jun 25, 2017 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Summer Solstice. The longest day of the year – that is, the longest experience of Daylight – and the marked beginning of a new season. What else comes out of the Solstice? Might we can tap into the rich cycles of Mother Nature, so that we begin to align the rich cycles of ourselves? Perhaps we can cultivate a deeper awareness of that which does not serve us, release, and then focus on the energies and experiences that sustain? In this workshop – designed for anyone who is looking to amplify their Self-Care practices – you can do just that.

Carly invites you to join her on Sunday, June 25th, for a yoga workshop created for setting such intentions. By way of yogic philosophy and practices (such as asana, breathwork, chanting), and the art of free-write journaling, Carly wants to support your exploration of this courageous ‘burning up’ (also known as tapas) to free up space for future goals. During the afternoon, Carly will lead you through some guided meditation and yoga sequencing, including a longer-than-usual Savasana, conceived with the purpose of restoration and rebirth – akin to the power of our preceding Summer Solstice on June 21st.

No experience is required – come exactly as you are. Whether or not you are new to yoga on the mat, Carly will be fully present for your journey as instructor. Her main goal is to highlight opportunities in your daily living off of the mat, where you can continue this ritual of deliberate self-care and personal enrichment.

Please feel free to bring your favorite notebook and/or writing utensils, though paper and pens will be provided.

Date: Sunday, June 25

Time: 2-4pm

Where: tAra Yoga Chestnut Hill

Investment: $25 in advance or, $30 at the door

Yoga for Recovery: Through the Ayurvedic Lens with Blakey Elkhart Next held on Sat, Sep 9, 2017 at 12:00 pm - 6:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat Jun 3, 2017 - Sat Oct 7, 2017
This four-part series with Blakey Elkhart, RYT 500, will illuminate the ways in which Ayurveda & Yoga breathe life into the practical spirituality of the 12 steps and recovery from addiction.

Each session will include foundational concepts of Ayurveda and exploration of how these tools apply to recovery. We will explore the spiritual principles contained within the steps and how these principles can be cultivated through movement, breath and meditation.

Ayurveda: Life Science, the practice through which Yoga (Asana, Pranayama, Meditation) are prescribed as medicine for the whole being. Ayurveda is the vedic science of healing for the body and mind, placing the potential of a fully embodied life within the power of each individual.

Part One - June 3
Steps 1-3
What is health?
Why are we here?

The first 3 steps ask us to accept who we are in this moment. This Acceptance bears hope, willingness and courage, if we surrender to the process of recovery.

According to Ayurveda, we have all that we need to live our fullest, most authentic life. Dis-ease arises from misplacement and a shift away from center. Just as the 12 steps offers practical tools to live a life free from active addiction, Ayurveda offers tools to work with our true nature; bringing us back to center.

Part one of this four-part series will cover the basics of the doshas (our inherent nature), and how to use Yoga and the 12 steps to bring our entire being back to center, so that we can discover our heart’s desire and learn to live with purpose.

Part Two - July 8
Steps 4-6
Who are we?
How can we satisfy the desires of the soul?

Part Three - September 9
Steps 7-9
Creating regular practice
Becoming Current

Part Four
Steps 10-12
Maintenance and Freedom

This series is appropriate for:

-professionals in the addiction treatment field who wish gain knowledge of a holistic lifestyle & spiritual path for clients.

-yogis looking to deepen their understanding of Ayurveda and the 12 steps

-people recovering from addiction or affected by the addiction of another seeking a holistic lifestyle.

Dates: Saturday June 3, July 8, September 9 and October 7

Times: 12-6:30pm with a half hour break

Where: tAra Yoga Chestnut Hill

Investment: $99 per session; or $289 for all four sessions

Due to the intimate nature of the topics and that the final three sessions will build on the first session, we discourage students from missing the first session or more than one session.

*This series qualifies for 24 hours of CE for YA.

End the War: The Ultimate Overwhelm Makeover with Tanya Tecce Next held on Sun, Oct 15, 2017 at 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Sun Oct 15, 2017 - Sun Nov 19, 2017
Overcome anxiety and overwhelm and make peace with balance and JOY without the use of medication.

“If you ask me what I came into this life to do, I will tell you: I came to Live
out Loud.” –Emile Zola

Join Transformational Coach and Registered Yoga Teacher Tanya Tecce and RYT Tara Roulis at tAra Yoga Chestnut Hill for this supportive, transformative 6-week course and learn how to navigate the New Year (and the New You) with a fresh, new perspective that sticks!

It’s easy to find information about living with more balance, freedom and joy but what about tools that actually help you do that? And how do you follow your bliss while truly leaving the guilt, anxiety and overwhelm behind?

Are you Ready to Overcome Anxiety and Overwhelm and Find Balance, Peace and Joy without the use of medication?

As a member of the tAra Yoga family, you already know some of the benefits yoga offers in living a more balanced life. Enhance the effectiveness of yoga’s treasures and further add to your skill set in this transformative workshop including discussion, mastery level life coaching, experiential exercises, NLP (neuro-linguistic programming), cutting edge positive psychology, shadow work, family systems work, neuroscience, spirituality and asana aimed to help you acquire techniques to:

  • Learn to FOCUS and prioritize.
  • Learn how to begin to manage your time, resources, and responsibilities with greater balance.
  • Recognize your specific triggers that cause overwhelm and rewire your reaction to them!
  • Begin to behave differently without having to REMEMBER to behave differently.
  • Gain even more of an understanding of how important your physiology is to feeding your emotions, which in turn feeds your life experience.
  • Continue to evolve habitual thought patterns that will keep you focused on opportunities rather than stuck on obstacles.
  • Learn how to kick guilt to the curb! Celebrate and honor why nurturing yourself is not selfish or something to feel guilty about, but critical to caring for those you love.

If you are ready to have more confidence in yourself and your choices and accept where you are and honor the past and look forward to the future:

The course will begin on Sunday, October 15 and run through Sunday, November 19.

JOIN US for this incredible program.


When: Oct 15 through Nov 19; Sundays from 4-6pm

Where: tAra Yoga Chestnut Hill

Investment: $697; OR just $597 if you register and pay in full before 10/1 (payment plans available)

tAra Yoga Retreat to Good Commons, Plymouth, VT with Tara Roulis Next held on Thu, Oct 26, 2017 at 4:00 pm - 4:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Thu Oct 26, 2017 - Sun Oct 29, 2017
***SOLD OUT***
Join two of your favorite tAra Yoga instructors, Tara Roulis and Patty Boyle, for a 3-night/4-day yoga retreat in Plymouth, Vermont!

On this retreat you can expect:
~ twice daily yoga classes led by Tara or Patty at the center's indoor and/or outdoor space (weather permitting), surrounded by beautiful mountainous scenery.
~ optional hikes to the tops of mountains with breathtaking views, cascading waterfalls and calming lakes;
~ an on-site massage therapist with whom you can schedule an appointment prior to arrival
~ 3 vegetarian meals per day prepared by a private chef, who can also accommodate dietary restrictions and needs
~ Plenty of down time to relax in the steam shower or outdoor hot tub, explore local villages, read, take naps or cycle through town (bikes provided).

7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 19

Sleeping and Bathroom Accommodations:
~ 7 bedrooms and 5 full bathrooms
  • Bedroom 1 – 2 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 2 – 2 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 3 – 1 double, 1 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 4 – 1 double
  • Bedroom 5 – 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 6 – 1 king , 1 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 7 – 1 double , 8 twin/ single on Third Floor
~ all bathrooms are shared.
For a closer look at Good Commons, visit their website: 
When: 4pm on Thursday, October 26, 2017 through 1pm on Sunday, October 29, 2017.
Investment: $675 ($625 if paid in full by March 31, 2017) for shared room; $975 ($925 if paid in full by March 31, 2017) for private room 

Non-refundable deposit of $200 will reserve your space! We expect this retreat to fill, so please place your deposit right away!

*tAra Yoga members receive 10% off!