Tara Powers (E-RYT 200, E-RYT 500) is a storyteller. She teaches with the foundation of over two decades of practice, over a decade of teaching and seven years of teacher training facilitation, program writing and development. She is influenced by teachers such as John Friend, Ana Forrest, Kathryn Budig, Elena Brower, Sianna Sherman, David Regelin, Yogi Bhajan and Guru Jagat. This wide range of teacher inspiration creates a unique foundation to draw from creating a cohesive but expansive style of her own. Classes with Tara are a strong mix of technical practice, intentional movement, deep education and sheer comedy. This phase of her teaching is centered on relationships and how yogic arts are a tool kit for optimization. Through her own experiences and deep witnessing Tara offers teaching and dialogue focused on the true meaning of the word yoga; and how we as a community can employ these ancient principles to our very modern lives.
Tara is a single Mother to three beautifully wild children, these souls inspire her every day to live her dreams boldly. In her free time Tara can be found walking her dog, reading, writing, travelling, spending quality time with friends and planning her next big vision. She also enjoys fitness; Tara also enjoys fitness, she’s lifted weights most of her life and loves the feeling of a great workout. Beyond that she enjoys cooking, fine dining, music, live shows, camping and hiking, these endeavors further feed her soul. The ocean is her home despite being landlocked for the last ten years Tara, born and raised on Long Island, is a New Yorker eternally. Through the challenging work of vulnerability Tara has made empowered decisions to live her truth and use the tools of yoga to re-write her life. After divorcing in 2016 she came face to face with her reality; live your truth or suffer your fate. Turns out truth is magical, liberating and fulfilling beyond words.
As a master teacher Tara is refining and releasing her years of professional study and practice through writing, online courses and live trainings. These next few years are the actualization of over two decades of dedicated study, passionate work and self study. She has created multiple 200 hour training programs over her seven year facilitation career, each time refining and curating material, sourcing the best of the best information and technique. Tara has been awarded through her partnership with NPTI (a nationally accredited school) the first state license to train teachers in Ohio. This accreditation is the starting point to pave the way for a new paradigm in the way yoga teachers are trained, the professionalism in the industry of yoga teaching and creating licencing over flimsy certifications.Through her mentorship program, Tara provides the same passion, tools and development opportunities to the community at large, her mentorship program is six months of dedicated coursework designed to bring out your authenticity, your passion and your truth. Booking now for 2019, there are only ten spots available twice a year. Winter/ Spring, Summer/Fall. These seasonal passages provide dedicated meditations, practices and prompts to unveil and empower your calling. Find her leading classes all over Columbus and regularly visiting House of AUM in Yellow Springs. Coming September 21/22/23 Leading conscious community at The Sacred Geo Experience