Tara Mitra, Yoga Teacher / Therapist
Tara has been a dedicated practitioner of yoga for over 15 years. She has been blessed to practice and apprentice under some of the most dedicated ashtanga teachers in the world. Studying with Johnny Smith, Tim Miller (completing both his primary and intermediate series trainings), R. Sharath Jois & R. Saraswathi Jois. Pranayama with Sri O.P. Tiwari, Philosophy with Prof. Nagaraja Rao and Vedic Chanting with Vigneshwar Bhat. Tara has apprenticed with only certified teachers over the years and with R. Saraswathi Jois for the last three and a half years in her very busy Mysore shala where she assisted up to 200 students daily for nine months of the year.
Tara is also a dedicated student of Traditional Yoga Therapy currently studying under one of T. Krishnamacharya’s longest standing students in Chennai. Her interest in yoga therapy is a focus to bridge the gap between Ashtanga as it was taught 30 years ago and now. Tara has helped many students return back to health through yoga therapy. She is known for her love of chanting and is a long time Vipassana Meditator. Both R. Sarawathi Jois (kpjayi authorized), and her Yoga Therapy teacher, R. Lakshmi have given her blessings to share the teachings as taught to her through parampara.
Tara does not take herself too seriously and teaches in a traditional yet playful manner incorporating the teachings of her teachers.