Yoga Cures in Amsterdam, Belgium, London & More!

I'm so excited to head over to Europe for a couple weeks in September to lead some yoga, meet some awesome people, and I'm sure have a lot of fun along the way.  Big thanks to my Dutch publisher Kosmos, who is brining Yoga Cures, aka Yoga Helpt! to the folks in the Netherlands.  Check out the tour schedule below and join in if you're in the neighborhood! xo Tara Aug 10 - 12 Standard Miami - Sunshine Retreat Weekend         Saturday Sept 15 - Sunday Sept 16 Happinez Festival         Monday Sept 17…
Doing Hard Things the Easy Way

Doing Hard Things the Easy Way

We're good at what we practice.  It's possible to do hard things the hard way, and it's also possible to do hard things the easy way.  Often we get stuck in the first, because how could it be any other way?  Hard things are hard!  So it's all we practice, doing hard things the hard way. But it's just as possible to practice the other way: easy in the midst of impossible challenges, movable in the face of immovable obstacles. So how do we practice this?  Here's a way to begin: 1) Soften.  If you're already tense before you begin, it's…
5 Tips on Effective Leading

5 Tips on Effective Leading

Each time we finish leading a workshop or training program I am blown away by how special and unique each group is. We are so honored to be together with people from all different backgrounds, from all around the world, who share the same passion, a desire to feel better. Through the practice of softness and the forms of yoga, tai chi and shiatsu, we have the pleasure of diving in and uncovering our real self. We learn so much about ourselves when we come together in groups. A few obvious ideas to share for anyone interested in leading well.…
Why Exercise and Burning Calories Won’t Help You Lose Weight

Why Exercise and Burning Calories Won’t Help You Lose Weight

I wrote this post for MindBodyGreen. Deep breaths and enjoy! The veil has been lifted on the fat free craze (thank you Michael Pollan), fad diets are losing steam (bye bye South Beach Diet, hello natural foods), and now it's time to tackle the exercise myth. Working out, sweating your body weight, pushing yourself, and burning calories, whether it's at the gym or yoga studio, DOES NOT lead to weight loss. Pushing, burning, and sweating often actually leads to WEIGHT GAIN. Screech! What? Hold the phone, right?! Let's examine what you practice and what's going on in your body and…