Tara Maria Ford :

My intention in teaching yoga is to guide each practitioner to connect with their inner truth. I believe that through focusing on alignment while breathing slowly and deeply in our yoga practice, we align with our unique voice. As we make this connection, we lift the burden of separateness and sink into the interconnectedness that is our essence.

I hold an MFA in Transformative Arts and am a 500hr registered yoga teacher. I have completed a trauma-informed yoga teacher training, Y12SR: Yoga of 12 Step Recovery leadership training, and a teen yoga teacher training. I currently teach yoga at studios in Santa Cruz and to teens at a private high school in Los Gatos. In addition, I am a certified Health and Wellness Coach guiding people through the process of sustainable change toward thriving in mind, body, and spirit.

I have been practicing yoga asana for the past 10 years consistently and meditation plus the other limbs of yoga for the 20+ years. I have been teaching yoga asana for the past 5 years consistently and meditation for the past 20 years off and on. I have studied with local teachers Rolf Gates, Kenny Graham, Emily Perry, Victor Dubin, and Janet Stone.

Tara Maria Ford MFA, RYT 500

Yoga Teacher, Writer, Photographer