Tara Davis

"Through this perfect storm of philosophy, movement, mechanics and aliveness, yoga started to act on me, as it does, slowly eroding who I was not and helping me understand who I am. I learned to start listening to my body."

 

 

I first wet my feet in this practice in 2010 with little idea of the depths into which I was wading. My body was a mystery to me and I was captivated by notions of strength and flexibility. With my academic background in engineering, I plunged in to the anatomy, eager to understand my own physical body as I discovered twists and asymmetries that were uniquely mine, my life written in muscle and bone. Enchanted with the language of asana I began to see how one pose cascades into another in a never ending gravity defying dance, a living representation of existence itself. Through this perfect storm of philosophy, movement, mechanics and aliveness, yoga started to act on me, as it does, slowly eroding who I was not and helping me understand who I am. I learned to start listening to my body. That I am a body. 

Our bodies are holograms, fingerprints of what might be. Mapping our inner world can allow us to see with more clarity and move with more direction. By using both clear outer alignment instructions and guidance of an inner felt sense I aim to help students be their own cartographers.

I am a graduate of The Bhaktishop Yoga School, and continuing this journey and exploration at both NUNM (formerly NCNM) as I earn my Doctorate in Classical Chinese Medicine and with my mentor Kate Busby, practicing skillful breath, presence, internal/external awareness to nurture my eternal studentship.