Y.E.S. - Yoga for the Essential Self

Yoga is the coming together of body, mind and spirit, for a happy, healthy, love-filled life.

In my group and private sessions I allow the art and science of yoga to bring forth your Essential Self: who you are and what you have to offer.

Through the practice of yoga, you find the foundation of your power. You get to be you. Trust yourself. Honor who you are. Listen to you, your own inner knowing. As you center in your unique expression, you can love completely and without fear.

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Yoga for the Essential Self

Yoga is the coming together of body, mind and spirit, for a happy, healthy, love-filled life.

In my group and private sessions I allow the art and science of yoga to bring forth your Essential Self: who you are and what you have to offer.

Through the practice of yoga, you find the foundation of your power. You get to be you. Trust yourself. Honor who you are. Listen to you, your own inner knowing. As you center in your unique expression, you can love completely and without fear.

Biography

Tara Thomas

Tara Thomas, RYT

I have been involved in physical activities all my life. I began as a gymnast, a dancer and a runner. Then I found yoga. It changed my life. Through yoga, I discovered a renewed connection to my physical body–yes–and most importantly I found a deeper relationship to a larger Self.

I am certified to teach Kundalini Yoga through the KRI (Kundalini Research Institute) 200 hour program with Krishna Kaur Khalsa. I hold a certificate in Hatha Yoga through my training with Purusha Hickson’s 200 hour program sanctioned by Yoga Alliance.  I am also a certified Pilates mat instructor and certified personal trainer.

Additionally, I’ve been licensed as a spiritual counselor from the Agape International Spiritual Center.

I bring all my expertise and training to my yoga classes and my private clients.

Over the years, I have seen the benefits of yoga as a beneficial influence on the individual and the planet. As we heal our own physical and emotional pain, we bring about peace and substantial change in the world one person at a time.

Teaching

In addition to my weekly schedule of group classes, I offer individualized sessions.

Private Sessions

In each “one on one” private session, I will move you through a yoga set –a Kriya– which will address your individual physical concerns. I will also assist you in letting go of habitual ways of thinking that may prevent you from realizing your goals and desires. When the physical and mental work is done in unison, you experience faster insights and growth.

Gentle Yoga

Enjoy a dose of Easy Flow Yoga which incorporates guided breath work and meditation. This class is appropriate for elders, pregnant women, clients with injuries and anyone who wishes to experience the healing, therapeutic benefits of yoga through gentle movement.

Couples Yoga

An evening of deep communion between you and your beloved. Breathe together, meditate together and move as one through yoga poses which enhance and enliven you both. Experience a deep connection and discover ways to learn more about each other’s desires and how to enhance your time together.

Teaching

In addition to my weekly schedule of group classes, I offer individualized sessions.

Private Sessions

In each “one on one” private session, I will move you through a yoga set –a Kriya– which will address your individual physical concerns. I will also assist you in letting go of habitual ways of thinking that may prevent you from realizing your goals and desires. When the physical and mental work is done in unison, you experience faster insights and growth.

Gentle Yoga

Enjoy a dose of Easy Flow Yoga which incorporates guided breath work and meditation. This class is appropriate for elders, pregnant women, clients with injuries and anyone who wishes to experience the healing, therapeutic benefits of yoga through gentle movement.

Couples Yoga

An evening of deep communion between you and your beloved. Breathe together, meditate together and move as one through yoga poses which enhance and enliven you both. Experience a deep connection and discover ways to learn more about each other’s desires and how to enhance your time together.

Schedule

MONDAY:

Hatha Yoga, All Levels, 7:30pm to 9:00pm
at Metro Fitness
285 Glendale Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90039
*Private Club. Call: 323-660-0050

TUESDAY:

Hatha Yoga, All Levels, 8:00am to 9:00am
at In and Up Pilates
2023 Riverside Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90039
323-906-9908

Gentle Yoga, 10:30am to 11:30am
at Aum and Garden
13363 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

Restorative Yoga, 6:00pm to 7:15pm
Hatha Yoga, All Levels, 7:30pm to 9:00pm
at Radha Yoga
2525 W.Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90018

THURSDAY:

Gentle Yoga, 5:30pm to 6:30pm
at Aum and Garden
13363 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

SATURDAY:

Kundalini Yoga, 9:00am to10:30am
Hatha Yoga, All Levels, 11:00am to 12:30pm
at Radha Yoga
2525 W.Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90018

SUNDAY:

Hatha Yoga, All Levels, 10:15am to 11:45am
at Metro Fitness
285 Glendale Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90039
*Private Club. Call: 323-660-0050

Restorative Yoga, 5:15pm to 6:30pm
at In and Up Pilates
2023 Riverside Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90039
323-906-9908

 
 
*Please check with the studios to confirm.

What to Expect

Classes are accessible to every body!

Wear comfortable clothing.

See you there!

Testimonials

Tara is to me the embodiment of the voice of the great earth mother. As she leads us through our poses and kriyas, Tara speaks so very naturally of our creaturely connectedness to the earth and how we are supported and sustained by it. Her rich, warm voice and excellent use of music and vibration create a deep meditative tone to our practice. I especially appreciate how much this ambiance supports my focus and endurance during the most challenging kundalini kriyas. Tara is highly educated in body mechanics and she brings her knowledge to all of her classes to keep us safe from injury, even in kundalini, which is not known for its attention to the details of postures and exercises. With her attention to detail, gracious support of students of all levels, and obvious love of yoga, Tara is a blessing and a delight. —Sheilah

I have practiced yoga for 25 years and find Tara Thomas to be an outstanding teacher. Combining verbal directions for each pose, she also models and offers spiritual instruction. In addition, Tara provides encouragement as we practice the asanas. Her teaching deepens the spiritual quality of my yoga practice.  I am most grateful and appreciative of her teaching. —Cornelia

Tara’s commitment, skill and love of yoga elevated our teacher training class to another level. —Purusha Hickson, Teacher Trainer

Tara is truly an amazing yoga instructor, both gentle and knowledgeable. I highly recommend her classes and private sessions to anyone desiring to release pain and enjoy a freer and more fulfilling life. —Wanda Marie, Business Consultant

Tara’s greatest gift is her empathy with her students and their process. This allows her to be present with them as they expand their boundaries. —Isaiah McGee, CHt

 
Both down to earth and connected in a spiritual dimension, Tara is welcoming and understanding of each person’s unique bodily situation. Practicing with Tara has been strengthening and empowering. She has been a wonderful teacher for me. Thank you Tara! —Sarah

Please visit Tara Thomas Yoga on Yelp.

Testimonials

Tara is to me the embodiment of the voice of the great earth mother. As she leads us through our poses and kriyas, Tara speaks so very naturally of our creaturely connectedness to the earth and how we are supported and sustained by it. Her rich, warm voice and excellent use of music and vibration create a deep meditative tone to our practice. I especially appreciate how much this ambiance supports my focus and endurance during the most challenging kundalini kriyas. Tara is highly educated in body mechanics and she brings her knowledge to all of her classes to keep us safe from injury, even in kundalini, which is not known for its attention to the details of postures and exercises. With her attention to detail, gracious support of students of all levels, and obvious love of yoga, Tara is a blessing and a delight. —Sheilah

I have practiced yoga for 25 years and find Tara Thomas to be an outstanding teacher. Combining verbal directions for each pose, she also models and offers spiritual instruction. In addition, Tara provides encouragement as we practice the asanas. Her teaching deepens the spiritual quality of my yoga practice.  I am most grateful and appreciative of her teaching. —Cornelia

Tara’s commitment, skill and love of yoga elevated our teacher training class to another level. —Purusha Hickson, Teacher Trainer

Tara is truly an amazing yoga instructor, both gentle and knowledgeable. I highly recommend her classes and private sessions to anyone desiring to release pain and enjoy a freer and more fulfilling life. —Wanda Marie, Business Consultant

Tara’s greatest gift is her empathy with her students and their process. This allows her to be present with them as they expand their boundaries. —Isaiah McGee, CHt

 
Both down to earth and connected in a spiritual dimension, Tara is welcoming and understanding of each person’s unique bodily situation. Practicing with Tara has been strengthening and empowering. She has been a wonderful teacher for me. Thank you Tara! —Sarah

Please visit Tara Thomas Yoga on Yelp.