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Tara Cartland (Tera)

Director and Yoga Teacher

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Yoga is about connecting with a higher source, and it is from this state that transformation and magic in life occurs.Exploring consciousness and ancient human history has been a passion for Tara since she was young. She never consciously sought out yoga, but yoga seemed to always be placed at her feet. Her first beginnings into this field of study was in 1997, when upon the nudging of a friend she walked into the Rama Lotus Yoga Centre for a Kundalini yoga class. Several years later in 2001, while attending her regular Saturday morning yoga class, she was presented with an offer to Manage the studio.  And as destiny would have it, the offer to purchase the business fell at her feet 6 years later; an opportunity she embraced. Although she regularly enjoys several styles of yoga, it is the practice of Kundalini yogi that keeps her fulfilled.Tara is a certified KRI Kundalini Yoga teacher, and has also completed training in Ashtanga Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga, Radiant Child Yoga, and Shake Your Soul Yoga Dance. She is trained in SomaSoul, as a Somatic Expressive Therapy Practitioner through the Leven Institute, which integrates expressive arts, body psychotherapy, mindfulness and somatics to foster healing and transformation. She is most passionate about her new field of study in Jyotish (Vedic astrology) through the NW Institute of Vedic Sciences. Tara’s teaching emphasis is about self acceptance and releasing striving and resistance so we can settle into being, in present moment awareness. How the body feels in any position or meditation is more important than what it looks like.Tara and Abe have perfected a work-home balance, where they manage to include homeschooling their 2 sons in the mix of teaching and practicing yoga, running a business and continuing their own life learning adventure.Today, Tara’s life looks far different than she ever imagined 20 years ago; it is far richer and more enjoyable. It is Tara’s intention that by offering these classes to others, yoga will open up doorways to unimaginable life changes for others as it has for her.

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Abe Cartland
Hatha, Yin
Abe Cartland
Alexis Given
Hot, Vinyasa Flow
Alexis Given
Amy Klassen
Hatha
Amy Klassen
Andrea Ross
Hatha
Andrea Ross
Brittany Smith
Hatha, Hot
Brittany Smith
Bronwyn Steinberg
Hot
Bronwyn Steinberg
Cassie Love
Hatha, Hot
Cassie Love
Catherine Heinmiller
Hatha
Catherine Heinmiller
Dariya Quenneville
Hatha, Power
Dariya Quenneville
Debi Arnoni
Hatha
Debi Arnoni
Diana Buxban
Ashtanga, Hatha, Hot, Yin
Diana Buxban
Dominique Corbin
Bikram Hot
Dominique Corbin
Ed Hum
Bikram Hot, Classic Hot
Ed Hum
Emile Cormier
Gong, Kundalini, Sadhana
Emile Cormier
Erin Bidlake
Hatha, Prenatal, Restorative, Yin
Erin Bidlake
James (Satjit) Chabot
Kundalini
James (Satjit) Chabot
Jen Leech
Baby and Mom, Hatha, Reception, Yin
Jen Leech
Karoline Eder
Bikram Hot, Classic Hot, Hatha
Karoline Eder
Laura Baker
Hatha
Laura Baker
Leah Labib
Hot
Leah Labib
Lori Chamberland
Hatha
Lori Chamberland
Lucy Castell
Hot, Power
Lucy Castell
Maria Kurylo
Hatha, Prenatal
Maria Kurylo
Martina Elliott
Bikram Hot, Classic Hot, Hot
Martina Elliott
Meghan Johnston
Hatha, Yin
Meghan Johnston
Meherbani Kaur
Kundalini
Meherbani Kaur
Monique Newton
Hatha, Yin
Monique Newton
Naomi Simon
Bikram Hot
Naomi Simon
Nic Bryan
Hatha, Yin
Nic Bryan
Rupinder Kaur Khalsa
Kundalini
Rupinder Kaur Khalsa
Sara Simon
Prenatal
Sara Simon
Shamit Tushakiran
Hatha, Power
Shamit Tushakiran
Stefan Caissie
Gong, Hatha, Hot, Restorative, Yin
Stefan Caissie
Tara Cartland (Tera)
Kundalini
Tara Cartland (Tera)
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