Green Tara Yoga is dedicated to sharing the teachings of Iyengar Yoga, an innovative form of classical yoga that uses breath and alignment to create integrated action and awareness. Our goal is to provide students with the clear and compassionate guidance they need to become practitioners of the art, science and philosophy of yoga. Our Certified Iyengar Yoga Teachers are highly trained professionals ready to support others on the path towards physical health and vitality, mental clarity and awareness, and emotional poise and serenity.
Tara is the female embodiment of compassion found both in Buddhist and Hindu traditions, a mother figure who is said to lead beings to the state of enlightenment. She represents healing and protection. Her green color represents skillful activity that leads to liberation from suffering.
The eight petals of the lotus flower in our logo represent the eight aspects of yoga outlined in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, as well as the Eightfold Path of the Buddha. In many images of Tara, she holds flowers, signifying purity and healing.