Tara Porter Teacher

About Tara

Teaching Style:

Yin / Meditation / Hatha

My introduction to yoga began in 1998. I began my yoga immersion and training in 2007 at the Sivananda Ashram in Quebec. Since then, I’ve completed further trainings in Restorative Yoga (Jillian Pransky, Nischala Joy Devi), Yin Yoga (Biff Mithoefer, Bernie Clark, Mark Laham), Kripalu Let Your Yoga Dance as well as Yoga for Youth.
I’ve also had the pleasure of learning classical yoga philosophy and meditation from a variety of teachers & methodologies, from taking retreats & workshops that are both classical teachings as well as more creative in nature. I’ve studied Thai Massage with Michael Sitzer (Thai Yoga Bodywork) and Devin Johnstone (Ottawa Thai Massage) and will sometime incorporate this into a more dynamic practice.

Before Yoga:
I was 19 years old when I first began teaching! It’s always been a part of my adult life in some way shape or form and I’ve loved every minute of it. I’ve worked administrative roles in customer service, as well as in small business management. I currently help manage Pure Kitchen and manage their social media accounts which I love! You may also hear me singing for Live Music and Yoga practices, or sharing my cooking pursuits on insta (along with lots of photos of my cat.) I grew up in Newfoundland and Nova Scotia and have lived or traveled coast to coast in Canada.

Why I teach:
I have always loved movement, growing up dancing and performing. Yoga was a perfect way to move to feel at home in my body. Coming from a family with multiple members that had or have a history of mental health challenges (like so many of us!), the practice of mindfulness and yoga seemed like such an accessible way to cultivate my own tools to care for my mental hygiene, as well as support others with tools to navigate through their own journeys. I’d like to imagine that if more of us are willing to be honest, curious and caring with ourselves, it’s only going to ripple outwards in all that we share on a global and personal level.

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Contact us

Pure Yoga Westboro

279A Richmond Road
Ottawa, ON
K1Z 6X3

Phone: 613-680-PURE (7873)

Pure Yoga Downtown

71 bank street (suite 3)

Phone: 613-422-7873

Pure Yoga Centretown

359 Bank Street
Ottawa, ON
K2P 1X9

Phone: 613-695-PURE (7873)