Seattle Yoga News is on a mission to find and highlight all of the hidden, and maybe not so hidden, gems in our yoga community and beyond. We want you to learn about their experiences and perspectives, but also a bit more about their personalities, so we have a few fun questions for them. This week’s spotlight is turned towards Tara Dyberg.

WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO BECOME A YOGA TEACHER?

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Tara Dyberg:

I was drawn to yoga through a personal injury. I had broken my foot, and after surgery I was stunned as to how physical I could be in my body without having to move off of this little strip of mat! I knew I wanted to teach when I was able to heal my body through the asana practice, and was recognizing how much of a key role yoga had played with the psychology of my injury and my overall return to healthy body, mind and spirit. I wanted to pass on this holistic approach to health with others who may be struggling like I had!

WHAT IS ONE PIECE OF ADVICE YOU ALWAYS GIVE YOUR STUDENTS?

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Tara Dyberg:

Happiness is an inside job. Everything is in there, the gratitude, the self love, the self care, we just need to practice how we turn our attention inward and look.

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR YOGA PHILOSOPHY?

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Tara Dyberg:

My practice is Kashmir Shivaism. I’m drawn to Tantric philosophy that established direct relationships to divinity within, in a non dualistic approach, with self-realization possible within this life time without renouncing our life and family life.

IF YOU COULD PRACTICE WITH ANYONE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHO WOULD THAT BE AND WHY?

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Tara Dyberg:

Hmmm… maybe Swami Muktananda, he was a Shaivite Guru who translated and taught many Tantric texts like The Shiva Sutras, the Pratyabhijnahridayam and other self-realization texts that I really love reading <3

HOW LUCKY ARE YOU AND WHY?

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Tara Dyberg:

I’m so lucky!!! I’m married and so in love with my beautiful husband <3 I’m new to Seattle and in 3 short years I’ve been so fortunate to meet such amazing people from various communities! I’ve always been able to follow my dreams, first as a professional dancer, and now as a yoga instructor. I get to share my passion for movement and Prana Shakti every single day with people I love!

IF YOU COULD BE AN ANIMAL, A PLANT OR AN INGREDIENT, WHICH ONE WOULD YOU BE AND WHY?

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Tara Dyberg:

I’d be a cat for sure!! I love cats, and always envy their instant connection to ecstatic being. All they do is lay in sun and purr and they are beyond bliss within their furry little beings! I would love to have that much ease of being, even for a day!!!

WHAT IS YOUR LATEST FAVORITE THING ABOUT HUMANITY?

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Tara Dyberg:

I’m working with a group of teacher trainers for a 200 hr certification. My favorite thing is recognizing and working with/through vulnerability. They constantly impress and humble me with their honesty and openness to show up with uncertainty and try anyway.

WHO WOULD YOU LIKE TO NOMINATE NEXT FOR THE YOGA TEACHER SPOTLIGHT?

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Tara Dyberg:

Sarah Pohl who recently opened her own yoga studio, Ritual House!! Sarah is awesome and I love her to bits. Everyone should go out and support her and her new community space. She’s also about to celebrate her break out moment as a baby mamma <3

 Tara Dyberg’s Bio: Tara Dyberg has been teaching yoga since 2010, after completing her first teacher training in Whistler, BC with Yyoga. After moving to Seattle, she completed her second training with Shiva Rea and is a certified Prana Flow instructor, teaching at the Grinning Yogi as well as Shakti Vinyasa studio in the Ballard location.
Tara found yoga after a career as a professional dancer, and was immediately hooked by the healing qualities of the practice on the physical, emotional and mental levels. She is thrilled to be sharing her love of movement, lead by spirit, as it connects her to the hearts of this vibrant and beautiful Seattle community. To learn more about Tara, visit her website.


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