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Iyengar Yoga with Tara


Galway
Taipei

 
 

About

Namaste.

Whether this is the beginning or middle of your interest in yoga, you are very welcome. My name is Tara Duffy. I have practiced Iyengar yoga since 2000 and taught since 2010 in Beijing, Galway, Hong Kong and Taipei.  It is truly a joy to be able to share some of what I have learned in these 20+ years. I came across Iyengar yoga at one of my first yoga classes in London. While I tried some other methods, I remain dedicated to this precise style of yoga, named after B.K.S. Iyengar, for the focus on alignment and safety.  Alignment is not only limited to the body's posture, but also refers to aligning of body, breath, and mind. Safety means this method is accessible for all. 

Three years after starting yoga, I began my initial teacher training. As work and life changes brought me from Europe to Asia and back again, I had the great fortune to be able to further my study with many senior Iyengar teachers based in London, Paris, and Hong Kong.  On-going study is crucial to the development of one's own practice, even after one starts teaching. I was fortunate to be able to study with the Iyengar family in Pune, India in December of 2015, 2016 and 2018. I am certified at  Level 3 (JI III) in the Iyengar method. I am a member of Iyengar Yoga (UK) and Munster Iyengar Yoga. In my previous professional life, I worked as a journalist and as a nonprofit development consultant in Europe and China.

For more on B.K.S. Iyengar and Iyengar Yoga, please read on here.

Geeta Iyengar, daughter of B.K.S. Iyengar, yoga teacher and mentor to so many, passed on 16 December 2018. I wrote a short piece on what it was like to have been among the group of more than 1,200 students she was vibrantly teaching just three days before, and to have been there at the centenary of her father's birth on the 14th. She gave everything she could to her students, right to the end. 

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Classes

Weekly
Classes Resume in September

Galway 

  • Mon: Gentle            1030-1140

  • Mon: Men's Class    2015-2125

  • Tue:  ​​ Level II          1615-1745

  • Tue:  Beginners       1800-1910

 

Booking required

Which class is right for me?

Taipei

Online class schedule

(in Chinese only

Fees

70 min classes €50/4-week session

€15 Drop-in

90 min classes €60/4-wk session

€17 Drop-in

You may book a drop-in online, and pay session balance in studio.

Concessions possible.

Booking required.

Book a 10-class pass for €135

Valid for 6 months

Please bring your own mat, if you have one. 

 
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Tara is the best lyengar yoga teacher I've ever met! She is not only passionate but patient while teaching yoga. Through her guidance, we gradually practiced alignment in yoga postures from easy to advanced. She helped me to build confidence in my practice. Tara cares about her students and always finds a way to help. Highly recommended!

- Yvette Wang, Taipei 2021                                       

I'm so glad I discovered Tara and Iyengar Yoga. Tara is evidently knowledgeable and able to share this in an encouraging, light and relaxed way.

- Sam Argent, Galway 2019                                       

Tara has the rare gift of being able to quickly assess a students needs and abilities, and then structure an effective sequence of postures around them, whilst still maintaining a great flow throughout the class. This really helped me after an illness, and enabled me to build up my stamina, flexibility and strength, much more quickly than I would have ever thought possible.

This was especially apparent in group classes, where Tara managed to make each student feel like the class was designed for their own personal needs...Something I have seldom found in many years of attending yoga classes all over the world. This alone underlines her sensitivity to the needs of the individual, which really sets Tara apart from the yoga “herd.”

- Nicole Gatehouse, Hong Kong 2016

Tara has a gentle kind approach whilst encouraging & supporting her students to advance & deepen their practice. Tara’s experience is evident & she will always find ways to help students with specific needs or challenges; she is a caring, dedicated teacher.

- Siora, Galway 2018

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Get In Touch

Galway in-person classes

@ yoga darśana

@ the old driving range salthill H91 E9C3

Online classes are

 in Mandarin via 瑜珈境

Click below for queries or to book

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