By her own admission Tara Judelle is a ‘yoga facilitator and a change agent traveling the world creating yoga happenings in amazing spaces’. This November Tara will bring her Embodied Flow Workshop to the Island Bay Surf Club, on the shores of the South Coast of Wellington – an amazing space indeed. This is exciting news for the Wellington yoga community. Tara brings with her a very unique offering and style of teaching.
In July, under her tutelage, I completed the Art of Teaching programme on the Greek Island of Paros. Months on and I am still assimilating the multitude of nuggets of wisdom that were imparted during our 17 days together. What she shares is rich, varied, intuitive, deeply interesting, at times utterly raw and often hilarious! Anyone that has met Tara or spent time with her will attest to her sense of humour.
Tara is a devoted student of Bonnie Bambridge-Cohen, founder and developer of Body-Mind Centering® and as such her classes are interwoven with the teachings of this integrated and embodied approach to movement. Under her guidance the student is encouraged to feel the body-mind structure as a whole; to tap into the energy lines in the body and the energy of the organs, to begin to move from the inside out, to playfully explore the glands. For me, this study of the embodied anatomy was exhilarating and helped me to experience moments of real listening to the authentic self. So much food for thought!
In her teachings Tara draws from the technology and science of the trantric philosophy of yoga. Tantra yoga is a holistic approach to the study of the universal from the point of view of the individual; the study of the macrocosm through the study of the microcosm. It appears to me that Tara can identify with many patterns in the cosmos. She weaves her visions and concepts of these patterns into her teaching of asana, pranayama and meditation.
It’s likely I will forever be integrating her teachings. Some I have already called to mind when seeking inspiration, and others that have spontaneously found their way back to me. I’m looking forward to seeing her again in November, when she visits our Kula.
Written by Amy Fitzgerald.
Editors note: Try one of Amy’s regular classes at Urban Yoga.