Tara Folton (500ERYT) is the founder and director of Yatra Yoga, leading international yoga teacher trainings in Nicaragua at Nica Yoga.
She is a passionate yoga practitioner and a dedicated global yoga teacher. She received her 200-hour certification from the Nosara Yoga Institute in Costa Rica (2006) and completed her 500-hour Kunga Yoga certification from the Wilmington Yoga Center (2011).
She facilitated Kunga Journeys Global Service Retreats in India and Jamaica, and served as an assistant for many Kunga Yoga programs and workshops, including 200-hour Teacher Trainings, Advanced Teacher Training, and Rhythmic Flow Yoga with Live Drumming. In 2011 she assisted with the launch of Off The Mat, Into The World in Sydney, Australia and serves as a Yoga In Action Leader.
In 2008, she had the opportunity volunteer and share the teachings of yoga with the Mizero Children of Rwanda, orphaned from the ’94 Rwandan Genocide. She’s taught yoga to women and children throughout her travels in Central America, Asia and the South Pacific. She has also worked with women in recovery from substance abuse, HIV patients, and At-Risk Youth.
Tara recognizes the teacher in each being, and is grateful to have studied with Don and Amba Stapleton, Kristin Cooper-Gulak, and also with Seanne Corn, Hala Khouri and Suzanne Sterling. She is trained in Ayurveda, Advanced Pranayam, Thai Yoga Massage, Acro Yoga, and Childlight Kids Yoga.
Yoga is not only a lifestyle for Tara, but also a practice of service both on and off her mat. She encourages her students to find their own authentic voices with the intention of empowering them to be conscious and compassionate activists of social change.