Tara Glazier, owner/ founder of Abhaya Yoga Tara is a former certified Anusara® teacher who resides in Brooklyn, NY. She fell in love with yoga, when she first moved to New York City to dance professionally in 1999. Her journey on this path has been varied and includes, dance, theater, business, teaching Ballet and Modern Dance, and Directing a Non-profit/ public school for dance. Tara was a student at Jivamukti Yoga for several years before doing her first teacher training in the Vinyasa style. She later went on to pursue Anusara® certification and has studied extensively with John Friend, Zhenja LaRosa and Elena Brower. Tara has traveled nationally and internationally to teach in places such as Ibiza, Costa Rica, and Bali. Tara's classes are influenced by her love for dance, elegant alignment principles, and her studies in functional movement and therapy. It is her hope to empower students on and off the mat while bringing them closer to their own hearts encouraging them to connect to an inherent freedom. She uses metaphor and accessible philosophical concepts to bring the practice to life. Her approach to teaching is open minded and allowing, yet strong, energizing, and clear. Tara enjoys salsa, cha-cha, trance music, rollerblading and most of all her daughter Samaya.