Yoga encourages the union of your mind, body and spirit. University District Yoga provides instruction of the highest quality, complete with social and emotional value.
What is Yoga?
Yoga is not just about the body but how the body, the mind and the emotions work together with the breath to reach the soul. This union connects the soul with the goddess, or to nature, or to the creative, cosmic energy, or however one defines their spiritual beliefs.
Ashtanga Yoga or the eight limbs of yoga is based on Patanjali’s classical work, the Yoga Sutras written in 200 BC. The Yoga Sutras are composed of 185 aphorisms, which teach, stich by stich, how to still ourselves from the fluctuations of the mind. Yoga can lessen, sorrow, pain, anxiety, and physical stress and create serenity through a deeper connection with what really matters.Our Classes
Certified Iyengar TeachersCertified Iyengar Yoga Teachers are trained in anatomy,physiology,and therapeutics, and can individualize poses to each person’s physical needs. Deep understanding of the yoga postures, allows teachers to instruct appropriately to the group in front of them, whether they are younger, older, athletic, or have physical limitations. Only after many years of practice, study and training do teachers become certified instructors. The system of continuing education for certified Iyengar instructors is rigorous and mandatory similar to what is required in other health professions. Look for the mark.
Our CommunityUniversity District Yoga prides itself on the principle Ron Kaufman coined, uplifting service. We strive for the exchange of positive energy, by helping participants to maintain connection to their body and mind. We are a sustainable service in that we strive to practice truthfulness, and non-violence towards ourselves and each other. Communal energy and a desire to help each other uplift is our goal.
RetreatsA retreat can be equivalent to six months of weekly practice. To give yourself an extended yoga experience is a great way to kickstart your practice again or deepen your goals. To participate in our next retreat or yoga intensive contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
StudentsThe University District Yoga student is dedicated, and open to the creative journey of Yoga.
Classes & RatesWe keep our classes affordable to appeal to all. From college students to Yoga pros. Some classes are free. Check out our available class options and their rates on 'Our Classes' page.
Hours & ParkingStudio will be open 15 minutes prior to class start time. Come early, warm-up, and avoid last minute stresses. Free street parking is available ( two hour limit).
What Our Students Are Saying
I have appreciated the personal attention to correct postures in Tara’s classes. These classes have…Jean Davis
Tara is a great teacher. She is knowledgeable, patient and kind. She is attentive to…Kristi UDY Student
Some people are born to teach. After practicing with Tara for more than 10 years…Deb Heiser UDY Student
Iyengar yoga is based on the teachings of B.K.S Iyengar who was born in 1914 in Bellur India and who died in 2015 in Pune India. He authored many books including Light On Yoga which has been a source book for many generations of yoga students. Named one of Time magazines 100 most influential people, Mr. Iyengar is credited with bringing the ancient art of yoga into the modern world.Read More about Iyengar Here
The University District Yoga student is spiritual, centered, and open to the journey of Iyengar yoga.