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Weekly Drop-In Yoga Practice: Exploring Yoga Styles for Beginners

Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Hatha, and more! Students explore a new style of yoga each week. Weekly drop-in classes include an overview of the week's style and guided practice of signature poses. Drop in just once or join weekly to learn them all!
Tara Swoboda, MA, Certified Yoga Instructor
43 total reviews for this teacher
Completed by 1 learner
Class
60 minutes
per class
Once per week
every week
14-18
year olds
1-10
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does an "Ongoing" course work?

Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
Great for clubs and for practicing skills

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Description

Class Experience

Students will learn the history, key terms, and signature poses of each week's yoga style.
Students will gain confidence, balance, and calm through yoga practice.
Yoga Alliance Certified
Licensed to teach in the US and internationally
RYT200 (Yoga Teacher Certification) completed with Big Bear Yoga (California)
RYT500 (Advanced Teacher Certification) in progress with Cloud Nine Yoga (Hawaii)
Home Education Diploma - Awarded with Distinction
Outschool ACE Educator
Teaching highlight: Hike+Yoga instructor at Big Bear Yoga Festival

Welcome, yogis!

I’m a certified yoga instructor with a passion for hiking and reading. I love a long stroll in the forest with plenty of stretching breaks.  I specialize in teaching beginner-level classes that focus on aligning breath with movement and finding calm confidence.

I’ve been practicing yoga since 2003 and couldn’t touch my toes at my first class. Since that first time trying yoga at the Berkeley YWCA, I’ve explored vinyasa flow, Ashtanga, Bikram, Iyengar, Core Power, restorative, and even chair yoga styles. I adjust each class based on student interests and requests, focusing often on foundational poses to build strength, confidence, and calm.

I started teaching on Outschool primarily as a literature teacher, and my Outschool students encouraged my series of yoga courses when they learned that I'm also a certified yoga instructor -- Thank you, students! It's been exciting to grow right along with you all.
Yogis are encouraged to practice the poses they learn between weekly drop-in classes. No formal homework is assigned.
Yogis should come to class dressed in comfortable attire. Be prepared to move -- don't wear clothing that is too tight or restrictive. Also be prepared to stretch -- don't wear clothing that is so loose that it falls over your face or body when moving or bending. Yoga mat and props are not required, but yogis are welcome to use a mat or towel if they choose. For modifications in poses, the instructor will provide suggestions for household items that can be used such as books, pillows, and scarves. If you don't have any workout equipment at all, that's perfectly fine!
1 hour per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
This drop-in yoga class requires physical activity. Yoga students should plan to participate in a location that provides open space free from sharp objects, loud noises, and visual or physical distractions such as televisions or pets. Students should have enough open space to stretch their bodies without hitting walls, objects, people, or pets around them. Any floor surface is fine; if practicing on a slick or potentially slippery floor, please wear athletic socks with grip, or go barefoot (our feet are great natural grippers!). Please wear comfortable clothing that is loose enough to move in, but fitted enough so that sleeves and necklines don't accidentally slip off of shoulders. Sweatpants and a t-shirt are great options! Students are welcome to have a water bottle nearby and water breaks will be available regularly throughout the practice.

Please also consult with your child's physician regarding any previous injuries or medical concerns before enrolling in a yoga course. This yoga class is intended for beginners and will focus on gentle stretches. There will be no inversions (upside-down poses) or "challenge" poses, as our purpose is to gently introduce students to moving their bodies safely and comfortably. Students will not be asked to disclose any health issues or previous injuries publicly, but parents are welcome to reach out to notify the instructor of any health concerns or restrictions ahead of time and accommodations can be made.
Occasional free yoga resources may be shared to encourage students in exploring yoga further on their own.

Teacher

Tara Swoboda, MA, Certified Yoga Instructor
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
Certified Yoga Instructor
43 total reviews
35 completed classes

About Me

Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Instructor
Licensed to teach children's online yoga in the US and internationally
RYT200 (Yoga Teacher Certification)
RYT500 (Advanced Teacher Certification) in progress
Teaching highlight: Hike+Yoga instructor at Big... 
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