“Truth is one, paths are many.”
Fearless, to be with and without fear.
Fear Less Love More
The Abhaya Mudra is most commonly seen in the Hindu/Buddhist deities. The Abhaya Mudra represents protection, peace, and the dispelling of fear. Later Tantric connotations offer the non-dual approach to the word — to be with and without fear. To go beyond fear, we must step into it. And beyond that fear lies Love.
Abhaya Yoga is a community-oriented yoga center that is committed to honoring the traditional roots of yoga while embracing a modern, accessible approach. The various types of classes of yoga and healing modalities are offered with a non-dogmatic perspective allowing students to find their own way to freedom. The culture of Abhaya Yoga encourages humility, studentship, and a high value on yoga education. It is a place where like-minded students of yoga and life gather to share the great conversation and transformative practice to yoga in a beautiful, supportive, sacred environment.
The teachers create the beautiful fabric that is Abhaya. Like a gem quarry, each teacher is so unique and bright in their own way. They all have not only, the highest quality of education, but walk the path of yoga and are inspired by its transformational power. Many of the teachers have varied skills sets and work within the larger field of yoga, non-profit work, healing, and therapy.
Tara, E-RYT 500 is the owner and founder of Abhaya Yoga in Brooklyn, NY. Since Abhaya’s inception in 2010, it has been Tara’s mission to create a home for yoga with a focus on community, education, healing, and spirituality. Her classes are dynamic yet subtle and incorporate principles of the breath, the pranic body, and are inspired by mythology that she codes into an embodied experience through asana. The Abhaya Method provides the framework for Tara’s teaching. The Method is influenced from her experience as a professional dancer, and certifications and training in vinyasa, Astanga, Anusara, Qi Gong and the pulse of life.
Tara, creator of the Abhaya Method and many teachers who have trained at Abhaya, are teaching or influenced by the Abhaya Method.
“The body can connect us to Universal Truth, if only we listen”
The Abhaya Method focuses on the return to our natural state by attuning to the architecture of the body, aligned with a free and open breath. The method teaches to deepen awareness while releasing holding and gripping patterns in the body and mind. With the encouragement of the breath, the practitioner is guided toward alignment, healing, and an inherent freedom that lives within them.
Each layer of experience from most physical to most subtle is explored through asana, pranayama, meditation, subtle body techniques, philosophy study, chanting, and community support.
The Method unfolds through 5 “maps”, or koshas (sheaths) moving from the most gross to most subtle. Physical, Energetic, Mind/Emotional, Intuitive/Wisdom, and Heart/ essence.
“At Abhaya the teachers all have unique voices but share a similar vision”