Taraneh Sarrafzadeh

What is your training?
I fell in love with yoga in 2008 as a tool of self attunement and physical empowerment. Since then, my practice has taught to live with intention and mindfulness; seeking to explore the deeper relationship with my Self. In 2013 I started the 200hr Yoga teacher training program with Angie Poon and Noell Clark at Just Breathe. I am constantly in awe of the many transformative technologies of yoga, and I continue to explore different yoga styles and traditions through my yoga journey.

Describe your yoga philosophy.
I seek to provide an empowering and harmonizing practice for the body, mind, and spirit--to nurture each student’s OWN practice of yoga as a tool of self discovery. I aim to maintain a safe space in each class for people to exist exactly as they are. Through the process of self discovery, yoga allows you to deepen your relationship with your Self and have a more honest relationship both within and with the universe around you. With this clarity, one is able to live a more authentic and fulfilling life. One is able to intentionally make space and fill it with love. This makes the soul smile and in turn spreads smiles to other souls.

Describe yourself in one word.

What can students expect in your class?
I teach a Vinyasa style class, which explores the rhythms of the breath flowing with movement. Physically the focus is on breathe and alignment, as well as finding elements of challenge yet ease and stability in each asana. Inspirations for themes to explore in class can come from the world around us and inside of us, brought into focus through the lens of yoga.

What else are you passionate about?
I tend to go with the flow and prioritize harmony. I’m inspired by nature, adventure, exploring new worlds, simple pleasures, people, culture, the human body, the ocean, the ways of the universe.. Favorite things to do off the mat are travel, dance, read, spend time w/ friends and family, food adventures (eating or cooking), hiking, scuba diving, snowboarding, picnics, living in the present.