Tara Esther Kleij
Tara is a yogini in heart and soul! Her spiritual journey started when she was a little girl back in 1970 when her mother moved with her to India to live in a spiritual community called ‘Auroville’, where meditation and yoga were part of daily life!
When her mother died at a very young age Tara moved back to Holland to live with her artistic father (Theo Kleij).
When she was 18 years old her father invited a yoga teacher (Clive Sheridan) to give yoga workshops at their house and that is when Tara’s yoga journey really began…
He inspired her to dive even deeper into the yoga, meditation and pranayama practice and she did many long retreats with him in the following years.
Later her journey led her to travel and study with many other great yogis and enlightened masters, mostly in India.
After wandering around the world and teaching yoga for many years, she finally settled with her partner (Inti) in Southern Spain in a community where they lived off grid and very close to nature in their self-made yurt, tipi and tree hut together with their 2 sons (Sky and Surya).
In 2006 Tara gave birth to her own retreats under the name SunfoodYoga. These Retreats are held in a beautiful natural place in the Alpujarra mountain area in Southern Spain, where the focus is on a natural raw vegan lifestyle and the yoga and meditation are in alignment with the chakras. Together with her highly skilled team she holds these retreats every spring and autumn.
Tara also gives regular Empowering Shakti Yoga Retreats in India, where she brings women in touch with their inner strength and True Essence.
In her retreats she inspires and empowers women (and men) to live in alignment with their true essence, inner wisdom, expand their consciousness and live a natural lifestyle in harmony with nature.
Tara is also a graduate of Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre in Kerala and has studied yoga with BKS Iyengar and Dynamic Yoga with Godfrey Devereux. Her dynamic classes have a down to earth simplicity and invigorating power
Tara teaches now her own unique teaching style and makes the practice accessible to beginners as well as to advanced students, with variations and adjustments given according to needs. Tara’s warm and welcoming teaching style creates a safe place for you to explore yourself in all aspects of your being: body, mind and soul. You will not only progress in your yoga practice, taking skills and knowledge with you that you can bring to your mat time and again, but you will take a higher awareness of yourself that will resonate within all areas of your life.