Taryn Vander Hoop, MFA, E-RYT

Hi, I'm Taryn! I'm a dancer, yogi, teacher, and business woman living in NYC helping people connect more deeply to their bodies, minds, and spirits through movement. Let's move together!



LATEST THOUGHTS

September 18, 2016
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Wedding Magic

The last month and a half has been a complete whirlwind and a dream. I married the love of my life, went on an adventurous honeymoon to Alaska, and embarked on a cross-country road trip to attend two weddings of good friends. To summarize so many unforgettable experiences would be to do them all a disservice. Instead, I’ll share a series of tiny miracles that occurred on our wedding day
March 21, 2017
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Spring Goals: Cultivate a Beginner Mindset

Happy Spring! It’s officially spring and you may notice changes in the air from the sounds of birds chirping as they migrate back north to tiny buds appearing on the trees. Each spring is an opportunity to practice a purification ritual or a symbolic “rebirth.” Although this idea may seem a bit foreign or primitive, the essence of this ritual has been passed down to our culture and disguised with a different name —
February 17, 2017
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108 Prostrations & Significance

For the past few months, I have been sharing one of 108 Buddhist prayers I learned while in Korea on Instagram. If you are late to the party, follow along here! In Yoga and Eastern Religion, the number 108 comes up a lot. At the bottom of this post is a list of reasons this number is considered sacred.While in Korea, I went to the temple on the one day
December 22, 2016
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Around the World Flow

My extended time abroad has helped me to become comfortable with the unfamiliar and push beyond my self-perceived limitations. We all want to be open, curious, and adaptable in our lives, but notice what happens to your mind when faced with a comfort challenge not even in your daily life, but on your mat. The mental chatter goes wild! Why is the teacher making me do my favorite pose differently today? I
November 22, 2016
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The Yogi’s Quest: Learning to Sit with Discomfort

Dear Yogis, My heart and thoughts have been with my country since hearing the outcome of the US election. Whether or not you see the result as a victory or a defeat, one thing is clear: there is healing work and uniting to be done at home. As yogis, we work towards empathy, love, tolerance, and understanding. However, if you are unhappy with the outcome, I challenge you to sit

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