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
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
November 22, 2016
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Maya Bay Arrest

I’m kinesthetic by nature. I have to experience something to fully understand and appreciate it, which is why I feel the most connected to God, Krishna, Mother Nature, whomever or whatever is beyond us all when I’m dancing, doing yoga or movement of any kind. This movement doesn’t necessarily mean physical exertion, but it’s the easiest way for me to tap into the spiritual side of my soul. John is
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
May 15, 2016
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How Inversions Help you Defeat the Demons in your Head (And your life!)

“What if I fall? Oh, but my darling, what if you fly?” I rarely meet an inversion neutral yogi – most students are either inversion addicts or avoid them at all costs. When I announced at the beginning of the month that April was inversion month for all my classes, the look on people’s faces ranged from questionable dread to excitement and delight. The fear that comes up around going

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