Hi! I'm Taryn! I'm a dancer, yogi, and business woman who loves connecting inspiring people to other equally amazing people! I love watching tiny but powerful ideas manifest into fully realized projects. Want to dream up rad ideas and collaborations? Drop me a line! 

My first love was movement and I firmly believe in the power of movement to heal, change, and transform us all. I think everyone should do yoga or dance (yes, that means you!) and that if we all learned to release tension and express ourselves through movement, the world would be a brighter, happier, and ultimately safer place.

When we move with our breath, we are actually "emoting" and letting go. "E" as a prefix means "out of" or "from" and "motion" means to move. Therefore, when we move, what we are really experiencing are internal releases of tension in the muscles and fascia. Since movement yields change in all things (including you!), this is key to understanding how transformation occurs through yoga and movement.

To bring our body, breath, and spirit into union is the ultimate goal of yoga and to release stuck tension and unprocessed or trapped emotional trauma is an invaluable added bonus to the practice.

So let's get moving and emoting together! Thanks for stopping by and stay in touch

Taryn Vander Hoop, a lifelong student of movement, is a dancer, choreographer, and international yoga and dance teacher known for her long unique sequences and encouraging spirit. She helps her students find joy in movement and freedom and ease in the body and mind.

She graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a B.S. in Dance, English, and Spanish and moved to NYC in hot pursuit of a career on the stage. Knowing her ultimate goal was to teach she made a 2-year pit-stop at NYU Tisch School of the Arts where she received an MFA in Dance Performance and Choreography. At Tisch, Taryn met her partner-in-crime, Sumi Clements, and they co-founded Summation Dance, an all-female modern dance company. For more where that came from, check out summationdance.org

Taryn received her 200-Hour yoga certification from Yoga Effects, and 300-Hour yoga certification from Laughing Lotus Yoga Center, Aerial Yoga Training from Om Factory, and is a Yoga for Cancer (ycC) certified teacher. Her recent accomplishments include teaching at the Korean National Yoga Conference, Union Square Summer Thursdays, and leading Om Factory's Annual yoga retreat to India with participants from all over the globe. Taryn also started Om Factory's first satellite Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training program at Rutgers University, which she co-teaches with Blair Ritchie.

The practice of yoga has transformed Taryn's mind and body and she has been able to translate much of her yoga practice into her daily life. By finding her exhale on the mat, she was able to release tension from her body throughout the day and her in dancing. Mantra and meditation practice enhanced her focus, confidence, and performance on the many stages of life. The list goes on and on. Yoga has given Taryn more than she ever could have imagined and her mission is to help people find confidence and joy in movement and fullness and mindfulness in daily life. Her aim as an educator is to help her students see fewer limitations and realize more possibilities, both on and off the mat.