Yoga Testimonials

Edgar Perez, Lawyer & Student


"Taryn is one of my favorite teachers. Her graceful athleticism informs her movements and inspires her students to strive for the next level. Taryn provides expert guidance and wonderful alignment or other pose-related assistance. Classes with Taryn are unique in that both flow and pace are guaranteed to be physically challenging while, at the same time, infused with an underlying rhythm that focuses the mind and allows you to explore and expand your practice.  I always leave her classes feeling limber, strong, and mentally refreshed.”

Paul Evans, Private Yoga Client


"My weekly practice with Taryn has proven to be one of the best things that I have ever done for myself.  I now really feel the movement in my body and I’m more aware of the stress and tensions that I pick up during the week and am now able to work these out with some of the poses Taryn has highlighted during our sessions. Taryn tailors our session so both me and my partner get the maximum benefit from our practice even though we both have very different strengths and challenges with our bodies. I feel that it’s important to give yourself the gift of a hour each week to get back in tune with your body and have the best night’s sleep of the week. It has been especially gratifying when I achieve a pose that I’ve been practicing for a while and it finally is obtainable and enjoyable and think back over the last 6 months and think wow, I never thought I’d be able to do that! Do yourself a favour, you deserve it!"

Pat Blaho, Dietician & Yoga Student


"Taryn is an excellent yoga instructor, her classes are interesting as well as challenging. Her knowledge of the body and movement is evident in the structure of her classes and the personalized adjustments she provides. She corrects in a way that is helpful and gentle--never pushing me beyond what my body can safely do. Her background in dance and pilates adds another layer to her yoga instruction that is beneficial to all her students. In addition, she is very friendly and approachable. I always feel comfortable going to her with questions regarding her class or my yoga practice."

Dance Testimonials

Wisconsin State Journal


"Taryn Vander Hoop's solo work was so strong and self-assured that she left it untitled. It didn't need one. It was fluid, with balletic glimpses, and in a small way was one of the most startling of the evening's works, as Vander Hoop came right to the edge of the stage, staring out and almost joining the audience." 

Gia Kourlas, The New York Times


"Sumi Clements and Taryn Vander Hoop formed Summation Dance in 2010, partly to provide a home for female dancers. At the time, they were graduate students at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts; nearly all the men in their class had jobs lined up. Their company, 10 strong, including its founders, is something of a sisterhood where strength is not just taken seriously, it's a given."