Tara Rutherford-Blouin

Tara lives by the words “spread joy, and give love”.
She has lived in Kingston since 2010 coming here originally for the nursing program at Queen’s University. After graduating, she started working, and after long shifts at the hospital, she found refuge in the hot room at Modo Yoga. She has come to call this sacred place a home for the last two years. Yoga has always been a part of her life, as she has practiced since she was a teenager, but it became increasingly important to her in her adult years. Last year she decided it was time to take her practice to the next level and obtain her teacher training. She is passionate about travelling and has felt India calling to her since she was a little girl. So, in September 2018, she hopped on a plane and found herself in a small village in northern India called Bhagsu where she lived for 6 weeks doing her intensive teacher training, with a focus on vinyasa, yin, ashtanga, and therapeutic yoga. Today she is overflowing with joy to find herself teaching yoga alongside the very teachers who inspired her to follow her passion for the practice, and she is grateful to have the opportunity to share the practice with others. In Tara’s class you can expect to leave feeling that you challenged yourself, not only by pushing your body to learn its capabilities, but also by discovering how the mind can so powerfully change your perspective. Tara believes that yoga is so much more than just the physical practice, and she will always try to guide her students to a place of mental and spiritual awareness during their time in her class. Tara likes to believe that life is stretched between the first inhale and the last exhale. Breathe. Be present. Be kind. And give love.