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Best Ever Vegan Biscuit Recipe

Vegan Biscuits? WTF, Tara? Yes why the food, indeed. I know it’s a little off topic here, but let me explain.  On my stats page I can see the top searches on my site.  They are usually things like “child’s pose,” “hip flexors” and…

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Natural Pain Relief Products-When Yoga Isn’t Enough

Back Pain Relief

Recently my husband hurt his back, and as he limped around someone sarcastically asked him, “what, the magic of yoga couldn’t fix you?” Well no Ian, it couldn’t, but thanks for your sincere and heartfelt concern.  When yoga isn’t enough, you need a little…

Hello Youtube… Summer Porch Yoga has Arrived

My daughter Piper tells me that all the cool kids put their “content” on Youtube; and, we all know coolness is my lifelong goal, so I am uploading my free videos onto YouTube. You can find me wedged between “Crazy Nuttyass Honey Badger” and…

Yoga Club Review Take 1

Yoga Club is a subscription wardrobe service like Stitch Fix, Trunk Club or Wantable, but for workout clothing.  I recently participated in a challenge on Yogadownload.com in which a Yoga Club subscription was the prize, and while I did not win, I was intrigued…

Finding the Perfect Yoga Mat

People will ask me which yoga mat is the best, and while I can answer that question with absolute certainty for myself, I think you have to consider a number of variables. Here are some tips to buying the perfect yoga mat for you….

NEXT LEVEL VIDEOS- CORE BALANCE CHALLENGE

This class combines the two things my clients request most, cork work and balance. I don’t believe balance is improved by standing on one leg, but rather, by challenging the body’s ability to adjust during movements in all planes. Handily enough, all balance work…

NEXT LEVEL VIDEOS- YIN YANG FLOW

SUMMER PORCH YOGA- YIN YANG FLOW from Tara Kestner on Vimeo. Seek Balance in All Things. This Yin Yang class is designed to balance the sweet ease of a yin yoga class, with the spicy effort of a yang flow class. The first twenty…

NEXT LEVEL VIDEOS – Hips & Hamstrings

Issues with low back pain?  Tight hip flexors and hamstrings are often the culprits.  Try this lower body focused class to loosen those areas and provide some relief to your back. It’s beginner friendly and the only equipment you need is a strap.  If…

NEXT LEVEL VIDEOS- Yin Yoga Tribute

Enjoy this short, beginner friendly introduction to Yin Yoga.

NEXT LEVEL VIDEOS

They are finally here! The videos that I have long promised to my live classes are becoming a reality.  For those of you who take my classes, you know I change my theme and sequence each month. Sometime around the end of the month,…

The Use Your Words Project

Have you ever had a goal you wanted to achieve, but struggled with where to start?  I have been working on a project with my yoga clients to help get them out of the starting gate and moving towards that goal. It’s called the…

Yoga + Essential Oils

Incorporating essential oils into your yoga practice is a great way to maximize the benefits of yoga. I know, it can feel a little out there to think that rubbing a drop or two of some plant oil on you is going to have…