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© 2019 Tara Tonini

Public Yoga classes

Yoga for survivors
Sundays in June

Third Root Yoga

380 Marlborough Rd. Brooklyn, NY 11226


Third Root will be hosting weekly ETI trauma-informed yoga classes. These classes will create space for trauma survivors to reconnect to their bodies and their ability to make choices for themselves. Everyone is welcome and anyone can benefit.


Classes are offered on a sliding scale, $5-25.


Contributions will go towards supporting Exhale to Inhale programming and Third Root.

Registration CLICK HERE!

"As a Family Physician who does prenatal care, it was important to me that the yoga practice be safe, and that any advice dispensed be consistent with safe care and supportive of different childbirth plans. Tara exceeded my expectations on all fronts. She creates an environment in her classes that is comfortable, empowering and supportive. She seemingly effortlessly leads women with varying amounts of yoga experience, and in all trimesters of pregnancy, through safe yoga poses. She always offers alternatives for participants who are experiencing sacroiliac pain, wrist pain, etc., and encourages participants to listen to their bodies and not push themselves beyond what feels comfortable.


Tara's classes helped me feel strong and capable throughout my pregnancy, and I utilized many of the breathing and yoga techniques that I learned from her in order to have the wonderful, healthy delivery I had hoped for. As a new mother and as a physician, I highly recommend Tara's prenatal yoga classes."

-Rachel Rosenberg, M.D.

"As a hospital midwife, I've attended hundreds of births and counseled even more women on how to prepare for the challenges of labor. I enrolled in Tara's prenatal yoga classes at about 17 weeks. It was easily the most valuable thing I did to support myself during the pregnancy and prepare for my labor. 

Tara teaches with a calm, welcoming and playful energy. I always left her classes feeling stretched, grounded and more serene in my pregnant body, a welcome weekly respite. Though relaxing, her classes are also work-- both physical and mental. Learning to control my breath in both strength and mindful release took practice, reinforcement, and Tara's gentle guidance. I used the techniques from Tara's class to work through the  discomforts and stresses that popped up during pregnancy, and to persevere during my labor. I credit her weekly pelvic floor practice with helping me to push effectively with contractions and also to release my muscles when my urge might have been to hold tension or flee up the bed out of fear and pain. 

Tara's classes were also a great emotional support. Tara fostered a warm and welcoming community where women movingly opened up about their feelings, progress, and physical status. Although some might think of prenatal yoga as preparation primarily for an unmedicated vaginal birth, I appreciated that Tara's teaching is inclusive of all different plans for birth and baby feeding.

I wholeheartedly recommend Tara's prenatal class. It was a great source of strength, empowerment, affirmation and serenity. Now my baby and I are lo ing the postnatal series! I hope that she can expand her classes to make this wonderful resource available to more women."

— Emilie FitzMaurice CNM