photo credit - Duncan Scott

photo credit - Duncan Scott

 

VICKI TARRANT

Hatha Yoga Teacher

Vicki Tarrant is a yoga teacher based in Toronto. Her approach to teaching yoga is contemporary, inter-disciplinary, trauma informed and innovative. Her style of teaching is in constant evolution reflecting her personal investigation into yoga, current and past teachers, and the zeitgeist we live in.

She skillfully weaves themes and insight from years of personal practice and a deep curiosity about life together with poetic metaphor, anatomy, and humor, placing emphasis on the therapeutic and holistic value of yoga for our body mind and lives. Her approach combines mindful modern postural alignment technology with somatic sensitive instruction, inviting students to cultivate a inquisitive approach to their yoga practice, exploring and mapping their own body mind experience using the tools of yoga, at their own pace.

 Vicki has been practicing yoga since 1994 and teaching since 2003. She was a previously a licensed Anusara® yoga teacher (2004-2012 ) and is now independent of any particular school or lineage of yoga. Inspired by the processes of ageing, Vicki studies therapeutic yoga applications for Osteoporosis with Ellen Saltonstall and Dr. Fischer, NY.

In December 2009, Vicki established Yoga Yoga East in Toronto’s east end, a thriving "nomadic" yoga center and community which offers holistic hatha yoga classes to people from all walks of life.  Originally from Australia, she has traveled widely, living and working in 8 countries to date. She has taught yoga in Australia, Tel Aviv, and Tucson. 

Vicki is a painter, holding a Bachelor of Fine Art degree in Painting & Art History and Masters degree in Painting from the Royal College of Art, London, UK. Vicki lives and works in Toronto and is a passionate advocate of animal rights, speaking up for those without a voice.