The Ta Yoga House in Harlem
One thing I love about the Ta Yoga House is the community we’ve built. We have students of all ages, body types, ethnicities and physical capacities. It is a safe space that welcomes all with an open heart and no judgment.
I founded the Ta Yoga House in 2002, right after 9/11, in a brownstone at 128th and Lenox Avenue. It was the first yoga studio in Harlem. Out of 100 yoga studios in New York City, there wasn’t one past 96th street until our beautiful haven. My mission was to make healthy and positive living physically, culturally and financially accessible to underserved urban communities. It was a gateway to delivering health and sustainability messages.
From that home base, I’ve offered a variety of outreach programs including free yoga classes for cancer patients at the Ralph Lauren Cancer Center in Harlem and free yoga classes to the Harlem community through Shape Up New York program sponsored by the New York City Departments of Health and Parks & Recreation, among other things.