Tarika is a certified Personal Yoga Trainer who is also a qualified Civil Engineer and a Reiki Master. After 7 years of flying as an air hostess, Tarika hung up her boots and plunged into practising and teaching yoga full time having completed the 200 hour teacher training course from The Yoga Institute at Santacruz, Mumbai . Tarika believes that the role of the yoga teacher is to provide inspired support and informed guidance to students pursuing varied goals be it – to relax and reduce stress, to lose weight or tone their bodies or to find inner harmony and a sense of well being and balance. Yoga is a way to heal and to feel whole and for Tarika, the role of the teacher is to provide inspired support and informed guidance to students ursuing these varied and changing goals. She believes that when teachers create safe and nurturing yoga classes where students can explore and experience anew the body, mind, and spirit, amazing things start to happen!
According to Tarika, ‘Teaching yoga is about having a solid understanding of yoga in your own body, than it is about memorizing information, names of postures, or any other external knowledge of yoga. Yoga is experiential and you have to have some degree of mastery in your own practice, in your own body first before you teach others.’ Apart from being an expert in Yoga, Tarika is also a Dancer with expertise in Salsa, Bachata and Merengue ( Latin Dances – Intermediate Level).