Euphoria is a feeling of extraordinary happiness and excitement. The way we felt when we met, fell in love, and began our journey together as husband and wife. When we welcomed our little Pasha into the world, he brought so much joy into our lives, we wanted to find a way to spend more time together to create those magical moments and memories, everyday. Having a passion for teaching children and adults alike in our careers as professional yoga and tennis instructors, we began to follow a new dream to open Vancouver's first family yoga studio for all ages, so that we could share that indescribable feeling, with you.
Tara graduated from Simon Fraser University University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Health Sciences. She discovered her passion for yoga while working with children, which led her to earn her Early Childhood Education Certification, 200 hour yoga teacher certification, and additional credentials in prenatal, baby and me, and kids yoga. At Uphoria Yoga, she is combining her academic expertise with her love of mindful movement in order to create a positive impact on kids' health and wellness. Tara’s mission is to inspire each of her students to cultivate confidence, creativity and self-love. Off the mat, you can find her immersing herself in the nature and spending quality time with her family.
A former top junior tennis player in BC, Shayan graduated in 2008 from Cumberland University in Nashville, Tennessee with a full tennis scholarship and a Bachelor of Science in Sports Management and Marketing. From 2001 to 2017, his family owned an indoor tennis facility called People’s Courts in Coquitlam BC, for which he was a director and a high performance coach for players of all ages. Over the years, People's Courts Tennis Club programs became one of the most successful in Canada.. Shayan believes that a nurturing educational environment can help children to grow their inner happiness and become the best versions of themselves.