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our story

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 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 of opening Vancouver's first family yoga studio for all ages, so that we could share that indescribable feeling, with you.

Co-Founders

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TARA
 

CO-FOUNDER

Tara holds a Bachelor of Health Sciences from Simon Fraser University. In 2010, she began her yoga journey to deepen her physical performance. After practicing for 8 years, she enjoyed a daily vinyasa and hatha practice. She then completed her early childhood education (ECE) and after another 2 years, her love and passion for working with children took centre stage when she discovered her desire to teach yoga to children. Within the last 5 years, she completed her 50 hour Rainbow kids & Family Yoga Teacher Training and her 95 hour RCYT with a trauma-informed focus through YogaEd.

 

She began to teach children from infancy, all the way up to elementary school aged. She has taught yoga to children in a variety of settings such as, classrooms, schools and childcare centres and now, her very own studio. Furthermore, while embarking on her own journey of pregnancy, Tara discovered the benefits of prenatal yoga and its ability to support mental clarity in expecting mamas. This  inspired her to complete an 35 hour Postnatal Teacher Training and she is currently in the process of completing her 85 hour Prenatal Teacher Training.

 

At Üphoria Yoga, you can catch Tara teaching kids yoga, toddler yoga, family yoga and postnatal yoga. She combines her academic expertise with her love of mindful movement in order to create a positive impact on kids' health and wellness. Her classes are welcoming and she brings engaging and exciting elements into play like uplifting music, dance, storytelling and she always ends with relaxation and fun breathwork. Tara’s mission is to inspire each of her students to cultivate confidence, creativity and self-love. Off the mat, Tara loves spending quality time with her life/business partner, Shayan, her toddler, Pasha and soon to be baby boy, Kiasha.

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SHAYAN

CO-FOUNDER

A former top junior tennis player in BC, Shayan began his tennis career at age 12 at the West Vancouver Tennis Club. A passionate player, he went on to compete at both provincial and national levels. 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. For over a decade, People's Courts Tennis Club was recognized by ""Tennis Canada"" as Tennis Development Centre. Throughout the years, People's Courts Tennis programs became one of the most successful in Canada, 

Shayan believes that a nurturing educational environment can help individuals to grow their inner happiness and become the best versions of themselves.