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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 academy for all ages, so that we could share that indescribable feeling with you. 

Since founding Üphoria Yoga in Fall 2019 our family has continued to expand. Bringing our second son, Kiasha, into the world, growing our incredible team of yoga instructors and programs, and building our community of yogis of all ages has only multiplied our joy. 

From our family to you and yours, we extend a warm welcome to Üphoria Yoga Academy.



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Tara holds a Bachelor of Health Sciences from Simon Fraser University and embarked on her yoga journey in 2010 to enhance her physical performance. With 8 years of daily vinyasa and hatha practice, she developed a deep love for yoga. After completing her early childhood education (ECE), Tara's passion for working with children led her to teach yoga to young ones. She obtained her 50-hour Kids & Family Yoga Teacher Training and 95-hour RCYT with a trauma-informed focus over the past 5 years.

Tara's teaching experience ranges from infants to elementary school-aged children, spanning classrooms, schools, childcare centers, and her own studio. During her pregnancy, she discovered the benefits of prenatal yoga, which motivated her to pursue an 85-hour Prenatal Teacher Training and 35-hour Postnatal Teacher Training.

At Üphoria Yoga, Tara instructs various classes, including kids yoga, toddler yoga, family yoga, and postnatal yoga. She combines her academic expertise with mindful movement, aiming to positively impact children's health and wellness. Her classes feature uplifting music, dance, storytelling, and conclude with relaxation and breathwork. Tara's mission is to inspire her students to cultivate confidence, creativity, and self-love. Outside of yoga, she cherishes quality time with her life/business partner, Shayan, and her two children, Pasha and Kiasha.




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.  

Over a span of 17 years (from 2001 to 2017), his family owned and operated 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.

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