Taryn Salinas found her yoga path after the birth of twins in 2007, practicing at her home in the small rural community of Tok, Alaska. Yoga enabled her to keep active while being closely tied to home, tending to her young family’s needs.
Practicing yoga evolved into a curiosity about the link between physical practice (asana) and life away from the mat. Taryn found her yoga manifesting in an increasing desire to serve her community, so she began a grass-roots effort to bring yoga to the people in Tok; guiding small groups through basic sun salutations in her basement. As her life began to take shape around her yoga practice, she felt an ignited passion to attend Yoga Teacher Training.
In January of 2014, Taryn began her 200 hour Prana Vinyasa™ teacher training; traveling from Tok to Fairbanks to study with Coral Brown, a widely respected yoga teacher with deep roots in Hindu philosophy. Prana Vinyasa™’s fusion of slow-moving transitions, long holds, and connection of breath to movement resonated strongly with Taryn. She completed her training in January of 2015, having been personally and professionally transformed by the experiences drawn from her training.
Taryn has been living and teaching in Fairbanks since June of 2015. She joins Heart Stream Yoga with nearly 500 hours of yoga instruction, and in 2017 will complete guidance with Off the Mat, Into the World, a training program with focus on yoga as it applies to social activism.
Taryn’s teaching philosophy is strongly rooted in the theory that mindful movement connects yoga practitioners to our own humanity. As a teacher she seeks to serve the community of Fairbanks by fusing her practice with her appreciation for the diverse people and the unique customs of the city that expanded her roots as a teacher and a person.