We are pleased to present our skilled and caring yoga teachers to you. Drop in on one of our yoga classes here at Yoga Farm and see what we collectively have to offer. Having many teachers on the staff of Yoga Farm makes it possible to have multiple classes just about every day of the week, and our breadth of experience and teaching styles makes it possible for people of all abilities to learn yoga and wellness here. We have also collaborated to create a highly-acclaimed curriculum with longer yoga courses.
Christopher Grant & Daniela Hess are Directors and Founders of Yoga Farm
Yoga Teachers at Yoga Farm:
Emily Healy, RYT200
Emily’s passion for yoga developed out of a passion for dance. She first turned to yoga first for its physical restoration and therapy and was amazed at the healing capacity of the practice not just within her body but within her mind and spirit as well. Emily practiced vinyasa and ashtanga regularly for several years, and soon felt the call to share the power of yoga with others. She completed her 200-hour training in April 2015 with Siddhi Yoga in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India and began teaching as soon as she returned to the States.
The privilege of guiding others on their individual yoga journeys is inspiring and humbling. Yoga is a path for the body and mind towards gentle strength, grace, power, and humility, and teaching yoga has enabled her to help others to find these qualities as well as to deepen them within herself. Emily’s classes are based on breath and a deep level of body-awareness. She strives to guide her students to reflect, release, and renew through movement. Emily is also a practicing AcroYogi and is certified in Thai massage.
Taryn Thompson, RYT200
Taryn was first introduced to yoga when she was 14: her cross-country ski coach suggested a side-angle pose as part of the warm-up at practice one day. An avid skier, runner, and swimmer, the vinyasa classes at her local gym were a natural fit in high school and college. She was drawn to the grace, fluidity, and integrity that yoga demands, and quickly became inspired to deepen her practice.
A high level of self-discipline has helped Taryn develop a thorough understanding of anatomy and movement. Her classes are informed by over 10 years of dedicated experience practicing Iyengar, Anusara, Ashtanga, and Bikram. Taryn completed a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training with Brigette Neidringhaus Finley and Mitchel Bleier in 2012, and a 200-hour Yogahour Teacher Training with Darren Rhodes in 2014. In 2015 she was certified to teach prenatal and postpartum yoga and completed Judith Lasater’s Relax and Renew training for Restorative Yoga.
Hilary Kimball, RYT200
When Hilary found herself in the midst of a transformation affecting every aspect of her life, yoga and meditation became her tools to connect to her authentic Self.
Yoga was, and is, her means of mindfully and skillfully navigating life’s inevitable challenges. Hilary’s immersion into yoga began in India in 2009, and continued throughout Southeast Asia, where she spent over two years living, studying and practicing various forms of yoga. In 2011 she lived at The Yoga Institute in Mumbai, India for three months training to be a yoga teacher, studying the classical texts of yoga, learning about therapeutics, and living a yogic lifestyle. A year later she completed a second teacher training at The Yoga Garden in San Francisco.
More recently Hilary has become interested in women’s wellness. She has done Jalaja Bonheim’s Circlework Training for women, and she recently finished Shashi Solluna and Minke de Vos’s Sacred Femininity TaoTantra teacher training in Thailand. Hilary is also certified in Chi Nei Tsang abdominal massage and Water Flow, a form of hydrotherapy. Hilary splits her time in her hometown of Ithaca, NY, and the beautiful island Koh Phangan in Thailand.
Hilary views yoga as much more than a series of complicated bodily postures or stretches; to her it is more holistic and has to do with the ways we live our lives – physically, emotionally and spiritually. The development of mindfulness in everyday life, cultivation of positive mental/emotional virtues, and connecting with her Self, others, nature and spirit are her priorities.
Hilary trusts in the healing powers of yoga, and knows its fruits are available to anyone who practices. Her mission as a teacher is to guide students to a place deep within themselves where they experience a sense of wholeness, healing, health, love, and inspiration.