Welcome to Green Tara Studio.

At Green Tara Studio you will find exceptional certified instruction in YogaPilates and GYROTONIC®. We are boutique neighborhood studio offering private, duets and small group classes.  Our mission is to create an atmosphere of compassion and joy, facilitating individual growth and well-being through movement arts.  All abilities and ages are welcome at Green Tara!  

The ultimate aim is to be at home in one’s body, and to experience exercise as a creative and delightful experience.
— Juliu Horvath

Pilates

This unique holistic system of exercise is designed to condition the body by strengthening the “core” muscles (abdominals, back and hips). Pilates increases strength, flexibility, improves posture and well-being. Pilates session are performed on specialized equipment (Reformer, Cadillac, Chair) or on a mat. Pilates is gentle enough for rehabilitation, yet challenging enough for weekend warrior or the super fit. There are no physical prerequisites to being able to benefit from the strengthening techniques of Pilates!

 

GYROTONIC® 

GYROTONIC®  method uses movements that look like  a combination of dance, swimming, tai chi and yoga. Developed in the 1970's by Juliu Horvath,  GYROTONIC® practice uses the Expansion System Machine (or the tower) to create resistance for the body through weights and pulleys.  Special attention is paid to supporting and increasing the functional capacity of the spine in addition to creating strength and mobility of the joints. GYROTONIC® uses fluid rhythmic movements to release tension around joints, creating a balance of strength, mobility and a feeling of overall physical fitness and vitality.  GYROTONIC® exercises are tailored for every body type and level of strength.

 

 

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Yoga

The Classical techniques of Yoga date back more then 5,000 years. In ancient times, the desire for greater personal freedom, health, and long life, and heightened self-understanding gave birth to this system of physical and mental exercises which has since spread throughout the world. The word Yoga means " to join or yoke together," and it brings the body and mind together into one harmonious experience!

 

It is through your body you realize you are a spark of divinity.
— bks iyengar
 

Pilates. Gyrotonic. Yoga

For Rehabilation, Strength, Flexibility and Joy

At Green Tara Studio, We understand that learning a new deeper way to relate to your body through breath and awareness is a process. With commitment, you will gain an improved way to connect to your body and life.

 

“Honor where you are in any given time….. perhaps you may experience a moment of Bliss”   Mary Bowen, Pilates Elder

 

 

Green Tara Studio instructors are truly outstanding.

Our instructors are highly certified and deeply passionate, knowledgeable and dedicated to creating a vibrant movement community. We look forward to helping you achieve better balance and holistic well-being.  

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do, are in harmony.
— Mahatma Gandhi
 
 

ANGELA SKINNER

Angela has been involved in movement and theater arts for more than 20 years and is the founder of Green Tara Studio.  She holds a BFA in Theater from University of Minnesota, and is a certified PMA Pilates, GYROTONIC® , and Spacial Dynamics Level 1 Movement Therapy Practitioner.  
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Paige Powers

Paige started studying yoga, Pilates, kinesiology, and GYROTONIC® in 1996 from Florida State University where she received her BFA in Dance and BS in Anthropology. She danced professionally in NYC and became a certified instructor in GYROTONIC® in 2001,GYROKINESIS® in 2004, and Pilates in 2014.  Read More

Amy kim

Amy R. Kim is a Pilates instructor, Yoga Teacher, counselor, and health coach. It is her belief that Pilates and Yoga should be tailored to each individual's unique needs. She strives to provide a holistic approach that comprises wellness of the mind, body, and soul.  Read More

shannon bierbaum

Shannon has been teaching yoga since 2008. She is passionate about guiding yoga practices that encourage students to inhabit their bodies with a joyful presence. Shannon emphasizes breathwork as a means of cultivating attention, body intelligence and a peaceful state of mind.   Read More

 

Ann Christian

Ann has been a registered nurse for over 20 years and has specialized in Palliative care since 2000. As Ann's focus evolved, she discovered yoga and brought together the strong link between the care provided to a patient and the teachings provided as a yoga teacher.   Read More

JEN TANTZEN

Jen first started yoga as a student in 2012, looking for a workout, but finding instead a practice that managed to touch every aspect of her life. Inspired as she was by this journey, she decided to expand her practice to include teaching, and completed her 235hr training  in June of 2014.  Read More

 

Sonia Berglund

Sonia holds a B.S. In Food Science and Nutrition from the University of Minnesota. She received her Pilates mat and apparatus certifications in 2003 from PhysicalMind Institute.  She is also certified in Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis. Read More

 

New GYROKINESIS® class

Sunday 10:30-11:30am.

Only $20 to drop in and try a very unique movement system that will leave your body feeling more open, stronger and joyful!

“I want music in my body and poetry in my body, and I want to be skillful without struggle; it has to come without struggle.” —  Juliu Horvath, GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® founder.

Limited to 6 students