The Inspire Yoga Grapevine Team has been assembled and we can’t wait for you to meet them! In this weekly blog series, you’ll meet the instructors who will be Inspire-ing Grapevine to get on their mats. Our next instructors are Grapevine locals and are looking forward to teaching at a studio in their “backyard!” Meet Tara Munro and Lisa Grimes!
Tara has been a fixture at Inspire Yoga’s flagship location since 2011 where you can find her leading yoga with mind-blowing playlists on Sunday mornings, as well as, being an integral part of Inspire Yoga School’s 300 Hour Trainings. But it all began in 2000, when she ventured into her first yoga class, and it became clear how vastly rich the practice of yoga is in its ability to integrate the body, mind, and spirit.
In January, 2006, she completed a 200-hour Yoga Alliance certification and in January 2008, after completing over 1000 teaching hours, Tara received the distinguished E-RYT (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher) credential. Tara is certified to teach Adaptive Yoga to students with MS and in 2008 received her 500 hr RYT in Yoga Therapy.
As an avid student of yoga, Tara has developed an eclectic mix of yoga methods from numerous teachers including Rod Stryker, Beryl Bender Birch, Dharma Mittra, Shiva Rea, and many more. Her compassionate, yet disciplined, teaching style is therapeutic and challenging as she emphasizes a cultivation of awareness within each pose she instructs. You’ll find her inspiring with her playful spirit and wacky sense of humor, yet patient as she takes time out to personally guide you on your yoga journey.
Recently, I got to grab a beer with Tara at Grapevine Craft Brewery and here is what we talked about:
As a Texas native and resident of Grapevine since 2008, this makes you our Grapevine expert. So what is your favorite Grapevine hangout? “My house (insert infectious laugh!) but other than that I like Chez Fabian, Chill and Grapevine Craft Brewery.”
And what does your personal yoga practice mean to you? “It means my own escape to turn off all of the outside and turn inward to tap into my authentic self.”
Your diverse taste in music comes through in your yoga classes. But who is your go-to band or artist when you can’t decide on something to listen to? “Led Zeppelin or anything Motown.”
Lisa Grimes is over the moon excited to be joining Inspire Yoga Grapevine! She has been in the fitness world for 37 years! She began teaching old-school, jumping jack, leg warmer, thong-on-the-outside aerobics as a part-time career in college at Texas Tech at age 18. But more recently, she serves communities in Lubbock, Fort Worth, Colleyville, Southlake, and GRAPEVINE, in many capacities of fitness, to include indoor cycle, strength classes and, of course, yoga.