Tatiana Forero Puerta

Yoga for the Wounded Heart

Tatiana Forero Puerta is the author of Yoga for the Wounded Heart: A Journey, Philosophy, and Practice of Healing Emotional Pain (Lantern, 2018). A graduate of Stanford University and New York University, Tatiana has taught philosophy and yoga for a decade, including her post as an adjunct faculty member at New York University and the City University of New York. A columnist for New York Spirit, Park Slope Reader, and Elephant Journal, Tatiana is a recipient of the 2017 Pushcart Prize for poetry and a finalist for Blueshift Journal’s prize for writers of color. Her work has appeared in Able Muse, Moon River Review, Juked, JOY: Journal of Yoga, and elsewhere.

With over one thousand hours of yoga training and over a decade of teaching experience, Tatiana’s classes and private sessions work to explore, uncover, and discover the body’s innate power and wisdom. Strongly tethered to theoretical principles of equanimity and balance, Tatiana works not just with postures, but with bodies in postures, emphasizing alignment, integrity, and attunement in the aim of using the practice of yoga as a light that increases our awareness, develops our potential, and opens a greater vision–not only on the mat, but in our lives.

Tatiana is also core faculty at Peaceful Generation Now, a New York-based mindfulness program focused on bringing mindfulness practices to educators and school administrators in the New York Tri-state area, with the hope of cultivating peaceful classrooms. She lives and teaches in NY.

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