About Tai Dorn
Tai Dorn resides in Charlotte, NC where she lives, breathes and sleeps her yoga. Tai received her first 200 hour certification at Yoga One under the tutelage of Johnna Smith and later pursued her 500 hour with the same teacher. Tai continued her studies and received 200 more hours of certification with Baron Baptiste at his Level 1 and Level 2 training and completed her Prenatal Certification with Amani Murray Jackson.
Seeking a deeper practice, Tai fell in love with Jivamukti Yoga, pursued and completed her 300+ hour Jivamukti Certification in May of 2011 under the direct guidance of founders Sharon Gannon and David Life, and then went on to complete her 800 hour Jivamukti certification in June of 2012 under the mentorship of Advanced Jivamukti Certified teacher Sangeeta Vallabhan.
Jivamukti: “Jiva” – individual soul; “Mukti” – liberation. The word Jivamukti is derived from the Sanskrit word Jivanmuktih (“liberation while living”). Jivamukti classes are flow classes incorporating the five tenets of Jivamukti Yoga: shastra (scripture), bhakti (devotion), ahimsa (non-harming), nada (music/deep inner listening) and dhyana (meditation) and is presented in teachings relevant to one’s life on and off the mat and supported by chanting, breath awareness, flowing vinyasa sequences, alignment exploration, hands on assisting and meditation.
Primal Yoga® Flow seamlessly blends yoga with fluid movements inspired by Tai Chi, Qi Gong and Kung Fu into a harmonious dance to create balance, strength and synergy in our physical and emotional bodies. With an emphasis on breath, fluidity and intelligent alignment-based sequencing, Primal Yoga® Flow taps into our body's own innate wisdom to unlock the healing potential within.
Baptiste Yoga™ is designed to empower you with the focus, training and insight you need to achieve consistent results in the most important areas of your life. A potent physical yoga practice, meditation practice and active self inquiry are used as tools of transformation – encouraging participants to reclaim their full potential, discover creativity, awaken passion, and create authenticity, confidence and new possibilities.
Tai holds a BA in dance performance and has an insatiable appetite for finding new ways to connect to the soul through sutric movement and devotional teachings while weaving the thread of pure bhakti throughout the practice. Tai's classes are known for being deep, intentional and uplifting. Tai bows to the precious teachers in her life—those who have come before, those who will come after and above all to the teacher who resides within.