Speciality Restorative Yoga Teacher Training

Several times per year, Tara offers a highly praised continuing education program for registered yoga teachers and others called Rest for All: Restorative Yoga Teacher Training.


200-hour Yoga Teacher Training

In 2020-2021, Tara will lead the 200-hour Hath Yoga Teacher Training program at Lighthouse Yoga Center. You can find all of the details here.


Past Trainings

In 2017, 2018, and 2019 Tara lead the 200-hour​ ​Yoga​ Teacher​ ​Training program​ with Joe Miller at Willow Street Yoga Center in Silver Spring, MD. In 2015 and 2016 Tara was a lead teacher in the 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training program at Capitol Hill Yoga.


I learned more than I expected to – not only about the practice of yoga, its roots and principles – but also new ways (to me) of being in my life. Learning to do yoga poses and to lead classes are just a couple pieces of a much bigger, richer and life-changing pie that forms Willow Street’s teacher training program. If you are drawn to the deeper concepts and offerings of yoga, and you also appreciate learning to make yoga relevant in our contemporary American lives, this program is for you!
Yoga Teacher Training at Willow Street not only prepared me to lead others in the practice of yoga, but it also opened my mind to new ways of seeing – and my heart to new ways of experiencing – virtually everything else in my life.

I deeply appreciate the unique nature and personality of this yoga studio and was clear from the beginning that these are the teachers I wanted to train with. They are not only experienced and knowledgeable, but – more importantly – they make the practice of yoga relevant in our fast-paced contemporary lives through their thoughtful, creative and supportive application of yoga principles.

-Susan Silver, 2017 YTT graduate


Participating in the Willow Street Yoga Teacher Training this year (2018) was one of the most incredible experiences. Tara and Joe, our teachers, expertly shared their wisdom and as a result, my knowledge and appreciation of this ancient practice has deepened exponentially. The community of yogis we created will remain with me forever. I know that I have become a part of an important and lasting connection to myself, the practice of yoga, and an amazing group of people associated with this way of being. One of the things I most appreciate about Willow Street’s approach is its holistic nature. We took a very deep dive in to the Yoga Sutras and carefully explored all eight limbs of yoga. There is so much more to learn, but I know that I am walking away not only with a thirst for this learning but also something to now begin offering to others.

-Lori Wilen, 2018 YTT graduate


I offer my highest praise for the program and its teachers Joe Miller and Tara Lemerise. Between them, Joe and Tara have 40 plus years of yoga teaching experience… Tara’s focused approach to teaching with honesty, compassion, variety and even a bit of tough love provides
the perfect complement to Joe. With a keen eye for seeing how each pose can be adapted to different body types and suggesting various versions of a pose, Tara has a unique ability to impart her vast knowledge and passion for yoga to her students…I highly recommend the Yoga Teacher Training program offered by the Willow Street Yoga Center.

– Charles Gravitz, 2018 YTT graduate