Dara grew up on a military base for most of her life, living in 5 different states before she was ten. Always athletic, she used sports to quickly integrate into new surroundings. She played softball throughout her adolescent years and two years in college. After graduating with her undergrad, she was on the hunt for a new way to burn calories. She walked into a Bikram Yoga class in 2003 and never looked back. She completed her 200 (RYT200) Hour Teaching Training with Evolve Yoga in June of 2020, a bucket list goal of nearly 20 years! When she is not on the mat, she works full time in the Human Resources field, living in Gilbert with her husband and three teenage daughters. Dara believes yoga should be fun, energizing, and inclusive of all ages and body types.