Yoga Tree San Francisco
San Francisco, US
Tim and Tara Dale met in June of 1999 on a business meeting to begin what would become the Yoga Tree we know today. Now they have five yoga centers, two children, and a growing community of yogis to share it all with.
Prior to opening Yoga Tree, Tim Dale owned and operated many of San Francisco’s most popular restaurants and nightclubs. These include: Eleven, Fumé, Undici, Eddie Jack’s, the DNA Lounge, the Tap Room Bar, and the Up & Down Club. His career began in 1978, opening Wolfdale’s in Lake Tahoe.
Tara Dale has instructed hatha yoga since 1995. She has been teaching at Yoga Tree since its inception. Tara is inspired by Shiva Rea, Judith Lasater and John Friend. She is the director of the Yoga Tree teacher program.
Interestingly, both Tim and Tara’s family’s have backgrounds in the physical arts. Tim’s father and Tara’s mother were both gymnasts. Tim’s father worked as an acrobat with the Ringling Brothers circus and was part of a traveling Vaudevillian dance troupe. In Tim’s childhood, he and his father performed as a father/son clown troop. Tara’s mother was a high school gymnastics teacher.