Yoga & Meditation

20 Years of teaching around the world



Welcome to the BREATHE & BURN® Mind-Body Studio 

Virtual classes, premium courses, and in-person events to master your mind and body, and activate your Highest Self

A Path to Self-Mastery

Yoga: Charge your energy, improve flexibility, build strength, and burn away toxins.
Breathwork: Regulate the breath, tone the nervous system, and purify your subtle energy.
Meditation: Increase mental focus and awareness, enhance intuition, and realize your True Self.
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About Us

Our Approach

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Classic Hatha-Raja Yoga

The TA Yoga House, founded in 2002 by Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy, was the first yoga studio in New York's historical Harlem community. Now, twenty years later, we are the Breathe & Burn® Mind-Body Studio offering LIVE classes via Zoom plus on-demand classes, premium courses, and our signature in-person events around the world. With the Eight Limbs of Yoga as the foundation, we use breath, meditation, and specific postures/movements to charge the body, focus the mind, and purify your energy, burning away physical toxins and mental illusions, enabling you to activate your Highest Self and experience Bliss-Absolute. This is also the online home for the teachings of Teresa's mentor, yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch.  Get ready to Breathe & Burn!
Expert Guidance

Our Services

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On-Demand Library

Yoga, breathwork, meditation, plant-based eating, philosophy and more!
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LIVE Virtual Training

Join us for a monthly Mind-Energy Tuning and live yoga classes.
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1-on-1 Coaching

From asana to meditation, get one-on-one support to jumpstart or deepen your practice.
NOTE: Due to the passing of Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy's sister, Sheila Kennedy Bryant, we are on a summer hiatus. We will be back in the fall with exciting developments. In the meantime, check out the free practice videos.
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Free Practice Videos

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Breathing Techniques
Meditation
Yoga Flows
Tao's Special Teachings

Premium Courses

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Master Course with Tao Porchon-Lynch

In-depth teachings with Tao Porchon-Lynch at 96 years old in full action including her distinct Tango Sun Salutation, Tree Vinyasa, and popular Shoulder Stand sequence. In addition to the 2 1/2 hour workshop, there are bonus poses, practice sessions, a posture breakdown, Tao talking about her gurus, and so much more!
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Stretch & Relax with Tao Porchon-Lynch

A targeted course with yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch designed to release muscle tension, relax the nervous system, and renew the mind. This one-of-a-kind program includes Tao at 96 years old in full action from her revitalizing Seated Stretches and calming Forward Bends to her accessible Shoulder Stand on the Wall and restorative Deep Relaxation. It is suitable for all levels.
Around The World

In-Person Events

A Leader in Yoga & Mindfulness

In addition to teaching at her studio and assisting yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch in workshops around the world, Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy has presented for a variety of mind-body related organizations and taught yoga and mindfulness across the globe in a variety of settings from corporations and conferences to churches and schools, as well as her own signature retreats.  She has even taught yoga to global leaders on a private section of The Great Wall of China.  She is adept at modifying the practice to fit the context whether the audience consists of world leaders or the everyday person, from beginners to advanced to mixed level.  Here is a sampling of events:
Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy teaching at XYoga Dubai
  • Eileen Fisher

  • Harlem Week

  • Wellness Week

  • The Sistah Summit

  • The Beacon School

  • Yoga Research Society

  • Yoga Angels (Jamaica)

  • XYoga Festival (Dubai)

  • Spirit of the Feathers

  • Social Venture Network

  • National Institutes of Health

  • PricewaterhouseCoopers

  • Ralph Lauren Cancer Center

  • Women Organized Around Wellness

  • National Ayurveda Medical Association

  • NYC Department of Health

  • Global Shapers Conference

  • American Heart Association

  • Thurgood Marshall Academy

  • Harlem Healthy Living Initiative

  • Broadway Housing Communities

  • Children’s Sports & Fitness Expo

  • Harlem Wizard’s Basketball Camp

  • Alliance for a Healthier Generation

  • City of New York Parks & Recreation

  • East Harlem Asthma Center of Excellence

  • International Association of Black Yoga Teachers

  • Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit

  • Athletic Center of Excellence & Sports Medicine

  • World Economic Forum Young Global Leader Summits (China, Mexico, Tanzania, Switzerland)

She has also moderated programs at Yoga Journal Conferences across the country with a range of notable yoga teachers including Sharon Gannon, Gary Kraftsow, Cyndi Lee, Ana Forrest, Tias Little, Aadil Palkhivala, John Friend, Judith Hanson Lasater, Rod Stryker, Jason Crandell, Pretzel France, and Rogelioo Nunez. In addition, she provided free yoga classes to the Harlem community as part of the "Shape Up NY" program in partnership with the New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene and New York City Department of Parks & Recreation.
20+ Years of Teaching

About The Founder

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Breathe & Burn® was founded by Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy.  Inspired by her mother, who started practicing yoga in 1971, Terri began playing with yoga when she was young, and has taught yoga and mindfulness for over 20 years.  She has in-depth training:
  • Integral Yoga (200-hr) in the tradition of Swami Satchidananda

  • Dharma Yoga (700-hr) as taught by Sri Dharma Mittra

  • Tao Porchon Yoga as taught by Tao Porchon-Lynch

  • Vinyasa Krama Yoga as taught by Srivatsa Ramaswami

  • Yoga Philosophy with Swami Ramananda

  • Yoga for Kids/Engaging the Child Through Yoga from OM Yoga

  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) in the tradition of Jon Kabat-Zinn

  • Personal Training & Group Fitness from the American Council on Exercise (ACE)

When she was a corporate executive, her knowledge of yoga, meditation and holistic health helped her heal from almost dying. That prompted her to empower others with these transformative tools. She served six years on the Board of Yoga Alliance, and was their Interim CEO and first African American Chair of the Board. View her Food & Wellness and Empowerment offerings. Learn more about her journey.
From Yoga Journal to Oprah

Global Media

Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy in Athleta Power of She Campaign
Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy has been widely featured in media around the world such as Prevention, Essence, Pure Inspiration, SELF, Delicious LivingBlack Enterprise, El Mercurio (Chile), and FitNStyle (Lebanon).  She was one of the first African Americans on the cover of Yoga Journal, and was featured in Oprah's book, Live Your Best Life!  In addition, she was featured in the Athleta Power of She campaign with 98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch. Tao graced the cover of the Athleta catalog and they were both featured in the magazine, online, in stores and in store windows across the U.S.
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Co-creating Transformative Experiences

Let's Flow Together

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