Yoga & Mindfulness

20 years of teaching around the world

Welcome to the BREATHE & BURN® Mind-Body Studio 

Virtual classes, on-demand programs, premium courses and in-person events to harness the mind and body and activate your Highest Self


Charge your energy, improve flexibility, build strength and burn away toxins.


Regulate the breath, tone the nervous system and purify your subtle energy. 


Increase mental focus and awareness, enhance intuition and realize your True Self. 


Classical Hatha-Raja Yoga for a complete practice, with touches of other influences.

A Path To Self-Realization

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, join us as we roll out our virtual Breathe & Burn® Mind-Body Studio offering LIVE classes via ZOOM plus on-demand classes, premium courses and our signature in-person events. With the Eight Limbs of Yoga as the foundation, we use breath 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. Get ready to Breathe & Burn! 


Progress at your own pace, on your own schedule

Master Yoga Course with Tao

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

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Stretch & Relax with Tao

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.

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Special: In honor of Women's History Month, we are offering a 25% discount on the online courses through March 31, 2024.  Use the code TAOHISTORY2024 at checkout.

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A Leader in Yoga & Mindfulness 

In addition to teaching at her own 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 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: 

  • 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)

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 Rogelio 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. 


Check out PROGRAMS to learn about our Coaching & Consulting, and COLLABORATE for more on speaking, press and partnerships. 

About The Founder

Breathe & Burn® is the outgrowth of the experience of 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 20 years. She has in-depth training:

  • Integral Yoga (Hatha and Extra Gentle Chair Yoga) in the tradition of Swami Satchidananda
  • Dharma Yoga 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

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Being Yoga

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The Power of... MEDITATION

Global Media

Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy has been widely featured including the cover of Yoga Journal and Oprah's book, Live Your Best Life! See Collaborate.


We love facilitating mind-body programs, energizing audiences and co-creating transformative experiences, so let's connect!

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