A little about me...
Hi! I'm Tara (she/hers) and I'm so happy you're here!
As a yoga and meditation practitioner and guide, my aims are individual and collective spiritual liberation as well as co-creative healing and evolution through collective wisdom and committed spiritual practice. I'm a queer, cis, white-bodied woman living in New Hampshire, N’dakinna, which is the traditional ancestral homeland of the Abenaki, Pennacook and Wabanaki Peoples past and present. Like everyone, I'm a work in progress! I believe that there is always more wisdom in the room when souls come together than any of us truly realize, which is why I focus on community building and shared practice.
How I work...
Transformational Courses & Classes, Yoga & Meditation Courses & Classes, Private Advanced Group Practice & Training
Areas of passion and curiosity...
Meditation, Contemplative Practice, Yoga, Tantra & Sri Vidya, Conscious Facilitation,Social and Transformative Justice
Classes, Courses & Trainings
I offer meditation, yoga nidra, Tantra and Śrī Vidyā classes, workshops, series and one-on-one guidance and mentoring.
We are all mirrors for one another; healing and growth blossoms in relationship. Every time a group of people comes together, a new being - a new body - a new container is created. When this space is consciously facilitated and co-created, the potential for personal growth and expansion increases multifold. For this reason, I request a commitment of time and energy for the majority of the classes, courses and trainings that I offer.
Practically, what does this mean? Simply, that if you sign up for the offering, you attend live and in real time for the majority of the course. It is understood that some things cannot be avoided, but within this context you are being asked to not only be responsible to yourself, but also to a community that we create together. Even though recordings are offered, they will not include the pieces that involve facilitated sharing or interactive group aspects of the course.
Committing to the experience supports not only our own growth, but others as well. This is community care.
Individual Guidance / Mentoring
When we work together, we will co-create a one-month, three-month or six-month program crafted to address the areas of growth you wish to pursue.
I like to think of this work as therapy-adjacent as it is not meant as a substitute for therapy. The work, if resonant for you, can be extremely supportive of the therapeutic process. It is not required that you be in therapy to pursue this work; however, if we travel into waters that are outside of my scope of practice, I have a group of trusted therapists that I can refer you to. I am not a licensed psychotherapist. I don't diagnose, offer psychological counseling or treatment.
If interested in pursuing one-on-one sessions, we will begin with a 30-minute free conversation to see if I and this work are a good fit for you.
I hold one 3-month and one 6-month spot open for activists or people within the LGBTQ+ community at no cost. If interested, please contact me to have a conversation, and if a good fit, be placed on the waiting list.
Training & Experience
Meditation, Mantra, Tantra & Sri Vidya
I'm grateful to be an authorized guide of Śrī Vidyā under the guidance and tutelage of my main teacher Śrī Vidyā adept, Maa Uma-Parvathi Nath. Śrī Vidyā is an ancient and intricate form of traditional Shakta worship honoring the Divine Feminine. For decades I've trained in many different forms of meditation with roots in Vajrayana Buddhism and Tantra. I'm a yoga asana and yoga nidra practitioner. This created the ground for me to embark on the journey of Śrī Vidyā, which are now my foundational and daily practices that support me in my own healing and enable to me to bring presence to my work and inspire my own commitment to expansion.
Advanced training and certification in Vipassana/Insight, Metta Meditation, Mindfulness Training
Twenty-five years of dedicated meditation practice
Almost 15 years of committed personal practice on the path of Śrī Vidyā
In seventh year of ongoing advanced teacher training with Maa Uma-Parvathi, and authorized to teach under her tutelage and guidance
Yoga Asana & Embodiment Practices
Basic and Advanced Certification in:
Vinyasa Flow Yoga
Yoga for Cancer
Trauma Informed Yoga
Modern & Ancient Embodied Mindful Movement Practices
Conscious Facilitation training with Off the Mat Into the World
Malcolm Rosenberg Nonviolent Communication Training
Education & Other Career
BA in Environmental Humanities, VT College of Norwich University
Veteran Nonprofit Marketing and Development Professional