Tara has been exploring movement as medicine for as long as she can remember. For her, movement has always been the key to a feeling of personal freedom, creativity and peace of mind.
For over 20 years Tara has studied various components of movement: Movement as communication (BFA in Theater), self-empowerment (Ashtanga Yoga) therapy (Certificate in Dance/Movement Therapy) and for physical wellbeing (RYT 500). Based in NYC, Tara taught vinyasa and hatha yoga in boutique (Kula Yoga Project) and local studios and brought it to the Hasidic Jewish community, inner city middle school, private high school and private homes.
Tara’s fascination with the body prompted her to delve into Thai Massage and extensive anatomy studies. Frustrated by anatomy classes that were heady, boring or misleading she designed and teaches a Functional Anatomy course which makes learning the complexities of the body accessible, fun and memorable.
Today Tara is finishing her professional training of the Feldenkrais Method, a science and art she believes to be an unparalleled approach to functional body/mind union and revelation. She teaches Somatic Movement (movement guided by self-awareness) and integrates it into Somatic Yoga, a practice of building asana from its functional architecture. She has also integrated her knowledge of the body and energetics and now practices her own style of Therapeutic Massage.
Tara is currently based in Chiang Mai, Thailand where her company, Somatic Movement Project, constantly evolves. She travels teaching workshops, trainings and classes, hosts retreats, offers bodywork and leads yoga teacher mentorship programs.