Tara has worked as a personal trainer and yoga teacher in the District of Columbia since 2001. She grew up in Brooklyn, New York in a multi-cultural family with a father who believed that world travel was an important part of education, shaping who she is. While living in the city, she grew up with a passion for the outdoors and worked as a wilderness guide in the Adirondacks during her summers off from college. She spent a lot of her free time cultivating her love of long distance running, cross-country skiing, and discovering the wonders of nature.
Due to their shared love of nature, Tara and her husband Laurent moved to Helena, MT for six years after graduate school. During this time, she found her passion for yoga, trained for marathons, and started to cultivate her meditation practice. Tara discovered the lifelong benefits of meditation when she used yoga and meditation techniques to have a completely natural and drug-free birthing experience with her twin sons.
While living in Montana, Tara launched a program that provided advocacy across the entire state on behalf of children in abuse and neglect cases in the court system. It was then that Tara travelled to DC for work, fell in love with the city, and decided to move her family back east.
Her two sons (Tristan and Loic) went to DCPS schools from kindergarten through high school. During her sons’ years at Janney Elementary, Deal Middle, and Wilson High School, Tara was immersed in each community as a member of the PTA and as a fitness provider to a large swathe of her local community.
With an extensive personal background and practice in yoga and meditation, Tara was always interested in finding that place where she could support Washingtonians in moving from working with their bodies to also working with their minds. Through personal experiences, Tara learned that power and healing come through a regular meditation practice.
Tara lives happily in Friendship Heights DC with her husband Laurent, her cat Sai, and her dog Stella.