Athletic Performance and Yoga

“As a triathlete, I can be pretty hard on my body. Allotting time to come for Tara’s classes and workshops is greatly beneficial, and makes a profound difference in how my body is able to recover, rebuild, and repair after tough training sessions so I can perform to my potential. She is knowledgable and informative, and naturally and immediately responds to any and all of my questions, comments or concerns that I have about my body, and how I can support it to help my performance.  She goes above and beyond to support her students, and I’m fortunate to be one of them.”

— Jenna, Triathlete, Age 33

“The combination of a desk job and daily Crossfit workouts create frequent aches and strains in my body. Tara’s instruction is the perfect complement to my week, reversing almost all the negative effects of my day to day and restoring my balance in one 90 minute mobility session. Readily available before and after class, Tara’s passion for helping people heal their bodies really shines through one on one. Tara has truly mastered her craft, a perfect blend of experience and a constantly expanding breadth of knowledge. One glance is often all it takes for her to offer customized, hands on correction, optimizing any pose to suit one’s individual needs and ability.”

— Nathan, Crossfitter, Age 35

Upper back Issues

“I would definitely recommend this for anyone with shoulder and upper back issues. My shoulder (pain from repetitive overuse) hasn’t felt this good in years. The exercises are easy to repeat and understand. The tune-up balls work magic!”

— Alissa, Teacher, Age 40

Enhancing personal practice

“I have enjoyed all the workshops I have taken with Tara and gotten some […] new insights to enhance my personal practice and some exciting new techniques to guide my clients to better health. I applaud and appreciate her enthusiasm to share the valuable information that she has studied.”

— Mary, Thai Massage Therapist and Yoga Teacher, Age 59

Movement Education

“Tara is one of the most generous and knowledgeable yoga instructors I have met in the 15 years I have been practicing yoga. After just 2 months with Tara, I received more individual corrections for my postures than I have received over the past 2 years. Tara is always available after class to offer additional suggestions to help me tailor my practice to my body’s needs. And as a newcomer to self massage, body rolling, and mobility techniques, she also helped me integrate Yoga Tune Up balls more effectively into my practice. Waterloo is lucky to have such a wonderful instructor!”

— Sarah, Doctoral Candidate in Law, Age 30

Continuing Education for RMTs

“After completing a series of 6 sessions tailored to RMT’s with Tara I feel not only inspired to explore these self massage techniques further but that I have gained an invaluable tool for both self care and client remex.

Tara has an in depth knowledge of the body, incredible observation/assessment skills and an ability to articulate this knowledge in a clear manner that is easy to absorb.  This continuing education has been some of the most interesting I have done in recent years. I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking to learn new skills that easily transfer into practical application for self or clients.”

— Kelly, Registered Massage Therapist, Age 47

“I am amazed at how much I learned about my own body from the workshop series. Now I just need to put that knowledge into practice!”

 — Julie, Homemaker and Mother, Age 48

Yoga Classes

“Tara teaches the connection between mind and body. Her yoga classes benefit from her in depth knowledge of the body and what will benefit us. Tara’s diverse poses/exercises keep students interested and her high level of emotional intelligence adds to our motivation. Her focus and gentle humor make studying with her a pleasure.”

— Esther, Musician, Age 73

“I have significant degenerative disc disease and working with Tara has offered me huge breakthroughs in self treatment. I feel anyone could benefit from this work, especially those working in an office setting.”

— Rosemary, Social Worker, Age 53