Increased Range of Motion

Tara is very knowledgeable in identifying muscle tightness that results in movement restriction and pain. In a very short time she released some problem areas and increased my range of motion while decreasing the pain in a chronic shoulder issue. She is worth checking out if you’re looking to improve movement and quality of mobility!  – Colleen, Personal Trainer

The best kind of medicine

Tara is health!  In the past 3 years I have been seeing Tara regularly (one on one) as a personal coach for mind and mobility. I have taken a pleathera of group workshops (which were outstanding), as well as continuing with Tara’s regular scheduled classes at Movati. Tara’s understanding of the human physiology is exceptional and has assisted me to understand my body’s function (or lack of function) and what the next step to wellness needs to be. Tara has assisted everything from breathing to postures, emotional blocks to core strength and balance. My neck is one hundred times stronger, more flexible and able to function. My shoulders are off my ears, allowing me to open my heart and enabling me to support strength building in my core and posture. I am more balanced physically and emotionally! Even a 40 year old serious injury to my diaphragm has found greater movement and softness. Tara is the best kind of medicine.  —  Carina,  60 years old, Retired elementary teacher

Moving better with Multiple Sclerosis

My name is Donna. I am 73 years old and I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1997. I do not take any prescription medicines for my MS and I try to do everything holistically.
When I first started working with Tara, my balance was very poor and certain parts of my body had little or no sensation.
Working with Tara, on a weekly basis, my ability to balance on 1 foot has gone from a few seconds to over a minute and sensation is starting to return to my damaged areas.
My ability to move freely and my general health have improved. I am very impressed with Tara‘s knowledge of how the body works and how to make it work better.

Scar Release

Hands that heal! Tara was able to release layers of tension and
allowed me to move freely again.  I came to her to help soften 12″ of abdominal surgery scaring. After one session I noticed a difference in texture of my scars but more importantly, how much easier it was to move. – Tanya, Marketing Executive

In-depth assessment

I’ve struggled with daily neck pain and a few episodes of severe pain over the past few years, and had been feeling very discouraged, frustrated, and hopeless about finding a solution. I’d tried speaking to doctors and had tried massage, physio, and chiro without finding any permanent relief or solution. Working with Tara has finally given me a sense of hope and progress; she takes the time to do an in-depth assessment and explain her findings in a way that feels empowering. I now feel like I have an understanding of my problems and a sense of control over my pain.

— Amanda, Social Worker

Dramatic Improvements in Chronic Back Pain

Tara has helped me so much; I have had chronic back pain for many years and now, and I improve dramatically with every visit. Tara is very knowledgeable, intuitive and amazing. Every visit is fascinating and educating – I love our appointments!  — Stacey, Home Care Specialist

Long-term Sustainable Solutions

Tara has expanded my understanding of my body’s dysfunctions, and given me tools to correct them. After a few sessions with Tara, I move with more ease and less pain, my handstand is stronger, and my chronic plantar fasciitis is dramatically improved. For me, what separates Tara from other healers (I have been to massage therapists, physical therapists, and osteopaths) is that she focuses on long-term sustainable solutions rather than temporary fixes. I used to suffer from painful tension in my neck. Many healers have been able to release it, but soon after it would tighten up again. Tara taught me that tension is a balance. If my neck is under too much tension, then another part of my body is probably slacking off. Tara’s magic was finding which part of my body needed to pick up the slack, and helping me train it to do so.

— Ben, Age 25, Mathamatician

Never felt better, my hip pain is gone

Tara Kachroo has been the best yoga and movement educator I’ve ever had. I started yoga with Tara in 2017 at Movati and was hooked after the first class. Recently I have been working one on one with her regarding hip problems that I developed over 3 years ago after I became pregnant. Over the years I had seen multiple doctors regarding my hip problems, none of them seemed to know what the problem was or seemed to want to help. They all passed me on to someone else. I had multiple X-rays and had even seen a sports specialist and always the same answers and no results. Since working with Tara I’ve never felt better and my hip pain is gone. Her knowledge and passion is inspiring. I would recommend Tara to anyone.  — Wendy Bhatnagar

Scars Interfere with Motor Control | Feb 2018

Scars have depth, texture, density, form and pull.  To say what we see on the surface is the tip of the iceberg is a huge understatement in many cases. I have become obsessed with scars in this last few months as I have had an influx of clients with large scars that are interfering with their motor control; and I have scars of my own that I am working with.

For some people it’s surprising that scars can interfere so much with our ability to move naturally and reflexively. So I will outline here in brief how scars can interfere with motor control. In later posts I will elaborate more on these. Scars interfere with motor control

1) through the fascial pull of the adhesions they form with the tissues around them. Since the motor control system makes decisions based on perceived tension in the body, the distortions of around a scar can send incorrect information about the state of tension in surrounding tissues;

2) through the increase of sensory afferance (scar tissue has more nerve endings laid down around it) that can overwhelm or confuse the motor control center of the brain;

3) through emotional trauma that can interfere with motor control through the limbic system.

Scars from surgeries, or scars made by sharp objects are very different from the scars created by internal fractures.  This scar is one that was self inflicted when I was a miserably teen with no emotional resources, and no understanding about how to talk about difficult things, in the 90s. It looks flat and movable, but it has a deep root that interferes with mobility in my radial joint. I’ve done the emotional work I need to; but the scar itself still needs attention for me to have pull power through my right wrist, elbow and shoulder.

I have many clients who are having motor control problems — causing joint pain, lack of mobility — caused by scars. Some of these are recent, just 3 months ago, and many more that are decades old.  These include crush and spiral fractures that are hidden below the surface; abdominal surgeries; laproscopic scars; deep cuts made by jagged edges; and scarring caused by blunt force trauma — each of these has to be treated differently.  One client’s shoulder scar was pulling on some of his cervical nerves and giving him symptoms that he had deemed anxiety attacks. So if you have scars and pain — there is a good chance there is a connection. Discovering what this connection is and helping clients to resolve it is some of my favorite work.

Active, pain free life style

Tara is an exceptionally talented instructor of body movement. Her cheerfulness encourages me to explore and deepen my own body awareness. Tara speaks clearly and shares precise instructions at a calm, methodical pace which gives me time to hear, interpret, and do the action. I deeply appreciate that she respectfully asks permission before doing any hands-on body repositioning. She seems to be forever creating new movements that spark my curiosity to learn more, to move more efficiently, and ultimately to enjoy living an active, pain free, lifestyle. — Lucy

An Amazing Resource

As a physiotherapist, I value Tara’s patient-centered approach and her anatomical knowledge. Her patience and keen eye for detail has significantly changed my body awareness and has given me the confidence to advance my practice.

I have been working with Tara over the past few months for private yoga and mobility sessions to improve mechanics in my yoga practice. Tara has been an amazing resource to adapt traditional poses to accommodate for my unique biomechanical challenges (scoliosis, postpartum). – Kristy

Private Pre Natal Yoga

When I got pregnant with my first, I reached out to Tara to try some private prenatal mobility sessions, as I had really enjoyed her yoga classes. I found that at a time when I probably would have started to feel disappointed with how the changes in my body affected my typical workout routine, instead I was reinvigorated by the new exercises that Tara was able to introduce at each stage of the pregnancy. She was able to adapt the movements and self-massage that she taught in a way that responded to the physical symptoms I was experiencing–including diastis pubis symphasis and fallen arches. It made it so that I could continue to challenge myself, while feeling strong and supported even at the end of the pregnancy.

– Halle, New Mom and Software Engineer

Movement Education and Yoga Tune Up

I just completed a 6 week small group private session with Tara Kachroo, and my mind is blown! She is an amazing instructor! Her wealth of knowledge of the human body- anatomy, how the body moves, and what may be hindering certain movements- is phenomenal. I can easily take what I learned in each session and apply it to my own self-care regimen, as well as use it in my professional practice as a massage therapist. Thank you Tara for teaching me how to be a student of my own body, and discovering ways to improve upon my body’s movements. ‎  — Julie, RMT

Pain Relief with Yoga Tune Up

Thank you so much for the awesome [Hip] workshop on Sunday. I’ve had a chronic back pain for almost 2 years now. I’ve been going to see a few people now about it, and have spent waaaay to much $ on it. Any who, long story short, after a bit of a sore Monday. Tuesday was the first time in almost 2 years that I woke up with no back pain!!!!! I think what you are teaching people is awesome.

– Adrian, Cabinet Maker, Age 36

“It’s way too hard. I can’t do that. I can’t hold that pose for that long. Sound familiar?” I am “oh so” grateful that I took the Core Integration Class last night. I noticed the effects of it this morning. During my yoga practice, I was more conscious of the fact that, what you get out of your practice depends entirely on what you put in and to what extent you allow yourself to release old expectations, perceptions and opinions and to give yourself the time and space to learn new ways to connect body, mind and spirit. Thank you to Tara Kachroo and all the other yogis who attended too! Last night truly felt like a community and not like a class. I would highly and greatly recommend this class to anyone interested in allowing themselves to grow.

– Jess, Secretary to the Dean, Age 30

Yoga Tune Up Workshop

This Yoga Tune Up workshop was a very thorough series covering the many aspects of the shoulder. Lots of great techniques …Great additions to any self care routine you are currently using.

– Kelly, Registered Massage Therapist, Age 40

Mobility Coaching

Her instruction is fantastic. Perfect amount of anatomy, enough hands on mobility work, followed with a good understanding of how and why to put the whole package together.

– Ann, Registered Massage Therapist, Age 42

Digestion, Mobility, and Core strength

As a life long sufferer from digestive discomfort, I’m blown away by how quickly and effectively Tara’s Core classes and workshops have changed my body. After incorporating simple, yet effective movements using the Yoga Tune Up Coregeous Ball and strengthening exercises, I’ve noticed a huge shift in my core strength, stability and digestion.Tara’s work has transformed the way I connect to my body and has taught me that being a student of your body is the key to self discovery.

– Jen, Small Business Manager, Age 30

Yoga Tune Up and hip flexibility

As a physiotherapist I found Tara’s Yoga Tune Up® Hip Workshop entertaining, accessible and wonderfully effective in releasing tight areas in the hips, improving both flexibility and muscle function while providing practical exercises to perform at home to assist with self-care.

– Kim, Registered Physiotherapist, Age 50

Depth of Knowledge

As a Registered Kinesiologist practicing in the field for 23 years, I knew that Tara had a depth of knowledge… She gives exceptional cues and corrects the participants’ form. Tara personally helped me with a few specific areas of weakness. She always goes above and beyond in helping her students achieve success. I highly recommend others to take Tara’s classes and workshops and personally experience her expertise and knowledge.

– Marsha, Kineseologist and Personal Trainer, Age 45