Co-founder of amber blue
yoga + meditation + sound
Hello! My name is Tara Atwood and I am an Entrepreneur. My passion includes:
Wellness Entrepreneurship: Harnessing the Power of the Mind-Body through Yoga, Meditation, and Sound Therapy.
Co-founder of Amber Blue, a plant-based aromatherapy and skincare brand.
Social Entrepreneurship: I have teamed up with Venture Cafè Foundation, a Global Non-Profit, to bring thoughtful entrepreneurial programming to both present and aspiring entrepreneurs through educational workshops, networking, mentoring and other valuable programs.
My passion lies in contributing to the commitment of mission-based work and the growing success of the entrepreneurial community worldwide.
My journey into wellness began after a 13-year stint in NYC, where I worked in Corporate Finance. The NYC lifestyle was pretty fast-paced and with the lack of work-life balance my body became worn down and ultimately the stress manifested into a brain tumor. So I did what any normal 30-something year old would do, I left my career and ended a long-term relationship, went to Business School full-time, and after I graduated moved to India; the mecca of yoga, meditation and sound in search for a holistic approach to healing my mind, body, and soul. Ultimately, I fell in love with alternative wellness and saw the benefits of incorporating mind-body wellness techniques into the everyday Western life.
I obtained certifications in Yoga, Meditation and Sound Therapy while living in Asia and I have trained under the teachings of Thích Nhất Hạnh at Plum Village in France and S. N. Goenka Vipassana Meditation Training in Italy. Learn more about my education and certifications here.
I have taken my passion around the world sharing the Power of the MInd through Meditation, Mindfulness, Yoga, and Sound; 3 continents, 27+ countries and counting. I have conducted classes, workshops, trainings, and retreats in America and countries throughout Asia and Europe.
I received my M.B.A. from Baruch College Zicklin School of Business with a focus in Management, Entrepreneurship, and Sustainability and I have a B.A. from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in English and Philosophy. I am also certified in Food, Nutrition, and Health.
In addition to my wellness experience, I also have vital experience working with the Chief Executive Suite, having spent a decade with Time Warner Cable on their Investor Relations team overseeing a $67-billion company merger; one of the largest media mergers in U.S. history.
In my spare time, I enjoy volunteering, writing, reading, traveling, sailing, yoga, meditation, biking, skiing, kayaking, hiking, and scuba diving. After living in India and Italy, I have decided to plant myself in good ole' Boston, Mass, for now.
Love + Light,