MENTAL HEALTH + wellness
SOUNd + MEditation Therapist
Co-founder of amber blue
Hello! My name is Tara and I am an Entrepreneur. My passions include:
Wellness and Mental Health Entrepreneurship: Harnessing the Power of the Mind-Body through Yoga, Meditation, and Sound Therapy.
Wellness Products: 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 aspiring and current 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 mental health + wellness began after a 13-year stint in NYC, where I worked in Corporate Finance. The NYC lifestyle was pretty fast-paced and with my lack of 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 behind, ended an 8-year relationship, got rid of my NYC apartment and moved to India; the mecca of yoga, meditation, and sound therapy. My family and friends, though I was having a mid-life crisis, but I like to call it a mid-life AWAKENING. In India, I fell in love with alternative wellness and the holistic approach to healing the mind, body, and soul. I saw and felt the direct benefits of incorporating mind-body wellness techniques into the everyday Western life.
While living in India, I obtained certifications in Yoga, Meditation and Sound Therapy. I have trained under the teachings of Thích Nhất Hạnh while living at Plum Village in France and the teachings of S. N. Goenka at Vipassana Meditation Training while living 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 Asia and Europe, I have decided to plant myself in good ole' Boston, Mass (for now).
I welcome you to join me at one of my meditation classes and you can always reach out to me on Instagram @tarasails.
Love + Light,