Tara Matthews, L.Ac
Founding Tribe Leader
Tara Matthews, L.Ac has been in active healing practices for fifteen years. She has been an avid proponent of self-healing practices for decades. This gifted her with a broad perspective that invited further study of the human journey, resulting in a Master’s Degree in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine and a love of healing practices ranging from nutrition to energy medicine to yoga. During her undergrad and graduate years at University of California Santa Barbara, she worked as a yoga teacher, Reiki practitioner, and personal fitness trainer in Montecito, CA and opened a health food store while studying for her state medical boards.
After completing the Modern Day Priestess® Training in 2008, she continued to study with IMW, becoming a Certified Wisdom Practitioner® and Body Temple/Yoga Director in 2014. As an accredited KRI Kundalini Level 2 Teacher who is also trained in Hatha and Gong Healing practices, Tara created the KRI Certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training Program for the Institute in 2013.
Tara is a licensed, full-time Acupuncturist and Chinese Medical Practitioner and brings a rich meditation and yoga lineage anchored in almost 20 years of practice. She regularly teaches yoga, workshops and tele-courses, online Seasonal Cleanse Journeys, facilitates Mystic Circles®, and sees clients in Southern California and beyond. As founder of Attunity Wholeness, she aspires to inspire others to create a sustained weaving of practical awareness that comes with a daily practice of meditation, yoga, seasonal awareness, and self-care. As a wife and mother, she understands the challenges and rewards this YES can bring and utilizes her gifts to help others see the beauty, meaningfulness, and wholeness present as their life experience.
Founding Tribe Leader
Energy and Intuitive Healing
Nam Joti Kaur (Felice Austin) is a artist, writer, mother, and spiritual luminary. She teaches Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan and has a practice as a hypnotherapist and energy healer. Her healing modalities include Theta Healing, Sat Nam Rasayan, EFT, NLP, art therapy, Therapeutic Imagery, shamanistic healing, sonic alchemy (sound healing) and more. She is the Author of 4 books including Awake As In Ancient Days: The Christ-Centered Kundalini Yoga Experience. She teaches kundalini yoga and Christ consciousness in Ojai, online, and at retreats around the world. She also trains healers in Christ-Centered Therapeutic Imagery. She likes a good book and long walks on the beach and her favorite fruit is a tie between Mango and Avocado.
Conscious Business Practices
Soul Tribe is an online community building project, and a place to explore how we can harness technology to create real change by helping people anchor a daily practice and find a community of love and support. I hope that you will join us in creating something truly magical here.
My life’s work is about building communities and businesses that thrive. I’ve been a community organizer, Episcopal minister, emotional healing practitioner, Kundalini Yoga teacher, and entrepreneur. The common thread in all these is that love working with group energy, and am passionate about making it healthier when it’s blocked. We call this Constellation work in the field.
My favorite thing to teach is a technique for reading energy called Muscle Response Testing. This tool can help you uncover outdated patterns that block the healthy flow of love (aka energy) in any of your systems. I love this technique because it empowers you to initiate your own healing, and then bring it into all the communities you are part of: work, community, home, etc. Most of my offerings start with this basic skill and build from there.
I received my Masters of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary, am an Advanced Level Emotional Polarity Technique practitioner, KRI Certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher, Gong Therapist, Embodied Wisdom Teacher Trainer (Shakti Rising), and much more.
I am also the grateful owner of Soul Body Ojai, a holistic wellness center nestled in the beautiful Topa Topa Mountains of Ojai, California. As well as a very happy transplant to California, having growing up in Michigan.
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Co-Founder, Tribe Leader
Web Guide for Solopreneurs
Hey there! I'm Charlie Wedel, a 32-year-old, conscious web guy from Wisconsin. What does that mean? Well, professionally, I develop stunning websites, graphics, and marketing materials for entrepreneurs, solopreneurs, and small businesses. I create flashy videos, produce music, and help these businesses develop systems that optimize how they run their business. I'm also a certified Reiki Master and Myofascial Release Practitioner so I like to view things from a "oneness" perspective, and focus on conscious business practices.
10 years ago, I struggled with the typical 9 to 5 day job because I felt like my life was being sucked away from me. This was not how I wanted to live my life. So I started to learn and develop skills that brought me excitement and curiosity. During this learning period, I worked a few day jobs so I could pay my bills, but the rest of the time I was developing my skills and teaching myself everything that I know now. Yes, I taught myself (just about) everything I know, and it's been the most rewarding thing I've ever done.
One of the coolest things that I've done was in 2012 when I built a social network for Lightworkers, called Our Ascension. With no budget, and just under 1 year, I gatherered an online community of over 2,000 people from all over the world, who enjoyed coming to the site to share their stories of personal and spiritual growth, wisdom, and to engage in conscious connections. Unfortunately for Our Ascension, my life took me in a different direction and I was no longer able to administer the network, and after a fatal server crash, I lost it all. But it was truly a remarkable online space, and I still have some amazing friends that I met through Our Ascension.
After that, I made the move to a small hippie town in California called Ojai, where I co-founded a holistic healing center. Taking everything that I learned prior to that, and continuing to learn new skills (that's where I became a holistic healing practitioner), I developed marketing strategies, produced large retreats of over 300 people, and helped our center gain notoriety where we were awarded the "Best of Ojai for Holistic Medicine" in 2014.
I'm now excitedly living in Los Angeles with my partner Brionne, our 10-year-old cat Thomas, and our cute fluffy white dog named Mambe. When I'm not being a conscious web guy, you will most likely find me camping in the forest or on the beach, detoxing at the local Korean Spa, or dancing my brains out on a local dance floor. If you want to follow my crazy and fun life, visit my blog A Solopreneur Life, where I'll be sharing my personal stories, along with tips, tutorials, and tools to help solopreneurs optimize their business.
Send me a message and say hi, I'd love to connect with you!