Tara Matthews, L.Ac
Founding Tribe Leader
Tara Matthews, L.Ac, ERYT 500 holds 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 undergraduate and graduate work, she worked as a yoga teacher, energy work practitioner and personal fitness trainer in Montecito, CA and opened a health food store while studying for her state medical boards, fine tuning her exploration of both the esoteric and physical world, an artform that she still integrates, today.
Tara is also an active, accredited KRI Kundalini Yoga Level 2 Yoga Teacher enrolled in Level 3 also trained in Hatha and Gong Healing practices, Certified IMW Wisdom Practitioner, and licensed and full time Acupuncturist and Chinese Medical Practitioner. She brings a rich meditation and yoga lineage anchored in almost 20 years of Practice. As the co-founder and spaceholder of Soul Body Ojai, she aspires to inspire others to create a sustained weaving of practical awareness that comes with a daily practice of meditation, yoga, prayer technology and self-care through seasonal cycles. As a wife and mother, she understands the challenges and reward healing in the real world can bring, and she utilizes her gifts to help others see the beauty, meaningfulness, and articulated wholeness present as their life experience.
Tara sees patients, teaches yoga and workshops, facilitates Mystic Circles and Journeys around the world, and sees clients in Southern California and beyond.
A practitioner and teacher of Kundalini Yoga since 1973, Mehtab has trained hundreds of yoga teachers throughout the United States. He is a certified Vedic Astrologer and author of Astrology Yoga, the first comprehensive book on using the science of Jyotish in the practice and teaching of yoga. Mehtab is the author of Gong Yoga, published in eight international editions. His books Teaching Gong Yoga and Gong Therapy, have been used in courses around the world. He has conducted trainings for yoga students, teachers and sound healers in the United States, Europe, Australia, Asia, and South America. www.yogimehtab.com
Emotional Freedom Technique, Yoga Teacher
Kundalini Yoga & EFT (tapping) Trainer
Amy Piper is a certified practitioner and trainer of Emotional Freedom Techniques. Her passion for EFT (tapping) originates from direct experience with this transformational work. Beginning the journey initially as a client in 2012, she was stunned with the quickness in which old beliefs, patterns, and obstacles could be released and cleared.
She pursued EFT certification in 2016 and then went on to become a trainer of EFT in 2019. Working in 1:1 sessions or teaching other professionals the power of these techniques, sharing EFT with others has been a profound experience. While she works with her clients on a variety of life issues, her specialty involves working with individuals to identify and break through negative belief systems in the areas of love and relationships. Her true joy and devotion to this work is to help people break the cycle of old patterns, clear any limiting beliefs, and expand their beliefs about what is possible.
Amy’s formal education is as a Speech-Language Pathologist; her career has involved working with adults who have suffered brain injuries. Merging the techniques of EFT with her formal educational training has had a profound effect.
Amy completed her certification as a Kundalini yoga instructor in 2016, after 15 years of devotion to the practice. She commits to a daily meditation and yoga practice to remain grounded and allow intuition to guide her sessions with clients.
Womb-wise Yoga Nidra
Shri is a devoted womb mystic and skilled yoga nidra facilitator who specializes in creating collaborative, therapeutic, and deeply experiential yoga nidra practices to soothe the heart and unwind the mind.
Her 10+ years of training in the mystical arts spans multiple modalities from yoga and ayurveda to womb shamanism and energy healing, and her voice and presence has been described as activating, captivating, and evocative. Simply being in her energy field begins to awaken one to the possibility of a life lived in harmony with all creation.
She empowers all she touches to remember the truth of their own Selves through the development of dedicated spiritual practice, devotional embodiment, and harmonic alchemy, and she leads by example, transmitting a stable, grounded presence as a testament to the power of dedicated daily practice and mantra medicine. Through mythic storytelling, interactive community engagement, and ancient prayers, Shri weaves the threads of Remembering into her work incorporating sound, silence and sanskrit. She knows herself to be a humble carrier of the codes of creation, igniting within others a shared passion for the healing potential of the human body and our inextricable interweaving with the Self.