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.