Tara Matthews, L.Ac, has been with the mystic journey for most of her life. Beginning at the age of 14, she left home for adventure and discovery in boarding school out state, then studied abroad in five countries countries before returning to California. This gifted her with a broad perspective that invited further study of the human journey and resulted 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 undergraduate and graduate work, 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, fine tuning her exploration of both the esoteric and physical world, an artform that she still integrates, today.
After meeting Rev. Kate Rodger in 2008, Tara resonated with the Institute’s mission to bring ancient healing and consciousness practices into a post-modern world and continued to study with the Institute of Modern Wisdom, becoming a Certified Wisdom Practitioner and Director of the IMW Yoga and Body Temple Arm in 2014. Creating a KRI Certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training Program for the Institute is one of her more recent accomplishments.
Tara continues to be an active, accredited KRI Kundalini Yoga Level 2 Yoga Teacher also trained in Hatha and Gong Healing practices, Certified IMW Wisdom Practitioner, Director of Yoga and Body Temple, Institute of Modern Wisdom, 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 founder of The Art of the Daily Practice, 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. As a wife and mother, she understands the challenges and rewards this YES can bring, and she utilizes her gifts to help others see the beauty, meaningfulness, and articulated wholeness present as their life experience.
Tara teaches yoga and workshops, facilitates Mystic Circles, and sees clients in Southern California and beyond.
For more information, visit her at www.artofthedailypractice.com
My Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine sessions specialize in pain management, stress related issues, infertility, gynecology, digestive disorders, and general wellbeing.
Shamanic Energy Work is more free ranging and works with deep seated emotional and soul body integration patterns that affect life perception and can help the patient to realize freedom and peace, and health more fully.
During our first session, we include time for an initial exploration of your needs, your physical and energetic body condition and goals. We will then clear the energy meridians of the body to provide a clear pathway to deeper work. Secondary sessions and beyond depend upon decided goals and may include acupuncture, cupping, herbal and nutritional medicine suggestions, dietary amendments, tuina and guasa (Chinese myofacial release techniques), and yogic exercise prescriptions. Shamanic Energy work sessions are separate from Chinese Medicine and also include initial exploration and deeper work on the emotional and soul body level and may include breath work, guided emotional transformation techniques, Oneness Prayer Technology, Earth Medicine and Sound Therapy.
Acupuncture and Chinese Medical Session (Initial Session 90 min) $108
Acupuncture and Chinese Medical Session (Regular Session 60 min) $77
(These sessions may include myofacial release techniques, cupping, moxabustion, cranial sacral augmentation, and/or electro-acupuncture depending on patient’s needs)
Acupuncture Healing Dozen (12 Sessions to be used within one year~ include free initial intake): $899
Acupuncture Facial Regeneration Session: $98
Acupuncture Facial Regeneration Series of 10: $899
Reiki Energy Healing $35
Gong Therapy $35
Sat Nam Rasayan $35
Herbal Prescriptions: $15-$30
Cupping only (3o min): $45
Shamanic Energy Work Session (90 Minute): $155
Soul Remembering $108
Nutritional Counseling/Cleanse Guidance Initial Session (45 minutes): $74
Nutritional Counseling/Cleanse Guidance Follow-up (30 Minutes) $40
Private Customized Yoga Sessions (60 minutes): $108
State Board of California, Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Primary Health Care Provider
Institute of Modern Wisdom, Certified Wisdom Practitioner
Usui Reiki Level 2 Pracitioner
KRI Level 2 Practitioner of Kundalini Yoga
Santa Barbara Yoga Center Certified Hatha Yoga Instructor