WHO IS tara?

Tara Well is a motivational psychologist, research scientist, and experienced practitioner of yoga, meditation, and alternative forms of healing. For over twenty years, she’s been studying how motivation and emotions influence how we see the world. Based on research, Tara has developed a mirror-based meditation and taught hundreds of people how to relax their self-criticisms and develop kinder self-awareness. Tara is an expert observer of emotions and has a unique ability to track sensations, thoughts and feelings in the moment. She’s witnessed how subtle shifts in perception can completely change how people feel about themselves and their lives. Tara uses her knowledge, intuition, felt sense, and spiritual guidance to help others develop greater self-awareness, love, and acceptance.


Ph.D. in Personality Psychology from Michigan State University

  • Maslow’s Humanistic Psychology
  • Motivation and Perception
  • Social and Developmental Psychology

Associate Professor of Psychology

  • Barnard College
  • Columbia University

Funded Research Projects on Motivation and Perception

  • National Institute of Mental Health
  • National Science Foundation

Healing Science Training

  • The Brennan School of Healing, 4-year program
  • Advanced Training in Brennan Integration Work, 2-year program

Certification and Intensive Training

  • Yoga (Hatha, Iyengar, Ashtanga), 20 years
  • Meditation (including MBSR), 10 years
  • Family Constellations – Hellinger Approach
  • Core-Energetics (body-based psychotherapy)
  • Continuum Movement