Graduate Tara Michelle ND MH MIr, is a lover of our beautiful planet, plants, animals and people. After years of study at the School of Natural Medicine in Boulder, Colorado, Tara Michelle ND, is honored as a Natural Physician and Wellness Empowerment Educator. Her personal practice, Nanihoku Naturals, is based on the exquisite island of Maui, Hawai’i.
It is a delight to follow the progress of Graduates of the School of Natural Medicine. Tara studied over 5 years as she integrated the study of Natural Medicine with becoming a yoga teacher, building a yoga studio, creating an online aromatherapy company, Ananda Apothecary, now under new ownership, and studying Buddhism with her teacher, Sakyong, mentioned further below. Her graduation took place on Private Island, near El Nido, Palawan, Philippines, during a two week Naturopathy Retreat with Farida Sharan, 3 students from Iceland and another from Colorado. The retreat was her final qualification, and she loved to swim around the island every day! Tara is a heart centered disciple of peace, love and service, and it is perfection that she has established her practice and teaching on Maui. Top photo is 2015 and photo on lower left is on Private Island in the Philippines during her graduation as is the swimming photo.
With a plethora of tools in her kit including Lomi Lomi, Evolutionary Iridology, Living Foods, and Plant Remedies, Tara uses a Mandalic approach to working with her clients which allows her to honor the diverse needs of each being as a unique expression of the divine.
Graduate Tara Michelle is a living example of the School of Natural Medicine teachings in Boulder, Colorado. Tara is eternally grateful to her charn (honored teacher) and mentor: world renowned Naturopath and Iridologist, Farida Sharan ND.
Tara has been a Yoga student since 1998 and a 500 hour-certified teacher since 2001. Blessed to apprentice, assist, and teach with world renowned Hatha yoga teachers: Amy Ippoliti, Shannon Paige, Jeanie Manchester, Desiree Rambaugh and Dr. Cindy Lusk, Tara deeply grateful to her fabulous teachers, students, and friends on this profound and precious path.
A personal student of meditation master, author, and marathoner, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Tara is grateful for his wisdom and generous friendship. Together they have run 9 marathons amongst other events raising funds to re-build the Shedra (community and dharma center) in Surmang, Tibet.
Most recently Tara has begun delving into the exquisite movement form known as ‘hoop dancing’ and is grateful to her mentor Shakti Sunfire for her inspiration and playful leadership in this art form.
A student of life, her interests include yoga, alpine mountaineering, trail running, ocean sports, horse riding, hoop dancing, reading, writing, meditation, and world peace.