“Yoga is my best friend and my closest companion because whatever you do, it takes you back to that place where there is no judgment, acceptance.
And whoever you are, it takes you wherever you need to be at that moment.”
— Tara, Jacqualine Herron
“My life has been very unusual because I left home very early. I was 15-16 years old. I spent a few years in Amsterdam dancing and painting. During that time I met some incredible people and I was introduced to things like chakras and all the great authors of that time like Krishnamurti and Yogananda. There was a massive spiritual movement happening in Amsterdam at that time. My boyfriend was part of the Symposium for Humanity in 1978 and he’s the one who told me to go to America, where I spent ten years of my life. I lived in many different places. I lived in Colorado with Jafu Feng in the Isabel Forest where he has a hermitage called Still Point Hermitage. I started to practice Tai Chi and Hi Ching and I learned tarot and oracles. He was a master of that. Then I went to California and I lived in Hot Springs where I did my first course in massages and I started practicing Hatha Yoga in Shivananda Center. I spent six months doing a training course. Yoga is my best friend and my closest companion because whatever you do, it takes you back to that place where there is no judgment, acceptance. And whoever you are, it takes you wherever you need to be at that moment. I was a 20-year-old. Then I went to Hawaii in Maui where I lived for eight years, of which five were in a Buddhist monastery studying Zen.
When I left the US I ended up doing Kundalini yoga. I went back to England and I started a school called “The vow of healing arts”. I was teaching Yoga and I also taking people to Spain every year for Yoga retreats. One of my students happened to be the son of the General Manager of the Royal Kensington Hotel, a beautiful heritage property in Bath. They had just bought a beautiful building next to it, to build the SPA. They needed someone to build the philosophy and concept of this new SPA. They asked me “do you think you can do it?” I was really ready to do something like that. So, I joined the team and we built this beautiful SPA. I spent some time in Japan and that was the main inspiration. Bamboo, sliding doors, and it came out beautifully.”
—Tara, Jacqualine Herron
At this point we were very impressed and we couldn’t leave without asking questions about her philosophy and her special holistic approach to SPA (maybe in general to life!).
To be continued…
TARA, THE HOLISTIC SPA CREATOR – part 2