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Tara-Padma Lavoie

FOUNDING BLOGGER

& EDITOR

Tara-Padma is no stranger to the transformative power of yoga.  She discovered its benefits in 2008, after enduring a difficult early family life, the tragic suicide death of her younger brother, the difficulties of divorce, and the experience of bereavement associated with spiritual awakening. It was during this time that yoga provided healing; a tool for processing through the enormity of emotional and spiritual trauma she faced. For Tara-Padma, recovering from great loss has been a mind-body-soul endeavor, and the center of her life and work. 

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After relocating to South Carolina from Eastern Canada and finding her own healing through yoga and meditation, she was inspired by her very personal grief journey to dedicate herself to providing a variety of holistic healing services to others who have experienced similar challenges. On a path towards realizing her dharma, she completed her Yoga Therapy certification through Subtle Yoga in Charlotte, NC, her RCYT specialization through the Integral Yoga Academy at the Satchidananda Ashram in Virginia, and Medical Qigong Practitioner certification with The Atlanta School of Oriental Medicine. She also studied Nursing at the University of New Brunswick, holds a Master's Degree in Psychotherapy from Saybrook University, and is currently pursuing a certificate in Holistic Health Coaching from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.

 

Tens years later, and through her vast experience, she has achieved immense healing and liberation via a combination of energy work, a vegan diet, yoga, meditation, and Chinese Medicine. Tara-Padma is extremely passionate about sharing an amalgamation of these healing modalities with others, because of their profound and transformational impact in her own life.  She founded Blossoming Soul Yoga & Integrative Wellness in 2014, Elevate Upstate festival in 2016, and Seeds Of Compassion in 2017, due to her innate desire to be of service in the world and to assist others with the flowering of their own consciousness.