Founded in 2012, Green Stone Journeys operates to bring balance and wellness to a travel experience for a fusion that will give inspiration to every traveler. Tara has been an Environmental Educator, global traveller and Hatha yoga teacher and is inspired by the many ways travel can open our minds, hearts and bring worlds together. Her experience working in tourism throughout Latin America for over seven years for one of the largest global travel companies ignited her passion to bring the spirit of adventure and wellness for a unique travel holiday.
Tara has a B.A degree in Anthropology and International Development studies and a Masters degree in Environmental Studies from Canada. She first left Canada to participate in international research in Rajasthan, India where she studied Indian philosophy and culture. After some travel and work throughout Asia she returned to study, later travelling again to Costa Rica as a researcher in Ethnobotany and the culture and use of medicinal plants, as part of her Masters degree in Environmental Studies.
Tara has spent most of her life in wild and natural places and often seeks them out when she can. She has learned to make traditional herbal medicine, working with herbalists and through the study of medicinal plants has made herbal tinctures for Naturopathic Doctors in Toronto. She has also developed education programs on the preservation of medicinal plants, was a Director of environmental education programs for nature schools in California and Toronto and has worked as an Environmental Consultant in remote mountain regions of Mexico for a Canadian mining company.
Yoga has always been a way of life for Tara. She has always found herself most focused and inspired while on the mat. She has been a student of yoga for almost 20 years and has studied various techniques and forms throughout India, Canada, the U.S and parts of South America with various teachers and yoga schools. She completed and was certified for her Yoga Teacher Training in 2003.
Tara has lived all over the world as part of her work experience and found herself based in Rio de Janeiro for over the last five years while working in various fields of healing, travel, education and enjoys living in Brazil.
Green Stone Journeys are for those seeking to travel with meaningful experiences of the places we visit, the people we meet and of our own personal journey.