Tara Beretsky is a clinical herbalist, educator, and biologist from central Pennsylvania. Tara received her B.S. in Biology with a concentration in Environmental Science in 2008 from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania where she graduated with honors. Always energetic, Tara worked in chemical laboratories for 8 years while she continued to pursue education in Natural Medicine. Tara holds certifications in Ayurveda, Aromatherapy, Clinical Herbalism, Naturopathic Medicine, Massage, Nutrition, Reiki, and Classical Yoga. Tara continues to deepen her education, she is currently attending Trinity College of Natural Health to further receive a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine.
As an herbalist, Tara’s work is grounded in the understanding that the health of the body is tied to emotional and spiritual well being, and to the health of our culture and planet. At its simplest, Herbalism means using plants for health, although herbal medicine traditions are embedded in complex understandings of the body and natural systems. Incorporating traditional and research-based uses of herbs, Tara uses teas, herbal extracts, salves, essential oils, and dietary and lifestyle recommendations, she endeavors to help her clients feel better in their bodies and also lends from her multifaceted experience in the nutrition and healing arts. Tara encourages clients to connect with nature through the vibrant smells, tastes and colors of herbs, and is excited to provide opportunities to learn about the plants growing around us, and the joy and vitality they can bring.