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Before meeting Tara, Elena, mom of two, enjoyed the occasional mat pilates class at her local gym, but she was struggling with diastasis recti, a weak core and pelvic floor.

After taking Tara’s Pelvic Pow-HER workshop, she began to understand how to engage her pelvic floor and how that was connected to her weak core and lack of strength.  Elena continued with Tara’s 8-Week Core & Pelvic Floor, taking one private a week for eight weeks, and continuing the exercises at home.

Tara helped Elena put the pieces together — it wasn’t just pelvic floor strength, but posture, stress, and breathing that Elena needed to work on. She had a small diastastis recti — an abdominal separation — and Tara taught her the safe and correct exercises to fix it.

Now, Elena feels stronger throughout her entire body. She stands straighter, has healed her diastastis recti, and her core strength has increased. And most importantly, she doesn’t worry about hurting her back while caring for her two little one’s!

Elena Mauer

“My second pregnancy was much harder on my body than my first and in ways I did not expect. Working with Tara has helped me to understand the full story of what my body has experienced and how it is knitting back together. I’m stronger and more centered in my core than ever before and amazed to see I can do exercises (and keep up with my kids!) that felt completely impossible just a few weeks ago. This has provided an essential foundation to help me heal from pregnancy and childbirth and get back to feeling strong and physically active.” Virginia Sole-Smith

Virginia Sole-Smith

“Working with Tara is well worth that hard-fought hour I’ve bent over backwards to make for myself. I am not a ‘fitness class’ type person but Tara’s demeanor and impressive knowledge of her craft steadily convinced me that her class is the best use of very scarce time.  I honestly rank it right up there with coffee in my toolkit of things that help me to be a sane mother. You know all that stuff with our bodies that we silently ‘just deal with’ after having kids…as if that’s just the way it is going to be from now on? I’m not talking about aesthetics, I mean the real functional problems that you try not to let bother you but they do. Tara’s classes have shown me that, even with very minimal time, even after giving birth naturally to three kids including twins, it is possible to restore yourself.” 

Jen Zwarich

I am a licensed, full-scope midwife with a particular interest in issues of pelvic floor dysfunction. Before referring my own clients, I took Tara’s Pelvic Pow-her class as an exercise in due diligence. I found Tara to be exceptionally knowledgeable, supportive, and positive. The brilliant thing about this course is that she shares so many different tools and techniques. She provides a clear framework so that each student can easily figure out which of these will work best and create an effective, individualized home program that will be perpetually useful. With complete confidence, I recommend this course to anyone who needs to address pelvic floor issues.

Megan O'Connor, MS, CM, LM, LMT

I have been training with Tara for over a decade and have taken numerous certifications and workshops with her over the years. Tara is the most patient instructor and makes learning enjoyable. She breaks down complicated material and makes it easy to learn. Tara is always so friendly and makes you feel welcomed in her studio and her classes. She is extremely knowledgable and is always willing to help or go the extra mile for you. – Sabrina Sarabella

Sabrina Sarabella

Before meeting Tara, I had leakage when I walked, coughed or sneezed.  I tried prescription medication and it didn’t help.  I felt shame, and fear of not understanding what was wrong.  I didn’t know what to do.

During the Pelvic Pow-HER workshop, I learned how to relax my pelvic floor and how to strengthen it, not tighten it.  The leakage got better and I had hope.

I’ve continued with Tara for three months now.  I have less incontinence and I choose when I need to wear a pad.  I’m more confident and the incontinence is much less or some days not at all present.


“I had been dealing with incontinence for a couple of years, mostly when coughing, sneezing, jumping or even miss stepping and it was getting worse. I told my OB, and she asked me to do Kegels.  I had to wear incontinence pads “just-in-case.”   I was not happy about that. Who wants the embarrassment of buying them let alone wear them?  I also was getting lower back pain while gardening.  I had never had back pain before in my life, what was happening to me?  I was only 50 years old.

Tara offered pelvic pow-HER classes, and I immediately signed up.  Wondering if the exercises were doing anything, the movement was so gentle and unique; I was not confident it would work.  What surprised me the most about the pelvic pow-HER class is that the exercises were so much more than doing Kegels.  Tara shared her knowledge of how our pelvic floor supports so much in our bodies.   I continued to do some of the exercises at home; to my amazement, it started making a difference.  I felt stronger and was having less leakage.  It wasn’t long after taking pelvic pow-HER I stopped wearing incontinence pads. I feel like I have my life back, so beautiful that I no longer need to purchase incontinence products.  I also no longer suffer from lower back pain while gardening.  I am completely amazed how my life has changed from participating in pelvic pow-HER.  If you are dealing with incontinence or lower back pain, I recommend you give pelvic pow-HER a try. I am so glad I did. It was life-changing.

Cindy Merryman

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