Hi, I'm Tara Bianca.
I am passionate about building a global community dedicated to achieving optimal health and wellness. I believe when an individual is profoundly transformed, it begins a ripple effect that transforms the community and the world at large. I hope you will join me on this journey.
Today, my mission is very clear and I am able to take fearless action toward achieving it.
But it wasn't always that way...Scroll to the Bottom to Read My Credentials
My story begins at a very young age. I was a painfully shy child; terrified of speaking to people; terrified of saying something stupid or being made fun of. Throughout middle school and high school I had few friends and would move through an entire 8-hour day of school barely saying one word to anyone. I wanted to be invisible. Invisibility was my defense mechanism.
Can you relate to that feeling of wanting to go totally unnoticed?
Of wanting to disappear completely just to avoid potential criticism?
At the age of 16, this extreme suppression of expression began to manifest itself as physical dysfunction in the form of often debilitating IBS symptoms. I couldn’t digest my food or any of the countless emotions I was figuratively and literally swallowing every day.
My fear of judgment, severe lack of self-worth and self-imposed vocal suppression kept me stuck in a victim mindset. As I grew into adulthood, I developed depression and a cynical perspective; a belief that the world was happening TO me and that I merely had to accept my miserable circumstances.
Maybe you also let your fear of judgment and lack of worthiness dictate your life?
From a young age, I had dreamed of being a dancer and a musician.
(Um...ok, I am, in fact, a trained dancer and pianist. And I do actually play a handful of other instruments as well...but still...read on...)
I was always so envious of those who were able to take the spotlight with ease, never feeling the need to apologize for their boldness or their charisma. They saw their talents as gifts that should be shared with the world.
I, however, somehow got stuck with the programming that to openly display my gifts was a form of immodesty and conceit; and to potentially steal the spotlight from someone else was selfish and might make people dislike me. Add to that belief my fear of being seen, fear of being heard, and terror of making a mistake, and you can see why I had to kiss my performance dreams goodbye.
Have you ever waved goodbye to one of your dreams because you feared being boastful or disliked?
Or perhaps your perfectionism is stifling and you never see yourself as good enough?
I know what you're thinking; this is a lot of doom and gloom. Where is the silver lining to this story?
Even as I was experiencing extreme struggles, I always felt destined for something bigger. I always felt there was something special hidden away inside of me. I had a burning desire to unleash my specialness. And thus began my journey...
The gift that came out of my dejected existence was an insatiable search for healing.
Over the course of 20 years, I have thrown myself into the study of psychology, nutrition, food-based healing, naturopathic medicine, herbal medicine, Ayurvedic studies, Traditional Chinese Medicine, manual therapy, massage therapy, osteopathy, exercise science, aromatherapy, yoga, qi gong, tai chi, meditation, mindset strategies, therapeutic breathwork, sound healing, music therapy, dance therapy, mantra and more.
Through the process of self-inquiry and self-discovery, I came to finally understand that my mind was my most powerful oppressor.
That I had been moving through my life confined by my own self-limiting beliefs and self-sabotaging behaviors. In gaining awareness into the role I was playing in my own unhappiness and my own physical dysfunction, I was able to powerfully transform my mind, my body and my spirit. For the first time, I felt empowered to become an active participant in my own life, instead of just a passive bystander. I now believe that life is happening FOR me.
BE Light Transformative Therapy
The Origin Story
Out of years of suffering, I managed to amass an amazing amount of knowledge regarding holistic wellness.
I have a toolbox of life-changing gifts that I am passionate about sharing with others who have suffered in the same way that I have. That is why I founded BE Light Transformative Therapy; a holistic wellness company that facilitates positive transformation in individuals, so that those individuals might go out and positively transform the world. BE Light utilizes programming that uniquely combines mindset, breathwork, movement and sound to stimulate the release of fear, full acceptance of self, vocal empowerment, clarity of purpose and inspired action. Since its founding in 2018, I have helped hundreds of people find inner peace and inner purpose so as to move them toward the life of their dreams.
In the wake of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, why do I feel unshaken?
Why do I feel completely blessed? Why do I believe more than ever that life is happening FOR me? Why do I feel this way even though I was forced to shut down my private practice of 15 years?!
Because I know that this particular time and space is an invitation for me to create the greatest, most impactful work of my life. Work that not only positively impacts a few hundred people local to New York City, but millions of people around the globe.
I know from experience that when the individual is transformed, the community around that individual is transformed. It is my goal to help those who want to go out and have the biggest impact possible, to positively affect the health of our world and its people.
Are you ready to transform yourself so that you can help transform the world?
A Bit More About Me
- I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from NYU.
- I am a Licensed Massage Therapist & graduate of the Swedish Institute, College of Health Sciences.
- I had my own private holistic wellness practice in NYC for 15 years, and also small practices in CT and Miami.
- I am an educator of human anatomy and manual therapy techniques, teaching mostly in NYC and Miami.
- I am an IIN-Certified Health Coach.
- I am an Oxygen Advantage® Certified Breathwork Instructor.
- I am a former NSCA-Certified Personal Trainer.
- I am a Certified Therapeutic Sound Practitioner.
- I am a Certified Clinical Aromatherapist.
- I am a former dancer and amateur musician.
- I mostly play piano and guitar, but I will play around with any instrument I can get my hands on.
- I love to travel and I love to explore other languages, cultures and regional botany.
- I am obsessed with raw cacao and am a sucker for bean-to-bar chocolate.