Hi! Welcome to Rocking Life. Thank you for spending some time getting to know me.
My name is Taraleigh and most of the things I do revolve around my desire to see as much live music as I can. You too? I totally get it. Your obsessed with all things jammy, when you hear the word cheesecake it makes your heart sing a little, when you see someone driving next to you with a Grateful Dead sticker on their car you exchange smiles and how one the most exciting days of the year is when your favorite band announces their summer tour. Samesies!
Live music is what makes me tick which is why I work with people who are in love with life music and want to tune into their best selves. As research that I haven’t done has shown, going to live music shows increases your life span.
With the amount of concerts I’ve been to and I’m guessing that you’ve been to, we’re pretty much going to live forever. If we’re going to live pretty much forever, we might as well feel our bests! I love sharing all the tips and tricks I’ve picked over the past 42 years that have made me into the ageless jam queen that I am.
Because every single day is a gift and not just show day! I literally wrote the book about it. How to Rock Your Life: Maintain the Magic of Live Music in Your Everyday Experience is available HERE.
Because of my desire to maintain the magic of live music in my everyday experience, I have chosen to create and produce live music retreats with a healthy twist. My hubster and I run a retreat center in Vermont called This Wonderful Place where we will put on our own retreats and events as well as host others. With the training and schooling I have received I’m now skilled at using my unicorn magic to guide you to rock your most healthy life with my blog and online coaching programs.
I’ve learned a lot about what works and what doesn’t on the 42 year journey I’ve been on in my body so far. Growing up in NJ I trained at one of the best dance studio in the country where I won many awards. Following my passion for dance, I earned my BFA in Dance from Arizona State University. After college I danced around eventually landing a gig as a cheerleader for the NBA.
During that time I was a personal trainer and taught acrobatics, strength training for dancers and modern dance at some of the most prestigious dance studios in the nation. After a big-time knee injury I decided to pursue a different path and got my certification as a health coach from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.
I’m a long time yogi and I decided that it was time to become a yoga teacher myself. I completed my training at the Liberate School of Yoga and have been teaching at music festivals all over the country.
All of the things I’ve ever done up until this point have guided me to where I am today. I’m chock full of knowledge when it comes to all things health related and through trial and error, I’ve developed a plan that’s fun and easy to stick to. Being a huge fan of improvisational music, I’ve noticed that it’s spilled into all the areas of my life. I wrote the song which has structure, but within that I have the freedom to improvise and that’s reflected in the way I workout, eat and meditate. I’m really looking forward to sharing with you all of the songs I wrote and seeing all the ways that you improvise within them. That’s where the magic happens!!!!
What people are saying about me:
“I highly recommend being a part of Taraleigh’s tribe. Unparalleled fun, magic and playful breakthroughs.”
“I went from feeling like I was incapable of ever feeling at peace inside, to thinking that it was possible, but would probably take a really long time, to realizing I better make it happen immediately after watching a small bunch of people close to me die very young. When you have that fire under your ass, other people who have that same fire stick out to you. We might as well have our foreheads painted with some distinguishing mark. By the way, if you haven’t met her yet, Taraleigh has a huge sequined, sparkly mark on her forehead. Actually it’s probably a full blown headdress. You can’t miss her.
Oteil Burbridge: Bassist of the Allman Brother’s Band
“Taraleigh radiates positive energy, and a sense of wonder while embracing the endless possibilities each new day brings!”
Jay Blakesberg: Live Music Photographer (Grateful Dead/Dead & Company/GD50)
Joshua Rosenthal: Founder of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition
“Taraleigh personifies Joy, Love, Magic, and Miracles. Whenever I am in her presence, I feel uplifted, healed, transformed and inspired. She mirrors back to me my Faith in Humanity. If someone like Taraleigh is out in the world, then I know that the healing of the planet is HAPPENING.”
Cora Poage: Soul Coach and Unicorn
Working with Taraleigh allows you reconnect to those moments in your life when everything is and feels right and she does so in a natural, uplifting and spirited way unlike anyone else in the world.
Britt Nemeth: Music Festival and Branding Photographer