Always connected to spirit, Tara Krueger gradually realized she had a deeper connection than many people to spirit, God and the Universe. Although she originally kept this to herself, she has since created her own business, The Healing Movement, and joined VEGA as our intuitive healer. “I’ve noticed over the years that I was really intuitive and I would just know things about people and picked up on a lot more than the average person,” says Tara. Whilst she taught Pilates, yoga and offered Thai yoga sessions, she realized clients began coming for more than the workout. “A lot of the people that were coming to me seemed to be seekers and just really interested in learning more about themselves.” Thus, she moved into a new sphere, in order to step out of her “spiritual closet” to share her talent with the rest of the world. “I’ve always known that I wanted to serve people in someway and wanted to share something but didn’t understand the best way to go about it. So, I feel like for the first time in my life I’m able to authentically share what I have to offer.” And VEGA couldn’t be happier to provide a healing space for Tara to share this rare and valuable offering. Please meet our intuitive healer, Tara Krueger:
Without getting too personal, generally, why do most people come to you?
A lot of the things people are going through, either I’ve gone through myself or I’ve known people who have gone through it. Personality wise, a lot of the people who come to me are very sensitive and are seekers, looking for a greater purpose—they want to know specifically, ‘What is my life purpose? Why am I here?’
It ranges from relationship questions, a big thing for a lot of people, and career questions are big too. There are a lot of career coaches out there but I take it on a different route and ask, ‘What are your deep rooted passions and what brings you joy?’ I also have visions about what I see people doing. So, it’s a different approach.
Also, people wanting to learn more about themselves, creating a deeper connection to angels or their guides. Sometimes, I take people through a meditation to try to connect more and show them things they can do on their own. The biggest thing is that, I’m not here to prove to them anything; I work with people who are open to this spiritual healing.
Do you have a defining moment of when you realized you weren’t quite like everyone else with picking up on emotions and energy?
I heard a voice when I was about 21. It was a man and I was in a very depressed time in my life and wasn’t really sure about life, was questioning myself–having the questions people have in their early-20s–and he just said my name and that was it.
It was very clear from that point on that everything that I had been feeling was real. It’s been an interesting journey since then and I’m still figuring it out. I’m really excited to share this with people. I haven’t really put myself out there. So, this is me stepping out of the spiritual closet.
What did you study in college?
I was a dance major—dance and choreography. I went to Dean College, in Franklin, Mass., doing a two year degree. So, I transferred to a Conservatory in Virginia, which is where I graduated with a BFA in Dance. I was always interested in the arts—writing, dancing, painting and drawing. I was always very creative.
After I graduated, I didn’t really see myself performing long-term and when I moved back to Boston, I got involved in teaching Pilates, which lead to me doing more yoga.
Is that period what bridged the gap to this energy healing you’re now doing?
I feel like connecting to your body and being creative is a way of connecting and learning about yourself and your spirit. But the biggest influence I had was a voice teacher when I was 18. I met her and she did Reiki and was very, very spiritual. That had a very profound influence on me.
She passed away in 2010, she was amazing and a really strong mentor. She was the one who opened me up to this type of spirituality. Until I met her, I actually wasn’t as open as I am now. I was raised Catholic in fact, brought up in a pretty conservative family and didn’t really see anything else outside of that religion.
How did you get involved with VEGA?
I did a yoga certification with Ashley, which is how I met her. I found out about her starting VEGA and we reconnected and that’s how it all started. I have a two year old and while I was pregnant, before Ashley took over the VEGA space, I used to take a hypnobirthing class in that space, so, I thought it was really interesting when she showed me where the space was!
Do you have a certain mantra to start or end your day?
I’ve been doing mantras for a long time during the day but I’ve recently been trying to do it first thing in the morning. One I really like is, “I am a powerful, lightworker.” It’s actually one that Doreen Virtue gave to me when I studied with her.
You mentioned you have a daughter, what’s something you really enjoy doing with her?
We like to dance around together. I’ll just put on music and sometimes it’s music I like, or I’ll put on Pandora and put on a toddler station, and sing ‘Let It Go.’ She can say some words but she’s not talking yet, just mimicking and tries to sing along. Her name’s Ava and she’s really cute.
Do you have an activity you like to treat yourself with on a day off?
If I was really going to treat myself, I would get a massage. I love receiving healing work. I’m actually doing a workshop soon with this world-renowned channel, Paul Selig; he does these workshops and healing with people all over the world. So, I like to treat myself with classes and stuff like that. And, if it’s nice out, I like to get outside and get into nature. I don’t do the cold that well, so I don’t get out as much as I like in the winter.
How would you describe the VEGA space in five words:
Empowering, motivating, special, lovely, peaceful.