Tari Neill, LM, CPM
After her first
child was born in 1997, Tari began attending women at birth
and educating them on the empowering and sacred experience of
pregnancy and childbirth. Her passion for birth has led her to achieve a
Birth Doula and Childbirth Educator certification, and also a peri-natal yoga
and infant massage instructor certification. As an Instructor and
Educator at Twin Lakes College of the Healing Arts, Tari created a
comprehensive Doula training and a prenatal massage curriculum.
In 2006, Tari enrolled in National Midwifery Institute to pursue licensure as a
Midwife. In August 2011, she passed her North American Registry of Midwives and California Medical Board exam. She currently
holds California Licensure #322. Her midwifery clinical training was
based in Santa Cruz, apprenticing with several local homebirth Midwives.
In addition, Tari has traveled to El Paso, Texas, to work in a high-volume
birth center and to the Dominican Republic to serve women in pregnancy and
Tari is involved with many community volunteer projects and is a strong
supporter in keeping VBAC available in Santa Cruz County. She co-founded
the Santa Cruz County chapter of ICAN (International Cesarean Awareness
Network), helped form a local Doula and Midwife group, and was a long-time
volunteer for Nurture, a local organization that provided no-cost doula services.
Tari also helped
to create support groups for new families and provides birth information to the
community by way of BirthSantaCruz.com. A new collaboration with Pacific Community Midwives helps Tari to continue supporting women and families from pregnancy to parenthood and beyond.
Serving Santa Cruz County & Surrounding Areas
831.421.4180 or email firstname.lastname@example.org