114D Keowee School Rd

Seneca, SC 29672


Tel: 864-247-7372

© 2023 by Tara Lavoie. 

Why Health Coaching?

Contrary to popular assumption, you do not have to be cured to be healed.  Perfection is an illusion and we are ALL a work in progress.  The journey to optimal health can start with simply a planted seed and a willingness to sprout in order to grow.  If your unsure of where to start, or of what tools you will need, I am here to help you water and nourish the garden of wellness within you.


You've heard that a diet that minimizes or includes no animal products can reduce inflammation, prevent disease, and be healthier for you. You're lead towards treating yourself, animals, and the planet with more kindness and compassion. You're called to live your yoga off the mat as well as on. You’re fascinated by mind-body wellness, but aren't quite sure where to begin. Life without cheese? Baking without eggs? What about travel and business dinners and Thanksgiving? For these concerns and whatever else is a question in your life, you may need some guidance on how to get holistically healthy without going crazy, going broke, feeling deprived, losing your friends, or having to move to Asheville. 


Learn how to live with vibrant health and youthful radiance, and leave weight and food issues behind forever.  Holistic Health Coaching is a fun and effective way to expedite your adventure of embarking on a more plant-based diet and adopting the yogic lifestyle. Regardless of your dietary beliefs, we can all agree that natural whole foods like vegetables, fruits, nuts, and seeds should make up the majority of our diets, but sadly, this is where many of us struggle to find confidence in the kitchen.  Whether you ready to go vegan cold-tofurky, or simply want to take some small steps toward a more optimally healthy way of being - by going organic, eliminating toxins, eliminating stress, adding balance to your life, etc.  Budding Vegan's Holistic Health Coaching service may be for you.​​​​​ 




    • (of a part of the body) becoming healthier as part of the process of normal growth.

    • (of a person) beginning and showing signs of promise in a particular area.




  1. a person who does not eat or use animal products for the greater good of their own health, the health of animals, and the health of the planet.

  2. a way of living which seeks to exclude, as far as is possible and practicable, all forms of exploitation, cruelty, and unnecessary lifestyle-influenced disease.

It’s rare for anyone to get an hour to explore their wellness goals with a trained professional. As an Integrative Nutrition* Health Coach, I create a supportive environment that enables you to articulate and achieve your goals. Throughout my education, I have been exposed to the most cutting-edge dietary theories and studied highly effective coaching techniques to help you find the right lifestyle that works best for you.


Most approaches to healthy eating dwell on calories, carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. Instead of creating lists of restrictions and good and bad foods, I coach my clients to explore basic improvements and implement gradual plant-based changes during our work together. As these pieces accumulate, my clients find these changes collectively creating a much larger impact than they originally anticipated. We work on what they want to improve within the circumstances of their unique situation.


"Working with Tara was one of the best decisions I ever made! She was able to combine her expertise in nutrition, yoga, medicine, and counselling to support my individual needs in a very comprehensive and complete way!"

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