Planting Love Retreat

MARCH 16-19, 2019

Join me for a weekend of nourishment, healing, and connection.


nourishing plant-based food

Eat in harmony with your body and with the world around you. Taste the deliciousness in simple, whole plant foods. Learn how to eat mindfully and intuitively. Celebrate food and the nourishment that it provides.

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Heal from the inside out with self-love

In a safe space, journey inward to explore who you are and what it means to be you. Challenge the stories that hold you back, and break out of the box in which you have been living. Develop unconditional love for yourself, and learn how to use this love to serve the world beyond you.


Disconnect to reconnect

Disconnect from the distractions, the media messaging, the negative self-talk. Let go of what you think others want from you. Reconnect with yourself, with your truth, with your body, with your food, with mother nature, with your purpose, and with the vast interconnectedness of all life.


You are enough.

You have always been enough.

You are already everything you want to be.

You are simply disconnected.  You have lost your way.

It's time to reconnect. 

It's time to find the harmony you seek.

It's time to come home to yourself.


Your retreat experience will include:

  • Guided morning meditation

  • Daily vinyasa flow yoga (all levels)

  • Heart-opening group sessions

  • Lessons in self-love, nutrition, and mindfulness

  • Hikes through the gorgeous Topanga Canyon area

  • Home-cooked plant-based meals made from local, organic food

  • Evening journal sessions for reflection and intention-setting

  • Ceremony and community

  • Soul-level connections with others dedicated to healing, self-knowledge, inner-peace, and compassionate living



You will be staying at the secluded "Tara Sanctuary" (yes, that is the actual name... magic is real, my friends) Retreat in Topanga, California, amid lush acres of mountains and trees. 

Each room contains two queen-sized mattresses. You can sign up with a friend to share a room, or you will be randomly assigned a roommate.

For those looking for a more affordable option, you can sign up to share a bed with someone.

The retreat begins in the afternoon (between 3-4pm) Saturday, March 16 and ends after lunch on Tuesday, March 19. You can drive directly to the retreat center or fly in to LAX, where we will pick you up.


Cost per person: $1500 (on sale for $1200 until 1/25)

To share a bed: $950 per person (on sale for $800 until 1/25)



Please email if you have any questions.

Your retreat staff:


Tara Kemp - Retreat Leader

Tara is a self-love expert, nutrition educator, and passionate promoter of a healthy lifestyle.

Tara has worked with the Physicians Committee (PCRM) as the Executive Assistant to Dr. Neal Barnard, with Engine 2, with Forks Over Knives, and most recently with Mastering Diabetes as their Director of Nutrition Education. Tara is particularly interested in the emotional and psychological side of healthy eating – forming a healthy relationship with food – and shares insights and guidance on this topic through her Instagram page, personal coaching, and retreats.

Tara is a guide for building skills of self-compassion. She believes in the power of doing the “inner work,” exploring the self, and cultivating a foundation of self-awareness. She helps people to reconnect with themselves and live in alignment with their values and highest self-image.

Tara is currently studying to receive her PhD in Interdisciplinary Health at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ.


Nina Gelbke - Chef and Nutritionist

Nina is a Swiss-Australian sunshine-seeking and nature-loving earthling with a passion for all things health, nutrition, and wellbeing. She’s a qualified clinical nutritionist with a Bachelor’s degree in Health Science (Nutritional and Dietetic Medicine ) as well as being type 1 diabetic.

Nina is passionate about helping people live their healthiest, most vibrant lives through the power of good nutrition and a positive relationship with food, with a special interest in sports nutrition , plant based eating, eating disorders, and diabetes. She shares her passions with the world through her blog and Instagram @naturally_nina_ .


Tina Laemers - Yoga Instructor

Tina is fierce feminist, women’s heath advocate, and Registered Yoga Teacher. She received her 200hr yoga teacher training through Buddha B Yoga Studio in Washington, DC.

Tina teaches yoga through the lens of “ahimsa,” one of the primary virtues of traditional yoga teachings, which is the principle of non-violence toward all living beings. Yoga is a way to connect with the self, honor the body, and practice ahimsa, and Tina incorporates these lessons into her classes.

Tina also practices a plant-based diet, believing that veganism is a natural extension of ahimsa and yogic teachings.


Kasey Kemp - Affirmation Art Leader

Kasey Kemp is a masters student in occupational therapy. She is passionate about helping people to overcome barriers that inhibit one’s ability to participate in the activities that bring them health and joy.

Kasey is a former Division I athlete on the Penn State University track and field team, and has since become active in Spartan races. She understands firsthand the importance of developing a strong foundation of mental health and a healthy relationship with oneself in pursuing goals, athletic or otherwise.

Kasey has struggled with acne for years and is currently exploring dietary interventions to support better skin health.