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Hi! I'm Tara

Butterfly Coach

Bliss Ambassador

Intuitive Educator


Welcome to Earth School! This is the place where I share my butterfly medicine with you fine people. Butterflies symbolize transformation and renewal. In ancient Greek the word for butterfly is "psyche" which means "soul." Over the years I have discovered that we, as human beings, are here to learn lessons about life which leads us to the evolution of our souls.

What lessons would you like to explore? Scroll down for  some options below.

'Papillon' Writing Retreat in Paris, inspired by Hemingway's haunts.

Explore Mindfulness With Me

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Workshops & Retreats

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Celtic New Year Dream Workshop 


Tues Nov 1st 2022

Fee & Time TBA

Do you ever wonder why you dream about lions, and tigers, or bears? Have you had nightmares that you can't explain? This is a workshop that will help you begin to understand what your spirit is revealing to you when you sleep. November 1st is Samhain, the Celtic New Year, a day when the veil between worlds is thin so that spirits may walk the earth beside us. This is why we celebrate Halloween on October 31st, which is the Celtic New Year's Eve. It is also All Soul's Day, and the perfect day to connect with your soul through dream work. Inglenook Marketplace welcomes Tara O'Grady who is a Singer-Songwriter, Author, Intuitive Educator, and also a Dreamworker. As a member of the International Association for the Study of Dreams, Tara has been working with dreams for twenty years. She will introduce different types of dreams and symbols, and also help you decode some of your dreams through creative activities, including tarot cards. Please bring a journal and pen to write down your dreams, but if you forget we have plenty of Dream Journals for sale, as well as Tarot Cards to practice with at home. Dreams are a way the soul communicates the magic and mysteries of the universe. Understanding dreams helps unlock creativity, problem solve, and empower us to live the lives we imagine for ourselves. Join us and learn how to interpret this enlightening language.


You will receive a Dream Candle, Tara's album A Celt in the Cotton Club, and a new understanding of your inner wisdom with guidance from the spirit world which opens pathways to profound healing through dream work.


Pre-register as space is limited. Also bring a dream that you are willing to share in a group setting. It can be a dream you had last night, or a decade ago. 

Women's Christmas - Nollaig na mBan


Fri Jan 6th 2023

Fee & Time TBA

Nollaig na mBan (pronunciation Null-ug na Mon), translated from Irish as "Women's Christmas," is one of Ireland's biggest traditions and is observed on January 6. On this day, women traditionally get a much-needed rest after catering to everyone during the holiday festivities. It is the day on which all the holiday decorations must come down—not before or after—or else risk bad luck for the rest of the year. When holly was the only decoration in Irish homes, it was taken down on this day and burnt. Women would gather in each other’s homes or local pubs for a few stolen hours of gaiety while the men looked after the brood. 

In this workshop, Tara O'Grady will guide us in celebrating the Divine Feminine to help us remember what makes us come alive.  Bring a journal, and your appetite for homemade Irish scones, accompanied by Celtic music.


Hawk Walk at Ireland's School of Falconry, Ashford Castle in Mayo

Celtic Quest – A Wellness Retreat in Ireland

Transatlantic Retreats

September 10th-19th,  2022

This will be a wellness tour for those who feel they need to rejuvenate in a mystical place that inspires their spirit. Discover how Ireland can ignite your imagination, creativity and purpose. Awaken your senses through journaling, nutrition, meditation, yoga, sound healing, animal encounters, nature walks, the arts, and visits to gardens and sacred grounds.

Daily Itinerary

Pricing Contact Niall Leogue at

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Presenting at Rockwood Music Hall, NYC


As an author, educator and entertainer, I have traveled the globe presenting and performing my inspiring stories and songs, as well as awakening audiences to the notion that they must take responsibility for their happiness by co-creating with the universe.

I published my first memoir in 2019. Migrating Toward Happiness: The Soundtrack to My Spiritual Awakening is about how I began to not only notice, but understand the road signs the Universe was laying out before me as I awakened to its mysteries. I was guided to take a symbolic journey replicating my deceased Irish immigrant grandmother’s 1957 American road trip in a Chevy Bel Air. It is a road trip like no other which helped me reconnect to a life beyond the cubicle and taught me how to follow my intuition to fulfill my heart's desire.

My mission as a Bliss Ambassador is to collaborate with individuals, schools, cultural centers and corporations across the globe to spread the joy and share the lessons I have learned about life, love, and purpose. I received a message one night during a dream - "Your worth is determined by your service to others." Throughout my life's journey I found people, including myself, disgruntled by modern life.  I have suffered anxiety, depression, fear and heartache. I am now teaching people how to be happy and find more meaning in their lives, no matter what stage or age they may find themselves. I share my stories and my songs as inspiration. Life continues to be a classroom long after we graduate from school. Our most memorable lessons are the daily obstacles and challenges we face. Everyone we encounter is a teacher. And if we pay attention to the road signs the Universe puts before us, we can begin to understand this journey called life. 

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Presenting at Kew & Willow Books, NYC


I teach a variety of customized courses and concepts that enhance writing, awaken creativity, enlighten spirit and inspire transformation, including:


Mindfulness/Deep Noticing

Finding Joy/Power of Positivity/Shifting Perspective

Memoir Writing/Dream Journals/Songwriting

Co-Creating with the Universe to Manifest Abundance

Interpreting Dreams/Numerology

Ancient Animal Symbolism/Sacred Nature

Spirit Guides/Intuition/Energy

Soul Purpose

I offer online workshops (coming soon), individual private consultations,  group workshops, weekend retreats, and also week-long European retreats in luxurious and awe-inspiring locations. Each mentoring or training session is customized for your needs and can include additional coaches such as yoga instructors, energy healers, sound healers, nutritionists, artists, authors, performers, etc.


Before I became a jazz singer, songwriter and author, I earned my masters degree in Education and acquired my certification to teach literature, writing, film and drama at a high school in New York.  As an Adjunct Professor, I trained student teachers in the School of Education at St John's University in NYC. Eventually, as Program Manager at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts,  I designed workshops and courses in Manhattan for university professors and K-12 teachers from across the globe. Each lesson focused on how to bring imagination and creative thinking into their classrooms, whether they taught math, science, literature or physical education. This gave them the tools to delve deeper into their subject matter using the same 'deep noticing' skills I taught to view visual arts, dance, music and dramatic performances. The more we notice, the more we learn to live in the now which is the present moment. That's where joy resides.


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