To help professionals find calm, control, and connection at work using applied well-being strategies that are practical, and evidenced-based.


We believe that everyone, even busy professionals, can thrive at work and in life.


Tara Owens Antonipillai is the founder​ of Cultivate. Her deep expertise in professional well-being comes from a career in Big Law combined with her experience and education in mindfulness, positive psychology, yoga, and fitness. She helps law firms and other organizations develop and expand workplace well-being programs. She speaks regularly at law firms, corporations, and universities about mindfulness and wellness topics. Tara combines her unique expertise as a practicing attorney and a mindfulness practitioner to introduce stress management, mindfulness, & overall well-being to law firms and other organizations.   

She received her J.D. as well as her undergraduate degree from Georgetown University, and was a tax associate in Arnold & Porter’s DC office.  She is currently enrolled in the University of Pennsylvania's Applied Positive Psychology program. Tara is a certified yoga instructor and meditation teacher, as well as a certified group fitness instructor.  


She and her husband live in Arlington, VA with their four children and chocolate lab.

Certifications & Training: 

RYT-200, Yoga Teacher 200 hour Certification, Yoga Alliance

SOMA: The Science of Mindful Awareness, The Mindfulness Center, Meditation Teacher Certification, 160 hours 

NCCA accredited

Education & Experience

University of Pennsylvania, Applied Positive Psychology, CAP

Georgetown University, A.B., J.D.

Arnold & Porter LLP, tax associate