As the Host of Sell This House Extreme on A&E, I live in airplanes and in hotel rooms. Working out consistently on the road is tough to keep up and very boring. I met Tari and he introduced me to AcroYoga in Hawaii on vacation at a retreat. Instantly I was hooked! What fun! I forgot how enjoyable a workout can be when you feel like you’re playing instead of exercising! When I’m in LA I take private classes with Tari and look forward to every one of his classes! He’s introduced me to a lifestyle…..not just a workout. His personality and professionalism is top notch. Tari is a guy who doesn’t settle and he won’t let you settle either!
What a journey I’ve been on since I started AcroYoga with Tari!
Television Host - Sell This House on A&E every Saturday:
I first started working with Tari several years ago as a student in one of his hip-hop dance classes. I liked working and training in Tari’s classes because he was dedicated to making sure everyone in the class was present in the moment with the music. He was brilliant with choreography and stellar at bringing the emotion of a song out. I later hired him for an acting role in my music video because I knew his ability to be forceful and present would be perfect for the character. He did a stunning job and I’d hire him again in a second. I still love dancing in classes with Tari!
Singer, Songwriter, Actress
There is something indescribely comfortable about Tari. One feels it immediately, whether taking private AcroYoga classes from him, or participating in group instruction. Tari’s energy is not your usual uber-sacharine, I-love-everybody-lala-yoga vibe but rather his own mix of relaxed sensuality, open playfulness and warmth. in privates or in a class learning a new move, Tari’s gentle control is palpable. My business is PR and I think im a pretty tested judge of people and their character. When I needed someone and something innovative for a recent dance performance for my fashion client’s launch, we hired Tari to execute the presentation. It was a knock out!
Kip Morrison & Associates, Public Relations
Tari is a true joy to practice with and is knowledgeable, supportive, and fun-loving. The way in which he consistently strives for enjoyment and excellence in all areas inspires others around him to do the same. I met Tari at AcroYoga teacher training, and he was a delight to spend time with both during training hours and during our down time. He helped to show me aspects of myself that I either wasn’t aware of or needed extra confidence with, and he spoke and acted with kindness, compassion, and encouragement. He’s also fully honest about who he is, and he openly shows himself to the world. This leads others to be drawn to him and to be comfortable with him. Tari is fully present as both a student and a teacher, and he is a sponge for new knowledge. His understanding of the body and his own body-awareness help him to coach others and show them just how much is possible. He teaches that so much more is possible than we believe. It’s extremely easy to find a friend in Tari, and he’s a pleasure to spend time with. If I didn’t live on the opposite coast as him, I would definitely try to spend more time with him – as a friend, a student, and a co-teacher. If you have the opportunity to learn with Tari, I highly recommend it.
Charlie B, Certified AcroYoga Instructor
When I first met him, I knew from the start that he was so special. It’s a blessing that Tari’s amazing personality gets to shine through this website and all the events he creates. Tari knows what life’s about and works daily on living it to its fullest, I think that “thriving” is his motto. Always open to share his numerous passions and experiences with the lucky people that surround him, you’re immediatly touched by his generosity and his natural ability to make you feel comfortable and at ease. Tari is the right person for you if you’re ready to see life from another perspective, if you’re ready to open up… and simply blossom. He will warmly welcome you in his unique world with an open mind, a very kind spirit and that thirst to discover yours. I’ve experienced that myself and let me tell you that there’s nothing he doesn’t accomplish in his daily life without grace and delicacy. This is Tari, a person I trust, a friend very dear to my heart.Sarah B.Student, Lille, France.
I got the chance to work with Tari for several AcroYoga practice sessions. He is very talented in many different ways. It really struck me how someone can be so flexible and soft as well as strong and steady at the same time.
Aside from his stunning bodily performances he cares about his acrobatic partners and students because he is very attentive to their needs, always wondering if they are really feeling great with what they’re doing. It was a pleasure to work with Tari because he has determination to succeed and leaves enough space for others to paint the picture. His selfcritical questions and openess for the comments of others makes him sensible and aware to “what’s-going-on-right-now”. It is so fun to learn, play and create moves with Tari – You go boy!
Certified AcroYoga Teacher
Just when I thought no one else could be as genuine, kind, outgoing, authentic, expressive, funny, sensual (oh, my list can go on and on) as myself… Guess what? Let me introduce to you Tari Mannello. Unfortunately, I cannot add AcroYoga and Thai Message to my list of coolness! Well, at least not yet. Hands down, Tari is one of the most personable, approachable, likable guys you will ever meet. He also has a sleek sense of professionalism and charisma that is similar to my own. I instantly knew I had a friend for life the minute I met Tari. Not only is he inspirational to me (level of skill sets is uncanny), I find myself laughing often because of what he is up to in life. I’m like “Are you for real?” Watch out everyone, this guy is on fire!
Darius R DeBuhr – “Menscha”
DJ and aspiring AcroYoga Thai Message extraordinaire
My friends and I had the fantastic opportunity to stay at Tari’s beautiful and tastefully appointed estate one summer ago for two months.
When it was time to reflect back on what had happened, it was clear that what we experienced had been far beyond our expectations. And all this was mainly for one reason: because Tari is an amazingly generous person who knows how to take good care of someone and who loves to share. I’d say he has been gifted with a gracious personality and the power to make everyone (and I do insist on the “everyone”) feel very comfortable and at ease when he is around.
Tari always knew how to keep us entertained and we got the chance to experience all of his specialties: AcroYoga, dancing, massaging, stretching… with someone who excels at it. He, for example knows how to give outstanding Thai massages, using techniques your body will respond the best to. Tari really feels into what you like and we got to enjoy this relaxing/magical experience many times, for our greatest pleasure.
But above everything, Tari is a very charming and warm-hearted person, who is very inspiring on many levels and has numerous skills that he loves to share.
Student, Lille, France
Very few teachers can marry fun and focus like Tari. His classes are inspiring, transformational, and leave students with lasting trust in each other and themselves. He is the perfect guide to an exploration in loving kindness and mindful movement.
Alice D. Karrasch
Certified AcroYoga Teacher
Happy new year, friend! I just watched your video and was whooping out loud. Man, I admire your enthusiasm and exuberance for life. You had me wanting to get BACK on that pole – been awhile! Loved your show of grace and strength. Look forward to seeing you next, and many blessings!
Educator, Los Angeles, California
I have known Tari for about 7 years now. It all started on my 13th birthday actually. My mom had talked my older brother and I into going to a hip-hop dance class at the gym. Being a brand new teen and thinking I was super cool, I wore a really ugly pink trucker hat with 5 candles on it and it said “Happy Birthday.” We were the last ones to arrive to class so we we had to go to the back of class. I thought we would just slide right on in. But no, Mr. Tari had to pick me out of the crowd of 40-50 people in his packed class. He looked at me and said ”Oh hey! It’s your birthday!” I was thinking, why is this guy talking to me? So I replied simply. “Duh.” He asked how old I had just turned and I arrogantly said “13!” Extremely proud of that fact. He then looked at me funny and said… Your hat only has five candles… And the rest of our friendship was history.From that moment on my mom and I never missed one of his classes again. I learned so much from him. He taught me how to listen to the musicality and beats in a song, how to do isolated dance moves the right way, and how to just let loose and have fun. He always gave me something to look forward to every week at his class. I’ve never met someone so talented at literally EVERYTHING. He is such a kind, loving, warm soul that if anyone who comes into contact of his ray of sunshine is immediately effected in the best way possible. He has the biggest heart and loves challenging himself to continue to be a better human being, which I personally think is impossible because he’s already pretty darn great! Dancing w my family and him are some of the fondest memories I have. All of us used to take professional dance classes in LA too which was amazing. If anyone is thinking about trying or learning something new from him, you seriously wouldn’t want to miss out on an opportunity of being in the presence of greatness!K. KelpakiDancer & Manager, Westlake, California