Tami Astorino, M.Ed.

Hello! I’m Tami, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Rise Gatherings, retreat experiences for women. My path to this moment started in my childhood in Madison Wisconsin. I grew up as the oldest of 4 children with two busy working parents. This birth order was formative, as I became someone who is calm amongst chaos, enjoys managing many projects, tries to find meaning in the busy moments of our lives, and loves to lead people on their path.

My first professional roles were as a school counselor and a yoga & fitness instructor. These two experiences shaped everything that came next for me. As a school counselor, I witnessed and engaged with the self-esteem and mental health issues that young girls face, and I became skilled at guiding and mentoring them. As a yoga and fitness instructor, I realized how much I enjoyed meeting women of all ages and backgrounds, and I developed an ability to be both a listener and a motivator. So, it made sense that I was given opportunities to develop national programs for nonprofit organizations including Moving Traditions and 18 doors. At Moving Traditions I trained over 1,000 teen mentors in facilitation skills, marketing strategies and supporting mental health. My experiences as a non-profit consultant, national speaker, and non-profit board member for organizations were deeply fulfilling but they left me dreaming about creating spaces and curriculum for women. 

My life’s work thus far has led me to a core belief that every person who identifies as a female needs and deserves joyful inspiration and support at each phase of their lives - especially as we assume more roles to more people (partner, employee, parent, friend, etc.). I have worn many hats and experienced life’s joys and challenges, and I aim for Rise Gatherings to be a source for experiences, getaways, and intelligent and emotional teachings that I crave for myself and want to share!

The Dream Team

There are many wonderful women working behind the scenes to bring every Rise Gatherings experience to life with real passion!


Rachel Rainbow

Driven by her desire to inspire self and collective love, Rachel creates spaces for women to connect more deeply with themselves and each other through Rise Gatherings. Her favorite modalities to lead are movement/mind-body classes and self-reflection workshops. 





Jill Severino

Jill is a former special education teacher and co-creator of Harvest Happy, her passion project she co-owns with her daughter. A Rise Gatherings alumnus, Jill keeps things running behind the scenes.




Diana Hochman

Diana nurtures Rise Gathering’s partnership with Days for Girls; an organization that empowers girls and women with access to menstrual care and education. She currently works with immigrant children and is passionate about traveling, spending time with her nephews, volunteering, hiking, and photography.




Abi Tasker

Abi has worked within the digital world for around 10 years now, living the hectic London life. Enjoying the vibrancy, the buzz, and the culture. She worked with some huge corporate clients, and embraced the male-dominated world of corporate digital communications. However, becoming a yoga teacher, looking more inward, and listening to the desire for adventure, she pressed the parachute button and made it over to the Island of the Gods, Bali. Here she balances the slow island life, with a passionate love for all things digital, supporting clients where there's genuine connection and a match of purpose.