After her first few weeks as a new Montessori Teacher, Tanya searched out a haven of quiet, to unwind and relax from her busy days at school. A local yoga studio drew her in, and that was the beginning of her journey into the world of yoga.
Passionate from the start, Tanya completed her first yoga teaching training in Yanumoja Yoga in 1999. With her daughter born shortly thereafter, the benefits of both the yoga practice and teachings nourished her through the early years of raising two beautiful children. She immersed herself again in 2007, taking a Level 1 Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training at L’Equilibrium in Montreal.
It seems Montreal was to be her yoga playground, as she returned again in 2009-2010, this time completing a 250-hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training, with Barrie Risman, certified Anusara® Yoga Teacher. It is with much joy and enthusiasm that Tanya looks forward to sharing her understanding of the teachings of Anusara yoga and its life-affirming Tantric philosophy.
One of the most delightful and nourishing aspects of her yoga practice has always been the joy in coming “home” to her self – the sense of embodiment which seems so elusive in our mind-dominant modern day world. She marvels at how the expansion and openness of a yoga class is experienced not only within the body, but also in the mind and emotions.
In her classes, she endeavors to guide students into their bodies, with breath, alignment and awareness so that they may experience the joy and freedom of our true nature.
Tanya has also been fortunate to study meditation with Reggie Ray, Spiritual Director of Dharma Ocean in Crestone, Colorada, and teacher within the lineage of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche.
Tanya feels immense gratitude for her studies with him in the tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, and the meditations she shares are inspired from his teachings.