Deeply inspired by her love of nature and the interconnected web of life, Tanya attained a Bachelors Degree in Geography and studied philosophy extensively within her program. Currently, she is the INFORM Whistler Gym and Yoga Studio Manager.
With empathy as her first guru, Tanya opened her eyes and heart to a lifestyle guided by the ancient wisdom of yoga – the path of self -realization and oneness with this universe and all be-ings. She began her yoga teacher training in Mexico with a 200-hour certification program at Yandara Yoga Institute founded and taught by Craig and Shane Perkins. She has since returned to Yandara to participate as a teacher training assistant. She continued with advanced studies, completing the 500-hour certification program at Anand Prakash Yogashram in Rishikesh, India with The World Conscious Yoga Family, founded and taught by Yogi Vishvketu and Chetana Panwar. She became certified to teach Akhanda Yoga, a traditional and holistic style created by Yogi Vishvketu, that includes practices such as Hatha-Raja and Classical Kundalini. It was in India that she entered the healing practice of Reiki with known Rishikesh Reiki Master Shanti ji. Her love and interest in Ashtanga Yoga flourished and she traveled to San Francisco and completed David Swenson’s Ashtanga Primary Series teacher training. Finding inspiration in diversity, Tanya then travelled to the Sivananda Yoga Ashram in the Bahamas where she lived in the ashram to learn the traditional hatha yoga practice as taught by Swami Sivananda and Swami Vishnu-Devananda. During her stay, Tanya also trained in Yoga for Athletes with Dr Don Oyao and Thai Yoga Massage by the founder of the Lotus Palm technique, Kam Thye Chow.
Within her travels and yoga studies, she has met people from diverse backgrounds from all over the world and has come to realize the common thread that weaves through each person is a deep longing for lasting happiness, peace and love. It is Tanya’s intention with the many paths of yoga to inspire others to experience for themselves, that happiness, peace and love has never left them and has been ever present as the essence of their own being.