Tanaya is an accredited Yoga therapist and senior yoga teacher.
Region: Australia - WA
Founder of Mind Body Collective Australia, Tanaya’s work is centred around the mind-body connection and the psyche’s key role in illness, wellness, and the healing process.
Alongside an extensive background in yoga, exercise physiology and mind-body conditioning, Tanaya trained as an actor and performer at Melbourne’s VCA and the Victorian University of Technology. It was amidst this intensive training in the 90’s that she first explored the body’s ability to express and indeed, repress its truth. Gaining insights into how the mediums of prose, movement and sound could combine with yoga as a powerful pathway to healing deep trauma, her work today seeks to bring yoga’s ancient science to light in the context of the modern world.
Tanaya’s philosophy is that the path of yoga can be transformational for everyone, regardless of physical capacity, age, or religion. A big part of her motivation as a Yoga therapist and teacher of yoga is the growing need for mental health care, and the ever-expanding evidence of yoga’s positive impact on mind-body wellness.
“…the RYC RYY Yoga Toolbox for Life is a collection of the lessons, the learning, and the love gathered over four decades of research and self-study. It’s the therapist in a box I wish I’d had in my handbag thirty years ago!”
The Rock Your Chakras, Roll Your Yamas Toolbox for Life is available here, or if you’re in Western Australia, at an independent book store near you.
Away from the yoga mat, Tanaya is also a Civil Celebrant, membership secretary for the Australasian Association of Yoga Therapists, and resides between Perth and Denmark, Western Australia, with her favourite humans, and her fur children… Florence the Dalmatian, and Turbo the cat.