I served in the Navy for 23 years as a Nuclear qualified welder where I read many blueprints while conducting shipboard and submarine nuclear repairs. I started practicing yoga in 2011 at Studio Bamboo where I continue to learn how to engineer yoga postures.


Classes at Bamboo:

-Foundations for Beginners
-Yin Yoga
-Provides variety donation-based yoga workshops

Teaching Style:

I am a yoga engineer. I see you as a skeletal blueprint on your mat. I offer safe and sound verbals cues where you find self adjustments for safe expressions of your yoga poses. I provide time to find the pose, find stability, and to find your breath.

Experience and Certifications:          

-500 HR certified Yoga Instructor with Studio Bamboo Institute of Yoga
-100 HR certified Therapist with Mindful Yoga Therapy
-Trained in: Pre-Natal, Yin Yoga, Gentle/Restorative Yoga, and Adaptive Yoga

Favorite Asana:  

Vishvamitrasana is Sanskrit for Friend of the Universe pose and for me this further translates to yoga buddy because every body is my yoga buddy. Vishvamitra was a king who overcame many challenges in his life, and had a habit of having to start over a few times. He had both great compassion and a wicked temper. He'd rise up and gain spiritual power, then get angry and things would fall apart. Sound familiar to anyone?

Tanya instructs the following:
  • Foundations for Beginners
  • Are you new to yoga? Have you been wanting to try it, but just didn't know where to start? Has the idea of yoga sounded complicated, intimidating, or confusing? We will give you the basics of a class and the confidence to practice!

    Please Note: Due to the high volume of students, pre-registration is encouraged to reserve your spot in class. In order to best serve all students, if you are not present 5 minutes prior to class start time your pre-registered spot will be forfeited. Need help pre-registering for class? Feel free to contact the front desk.