Tanaya Ti'en

Perth WA
Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

35 Reviews

Tanaya Ti’en is a Yoga Practitioner and Teacher (E-RYT500), Trainer in Fitness & Exercise Physiology, and creator of the “Rock Your Chakras, Roll Your Yamas Yoga Toolbox For Life.” She has over 25 years of experience in mind-body disciplines, research and philosophy.

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.

Tanaya has a BA in Performance Studies and Dramatic Arts. It was amidst this intensive training in the 90’s at Melbourne’s VCA and the Victorian University of Technology 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 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.

In 2015, Tanaya launched the Rock Your Chakras, Roll Your Yamas class series and course - an exploration into the eight-limbed path of classical yoga (aṣṭāṅgayoga), and more specifically, how the ten yogic precepts of yama and niyama express in the body today. Soon after, in 2018 came the publication of the Rock Your Chakras, Roll Your Yamas Yoga Card Deck, and Toolbox for Life.

“…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 via the Mind Body Collective Australia website, 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 and lives in Perth, Western Australia with her husband, daughter, Florence the Dalmatian, and Turbo the cat.


Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

35 Reviews

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Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

Exceptional teachings. Extremely beneficial in many ways.

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Dear Tanaya, I just wanted to thank you for such a lovely balance class this morning. You chose a lot of my favourite tracks/sequences, especially the first 3. When ever I talk to friends about what I would do if I won lotto I say I would quit work so I can go to your classes all the time. Looking forward to Friday's class. Sue Wood

Tanaya Ti'enJanuary 19, 2021
Much love and gratitude Sue


Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

I have had some very big life changes in the last 3 months that have me questioning my purpose and who i am, I am usually a running, pump, attack kinda girl. Through this time i have really emotionally struggled and been so lost in many ways, questioning my identity, feeling purposeless and basically so disconnected from my emotional body (for 25 years) that i had no idea what i was doing.


I started to see a shamanic/tantric guide/teacher, and also started to attend yoga classes instead of the usual high intensity ones. Fatefully I attended one of your classes - week 6 out of 10 (Niyama/Purity. The energy of the mind is the essence of life) and i remember feeling so moved by everything you said, it was like i was supposed to be there because it reached inside me and really resonated. I felt enlightened, more pure and changed. After that, i have been coming to yoga as regularly (i came to a Tuesday class which i normally cant attend and you were concentrating on the heart chakra - and i really needed it that day) as i can, and i cant tell you how much it has given me. I feel an opening that i haven't felt before and an understanding, a deeper connection with life, people and purpose that i have been searching for semi- unconsciously, As i become more conscious (long way to go!), and consequently - every class of yours and every word i listen to that you speak, i fall even more in love with the connections yoga and the way you deliver it are making for me. It really inspires me, and with all the things i have learned about shamanism, tantra and philosophy of yoga (which Im yearning to learn more) sitting like puzzle pieces in organised chaos floating above my head, I feel each yoga class i do with you a piece of that puzzle floats down and finds a perfect place to fit in my heart.

I have been thinking about teaching yoga for a little while now, but saying things to myself like "I wont be good at it", "I'm not ready", "my balance is terrible", "I'm not strong enough", "who would want to listen to me". I've been working to really quieten that chatter in my head and teach myself to look within instead externally to fill my needs, self love and acceptance being a big one for me. 2 weeks ago, on a Monday at work, im not even sure why it popped into my head -or my heart, but i thought to myself, i want to teach yoga, and i want to touch peoples lives like you do, even if its just an hour, to get them to connect with themselves and give themselves the space to just be. To remind them they are perfectly imperfect and they are enough, and to honour themselves. My heart space physically warmed up and i was tingling all over my body, so much so i wanted to squeal with joy. I have not ever felt like that (that i can remember), and in this journey of listening to my body and what it is telling me, im pretty sure the joy i felt was telling me it was my path.

So here i am, looking for some guidance as to where i start, and how i can learn and live what you talk about and touch peoples lives with compassion, conviction, understanding, and guidance.

I hope this review conveys my gratitude to you for doing what you do, i hope other people tell you too, you speak to souls and that's really rare, and so special, and i cant thank you enough for helping me find some purpose to awaken and excite my soul.

Form my soul to yours in gratitude
xx Marjkya <3

Tanaya Ti'enOctober 29, 2019

Thank you for your lovely review Marjkya. Warmly received. Much love and gratitude. TT

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
I love Tanaya’s classes

Tanaya's classes are fabulous! Just the right mix of information and variety. I like the essential oils used as well. After each of her classes I feel revitalised and ready for the day ahead. Regarding her retreats... if anyone is seeking a unique Japanese experience, where you get to feel like a local, experience breathtaking countryside, eat amazing food, and feel centred via yoga then the Yakuno Japanese retreat with Tanaya is the retreat for you!

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Exceptional yoga teacher

Tanaya is a wonderful and expienced yoga teacher. She explains the purpose
of each pose and reminds us of why we are practising yoga. I love her ability to speak so eloquently and sincerely that there are no coincidences in life and that we are all here (in class) for a higher purpose. This has been proven to be on many occasions in various classes. Tanaya is a very spiritual individual and I value her wisdom and experience in yoga practice.

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Life’s essentials...yoga with Tanaya

"Starting the day with yoga was fantastic! A great way to ground oneself, settle the mind, and move the body. I really enjoyed the mindfulness aspect, philosophy and education that accompanied each one of Tanaya's sessions. Tanaya is very special and I just love her.

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Power Dating Yoga & Balance with Tanaya

Sessions with Tanaya are sensational, her guidance, charm and practice is something I haven’t witnessed anywhere else. I have intruduced my girlfriend to Yoga and we both couldn’t live with out it. After Tanaya’s sessions we always leave with the sense of inner peace. Thank you Tanaya ?♥️

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Best yoga instructor!

I recently had a class with Tanaya and she is the best yoga instructor I have come across! She is awesome. Learnt a lot in just one class and really got a lot out of it! Physically, mentally etc. Time went really quickly. Will definitely be attending more! :)

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

I recently completed the beyond the asana course at mind body heart. I found myself looking forward to the class the whole week. Tanaya combined essential oils, setting intentions and yoga in a very transformative session. It was like a mini retreat in a yoga class. I absolutely loved it and benefitted in mind body and soul. Tanaya is a fabulous friendly and very knowledgeable teacher. Thanks so much for everything! Di x

Tanaya Ti'enDecember 28, 2017
Gratitude <3

Thank you for the kind words Di! Very happy to hear you got some gems from the course :)


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Yoga class is Vitamin & booster for my body, mind & spirit

Always loving your class Tanaya, can't get enough of it, it's a must class for everyone in any level. Nice yoga music, modern yet calming too, great yoga poses & movement, very flowing. Great message given in any session along with your nice yet soothing voice perfect for us going through our hectic daily life. I love your sense of humor too thorough out the class. Last but not least, I love the smell of the aromatherapy during the class very relaxing & refreshing.


I've been joining Goodlife membership for 5 years now & known Tanaya from her other classes too such as CX Works & Body Balance, I remember back than when the first time I joined her CX class I was saying to myself that I want to have a body like her, it really motivated me to keep going to the gym till now. Thank you so much Tanaya, for your great classes. You are awesome! Cheers, Lily Van Helden ????

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
PD Yogi

Tanaya provides a very friendly, funny and entertaining approach in challenging you to open up the doors of possibility. She always has a high energy and positively enjoys being a graceful host. I particularly enjoyed the introductory dance. A great way to connect with like minded people and discover one anothers treasures. A big thumbs up ?

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

I recently took part in a 10 week Yoga Flow Chakra Series with Tanya Ti'en. Tanya was great and created a very welcoming, safe environment. I am a beginner and was a bit weary of not being able to do it or get the benefit but the way Tanya is and teaches made me feel at ease and able to take part to the full extent. I would highly recommend Tanya and this course :-)

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Amazing. She is just amazing!

“I have been participating regularly in Tanaya’s body balance and yoga classes for 2.5 years and she is my true inspiration. She has the beautiful gift of passing on to others what she knows, she is patient, kind and sincere. The softness in her voice and her reassuring smile ensures her classes are always full. She is a detailed instructor explaining each pose and I love being educated as well as being instructed through her classes. Tanaya is nurturing and very insightful.


She challenges her students in a way that addresses them individually and brings out their individual best! She integrates a great deal of variety in her class and provides instruction on continual refinement of the foundations of yoga.
It is with great pleasure that I highly recommend Tanaya.”

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Fantastic experience

I love the aspect of being on a mindfulness journey with Tanaya!

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Get on the yoga groove train ?

Tanaya's classes are more than uplifting.....you find yourself soaring to heigher heights.....going beyond any limitations you may think you have. You go inside, you see your real self, you learn to nurture & love the you that you are. Acceptance is where you get to. The music, the moves, the energy in the room. Sometimes there are affirmations and they are just what you need that day. We are encouraged to a place of Gratitude...for all that we are, all that we can do and for each other. You feel yourself smiling from the inside. Change is guaranteed and beware, it's addictive....you can't wait until her next class and will not miss one if you get on her groove train. ???

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Fun, Spiritual, Gangster

Tanaya brings an immense library of experience and knowledge to each of her classes. Is very easy going, relaxed, funny and down to earth. She is dedicated and very passionate about the practice but at the same time brings an element of fun into her classes, making them light-hearted yet providing participants with plenty of opportunity of profound self-discovery. I find her instruction clear, precise, calming and soothing - especially in the meditations. Most of all, she brings a spiritual gangster kind of dynamic into her classes, intertwining the physical, mental & spiritual practice of yoga with everyday life, allowing the participant to reflect, observe & contemplate the practice both on and off the mat.

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Absolutely amazing

I have been attending Tanayas classes for 3 years now and have benefited both physically and spiritually. She is a holistic teacher and although I am an older participant feel at ease and well catered for. The classes assist with managing my arthritis meaning I have no need for anti inflammatory medication which is so beneficial for my over all well being. I feel very blessed to have such a wonderful teacher although Tanaya says we are our own best teachers ? Namaste

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She knows her stuff!!

I have been blessed and completely spoilt in having Tanaya guide me on my yogi journey for the past 6 years. She has aided me through 2 healthy pregnancies prenatally and postnatally and definitely knows her stuff. Her classes kick your butt while taking you on an amazing spiritual journey. Literally cannot live without my Tuesday morning classes. She keeps my sanity.

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Amazing & uplifting classes

I had the pleasure of meeting Tanaya & her attending her inspiring classes this summer. Tanaya has an original , spiritual & mindful approach to her classes which I liken to listening to & experiencing an opera. Tanaya's classes begin with bringing focus to the breathe & intention and move naturally into the crescendo of the energetic climax of the class, whereby one doesn't even realize the strength or difficulty of the asanas she has the class flowing through. A truly enjoyable & "feel good" class which has challenged my practice ? I can't recommend Tanaya enough !! Forever grateful ?

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
More than an Asana practice

Tanaya has an incredible gift of delivering a total mind body experience throughout her classes. Her knowledge and verbal integration of yoga philosophy together with explicit and thorough postural instruction ensures a total yoga experience. Her classes are a joy to attend.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Excellent Yoga Experience !

While staying in Perth I had the opportunity to join Tanaya's yoga classes. Her way of teaching combined with wonderful music was an amazing experience for me.
I can highly recommend Tanaya as a extremely experienced teacher and as a very friendly person :-)

Felix, from Switzerland