Tanaya Ti’en is a West Aussie born Mind-Body Wellness devotee. She is part yoga teacher ERYT500, part civil celebrant, part researcher, and most importantly, full time family gal.
Tanaya’s work is centred around the mind-body connection, and the psyche’s key role in illness, wellness, dis-ease, and the healing process. Her philosophy is born of a two decade love affair with Classical Yoga and the Chakras, being augmented with accreditations that include a BA in Performance Studies (VUT) and Dramatic Arts (VCA), and Master Trainer in Fitness and Exercise Physiology.
A Level 3 Senior Fitness Professional with Fitness Australia with over 25 years of study, research and experience in human movement, anatomy, and philosophy, Tanaya‘s journey into mind-body-heart science began in the 90’s during her training as an actor and performance writer at both the Victorian College of The Arts and Victorian University of Technology in Melbourne. It was there she first explored and researched the body’s ability to express and indeed, repress its truth.
Gaining insights into the mediums of the written word, movement and sound as powerful pathways to healing, Tanaya hit the mat and the books, and Yoga, music, Eastern philosophy & overall wellbeing became the cornerstones of her path ahead.
Tanaya’s classes, workshops, and events are an exploration into the eight-limbed science of Classical yoga (aṣṭāṅgayoga), incorporating the chakras with a modern-day twist. Interwoven with poignant soundscapes, the movement aspect of each class offers an organic flow of hatha/vinyasa, laced with other physical disciplines including Tai Chi, Pilates, Feldenkrais, and Meridian Practice.
In 2015, Tanaya launched the Rock Your Chakras, Roll Your Yamas class series and workshops - an exploration into the Yamas & Niyamas, and how these age-old yogic virtues express in the body today. A byproduct of this exploration is the 2018 publication of the Rock Your Chakras, Roll Your Yamas Yoga Card Deck, and Toolbox for Life, available via the Mind Body Collective Australia website, or if you're in Western Australia, you can grab yourself a copy at any of these independent stockists: Planet Books & Music Mount Lawley & Northbridge, Bodhi Tree Mount Hawthorn, Diabolik Books Mount Hawthorn, Dymocks Morley, Firefly Gifts Maylands, Myall Wellbeing Perth, Tiny Treasures of Denmark, Third Stone Traders Denmark.