As a yoga & mindfulness teacher, I work with stressed overwhelmed women who are tired of not feeling like they should be doing more. I help them harness the power of their thoughts and emotions to create confidence, energy and happiness. My clients create life changing mindsets shifts to realize and step into their true power and worth so they can rise above their limiting beliefs and upgrade their quality of life - which helps them make an even greater difference in their family, in their community and in the world.
Since I'm a very empathetic person, I have never been ok seeing any type of suffering. I’ve always wanted to relieve any suffering if I could. The ironic thing is that by the time I was 23, I was in the depths of despair. I’d fallen into a deep dark hole called depression and couldn’t get out. Even on the highest does of two anti-depressants, it was a struggle to get out of bed. I was barely eating, had no energy and all I wanted to do was to sleep. I had zero desire left to live. I felt worthless and unlovable. I even had to take a leave of absence from work and slept most of my days away hiding from my feelings of self-hatred and worthlessness. I was in the midst of incredible suffering and agony and I continuously thought about taking my own life.
I wanted to end my suffering but I knew my suicide would devastate my family. I was so conflicted as I couldn't bare to put them through that but I also didn’t want to continue suffering as I was. There came a point where my intense emotional stress caused my mind to shut down and I couldn't process the words on a piece of paper I was looking at. This was very scary for me and I finally called a helpline and asked for help.
For the next couple years, I was in a life changing depression therapy program. It taught me about the incredible mind and body connection as well as how the cycle of thoughts, feelings and actions affected my life. This was eye opening and I started to watch and analyze my thoughts.
Armed with this new information, I used movement, nutrition and mindfulness to wean myself of my anti-depressants and start healing myself from my depression. This was the beginning of my journey of discovering what truly causes happiness.
Once I had overcome depression, I continued on the path of the happiness formula we are all taught at an early age. The formula that says if you get a good job, buy a nice house, create a wonderful family, then you will be happy. Once I had all the components of this formula, everything looked great on paper but I wondered why I still wasn’t feeling fulfilled. I still wasn’t truly happy and I was worried I could fall back down into the hole of depression.
I had a yearning for something more and I wanted to somehow help fix the suffering in the world. I knew there had to be some way to make myself happy and contribute to the well-being of the world as well. I needed something that would fit into my already very busy and full life and that would be simple to implement.
Finally I realized that the greatest impact I could have was to heal my own suffering and become the happiest & most loving person I know and to then share it with the people around me. This is when I started to seriously practice a high vibration mindset and this strategy completely changed my life. I felt a significant change in my outlook on life and my daily mood. My doubts and worries melted away and I felt truly peaceful and joyful. I started loving myself enough to put myself first because I knew that when I was full of peace and love, I could show up and help others in a more meaningful and loving way. My self confidence blossomed, my relationships improved & I started a new business that I completely love and am lit up by.
With this strategy, I love getting up in the morning and am full of energy and confidence. I no longer worry about stress, my worthiness, or falling back into depression. I know my future is going to be amazing and I get to do what I love every day. Best of all I get to impact thousands of people with my services all while contributing to the happiness of the whole world.
Tani is a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance International and a Certified Meditation Teacher through Lifestyle Meditation. She is a gentle, compassionate teacher and her kind manner brings comfort to each of her sessions. She is passionate about spreading health, happiness and peace. She teaches at her home studio on an acreage 5 minutes outside of Devon, Alberta and at Priya Yoga Studio.
Tani taught her first ever yoga class in her high school physical education class. Her uncle Rob, a yoga teacher, taught her enough yoga poses to fill a 30 minutes class and while she was quite nervous, it was very well received by her peers. She didn't practice yoga again until her early twenties where she had a very on again, off again relationship with her yoga practice for many years. During this time, in therapy for a deep depression, she learnt how thoughts affect feelings and actions. She started practicing mindfulness to reduce the negative thoughts she was having and to replace them with positive ones. A bit later, she found meditations classes run by Buddhist monk Gen Kelsang Sanden in Langley, BC. These classes taught her how to choose her thoughts & cultivate qualities to find peace and happiness within herself. In Edmonton, she continues with her meditation training at the Amitahba Meditation Centre and Lifestyle Meditation. She reconnected with yoga in 2014 and felt that she was finally on the right path. At this point, she felt blessed with her beautiful family, an enjoyable job and everything she ever wanted but still didn't feel completely fulfilled. She felt like there was something more to life, some way to help ease the suffering that occurs around the world. After contemplating this for some time, she realized the best way she could help was to be as happy and peaceful as she could and share that energy with those around her. It was her dharma (calling) to share her knowledge of and experience with mindfulness & yoga with others. She took her teacher training in 2015 and is very excited to share both yoga and mindfulness with anyone who wants to learn.
Tani is also passionate about thunderstorms, animal rescue, her two beautiful children and wonderful husband. She enjoys reading, working in her garden and watching the beautiful Alberta sky.