Tanya Boigenzahn

ERYT-500, C-IAYT, RTT, CHTP, AYS, YACEP, Reiki Master, ParaYoga® Certified Level III Teacher & Four Desires Trainer

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235hr YTT (RYT 200)

This Yoga Alliance registered 235 hour Devanadi Yoga Training & Intensive provides top quality instruction of traditional Hatha & Classical Yoga, Ayurveda, Tantra, Yoga Therapy, and Energy Medicine.

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Reiki Training

These workshops are not only an introduction to energy work and the subtle anatomy, but also a Reiki training class that will give you the tools and techniques to begin your self-care and care for others practices.

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Thai Yoga Bodywork

Based on the northern style of traditional Thai Massage, Thai Yoga Bodywork is a sacred healing treatment that integrates Yoga, Ayurveda (the Indian “science of life”), and Buddhism.

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340hr YTT (RYT 500)

5+ Certificates within this Advanced Training on yoga therapy, ayurveda, tantra, meditation, bhakti, anatomy, ParaYoga Master Trainings, one-on-one work, and more with some of the most relevant and renowned teachers!

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ParaYoga® Master Trainings

Tanya is honored to be one of the first ParaYoga® Level III Certified teachers in the world to offer these rich and unique trainings endorsed by ParaYoga® for official Level 1 certification.

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Mentorship Programs & Client Sessions

These mentorship programs aim to support teachers synthesize the knowledge they attained in prior training by developing a greater commitment to svadyaya or self study. Tanya also works one-on-one with clients for a variety of wellness services, coaching and Four Desires work.

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Tantric Hatha Yoga

Tanya is a ParaYoga teacher with backgrounds in Ashtanga, Iyengar and Vinyasa Flow. Focus is on aligning the physical with the subtle by using breath, awareness, alignment, and ancient yoga techniques including meditation, pranayama, kriya, bandha, chakra work, mudra, and mantra.

She also strives to help students uncover their highest potential though tapas (purification & discipline), stiram (steadiness in body/mind) and sukham (maintaining a healthy sense of humor or ease during practice).

About
ERYT-500, C-IAYT, RTT, CHTP, AYS, YACEP
Devanadi School of Yoga & Wellness Founder
ParaYoga® Level III Certified Teacher
ParaYoga® Four Desires Certified Trainer
Certified Yoga Therapist
Ayurveda Yoga Specialist & Level 1 Wellness Counselor
Reiki Master
History
Tanya started practicing yoga since the early 90s and has been teaching since 1996. She has meditated since age 15, and has a long time daily practice. Tanya devotes her life to sharing the gifts of yoga, wellness and well-being with clarity, ease, and joy while keeping in mind the constant evolution of the soul.
Tanya was selected by Origin Magazine as one of the top 100 Yogis Changing the World in their “Powerful Leaders” issue. She is also a featured guest teacher on YogaInternational.com. You can take classes and tutorials online with her there. Use this code for a free month: YIAMB1028
Yoga Teacher Training & Background
For over 20 years, Tanya has traveled and worked in a variety of foreign places from London to Wyoming to Portland to San Francisco, and has studied yoga with many respected teachers. In 2005 she met her teacher, Yogarupa Rod Stryker, and has been initiated into the 5000+ year old Himalayan tradition that includes the lineage of master teachers such as Swami Rama, Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, and Bengali Baba. Yogarupa’s style of yoga, known as ParaYoga, blends the three rivers of Tantra Hatha Yoga, Ayurveda and the sacred texts such as the Yoga Sutras into one comprehensive study. Tanya also studies and mentors with Indu Arora in Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy.
Through this wisdom, Tanya specializes in helping students create a holistic practice based on their physical, energetic, mental, emotional and spiritual needs. She continues to study under Rod, Indu Arora, Pandijit, Rolf Sovik, and many other teachers channeling the sacred tradition of yoga, tantra and meditation.

Four Desires

As a Four Desires Certified Trainer, Tanya has been groovin’ on the Four Desires under her teacher, Yogarupa, since 2006. Deeply touched by the wealth of wisdom and clarity it brings, she offers this rich study in her Advanced 340hr Teacher Training as well as in weekend workshops, retreats, and individual private as well as small group sessions.

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Sva Dharma

In her private yoga sessions, her focus with students is to help them find their Sva Dharma, or (individual destiny) through use of Yoga Therapy* and Ayurvedic principles, Vinyasa Krama (proper sequencing), tapas (discipline), smarana (rememberance of the self) as well as mantra and meditation practices.

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ParaYoga

Tanya completed her 500 hour Yoga Alliance teaching credentials through ParaYoga® and is one of the first ParaYoga Level III Certified Teachers in the world. She is senior study of Yogarupa Rod Stryker and also a Four Desires Certified Trainer. Tanya is accredited to teach ParaYoga Master Trainings (PYMTs) that are fully recognized by ParaYoga for certification.

Her 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training was completed in 2001 through the It’s Yoga Ashtanga Teacher Training Program in San Francisco with Larry Schultz.

Tanya also has many other teacher training certificates in Prenatal Yoga, plus a wide variety of other trainings from many other recognized teachers including Indu Arora, Dharma Mittra, Judith Lasater, Paul Grilley, Seane Corn, Tias Little, David Swenson, Doug Swenson and more.

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My Credentials

Certifications

  • Certified Yoga Therapist with the International Association of Yoga Therapists (C-IAYT)
  • ParaYoga© Level 3 Certified Teacher
  • Four Desires Certified Trainer
  • Certified Yoga Therapist* via YogSadhna with Indu Arora
  • Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor Level 1 through Sevanti Institute/James Bailey (in progress)
  • Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist (AYS) through the Himalayan Institute
  • Registered Yoga Teacher (ERYT 500) through Yoga Alliance
  • Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP)
  • Instructor Status through THAI (Thai Healing Alliance International)
  • Registered Thai Therapist (RTT) through THAI
  • Certified Practitioner of the Thai Yoga Method
  • Certified Healing Touch Practitioner (CHTP)
  • Reiki Master
  • Seichem
  • Qi Gong

Affiliations

  • Member of International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT)
  • Member of Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP)
  • Member of AAPNA
  • Member of MN Ayurveda Assocation (MAA)
  • Member of Healing Touch International (HTI)
  • Member of Yoga Alliance (YA)
  • Executive Board Member for THAI (Thai Healing Alliance International)
  • Columnist (Yogini-at-Large) for Twin Cities METRO Magazine (past)
  • Prana Influencer
  • Banyan Botanicals Affiliate
  • Esprit de She Brand Ambassador

Thai Yoga Bodywork/Thai Massage
Training & Background

Tanya holds Instructor status with Thai Healing Alliance International (THAI) and is honored to serve on their Executive Council. She is a senior student of Master Teacher (Ajahn) Pichest Boonethame of Chiang Mai, Thailand, and other respected teachers such as Ohm Rinraya, Bob Haddad, Homprang, in the field, at home and abroad.
Tanya visits Thailand annually where she continues her study of Thai Massage, as well as Buddhist meditation, Thai Shamanic Healing techniques, traditional Thai herbal and medical practices, and other cultural delights. Her first certification in Thai Massage came from Jonas Westring of Shantaya Healing Arts.
Motivated to help expand the knowledge of the traditional practices of hands-on-healing through bodywork, Tanya has been teaching her Thai Yoga Bodywork Practitioner Certificate Program that merges Traditional Thai Massage with the subtler work of Energy Medicine since 2003 and is honored to have taught hundreds of students this ancient healing art.

Energy Work: Healing Touch /Reiki/Qi Gong Training & Background

Tanya, a Certified Healing Touch Practitioner, is also a certified Reiki & Seichem Practitioner (Seichem combines the energies of five elements: earth, water, fire, air, and ether).
Her training in Healing Touch is endorsed by the American Holistic Nurses’ Association. For continuing study, Tanya has trained in Qi Gong with Master Chunyi Lin. She teachers her Reiki Master Program here at Devanadi and is accepting new students.

Ayurveda & Yoga Therapist
Training & Background

Yoga Therapy and Ayurveda have been a long-time studies for Tanya who learned about it in her early days of yoga. Since then, she has connected not only with the Thai Ayurvedic ways of healing but has continued her study in the Sevanti Ayurveda Wellness Counselor Program (AWCP) as well as the Himalayan Institute’s Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist (AYS) Training.

She has completed HI’s Torchbearer/Advanced AYS studies and has served as an Himalayan Institute Adjunct Faculty Teacher. Tanya completed her Advanced Yoga Therapy Program* through YogSadhana with Indu Arora, and focuses on women’s health, stress/anxiety/depression, and other conditions.

She is a Certified Yoga Therapist with the International Association of Yoga Therapists. When she’s not upside down in Pincha Mayurasana, she’s usually talking about vata-derangement with like-minded students and craving a homemade chai!

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A Year To Grow

Feeling uncomfortable? Feeling edgy? Feeling MN? Ok, ok…. If you haven’t already felt it coming (who hasn’t!) today is the FULL MOON & LUNAR ECLIPSE!…
Tanya Boigenzahn
March 22, 2017