Tanya Boigenzahn is the founder of Devanadi School of Yoga and Wellness as well as Thai Yoga Bodywork, LLC, empowering people with authentic and time-tested tools and teachings to help reach their highest potential. With 25+ years practice on the mat and 21 years teaching, she is a multi-certified yoga teacher honored to study with many luminaries of yoga over the years. She is considered a “teacher’s teacher” and is a ParaYoga® Level III Teacher, Certified Healing Touch Practicioner and Reiki Master. She was selected by Origin Magazine as one of the top 100 Yogis Changing the World in their “Powerful Leaders” issue. Tanya is also affiliated with the Himalayan Institute and is a featured teacher on YogaInternational.com.
Tanya has a passion for helping people transform their lives for the better and is a Four Desires Certified Teacher. Deeply touched by the wealth of wisdom and clarity it brings, she offers this work in her teacher trainings, as well as in weekend workshops, retreats, and individual private as well as small group sessions.
As a long-time wellness educator, Tanya uses this experience to help deepen students’ knowledge of the traditional practices of healing and wholeness. Annually, she offers intensives and retreats to Thailand, India, Costa Rica, and other areas in the world with rich healing traditions to go deeper and study with masters. With travel as a passion, you will often find her chanting with Buddhist monks, cooking a curry with her son, or discovering a long lost healing technique when abroad.
What’s Covered in this Episode
In this conversation, Tanya and I talk about…
- How she stumbled into yoga as a way to heal.
- How she transitioned from the West Coast dot-com world of the 1990’s to being laid off, and now running a thriving school.
- the moment she knew she would teach yoga for the rest of her life, and how everything we experience brings us to “this point”.
- Doing what you love, staying fascinated and deepening your knowledge.
- Being willing to be helped, and mentoring others so they can be skillful.
Tanya also shares why it’s so important to her to be in selfless service — being full enough inside so that she can give to others without any loss. Joyfully showing up and offering compassion, or kindness, or assistance, and the joys of seeing a person’s burdens lifted. And we touch on intuition and getting closer to the soul.
Tanya weaves a lot of travel into her life and though she lives in Minnesota, we chatted while she was abroad in London, which was pretty fun. Enjoy!
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Tanya’s book of choice is actually an oracle deck!
The Wild Kuan Yin Oracle by Alaina Fairchild
Connecting with Tanya
I so appreciate the bright minds who give time and energy to this endeavor! Here’s who helped make this episode possible:
Podcast Instrumental: Tazed Audio Bros.
Podcast audio editing: Tazed Audio Bros.
Logo Design: Dana Cherie
Image used in creating logo: Kylee and Christian Creative
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