Tanya fell in love with physical movement growing up as a gymnast. She spent 12 years teaching gymnastics before being introduced to yoga. The practice brought back the excitement of youthful movement that she fell in love with as a child, and she was hooked! Love and focus continued to grow with every practice. As the strength in her body grew, so did the strength in her mind. It was a powerful experience that she wanted to share by teaching. She attended her first Baptiste training in 2004. There she picked up the new book Journey Into Power. Inspired by the book, the training, and a lifetime of gymnastics, Tanya began teaching fearless yoga in a town where yoga was brand new to most people. After years of teaching in gyms, the dream of a hot yoga studio came to reality. The Yoga Spot opened Oct 2010 and has been steadily growing a community of healthy, happy yogis ever since. Tanya is living and loving her dreams each and every day by sharing fun and fearless yoga in classes and workshops. Empowered and courageous by her own practice, Tanya’s favorite thing to teach is handstands and backbends to people who never believed they could!