My name is Tanya Dondale and I’m a Certified Holistic Relaxation and Nutritional Therapist & Yoga Instructor. The Artsy Nerd is a nickname that was given to me by a friend and as a book lover, artist, writer, creator and total nerdy girl, I completely identify with it! That’s why I chose it as the name for my business.
I have over 10 years of experience & training in a variety of holistic massage modalities, yoga, coaching, meditation, yoga therapy, relaxation, mindfulness & other assorted stress management practices. I am the creator of Bodacious Yoga, a concept of yoga practice for voluptuous people, those who may have mobility issues or folks who feel they don’t fit a typical yoga stereotype. My mantra is Be Beautiful! Be You! Be Bodacious!
Personally, I have been challenged by chronic pain due to a back injury, as well as a diagnosis with Panic Disorder from sustained stress & anxiety. The tools that I share as part of my Bodacious Lifestyle Coaching Program are ones that I have used to cope with, manage, move past and live bodaciously despite both of those concerns.
I consider myself fortunate to have enjoyed a wonderful career for over 12 years as a Certified Optometric Assistant, as well. I made the difficult decision to leave that job in order to rediscover my bodacious myself, leaving behind work related stress and anxiety habits that I had cultivated over a number of years. I took a leap of faith in order to pursue my other training and interests, from which I’ve gained powerful insight into change management, planning for success, coping with the fear and uncertainty of change, as well as following a path toward contentment. I have to say, it has been worth every second!
I am passionate about helping people and I believe that it is never too late to make changes to guide yourself toward a more fulfilled and content life!
Artsy Nerd Projects & Services:
- Relaxation Coaching Program
- Aromatherapy & Relaxation Massage
- “Nerdy Bits” Protein Bars & Bites
- Journaling for Self-Care
- Painting & Scrapbooking Classes
- Seamstress Services
- Meditation Classes & Workshops
- Aromatherapy & Nutrition Classes
- Common Ground Rural Business Networking Group
- Yoga Classes
- Quarterly Book Club Group
- Self-Care Sunday Workshops
View the Events & Classes Page for all of the details on upcoming workshops and class offerings!
Member of Yoga Alliance Canada: https://www.canadianyogicalliance.com/cyaUser_profile.cfm?UserID=4239
Nerdy Bits Ingredients List: Folks have been asking for info on the ingredients that I use in my Nerdy Bits. Here’s the scoop!