The Artsy Nerd

Holistic Relaxation Company

About Us

​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:

Nerdy Bits Ingredients List: Folks have been asking for info on the ingredients that I use in my Nerdy Bits. Here’s the scoop!

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