About Me

Hi I’m Tanya!

Hi! I’m Tanya, I am here to support, encourage, and help get you started on your practice of meditation. For 10 years, I’ve been meditating daily and have personally experienced the many benefits that meditation can offer.

 

I began my practice of meditation when my children were young. With 3 kids under the age of 4, I was a very busy stressed out mom, easily overwhelmed and emotionally labile. I couldn’t keep my emotions stable and my mind was buzzing with yesterdays thoughts. I had the common habit of thinking the same sort of thoughts over and over again until I was completely drained and exhausted. I was becoming increasingly unhappy and afraid of my own untrained mind. Maybe you can relate to this state of mind? I was told the solution to changing this mental habit was meditation.

 

The idea of meditation had appealed to me for years, but I had no idea how to begin. I found a Buddhist Temple offering meditation classes in my community. For 3 years I learned about the Buddha, his teachings, and the practice of Vipassana meditation. Meditating on your own is possible but being part of a supportive community with a live teacher is highly valuable. This is my motivation for creating PRESENT MOMENT AWARENESS, to provide ongoing support for anyone interested in starting and maintaining a daily meditation practice.

 

I graduated from University with a degree in nursing and worked for 13 years as an ICU nurse until I became a full-time mom. During the early years of motherhood, I started and ended each day with a meditation. I could see how the practice of daily meditation was beginning to change my inner state of being in so many positive ways. I was becoming more patient, less reactive, and experienced fewer anxious thoughts. I was feeling more optimistic and generally happier. Wanting to help others to experience this feeling of inner peace and well-being too, I completed my Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Therapy (MBSR-T) certification, and my teacher training certificate through“Mindful Schools”. Currently I am enrolled in a Two Year Mindfulness Teacher Certification Course, taught by well-known meditation teachers Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield.

 

I read anything on meditation and spirituality.  I don’t belong to any one particular religion or philosophy, I enjoy reading and learning from both the ancient Eastern Spiritual Masters as well as present day teachers.  My biggest influences are Ramana Maharshi, Tara Brach, A Course in Miracles, Eckhart Tolle, Byron Katie, and the Diamond Approach just to name a few.

 

There are many ways I can support you on your journey to inner peace. Check out the many services offered. Let’s meet in the present moment!

It is my mission to assist and support anyone interested in beginning and maintaining a mindfulness meditation practice. I am not affiliated with any one religion or tradition. I teach mindfulness in a way that appeals to anyone looking for inner peace and Self awareness. I can’t wait to meet you in the present moment!

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