Born and raised in upstate New York, Tanya found her way into the world of holistic health and indigenous healing in the midst of several years of New York City living, a hectic career in television journalism and a serious need for balance.
A few years post the World Trade Center attacks, she packed her bags, headed west and never looked back. She attended Bauman College of Holistic Nutrition & Culinary Arts, located in Berkeley, CA, in 2005 and 2007 where she earned her certifications as Nutrition Educator & Nutrition Consultant.
In no time at all– the place, the people, and the plants grew on her. As a part-time, nutrition-based cooking instructor for the Berkeley Unified School District, her love for plants- as both food and medicine- has been her driving force in raising awareness around healthy food and lifestyle choices as well as finding ways to incorporate herbs into the diet both preventatively and medicinally. It became clear that delving into the way of the plants was the next leg of her journey.
While Tanya’s interests in nutrition are focused around digestive wellness, food allergies and seasonal cleansing— she is gravitating towards women’s reproductive health in herbal studies.
Tanya can often be found dancing, reading an inspirational book, hiking, doing hot yoga or creating herbal medicine in her spare time.