As co-creator of the California Women of Color Herbal Symposium and creator and director of Sacred Roots Wellness, 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 journalism and a serious need for balance. Her deep desire to self-heal turned into a passionate journey to embody wellness, while guiding others to do the same.
Tanya has been working in the field of health and healing as an herbalist and nutritionist for an aggregate of 11 years.
She earned her certifications in Western Herbalism and Holistic Nutrition at the Ohlone Center for Herbal Studies and Bauman College of Holistic Nutrition & Culinary Arts.
As a former nutrition-based cooking instructor in the Berkeley Unified School District, her love for plants as both food & medicine has been her driving force in raising awareness around integrative health & wellness by incorporating herbs into the diet both preventatively & medicinally.
In addition to working in private practice, Tanya makes herbal body care products and teaches yoga in the schools with a goal of inspiring individuals to their personal best. She received her yoga teacher training through the Niroga Institute.
Along with sharing her growing knowledge of plant medicine in underprivileged communities of color, dancing and taking meandering hikes in the woods, rain or shine, are among her many loves.
For more information about Tanya, her practice and offerings, visit: www.sacredrootswellness.earth