Tania is a writer, producer and yoga teacher.
She’s the full-time health and wellness writer at Medcan and a regular contributor to Canadian Running Magazine.
Her writing and photography have been featured in a wide range of publications including The Brooklyn Paper, Asahi-Shinbun, SikhChic.com, Hello! Canada, Canadian Running Magazine, Triathlon Canada Magazine, USA Today, Ricochet, The Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail, and The New York Times. She was a producer/writer at Bloomberg News, at CTV News Channel, and the Business News Network. She also served as an in-house writer at the Hospital for Sick Children and Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto.
As a journalist, she covered stories in northern India (Amritsar, Varanasi, Mumbai and Delhi), eastern and southern Africa, Oaxaca (Mexico), Wanaka (New Zealand), California, New York, western Canada, and northern Ontario.
After earning her undergraduate degree, Tania visited Tibet and Nepal, where she lived in a home for children, near the Kathmandu suburb of Boudanath. It was managed by local women, and founded on the principles of Gandhi. The home focused on education, empowerment and pride in Nepali economy and culture. It is a home funded by the Canadian non-religious organization Child Haven International. Tania was a teacher, librarian, and dish washer. She looks forward to one day returning to the region to reunite with some of the now adults.
As a Prison Yoga Project certified yoga teacher she is trained in teaching students affected by trauma. She is currently running a yoga program for members of the military and their families at the Toronto Military Family Resource Centre near Downsview Station. She’s also trained by the Center for Understanding Through Conflict and earned her 40-hour certificate in Working Creatively with Conflict at the Green Gulch San Francisco Zen Centre in Muir Valley, CA. Still loads of work to do!
If you’re still curious, you can check out her Instagram. You can view her profile on LinkedIn. Notes can be sent to the Contact page. In Toronto, she enjoys volunteering with the Power Project, an athletic teen mentorship program, Medcan Naweza a health equity initiative in Kenya and Ve’ahavta, primary social support and care for the homeless in Toronto.
She’s covered the immigration, refugee and diaspora experience through the News 21 Initiative on the Future of Journalism Education (The New Americans: Homelands and Diasporas – News21 Project); grants from the Carnegie-Knight and Scripps Howard Foundations to cover religion in India and North America; and full time jobs and consultancies with non-profit organizations including the Student Refugee Program at the World University Service of Canada, literacy programs with Frontier College and public health messaging with Movember Radio.
She is a graduate of Earl Haig Secondary School’s Claude Watson Arts Program in Toronto, Queen’s University in Kingston, ON, and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism in NYC. She’s also taken continuing education and open courses at Western University Law School, University of Toronto, Ryerson University, and Stanford University.