I BELIEVE IN THE VALUE OF THE WHOLE PERSON: MIND, BODY, AND SPIRIT.

JENNY TANIS COUNSELING & YOGA EXISTS TO FACILITATE AUTHENTIC GROWTH AND EMPOWERMENT. I CHOOSE TO INVEST IN YOU BECAUSE I BELIEVE YOU ARE WORTH IT. CHOOSE TO INVEST IN YOURSELF, WHATEVER IT TAKES.


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Jenny Tanis

LMSW, RYT-20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.
— Brene Brown

You have a story inside of you. For some of us, that story may be buried in the darkest and most hidden parts of our soul. I believe that each and every story--no matter how jagged or broken we believe it to be--is incredibly important and fundamental to human existence. We live in a very individualistic, every-man-for-himself culture, but I believe we belong to each other. We are only as strong as our weakest neighbor; we collectively rely on each other. Because of this, I am passionate about helping you discover your voice and find where you fit into this human story. No doubt, it is scary and requires vulnerability, but vulnerability never equals weakness. You are strong and owe yourself the time, space, and tools required to discover the truth that already lives within you.

I am a licensed clinical social worker and a registered yoga teacher. I received my bachelors degree in Family and Community Services, and Child Development from Michigan State University, and my masters degree in Social Work from Grand Valley State University. I completed my 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training in Power Vinyasa Yoga under the facilitation of Megan Rader, founder of Megan Rader Yoga and Kula GR. I am an advocate for a wholistic approach to healing. The mind-body connection is strong, but often ignored. I will often bring mindfulness and movement into sessions to increase body awareness, as well as thought-action-belief patterns. You will never hear me claim the title "expert", but I do have significant experience that motivates me to continue this important work. Head over to my counseling page to learn more about my experience, focus, and next steps in pursuing a counseling relationship. 

I began practicing yoga as I was in the throws of grad school and half marathon training. Convinced I didn't have a "yoga body" but desperate for an effective stress outlet and cross-training modality, I never would have believed that years later I would become a yoga teacher. Like most people, I began my yoga practice for the physical benefits and stayed for the emotional benefits. I believe in yoga's ability to increase strength and flexibility, ease depression, anxiety, and insomnia, and provide healing and promote safety following the devastation of trauma. It would be a humbling honor to be invited into guiding your practice. Check out my yoga services for more information.

On a more personal level, I am married with two pets: a mysteriously mischievous black cat and an adorably disobedient golden retriever/lab mix. I stay grounded through my yoga practice, and friends and family who graciously (and boldly) hold me accountable. I have a horrendous case of wanderlust, but rarely make time to travel. I love music and reading. Most of all, I am deeply grateful I get to do work I fully love doing, which allows me the privilege of learning your unique story. If you are interested in finding out more, let's connect!