Tyla is the owner of The Yoga Effect in Calgary, AB. She began working with Dr. Nicole Culos-Reed in 2007 within the Culos-Reed Health and Wellness Lab’s Yoga Thrive program, (then Yoga for Cancer Survivors). Over the last 7 years, Tyla has taught hundreds of classes to people with a cancer diagnosis. She has applied the knowledge gained from working both privately and in groups with cancer survivors and from numerous trainings and workshops to develop yoga protocols that have been used extensively in research, (Yoga Thrive Level 2 and Yoga for Pediatric Oncology Out-Patients). In partnership with Dr. Culos-Reed, Tyla leads the Yoga Thrive Teacher Training Program that has helped equip over 60 certified yoga instructors throughout Canada with the skillset necessary to teach within the cancer community. She has presented for many groups including Wellspring Calgary, U of C’s Lunch and Learn, Alberta Health Services Cancer Care Conference and Alberta Healthy Living and she teaches weekly classes at Wellspring Calgary.
Tyla began practicing yoga in 1999 after a car accident left her with a cervical spine injury and a permanent misalignment. After several years learning to manage severe pain and migraines with asana, pranayama and mindfulness; she chose to leave her corporate career and embark on her first teacher training program to share the gifts of yoga with others. She specializes in two areas; working with those living with cancer as well as with golfers. To learn more about Tyla please visit www.theyogaeffectcalgary.com or www.yogaforgolferscalgary.com