Connect with Taj
for EmbodyWork Coaching,
Rolf Structural Integration,
& many more opportunities to get to know the story that lives in your body and touches your soul.
Degrees, Trainings, & Initiations:
Integrative Somatic Trauma Therapy
The Embody Lab (2022)
Heart to Heart Indigenous Relations (2022)
Rolf Structural Integration
MA, Transformative Leadership
California Institute of Integral Studies (2021)
State Education Teacher Credential
California State University (2018)
Waldorf Teaching Certificate
Rudolf Steiner College (2017)
Yoga Teacher Training
Kundalini Research Institute (2010)
New Warrior Training
Mankind Project (2009)
Essential Foundations Yoga Training
Agama Yoga (2007)
BA, English & History
Vancouver Island University (2006)
A little about my journey to meet you here...
Every good journey begins in remembering from where we’ve come. Blessed with primal innocence and enduring curiosity, I can't say life on this planet has been such an easy time. In fact, it has often been a struggle to feel alive here where I have been shaped and moved, where I am nonetheless lifted and cultured by the high play of deep lessons learned. I carry knowledge gained from old ones passed and childhood lost—and I imagine your story shows this pattern as well.
I grew up in the Vancouver Island region of BC, Canada, the ancestral lands of Coast Salish peoples, with stunningly beautiful mountains, forests, rivers, and ocean. Becoming aware of my culture and humanity, I struggled through shyness, angst, and guilt toward my share of the modern ecological responsibility. Whether my youthful self was scraped by stark pavement, cut by wild brambles, or traumatized by colonial neuroses, I am grateful that my family’s deep regenerative love has continued to receive me into my better self's true nature.
I have been known as a son, a brother, and a husband, a student and a teacher, a singer and a songwriter, an employee and a boss. Each phase of my journey has been riddled with doubt, yet each provided dark necessary soil for the seeds of greater life's wisdom. I am grateful to see how this organic pathway has pruned me and nurtured my embodiment with systems of Yoga, Waldorf education, and Integral philosophy. I am grateful to live in a body of Mother Earth, nourished by ancestral Celtic and Métis cultures. I am grateful to have Father Sky’s freedom song playing through me, a directional guide home through the worldly maze.
For decades now, I've heard the clear and consistent message from Spirit, corroborated by Indigenous prophecy around the world, that a process of great Earth changes is being initiated in our time. While the process will continue to challenge us, it is happening to bring out the best qualities of life and humanity. My message is thus, that opening your mind allows this time to become harmonious, that opening your heart reveals a tender yet grounding rhythm that ancestors have kept for you, and bringing our souls to work together, the intelligence is fed by a commitment of resilience and remembrance, and it yields all the necessary direction for that place we know.
I invite the possibility to journey here rooted together, in mutual offering, where each of us collects the fruits of love, peace, and abundance. The seeds have already been planted...
We can fly with our feet on the ground ~ Taj
Here we are now,
with the conscious potential to co-create a good life
given by our creative Spirit,
through our collective dreaming.
I believe each of us can find here the abundant culture within natural belonging,
inherently resilient, sensible, and passionate in our bodies.
It is a gift that bestows gratitude for the ones who came before us
and responsibility to keep growing, and dreaming,
for the ones who will come next.