Tanya diallo






Yoga* Meditation* Labor and Postpartum Doula* Travel Enthusiast* International Affairs Professional * Consultant*


I grew up in Cote d'Ivoire, West Africa and lived in New York for the last eighteen years before moving to Sedona, Arizona last Fall. I have pursued a career in International Affairs, and as a yoga instructor and doula.  I have been practicing yoga since 2004 and teaching since 2010. I was certified as a doula in 2013. I have an MA in International Affairs and am hoping to build relationships with  international organizations interested in merging the tools of yoga, meditation, and other healing arts, with international development and community development work.

I have taught yoga and movement at the DOME project, an alternative to incarceration center for youth, and Gouverneur Hospital to women survivors of trauma in New York City through the School for Compassionate Action, a non-profit org started by my teacher and long-time mentor Jill Satterfield. I have taught yoga and movement to corporate clients through Style Root Inc in New York City, colleagues on staff retreats in Kigali, Rwanda, and on Loving Kindness and Metta Retreats led by Sharon Salzberg, Oren Jay Sofer and Mark Coleman at the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA. 

I co-founded Hip Dhamma Yoga, one of the first yoga studios in BedStuy Brooklyn, NY with Rachel Bolden-Kramer, making yoga accessible to our community for everybody and every body.

I am now based in beautiful Sedona, Arizona!

Service Offerings:

  • Under the Baobab Directory                                    
  • Consulting Services
  • Yoga Under the Baobab

    • Private and Small Group Yoga and Meditation Classes

  • Under the Baobab Baby 

    • Full Spectrum Doula (Labor and Postpartum) Services

    • Resources and blog for mothers and families (coming soon)

  • Retreats coming soon


Words of wisdom

 "Live light, travel light, spread the light, be the light"

"Where there is love, there is no question".  

We must always move in/with love; it truly is our greatest power.

How did I get started in this work?

I was first introduced to yoga as a restorative practice for my knees and lower back pain, and quickly fell in love with the practice - discovering for myself that the movements of my body were not separate from the movements of my mind and breath.

Why Under the Baobab Collective?

I started UTB because I was searching for a one-stop directory a gathering space – comprised of diverse professionals offering wellness related services; a gathering of wise and powerful healers and community members who offer a range of accessible services. I was tired of searching for retreats and resources with several tabs open. Anytime someone asked for a recommendation, I would refer them to someone I know. So, here we are, under the baobab. I want anyone who desires to, to have access to incredible self-care resources, ranging across spiritual, physical, emotional and financial spheres. We all need support and we each offer our unique gifts and talents. I want to share that with the world and I want it to be easier to access and find these resources.