Dr. Tanis Farish Instructor, Exercise & Wellness
PhD, RYT, CSEP-CEP®
Instructor: Mental Health and Human Behaviour, Mobility and Movement Sciences, Health Promotion and Research Methods.
“We are made to move!”, Tanis has an insatiable curiosity for how and why people move their bodies to foster well-being, bringing out the best within, to capture that innate embodiment and strength. Whether through sport, exercise, or everyday activities, feeling healthy has many parts that are ‘oh so human’. As a qualitative researcher and teacher, Tanis has worked in the Centre for Sport and Exercise Education to bring behavioural theories and neuroscience into daily practice and tools for students embarking on a career in Fitness, health and performance. She enjoys mentoring students in community research projects and as they transition into the next adventure in life. Tanis is a mama to 5 spirited kids, a wife, runner, side hustler, avid reader, cook and coffee drinker.
- Founder and Director of the, Well+Why Research institute that facilitates qualitative research projects with a focus on well-being, lifestyle and performance
- Clinical Exercise Physiologist (CSEP-CEP)
- Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) – work with elite athletes, Trauma informed yoga, and Power Yoga
- Adjunct Professor at University of Alberta, School of Public Health
- Graduate Supervisor Royal Roads University, School of Leadership Studies
- Former Manager of Health Promotion – Canadian Pacific Fleet
- Independent Teaching Certificate, High School Science, Health and Physical Activity
- Former varsity and national level competitive swimmer and triathlete
- Community volunteer, coach and active board member of non-profit organizations [Veterans for mental health (V2V) and adolescent well-being (I am Strong Community)