Tanya's self-defense classes are above and beyond ANY typical self-defense class. I went to one of her sessions Saturday/Sunday (two-day session) and it is truly life-changing. She teaches practical, versatile techniques that ANY woman, regardless of age/background/capability can put in her “toolbox” and adapt to her capabilities, her situation, etc. She is INCREDIBLY knowledgeable, as she is versed in several different types of martial arts, and she teaches in a fun, compassionate way. More than physical skills, Tanya also teaches DECISION making in a crisis situation and also patience, so you know WHEN to act in your best interest… negotiation and verbal reasoning skills… she teaches the mindset of EMPOWERMENT and strength, and her classes – although a serious topic and difficult to think about sometimes – I left feeling capable, unafraid, and stronger mentally, physically, and emotionally.