About Tanya

Tanya Porter is the founder and Living Arts Director of The Inner Space, teaching meditation and classical yoga to both adults and youth for over 20 years. She is also the creator of the mindfulness drumming modality Rhythmic Re-framing, bridging her 30 years of drumming experience together with her yoga and meditation practices. She is a multi-disciplinary artist, performer, educator, holistic energy practitioner and yoga instructor specializing in over 25 years of Theatre, Drum, Dance, and creative wellness programming for all ages. Her workshops and teambuilding programs are popular in private, corporate and educational settings. She also offers customized one-on-one sessions in yoga, meditation, drumming and other healing disciplines.


Tanya Porter is a drummer and percussionist with over 30 years experience, and is the creator of the mindfulness drumming modality Rhythmic Re-framing, an integrative program and wellness system that combines rhythm, drumming, language and mindfulness.


Her drum story began in 1986, studying at the Ontario College of Percussion, and later with internationally renowned Afro-Cuban and West African drum masters such as Ignacio Depineda, Carlos Godinez, Djibe Sane, Famoudou Konate, Billy Konate and many others. She has recorded with numerous artists including: Corky and the Juice Pigs, Lili Zohar, Magdeline, Rick Monaco, and Michael Holt and in soundtracks for CBC, YTV and for independent films. She has composed and recorded soundscapes for many live theatre and dance productions.

Tanya has performed with Juno nominated Mr. Something Something, Kenny Kirkwood, The Spirit Drummers, Agoya and the Samba Squad, was a member of traditional Malinké drum ensemble Bolokelen from 2000-2005, a member of the original West African band Ainiké from 2007 – release of the recording Ainike in 2010, was a member of the original composing/recording quartet Drum Cultures and is a founding member of The River Pilots, composing, recording and performing original music since 2007.

Tanya teaches Rhythmic Re-framing drumming and mindfulness workshops in private, corporate and educational settings. Most recently she has developed and released the online music course for the amazing and unique 432hz Spirit Drums.



Stouffville United Church

34 Church St S, Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON L4A 1E3

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55 Albert Street, Unit #105, Markham,

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