Tonya’s journey started over 20 years ago when a friend approached her to be her “practice” client. Since she had a background in athletics, fitness, and nutrition but knew nothing about yoga, Tonya would be the perfect guinea pig. She was immediately intrigued with the harmony yoga offered of movement, mobility, and mental clarity and she quickly fell in love. And while her practice has taken many forms over the years, it was a back injury, almost eight years ago while weightlifting, that solidified Tonya’s relationship with yoga. It was the only movement she could do (or was allowed to). Within nine months of a devoted yoga practice Tonya was able to run her first half marathon! She knew then that she had to share this practice with everyone.
In 2018 Tonya received her 200-hour RYT certification from Yoga Essence in NJ and in early 2023 completed the 300-hour advanced yoga & Ayurveda with JAI Wellness in Costa Rica to become a 500-RYT. As a passionate rabbit hole diver, Tonya has been able to align and combine her other loves for health and healing and bring them along for the ride. She is certified in disciplines such as sound therapy, health coaching, breath work, massage therapy and is also a licensed cosmetologist.
When she’s not teaching, you’ll catch her restoring furniture, cooking up a dairy-free delight, or out on a hike.