Tonya is a KPJAYI authorized Ashtanga yoga teacher. She has shared her love of the practice with students in Seoul, Dubai and across the US.
In 2007 Tonya set off to travel the world. It was during this time that she was first introduced to the Ashtanga yoga method. She has been a dedicated student ever since. Tonya spent the next seven years living in Asia and immersed herself in the study of Eastern philosophy, Ashtanga yoga and vipassana meditation. She has made several trips to Mysore, India to study with her teacher, R. Sharath Jois at the K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute.
Tonya instructs the following:
Ashtanga Yoga is a system of yoga transmitted to the modern world by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois (1915-2009). This method of yoga involves synchronizing the breath with a progressive series of postures, standing poses, and a seated sequence that includes deep hip openers. —a process producing intense internal heat and a profuse, purifying sweat that detoxifies muscles and organs.