Julia Toner

Christchurch Canterbury
New Zealand

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I started Tones Yoga and Pilates because these practices totally transformed my life and I want to show others how they can transform their lives too.

I'm ambitious and goal focused by nature. Left unchecked these usually positive traits left me burnt out and dissatisfied.

At 25 I had completed a Bachelors with Honours in Civil Engineering, a Master’s in Engineering Management and Pilates Certification. I was trying to work a full time job as a structural engineer in Canterbury, New Zealand while juggling 6-12 group fitness classes a week. I found myself physically and emotionally drained trying to live up to my own unrealistic expectations.

I gave myself some time out. I went to India to undertake a yoga teacher training. My yoga practice in India fundamentally changed my understanding of how I should live my life.

This time out taught me that genuine success, control, and strength, comes only as a result of a life lived in balance.

I am so excited to be able to show you all that you don’t have to live your life battling one obstacle after another. Yoga and Pilates can be used strategically to create balance in our lives.

We can still do anything, achieve anything we dream of. But we don’t need to feel stressed, burnt out. We can have a full life, well lived.


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