Yoga has been part of Toni’s life since 1998 and she inspires a practice that heals, improves and integrates the processes and qualities of body and mind, both on and off the mat. Through her inimitable style of informed teaching, Toni challenges the body, engages the mind and quickens the spirit.
Toni first began to study and practice yoga as a way of combating the stresses of her burgeoning career in commercial illustration and interactive design. Her yoga journey has continued ever since and, in 2005, Toni qualified as a 200hr Yoga Alliance Barkan Method teacher. She returned a year later to become certified to teach Level II & III and Hot Vinyasa Flow.
With a relentless passion for learning and sharing what she has learnt, Toni inspires a deeper understanding of yoga’s tradition of self enquiry through the flow of breath, movement, and mindfulness. She has trained hundreds of students to become yoga teachers through the Yogahaven 200hr certification program and leads inspirational yoga classes, retreats, workshops and teacher training’s in the UK and abroad.
Toni has graduated in Classical Yoga for Children and Teenagers, Pre and Postnatal Yoga, Raja Yoga Meditation, Anatomy and Physiology, Yoga History, Philosophy, Ethics, and Shoden and Okuden Reiki. In 2013, she qualified as a Minded Yoga Therapist after rigorous practical and academic training with the Minded Institute. In 2014 Toni trained with Krishnatakis at The Sunshine House as a Thai Yoga Massage Therapist and at the beginning of this year (2016) spent one month in India with Heather Elton, Emil Wendell, and Matteo Postino deepening her studies and practice of yoga. Her current studies include Yoga History, Literature and Philosophy; Neuroscience; Yoga Nidra, Yoga for Grief.
She has received intensive instruction and training from many world-renowned teachers including Manju Jois, Max Strom, Ana Forest, Baron Baptiste, and Sharon Gannon and David Life.
Toni is eternally respectful and thankful to all of her teachers past, present and future, including her greatest teacher of all, her daughter Sukie.