Toni’s first class at extendYoga was in September 2016. Her introduction to Hatha Yoga was at the Alexandria City YMCA sometime around 1997 and it was a forgettable experience. She then tried Bikram and even completed a 30-day challenge– all while enduring the classroom heat and DMV traffic to make it happen. After a plantar fasciitis diagnosis and a mild ankle sprain in July 2016–she hung up her running shoes and sought out yoga again. There were classes, retreats and a growing thirst for the practice and an eventual 200-hour certification at extendYoga in February 2022.
Since that time, she has also received a certification to teach Yin Yoga, has led classes for her neighbors, members at a National Association of Manufacturers Convention and at the Fenestra and Modera Sedici Apartments. Practicewise, she prefers a mid-paced flow, but prefers to teach either a mid-paced flow or Yin. Her hope is that students leave her classes feeling peaceful and refreshed.