Tonya has had a passion for childbirth and infant care long before she gave birth to her own children. In 2007, she expanded her yoga knowledge to include prenatal and postpartum yoga. She has worked hundreds of pregnant and new mothers while employed as a yoga teacher at Isis Parenting and helped develop trainings for other teachers. In 2011, after an early miscarriage, during a major hurricane and after 3&1/2 days of labor Tonya gave birth to a healthy baby via unplanned C-section. The experience opened her eyes to birthing as an opportunity for growth and to the unpredictability of childbirth and parenting. In 2015 she gave birth to her second child via an unmedicated VBAC. While laboring the majority of the time at home with a home birth midwife, she transferred to the hospital just in time to push out a healthy 8lb baby. These two vastly different births give Tonya the unique ability to understand the unpredictable possibilities of birth.
In 2020 Tonya completed a DONA doula certified training to help other women. She is currently working toward full certification. Additionally Tonya is enrolled in a year long parenting and meditation course with Dr Shefali Tsabary through which mindfulness and self growth is seen through the unique lens of parenting.
- Prenatal yoga
- Prenatal Meditation
- Partner Yoga for Labor and Delivery
- Brith Doula
- Postpadum Yoga